CNN mocks Greenpeace’s “Save Santa’s Home” video

An urgent message from Santa

These green people never seem to learn. A couple of years ago it was nutball David Suzuki and his fundraising drive to “save” Santa’s home from melting:

Now, not to be outdone in the “please send money cuz Santa’s home is dying” meme,  Greenpeace has produced a video that looks like a cross between the Blair Witch Project and Doomsday Preppers. Only one problem: it is so stupid even CNN is mocking it. Watch:

CNN has this story from Jeanne Moos that rips into Greenpeace for this video.

Moos characterizes the alarmists at Greenpeace and elsewhere as folks who “believe in global warming.”  Their tendency to embrace human-caused climate doomsday scenarios (like Bad Santa hiding from climate change in the bunker) is akin to a religious belief, unaffected by the reality of observations and data.

In the CNN video, Moos quoted a commenter at the YouTube post of the Greenpeace video who wrote:

Hope that you are proud of yourselves green piece (sic) for scaring innocent children with your bully boy tactics as usual.

That’s right. CNN cited a critic of Greenpeace in its story. That represents amazing progress for truth (if not grammar) in MSM coverage of the climate issue.

Here’s another taste of Moos’ CNN-approved mockery of Greenpeace and what she said was a “sorry excuse for a Santa”:

It looks like a hostage video, but instead of Al Qaida, it’s Santa.

Ouch!

The kicker: When you put an email address into the website that Greenpeace is pitching in the video http://www.savesantashome.org/ it immediately becomes like the Obamacare website, asking for more personal information:

Greenpeace_mail_ask

I wouldn’t wish being stuck in Greenpeace’s marketing database on my worst enemy.

Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice is within 1 standard deviation of normal:

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – Centre for Ocean and Ice – Click the pic to view at source

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132 Responses to CNN mocks Greenpeace’s “Save Santa’s Home” video

  1. Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter) says:

    I was going to point out that alarmists would see that final graph and claim that you were being disingenuous, as you were only showing the last 4 years’ worth of ice records… but 2012 is as low as it goes. And it will continue to go Up from here….

    Oh, yeah. CNN. They must have gotten into something that stimulated critical thinking, or something.

  2. Bill Illis says:

    Please send money to help save Santa’s concrete bunker with solar-powered electricity on top of the melting ice at the North Pole – Greenpeace.

    Save the whales at the North Pole – Greenpeace.

  3. jdseanjd says:

    Have these t sers no shame whatever? Frightening children for money? For Christmas?
    Despicable is the word.
    Jim Carter should be ashamed.

  4. Joseph Bastardi says:

    What next, the Easter Bunny or Great Pumpkin?

  5. Jimmy Haigh. says:

    They are absolutely barking mad.

  6. Sera says:

    We should sign up some of our “good friends”…..just for fun.

  7. Chris @NJSnowFan says:

    When the AMO heads to cool phase(not as warm now then in past 5 years)the Ice will become just like it was in 1979 when satellite ice data started. Around 1979 was a peak in the ice while the AMO was at bottom of cycle.
    You can clearly see also that in the 1950′s was another peak in the AMO. Arctic was ice free then and photos of military submarines at the North Pole have shown that.

    AMO chart.
    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/esrl-amo

  8. Bertram Felden says:

    Greenpeace can’t even get their basic facts right. Every European child knows that Santa lives in Lapland, along with the reindeer. Actually, scratch that, every human over the age of 8 knows that Santa is a myth, just like AGW.

  9. Jason Calley says:

    The truly stunning fact is that someone with authority at Greenpeace thought that this video was a good idea. Yes, I admit that it is not quite as bad as the 10:10 video, but really… they think a Santa Claus advert is going to convince people of CAGW?!!

    I am gobsmacked.

  10. Jason Calley says:

    Apparently even Greenpeace considers their Santa website to be PG13 (parental guidance for children under 13), unsuitable for children. Here is the clause posted under their Privacy Provisions.

    “NB Parents should be aware that owing to the nature of our investigations, images posted on the Greenpeace UK website may be considered unsuitable for children under the age of 13 (eg photographs of dead or dying animals).”

    I guess burying that clause gives them some plausible deniability against nay-sayers. “Well, we warned you, didn’t we?”

  11. omnologos says:

    OMG! SANTA’S EATEN ALL THE ELVES ALREADY!

    AND RUDOLPH!!

  12. Mr Lynn says:

    Drowning in ice-cold water would be just reward for that sinister old coot.

    /Mr Lynn

  13. @njsnowfan says:

    Something very interesting going on in the Arctic, Temps are tracking exactly above 80 N with what the sunspot activity has been doing with spikes and dips.. I have been tracking this for past couple of months.
    Take a look for your self.

    Solar activity
    http://www.solen.info/solar/
    Temps above 80 N
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
    Small lag time of a few day
    s between outburst from the sun and spikes in temps
    Enjoy.

