You really can’t make this stuff up. The guy actually uses an SUV to advertise this climate stunt. See the photo below.
The Guardian reported in 2003:
“We want the SUV to epitomise greed, waste and global climate change. We feel that if we galvanise a movement and keep a discussion going, if we make it uncool to drive SUVs then we are doing our part in the fight.”
Today, WUWT reader Phil Westerman writes:
You featured a blog story regarding Alex Bellini who is, apparently, going
to live on a melting iceberg. I live in Thame (near Oxford) in England and
have seen the 4 x 4 vehicle in the attached photograph parked or being used
in the town over the last couple of months.
And in that post, I mentioned that making fake CGI icebergs (like the one in the Treehugger article photo above) to promote his cause wasn’t a good way to get it started. Neither is driving an SUV advertising your ‘concern’ about climate change.
Bellini, on his personal website describes himself as (bold his):
“Alex Bellini is an adventurer, professional speaker, mental coach and an award-winning book author.“
Well, with this stunt, you could also label him as a “performance artist”. I say that, because surely there’s no science involved here (he hasn’t even thought through what he’ll do it the iceberg rolls over, as they often do), and artists tend to “feel” rather than think, which is why he probably hasn’t realized how stupid he looks driving a fossil fueled SUV to promote his climate change stunt.
A picture is worth 1000 days on an iceberg, me thinks:
I’m pretty sure that’s Alex Bellini picking his nose in the driver’s seat (click to enlarge) since according to his Facebook page, his location is indeed in Thame, UK where Phil Westerman snapped this photo.
He even poses with it:
Here is how I see it.
I’ll be concerned about climate change when the people who are claiming they are more concerned than me start acting like it.