WUWT readers may recall our guest post from Russ Steele in 2009: CA Academy of Science AGW display apparently not very popular
Here are a couple of photos from his visit then:
He wrote then:
For the most part these displays were ignored, except for a few casual observers seeking refuge from the long lines at the real science displays. This lack of interest and participation seems to reflect the recent Gallup Polls indicating people are not really concerned about global warming, or ocean warming either. It could be our children have caught on to the scam, or they have reached global warming overload for the school lessons, and want some real science for change of pace.
I visited the CAS for the very first time on Saturday with my children, and I’m pleased to report that the exhibit is now in pieces on the floor, and cordoned off from the general public. I asked a museum docent “why is the global warming exhibit in the museum brochure (showing her mine) but closed off?”
Her response was priceless:
People just weren’t warming up to the exhibit. We are doing a new one on Earthquakes opening soon.
Russ Steele was right.
Maybe it had to do with the message. For example, this bit of ridiculous propaganda in the original exhibit:
Image from “In my Copious Free Time“
Or maybe the fact that people didn’t like being lectured on what to eat, especially when the exhibit was in full view of the museum’s Academy Cafe:
Image above from Wandering Architect.
The “Carbon Cafe” is in shambles now, as is the “green building” portion of the exhibit, click to enlarge:
Here are more views of the dismantled exhibit:
In it’s heyday, it looked like this:
Image above from Cinnabar, Inc. details: New Academy of Sciences, Cinnabar’s “Altered State” Exhibits Speak Up about Climate Change and California
The whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling is still there, but everything else is dismantled.
Maybe it was the labeling of California as an “altered state” in their press release for it that did it in. The LA Times said at the opening that it was a Museuem that Shouts Climate Change.
I guess maybe they shouted too loud, because now they plan to exhibit on something that Californians can really relate to:
When the über green California Academy of Sciences pulls the plug, you know “climate change” is a dead issue with the public.