  14. SanityP says:

    … and another thing people seem to forget is that Santa isn’t real !

    Sorry kids, but someone had to tell you the truth.

  15. Alberta Slim says:

    The more of this crap they put out there. the more foolish they look.
    Suzuki had respect by Canadians at one time. NOW, after milking the taxpayers for $millions, he has fallen into total disrespect. He is a total fraud.

  16. Katabasis says:

    It’s very dangerous for them to put “belief in Santa Claus” and “belief in CAGW” into the same meme….

  17. DJ says:

    Remarkable…. Santa has an English accent!! … gives him more credibility..

    I love the very, very, Riven/Myst/Edgar Allan Poe spin. Very well done. Just too bad that
    again, using mythical characters to support a mythical theory in a fictional scenario, they’ve missed a golden opportunity to appeal to a crucial group.

    If they’d only had a disheveled Rudolph laying in the corner, near death, nose blinking as if it were going to short out at any moment… The children and people so vulnerable to animals in distress would be completely unable to resist subscribing to this propaganda.

    (I think a cask of sherry in the corner would have been a great touch)

  18. JaceF says:

    I also commented on the Youtube discussion thread, I take issue with them targeting children, my kids (2 & 6) would be terrified if they saw this. I drew a fair amount of flack for commenting, this response where the tarheting of children is apprently justified shows the level the greens have stooped to.

    I do understand your point of view. However, I don’t think that it’s frightening to be a little bit provocative to get the message across. At the end of the day, this concerns the well-being of children as well, or especially, I would say. Since it is the younger generation and the upcoming generations that are gonna be hurt most by climate change. Weighing the costs and benefits, if you like, I think the benefits outweigh the costs of an effective message that might actually contribute to saving the Arctic.

  19. philjourdan says:

    I like Jeanne Moos. She has a very sarcastic style. I know she is on a very short leash based upon her masters at CNN, but I love her reports.

    And this one is no exception.

  20. sherlock1 says:

    Since when did Greenp*ss have any interst whatsoever in FACTS – like, for instance, the current very typical freezing of the Arctic Sea Ice…

  21. Col Mosby says:

    At Greenpeace, it’ “No more Mr Nice Guy.” I guess they got tired of chasing lawful
    Japanese whale hunters.

  22. LevelGaze says:

    I twigged him as Jim Carter straight off – the voice is a dead giveaway.
    Even as a rusted on Greenpeace supporter, he must have been in a lengthy period between engagements to do this dross.
    Downtown Abbey will never seem the same again.

  23. Chicken Noodle Network showed me a Maserati advert. before playing the video.

    That’s style.

  24. observa says:

    Shades of 1987 in Oz with the AIDS threat bursting upon us so have a laugh at the usual catastrophism-

  25. Edwin Crockford says:

    Yes indeed Jim Carter of Downton Abbey and Greenpeace. He appeared last Sunday on the Andrew Marr show (BBC) along with Shami Chakrabarti another Greepeace supporter (normal BBC balance). The video was shown and greatly appreciated. Turned off after that couldn’t bear any more especially as they then started on about the Greenpeace lot locked up in Russia.

  26. Stacey says:

    Because of Greenpeace there will be no more chimneys for Santa to deliver the toys and some children will go without :-)

  27. Frank K. says:

    JaceF says:
    December 5, 2013 at 5:10 am

    “I also commented on the Youtube discussion thread, I take issue with them targeting children, my kids (2 & 6) woul1d be terrified if they saw this. I drew a fair amount of flack for commenting, this response where the targeting of children is apparently justified…”

    People who believe in CAGW only care about two things: Money and Fame. That’s it. They couldn’t care less about kids and the future generations. In fact, Millenials are beginning to figure out that the delusional CAGW scientists and their sycophants in business and the media have screwed them over by attempting to destroy our economy with onerous regulations, carbon taxes, and “green” energy boondoggles…

  28. angech says:

    DMI is only 1 standard deviation yet you got into trouble with that 2 standard deviation business. Why does the DMI deserve special treatment . over at Arctic sea ice blog graphs the DMI links to the old DMI that you were forced to change and it was way up when I last looked.
    Interestingly Neven had it mislabeled as 30% from the old graph on the new graph whereas you have it correctly labeled.
    Neven very quiet and Tamino invisible , amazing.

  29. observa says:

    Of course normal people should put the kiddies to bed but for the usual suspects and their kids here’s a bit more of your Disneyland for kids (with due apologies to the memory of Walt)-

  30. meltemian says:

    Oh Dear! Does the Earl of Grantham know what his butler has been up to?
    Carson! Carson!

  31. observa says:

    [snip inappropriate content - mod]

  32. Alan the Brit says:

    The trouble with these famous & thus relatively wealthy entertainment types is that they end up looking like complete & utter fools, never to be taken seriously again!

  33. Swiss Bob says:

    Watching the Arctic sea ice page I noticed that recently there was a weird dip, I say weird because there doesn’t appear to be anything like it in the previous years and without it the picture would probably be a lot different.

    Can anyone enlighten me?

  34. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Jeanne Moos. Well done.

  35. mkelly says:

    Chris @NJSnowFan says:

    December 5, 2013 at 4:23 am

    When the AMO heads to cool phase(not as warm now then in past 5 years)the Ice will become just like it was in 1979 when satellite ice data started.
    ============

    Satellite data started before 1979. Here is a link that shows satellite data from 1974.
    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/smoking-gun-that-the-temperature-record-is-fraudulent/#more-97626

    As you can see the 1979 data start point is a “cherry picked” point.

  36. _Jim says:

    Ha ha … impression was that this was Fidel Castro … could not watch the whole thing though, too ‘dark’ and artistically it was vacuous w/ZERO redeeming qualities …

    H/T to MWG for previously posting this, too.

    .

  37. observa says:

    ‘So that Santa can make sure you are taken off his naughty list please tell us a bit more about yourself:’

    Yeah riiiight! http://www.mako.org.au/report.html

  38. _Jim says:

    philjourdan says December 5, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I like Jeanne Moos. She has a very sarcastic style. I know she is on a very short leash based upon her masters at CNN, but I love her reports.

    Agreed; just watched (viewed!) a few of her reports including the cat ‘skydiving’ report – funny as all get-out! (Don’t have cable/sat here so no CNN Fox etc ‘cept for occasions like this.)

    Way to go Jeanne Moos! Tell it like it is!

    .

  39. DD More says:

    Wonder if they will get the same kickback as NORAD, who this year is going to show AF jets escorting Santa on his route.
    http://ktla.com/2013/12/03/norads-santa-tracking-site-draws-fire-over-addition-of-fighter-jets/#axzz2mbzAUVKZ

  40. EternalOptimist says:

    They are a bunch of hooligans, the lot of them

    frightening the children in order to save the children indeed

  41. alacran says:

    What else to expect from “Greenp..s”? Just don’t fund them!

  42. Chris Wright says:

    Even one of Greenpeace’s founders, Patrick Moore, eventually turned against it.
    I think these organisations, which originally started with good intentions, are now one of the great threats facing mankind.
    Chris

  43. Stephanie Clague says:

    The fact that ‘Santa’ does not actually exist, he is not an actual living person and so he cannot “live” anywhere except in the imagination of an infant must have escaped the limited intellect of the Greenpeace collective. At least its not a pro public execution video like the 10.10 video portraying the public murder of sceptical men women and children, but it highlights the true nature of international green perfectly.

  44. Andy says:

    OT – can’t find a way to reply to Yolanda hype post but: Reuters is reporting 140mph winds in Scottish highlands. Could this be another mph to kph bug? Can anyone verify this reading. Met UK site shows gusts maxing out at 70mph. (Mod, feel free to route this to an appropriate spot)

  45. Richard M says:

    This is child abuse. Pure and simple. These people need some jail time to think about their immoral behavior.

  46. JimS says:

    Whomever has the best proganda machine, wins in the end. My bets are on Ma Nature who uses reality for Her propaganda – with the Arctic cold and all the snow falling on North America right now, it can not be swept under a rug.

  47. papiertigre says:

    Dude said he wrote a letter to Presirunt Obama. I doubt it, but what if…

    What if said letter was written in such a way that it stroked our flusterclucked sorry excuse for a commander in chief’s ego, and he bought into and promoted this abomination?

    He’s just stupid enough to go for it.

  48. Allan MacRae says:

    You mean Santa’s…. not…. real?

  49. Chip Javert says:

    philjourdan says:
    December 5, 2013 at 5:15 am
    I like Jeanne Moos. She has a very sarcastic style. I know she is on a very short leash based upon her masters at CNN, but I love her reports.
    =======================================================

    Well a new guy, Jeff Zucker, has been brought in by CNN/HNN to save the rapidly sinking ship. Seems viewers (the ultimate masters) have CNN on a “…very short leash…”; i.e., they’re departing in droves.

    I’d love to know what impact the captive airport & non-US hotel room audience has on CNN’s ratings.

  50. Chip Javert says:

    Not saying Zucker is any different than whom ever he replaced – just making the point that the sound of no one clapping is deafening, even in the CNN board room…

  51. Allan MacRae says:

    As explained in a 1994 essay written by Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, excerpted at
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/11/08/nzclimate-truth-newsletter-no-320/#comment-1470144

    “Surprisingly enough the second event that caused the environmental movement to veer to the left was the fall of the Berlin Wall. Suddenly the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement bringing with them their eco-Marxism and pro-Sandinista sentiments.”

    This is why global warming mania has become the New Religion – it appeared just in time to replace the discredited Old Religion of Global Socialism, and adherents of the Old Religion actually expropriated the Environmental Movement, now rudely but accurately referred to as the Watermelon Movement.

    For more than a decade, honorable climate scientists have been arguing that the “the science is NOT settled” and have patiently pointed out the fatal flaws in global warming alarmism. They were largely swept aside, ignored and vilified. Several honorable academics (four that I know of) have lost their academic posts. Several have received death threats. Some were actual victims of violence.

    We have experienced these brown-shirt tactics in the past and they work, since they effectively intimidate the less honorable and enlist the less intelligent.

    We knew decades ago that global warming alarmism was wrong. We confidently stated in 2002:

    [PEGG, reprinted in edited form at their request by several other professional journals , the Globe and Mail and la Presse in translation, by Baliunas, Patterson and MacRae]
    http://www.apegga.org/Members/Publications/peggs/WEB11_02/kyoto_pt.htm

    On global warming:
    “Climate science does not support the theory of catastrophic human-made global warming – the alleged warming crisis does not exist.”

    On green energy:
    “The ultimate agenda of pro-Kyoto advocates is to eliminate fossil fuels, but this would result in a catastrophic shortfall in global energy supply – the wasteful, inefficient energy solutions proposed by Kyoto advocates simply cannot replace fossil fuels.”

    I suggest that our two above statements are now demonstrably true, within reasonable probabilities.

    I also wrote in an article in the Calgary Herald published on September 1, 2002, based on a phone conversation with Paleoclimatologist Dr. Tim Patterson:

    On global cooling:
    “If (as I believe) solar activity is the main driver of surface temperature rather than CO2, we should begin the next cooling period by 2020 to 2030.”

    I expect that global cooling will be a reality by 2020, and may have already started. The Watermelons have already begun their retreat from global warming hysteria, and have moved on to “climate change” alarmism and “sustainability”, their new mantras to achieve greater political power.

    In fact, these disreputable people have discredited true environmentalism with their false alarm. There remain real environmental issues that need to be addressed. Catastrophic humanmade global warming is NOT one of them.

    Repeating from 2002:
    “Climate science does not support the theory of catastrophic human-made global warming – the alleged warming crisis does not exist.”

    Regards to all, Allan

  52. SasjaL says:

    About the Campaign” -

  53. lorne50 says:

    @njsnowfan says:
    December 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

    That’s all good but how does that work the sun does not raise at all in the Artic right now.

  54. Ken Hall says:

    It must be serious, not only have penguins not been seen on any Arctic webcam this winter, but Santa’s grotto cannot be seen there either. Perhaps it is already too late.

    Santa should have read my last letter and moved permanently to his home in lapland, where he entertains thousands of children every year.

    Honestly, WTF is greenpeace actually trying to achieve with that utterly repellant and ridiculous video? Preaching to the braindead converted, sure, but people who are that braindead and hard of thinking, either donate to greenpeace already, or are so thick that they fail to earn money with which to donate at all.

  55. Ken Hall says:

    Sorry, I forgot to add the /sarc tag to my last post.

  56. RoyFOMR says:

    Yup, that’s child assault pure and simple. Religious grooming and anyone who encourages or forces children to watch this filth should be shunned by all those who have a working moral compass.

  57. HGW xx/7 says:

    Why on Earth would Greenpeas want to save Santa?!? He runs counter to their agenda!

    1. He not only fulfills, but encourages the evil consumerist desires of people.

    2. He puts ‘the mined commodity that must not be named’ in the stockings of those who are naughty! (And let’s face it: the wool-cap sporting, reggae-lovin’ neckbeards at Greenpees think humans in general are naughty.)

    3. He bathes.

    If anything, I would think Greenshirts would be pushing FOR his capture. Santa would then be released at the following year’s Burning Man, but only after signing a non-aggression pact against Gaia.

    Namaste.

  58. Jimbo says:

    And in ‘related’ news Paul Homewood reports on more alarmist drivel.

    “More Alarmist Drivel”
    December 5, 2013
    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/more-alarmist-drivel/

  59. Greg Goodman says:

    “Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice is within 1 standard deviation of normal:”

    Haven’t we spend the last five years arguing that there is not such thing as “normal”? It seems a bit disingenuous to now claim it is normal when the number are swinging the other way.

  60. Mindert Eiting says:

    I do not know what Santa you are talking about. Our Santa lives in Spain or actually in Turkey. He has a number of black knights around him. This became recently a reason for the UN to correct the Netherlands because of intolerable discrimination of black people. The UN officials had even the small details wrong because these knights have a strange soot colour. We could have told them that they get this colour when they descend through our chimneys in order to deliver presents to the children.

  61. Greg Goodman says:

    Rate of melting has slowed already. Largely due to Suzuki’s efforts to save Santa last year, no doubt. ;)
    http://climategrog.wordpress.com/category/periodic-analysis/

  62. Jimbo says:

    Icemageddon.

    “Global sea ice areal extent at highest level since 1994; southern hemisphere continues on an amazing run”
    http://thesiweather.com/2013/12/03/1215-pm-global-sea-ice-areal-extent-at-highest-level-since-1994-southern-hemisphere-continues-on-a-record-run-for-this-time-of-year/

  63. Chip Javert says:

    lorne50 says:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:12 am
    @njsnowfan says:
    December 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

    That’s all good but how does that work the sun does not raise at all in the Artic right now.
    ==============================================

    Oh boy.

    The number of sunspots correlates to the sun’s energy output, which, over a period of time, impacts climate. On a rotating earth, this phenomena does not stop just because the sun has set…

    Oh, never mind.

  64. SasjaL says:

    What we say.” – What we actually mean.

    About the Campaign” – You’ve got to much money!
    How to purchase” – Send us Your credit card number …
    Why give?” – We need money!
    What You receive” – Nothing! (Except for an empty bank account)
    Contact us” – Don’t bother …
    HelpYes, please hurry!

    (Previous comment, the web browser crashed)

  65. On the other hand the Earth First Hunger Games cult would not allow Santa Claus to feed his rain deer due to the CO2 emissions resulting.

    On the bright side we are very lucky that Al Gore is such an easy fraud to recognize together with the huge mass to see it easy.

    Hope and Change is not that much to hang the hat of Climate Change wealth redistribution on also.

    There be good things if you think it through.

    Facts count up.
    Truth is life.
    Lies kill.

  66. mkelly says:

    HGW xx/7 says:

    December 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

    All you say is true, but you did not mention his sleigh runs on reindeer. Very eco-friendly.

  67. Robertvd says:

    They know who we are and where we live because of Santa’s naughty list.. I luckily am not on that list because we only celebrate Sinterklaas. But he has other problems.

    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/12/storm_warning_raised_to_code_r.php

  68. Ralph Kramden says:

    Anthropological global warming is a sinking ship more and more scientists and news reporters are realizing the last ones aboard will pay a price.

  69. lorne50 says:

    Chip Javert says:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:25 am
    lorne50 says:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:12 am
    @njsnowfan says:
    December 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

    That’s all good but how does that work the sun does not raise at all in the Artic right now.
    ==============================================

    Oh boy.

    The number of sunspots correlates to the sun’s energy output, which, over a period of time, impacts climate. On a rotating earth, this phenomena does not stop just because the sun has set…

    Oh, never mind.

    See that is why I call BS when the team say’s the winter temps north of 80 degrees are warming faster then the rest of the world. :>)

  70. Nik says:

    The images at the guardian seem libelous to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shell go to court over this one.

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/12/4/1386178942513/Save-Santas-Home-Christma-005.jpg

  71. Thanks Anthony, I guess.
    Horrible Christmas video!
    Green is the peace of cemetery of mankind.

  72. Rob Ricket says:

    This confirms my long-held suspicion that Fidel Castro hasn’t yet died, but merely retreated to a self-imposed exile. Sitting on top of the world, he casts a downward eye on us evil consumers; all the while preparing a campaign of global central planning, where common sense and competition take a back seat to hypocrisy, self-loathing and unrelenting hubris.

    Skip the Salvation Army bucket and send your money to these champions of environmental justice. Hurry now, lest the solar lights fade into darkness.

  73. Kevin K. says:

    I call on the US Government to pass a bill immediately for $50 million to install wind turbines to power Santa Claus’ home and factory. But while we’re at it we’ll need another $50 million for the icebreaker to get supplies to him because its NOT open water, and another $30 million to clear the new wind turbines that get ground up in all the sea ice, then $100 million for research to figure out how to avoid this in the future.

    Wait I retract that. I don’t want to give those cretins more bright ideas.

  74. Severian says:

    Isn’t it somewhat ironic that Greenpeace, mainly composed of the kind of leftists who annually wage war against all things related to Christmas, use Santa as a ploy to push the AGW agenda?

    Besides, Santa is fine, he has an escort of NORAD fighters escorting him (another thing the usual suspects are braying about).

  75. Mumble McGuirk says:

    The irony, of course, is that St. Nick will punish Obama and Putin for ignoring his letters by putting … wait for it … COAL in their stockings. *rimshot*

  76. Eliza says:

    What is interesting here is that she mentioned that Arctic ice is recovering that would have been a total no no mentioning Cfact? recently. Maybe she will start looking into this AGW thing LOL

  77. Nik says:

    Another comment of the Shell Oil´/Santa picture

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/12/4/1386178942513/Save-Santas-Home-Christma-005.jpg

    It would seem global warming if it existed now stops reindeer from flying.

  78. Dusty says:

    Does anyone have a good, direct link to terra or aqua images of the Arctic? I used t have a few which took a long time to find, before my hard drive died. I’ve been watching the sea ice growth and I’m interested in checking more closely on whether I can visit Santa this Christmas by walking from Iceland. :-)

    It’s certainly looking close on the various maps on the Sea Ice Page and significantly more likely than any time since I started watching 5 years ago. BTW, when was the last time the Arctic sea ice leg that runs down the eastern coast of Greenland extended all the way to Iceland?

  79. arfurhaddon says:

    The quality of alarmist web sites always amazes me. I mean they’re visually pretty good and it just shows how much serious money they have behind them.

    I wonder which agency designed http://www.savesantashome.org for Greenp*ss?

  80. Nik says:

    I would guess that Greenpeace had this as work in progress expecting a bigger melt than last year. Money committed must be used even if it makes them look foolish. It does show they do not really work with facts though as this year the ice is nearly back to normal.Why didn’t they wait for the facts?

    Greenpeace is a propaganda machine, nothing more.

  81. blametrudeau says:

    I believe this clip of Gore and Suzuki will quell any confusion the gentle readers of this blog may have in regards to this whole climate debate thingy:

    http://onecriticalelement.blogspot.ca/2013/12/canada-vrs-usa-suzuki-vrs-gore-standard.html

  82. Good observation. The cinematography is straight out of Blair Witch Project. I think they call that plagiarism.

    Nice job Greenpeace, ruining Christmas for the kids. I wonder if they’ll be showing this video to school children?

  83. 3x2 says:

    Given their other campaigns and the general outlook of the religion one might have thought that ‘empty stockings at xmas’ would be top of their ‘most desired’ list.

    Sustainable stockings and all that. Ironic that they are attempting to use the threat of a ‘disruption to Xmas consumerism’ in order to promote the cause. Then again, this is the same religion that, on the one hand wants to see all the world adequately fed but on the other wants a hefty portion of the worlds food supply dumped into petrol (USA -gas) tanks.

    ‘Think of the children’ as you watch 10:10 cover them in classmates body parts. They just have no idea what they want.

    There is just no consistency. Apart from ‘something else’ what exactly do they want?

  84. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Good grief Greenpeace is beyond dumbass. Everyone knows the North Pole is part of the Great White North and that Santa doesn’t speak with a well practiced, theatrical English accent. This guy must have escaped from a home for failed Shakespearian stage actors.

    And Santa says “eh” and this imposter was bereft of the use of this innovative Canadian style English language usage.

  85. philjourdan says:

    @EternalOptimist – compared to 10-10, they are pussycats.

  86. Bill Marsh says:

    “I do understand your point of view. However, I don’t think that it’s frightening to be a little bit provocative to get the message across. At the end of the day, this concerns the well-being of children as well, or especially, I would say. Since it is the younger generation and the upcoming generations that are gonna be hurt most by climate change. Weighing the costs and benefits, if you like, I think the benefits outweigh the costs of an effective message that might actually contribute to saving the Arctic.”

    LOL, that this person thinks that this ‘message’ constitutes an ‘effective message’.

  87. DirkH says:

    _Jim says:
    December 5, 2013 at 6:37 am
    “Ha ha … impression was that this was Fidel Castro ”

    You’re right. Probably Fidel was bored and took the job.

  88. Bruce Cobb says:

    Greensleaze at their finest.

  89. philjourdan says:

    @Allan MacRae – Peace Allan! Of course there is a Santa Claus! http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/

    (With sourcing too! ;-) )

  90. philjourdan says:

    @Chip Javert – Zucker merely brought a new whip to beat the dead horse with.

  91. more soylent green! says:

    Instead of presents, make a donation in your child’s name. After all, it’s for their own good.

  92. Dave Wendt says:

    Dusty says:
    December 5, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Does anyone have a good, direct link to terra or aqua images of the Arctic?

    The images are on the Sea Ice Page.

    Arctic Satellite Imagery:

    True Color Arctic Satellite Image – With Google Maps Zoom – arctic.io – Infrared and Global imagery is available from the Arctic and Global dropdowns on the map linked above.
    Terra 4km True Color Arctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
    Terra 4km Bands 3-6-7 Arctic Satellite Image< – Arctic Satellite Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA
    Aqua 4km True Color Arctic Satellite Image – Mosaic Image – With Zoom – NASA

  93. Janice Moore says:

    Re: “What we say.” – What we actually mean. *** “How to purchase” – Send us Your credit card number … “Why give?” – We need money! (by Sasja L at 8:26am today)

    Yup, J. D. Sean, J. D. 4:11am, (so glad to see you post! hope you’re feeling well I’vebeenpraying),

    it’s extortion, pure and simple:

    They’ve got Santa Claus and the Elves tied up in the basement of Suzuki’s Vancouver, B. C. waterfront home.

  94. Caleb says:

    RE: Swiss Bob says:
    December 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

    I think the “weird dip” you refer to was caused by some big gales in the arctic smashing up a lot of “baby ice” in the Barents and Kara Seas. The ice was forming early and swiftly (though not “unprecedented,”) but was only six inches to a couple feet thick over a large area. That created a surge in the extent graph. However the ice allows air a two meters to drop down to as low as minus-thirty, while the air over the open water and is around zero to minus-five, and the contrast can generate some big gales along the edges of the ice. One big sub 960 mb gale smashed up all that thin ice, and piled it up, and blew it eastward north of Svalbard and then flushed it south through Fram Strait, which went from below-normal extent to above-normal extent even as the ice-extent of the Kara and Barents Seas was reduced. The down-tick of the graph was the reflection of that event.

    By the way, having no ice in the Barents Sea cools the tendrils of warm AMO water entering the arctic, and in my opinion is likely to make the Arctic Ocean as a whole be colder. In other words, less ice in that part of the arctic now means more ice elsewhere next summer.

    I’ve been having a blast watching the arctic, with help from Anthony’s wonderful “Sea Ice Page,” for years now. If you watch you learn, even if you aren’t particularly scientific, and once you know about the arctic then the video this post is about appears extremely dishonest, as well as cruel to children. The creators should be ashamed of themselves.

    One thing I’m watching carefully this winter is the slight, once-every-hundred-year chance there could be a sort of ice jam in Denmark Strait, due to the storms over Barents Sea causing so much extra baby-ice to flow down through Fram Strait. The odds are against it, but its worth watching. (If interested, see my observations at the bottom of my post at http://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/arctic-sea-ice-recovery-advent/ )

  95. Caleb says:

    Spam filter may have grabbed my last comment.

  96. 2soonold2latesmart says:

    Opened the door to pick up the newspaper this morning and it felt like as if the Arctic Ice Extent had just extended itself to my front yard. (-26C)

  97. Jason Calley says:

    mkelly says : “All you say is true, but you did not mention his sleigh runs on reindeer.”

    Yup. I just don’t get it. Here’s someone who can make reindeer fly at Mach 6 while pulling a sleigh — and yet he does not know any better than to build a domicile on transient, drifting, pack ice. It sort of makes that guy who built a house on sand look like a genius.

  98. Janice Moore says:

    Well, us little kids aren’t so dumb. Two can play at THIS game.

    Watch out for that ice, heh. It’s real. You might slip.

  99. lorne50 says:

    Dusty says:
    December 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

    try here http://nsidc.org/data/masie/

  100. A.D. Everard says:

    The adults are waking up to them, so they have to target the kids. They always did, of course, but now the kids are their only chance at a future (for Greenpeace, that is).

  101. more soylent green! says:

    Jason Calley says:
    December 5, 2013 at 11:17 am
    mkelly says : “All you say is true, but you did not mention his sleigh runs on reindeer.”

    Yup. I just don’t get it. Here’s someone who can make reindeer fly at Mach 6 while pulling a sleigh — and yet he does not know any better than to build a domicile on transient, drifting, pack ice. It sort of makes that guy who built a house on sand look like a genius.

    If it’s good enough for Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, then it should be good enough for imaginary characters like “Santa Claus.”

    ~more soylent green!

  102. Robertvd says:

    Greenshit

  103. Latitude says:

    ..is this supposed to be some take-off on capturing Sadam?

  104. Mr Lynn says:

    Latitude says:
    December 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    ..is this supposed to be some take-off on capturing Sadam?

    You know, he does look like Saddam, when they found him in the spider hole. Not a jolly old elf at all!

    /Mr Lynn

  105. _Jim says:

    30.6 degrees F and light rain north of Dallas, Tx … I think our ice storm might be ‘fo real’ this time …

  106. JimS says:

    Santa has moved his operations south to Minnesota – problem solved.

  107. CodeTech says:

    I’m actually having fun trolling in the greenpeace youtube entries, apparently they’re not cleaning them out as often as they were. Man, some of those people are stupid!

  108. John F. Hultquist says:

    Greg Goodman says:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:20 am

    RE: “normal”

    In the same way that the U. S. has the phrase “Social Security” defined to mean something, it does not mean ‘social security’ in the common sense of those words, various governments, the WMO, and others have defined weather data using the term “normal.” I don’t like the term “youth” because I learned the combination “youth, maturity, and old age” many years ago. Back then, “gay” meant a happy kid, not a happy youth, and not what it means now. But, some will say I’m not normal.

  109. Zeke says:

    Dreamworks “The Rise of the Guardians” has an unforgettable Santa. He is a big Russian with dark eyebrows – and “Naughty” and “Nice” tattoos on either arm. He sometimes “wipes the sleight clean” for those who have been naughty.

    The wonder, awe, and fun of childhood represented by Santa, Easter Bunny (an irascible Aussie), the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost are under threat because of the Bogey man with his NIght Mares. Great film and outrageous animation. May be a a good time to see it with the “little ankle bitahs,” as Easter Bunny calls them.

  110. Steve Reddish says:

    lorne50 says:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

    “That’s all good but how does that work the sun does not raise at all in the Artic right now.”

    Lorne, where would you go to see auroras? Aren’t they a display of solar energy directed to the poles by Earth’s magnetic field?

    Plain old sunlight is far from the only way the sun delivers energy to Earth, as this link points out: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere/

    “The collapse happened during the deep solar minimum of 2008-2009—a fact which comes as little surprise to researchers. The thermosphere always cools and contracts when solar activity is low. In this case, however, the magnitude of the collapse was two to three times greater than low solar activity could explain.
    “Something is going on that we do not understand,” says Emmert.

    I wonder if Emmert has been attributing warming to atmospheric CO2? The best opportunity to learn something is when data doesn’t fit your paradigm.
    SR

  111. Bruce Cobb says:

    Greenpeace has earned a permanent place on the Numpty List.

  112. tango says:

    Santa will have to wear a overcoat when he fly,s over Australia it,s snowing in summer a big fall http://ski.com.au/snowcams/australia/nsw/index.html

  113. Dusty says:

    Dave Wendt says:
    December 5, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I can’t believe I didn’t notice them. Thanks.
    *****
    lorne50 says:
    December 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thanks, for that link, Lorne50.

  114. CodeTech says:

    Bruce Cobb, they should have earned a permanent place in the “Terror Organization” list. Unfortunately a lot of people still believe they are out doing something “good”.

  115. Bryan A says:

    Not certain that Greenpeace (Green Piece) was misspelled in the You Tube comment posting, After all, it is what they want. A Piece of your Green$$$

  116. Mike H says:

    That’s what he S.O.B deserves for not bringing me my Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet I’ve been asking for for well over 20 years. Swim you b@$t@$d Swim!! Just as soon as I get that car, I’ll reduce my carbon footprint. Until them, I’m going to go burn some coal for no reason.

  117. Janice Moore says:

    @ Mike H. — LOL.

    @ tango and Jer0me — cool!

    Texas (per _Jim — blankety, blank — ARE YOU DOING OKAY THERE, Jim?! it’s been nearly 6 hours and no word….. Hello, blank Jim?………. BLANK JIM… Jim?) has an ice storm and Australia snow in the summer. But, Jai Mitchell, et. al., keep on shrieking, “Keep your eyes on the Arctic {sic} people!!!”

  118. Janice Moore says:

    Heh, heh, I just discovered who’s on Santa’s “Bad List,” J-a-I M1t-c-hell. (that MUST be why my 6:14pm comment is in moderation…)

  119. Louis Hooffstetter says:

    What sweet irony! They’re using a myth to convince people to believe in a myth! And they don’t even realize they’re creating more skeptics.

    Can it get any better than that?

  120. Ghandi says:

    This is hilarious. We have a myth (global warming) threatening to destroy a myth (Santa Claus) and Green Pees (my preferred spelling since these people remind me of a kidney ailment) wants people to take them seriously. P.T. Barnum has met his match!

  121. Steve from Rockwood says:

    Not sure if anyone else noticed but the web-site leads with “NEARLY DONE…”. Oh the irony of global warming.

  122. Drew says:

    This is a sad video. I always understood Christmas to be about celebrating the birth of Christ, not about Santa. Why would Santa need snow and ice anyway. I think that in the spirit of Christmas Santa would always rise to the occasion, whether he’s living in an ice cave or a mud hut. This video leaves the impression that Santa’s a whiner and a quitter. If so then he should retire and give the job to somebody that is up to the challenge.

  123. Myrrdin Seren says:

    She…she got a quote attributed to a climate sceptical science group…..and broadcast it without bile, ridicule and spin !!!

    Isn’t that a sacking offence at CNN ? You know, PoMo Rule of Journalism – no ‘false balance’ so that contrarian views are shunned ?

  124. Don’t worry, I heard on good authority that Santa never actually lived at the North Pole! It isn’t a physical place (Just a position on a map) in the middle of the Arctic ocean. It makes sense that you wouldn’t want your factory to keep drifting away. No, he is based in the South Pole, where his factory is built on rock and there is more ice today than ever before!

  125. Framl says:

    There is nothing normal about four years of sea ice that is almost always at least one standard deviation below normal.

  126. Steve says:

    DJ says:

    “(I think a cask of sherry in the corner would have been a great touch)”

    I would have thought perhaps… a cask of… Amontillado! Mwa ha ha ha!
    (But then, Luchresi never could tell the difference between Amontillado and sherry…)

  127. Someone Else says:

    Got you all talking though, didn’t it.

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