O…M…G – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath

My Inbox exploded with tips today, this one in particular. This unbelievably vile video from the 10:10 campaign takes the award for the most disgusting climate and carbon reduction video ever. It is in a class by itself, which is off the scale. See also Ryan Maue’s post below this one on the 350.org tie in for 10:10.

What were they thinking? They weren’t, because this is going to have the exact opposite effect they intended it to have. I don’t have words to describe my disgust with the video.

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO IMAGERY

Here is what they say about it on YouTube:

The1010Campaign | September 30, 2010

http://www.1010global.org/no-pressure

Whippersnapping climate campaign 10:10 teams up with legendary comic screenwriter Richard Curtis – you know, Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill, co-founded Comic Relief – and Age of Stupid director Franny Armstrong to proudly present their explosive new mini-movie “No Pressure”. The film stars X-Files’ Gillian Anderson, together with Spurs players past and present – including Peter Crouch, Ledley King and David Ginola – with music donated by Radiohead. Shot on 35mm by a 40-strong professional film crew led by director Dougal Wilson, “No Pressure” celebrates everybody who is actively tackling climate change… by blowing up those are aren’t.

I know people will be upset by this, please keep your comments civil – Anthony

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UPDATE1:

Some people in comments whether this is some sort of horrible spoof. It appears to be direct from 10:10, as the URL highlighted in yellow below on the YouTube description links directly to the 10:10 promotional web page:

http://www.1010global.org/no-pressure

which is a subpage of their main website.

http://www.1010global.org

UPDATE2: They are so proud of this “mini-movie” they did a “behind the scenes” video of it.h/t to WUWT reader “scarlet pumpernickel”.

UPDATE3: Hot Topic (an AGW proponent site) in New Zealand thinks this video is “obviously effective

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DDS

That’s my team, Tottenham Hotspur.
The guy in the middle, Ledley King is my all-time favourite footballer.
I feel… abused :/

Gary

Monty Python sketch, right?
From the Ministry of Silly Ideas?
No?
Oh, dear.
REPLY: Ministry of Stupid Ideas more likely – Anthony

M.A.DeLuca II

Oh that was spectacular! No, really, I support this kind of rubbish because it shows exactly the mentality of the people we’re actually dealing with here. This, then, is the face of the modern environmentalist. “No pressure,” they’ll lie as they reach for the button. This is a masturbatory fantasy for these people, and it reflects the very nature of the world they want to live in.

Ed Fix

Who exactly is this supposed to convince?

MJB

???? Please say this is a hoax? Would they really do this?

An Inconvenient Truth Revealed, finally!

Archonix

This is a joke, right? A satire? They don’t actually think this will encourage people to see things their way, do they?

Tenuc

The people being this travesty of an advert are clearly delusional. Using the same tactics as the Taliban suicide bombers is really the way forward?
I think it time for all CAGW sceptics to come out of the closet and tell the green loonies who funded this piece of junk exactly what they think!

jorgekafkazar

Looks like disinformation. No actual warmist organization could be that stupid, could they?

Unbelievable.

huxley

How in the world do these 10:10 people think they are helping their cause?

crosspatch

It is my personal opinion that “environmentalism” is simply used as an emotional hook to get people to sign on to a leftist political agenda. The left is extremely frightened at this point and not just in the US. What you see here is a desperate measure by desperate people. The latest election in the Western world saw Sweden re-elect a center-right government for the first time since the end of the last ice age. In the Western Hemisphere, Hugo Chavez recently suffered a major defeat when his party lost its 2/3 majority in the legislative branch and he can no longer rule by decree. Today the security forces in Ecuador are doing something or another against the Venezuelan assisted leftist government there.
The political left is suffering defeat after defeat in country after country and is set to suffer a sweeping political bloodbath in upcoming US elections. Their agenda is at risk and they are doing the best they can to scare people into supporting that agenda even after they have lost political power.
This is probably going to get even worse and more common over the next year or so.

SamG

Like something out of a George A Romero film.
Actually, I thought the brain washing of school kids was more horrific but I can see your point, I don’t see this engendering carbon reduction. It’s a bit silly really.

dave uk

Said it before and say it again..desperate times call for desperate measures, more mind games.Where do they drag these low lifes from.

Phil M2.

Well I thought it was a funny ad, sorry. But I do agree that most intelligent people will see this as a direct threat from the ‘more equal’ pigs.
Revolutions a coming, tick tock.

Noblesse Oblige

Good. Bring on more of this. Let everyone see it.

Tom Gray

This campaign must rank up there with New Coke and Edsel in the list of the most stupid marketing ideas. It only shows ase what their most strident critics claim then to be. Will anyone at all be convinced by this. it looks like a campaign put out by their opponents.

It’s really, really HARD not to be un-civil about this. I mean, wow. Just… wow. I seriously felt like throwing up, not because of the gore, but because of the sheer loathing that exudes from the ad.
Honestly, though, I don’t know why I expected anything else.

hunter

The logical conclusion of AGW fanaticism.

Tom Gray

It was directed by the director of “The Age of Stupid”.
I suppose that the irony was lost on them.

TinyCO2

OK, I finally believe in conspiracy theories, because somebody working within the CAGW community must surely be a saboteur without compare. We’ve had the ‘we know where you live’ thing and the planes flying towards NY and now this. Now we know where all the oil money we’ve been waiting for has gone. It’s an advertising stroke of genius.
There will be sensible people all over the world thinking ‘it no longer matters if these people are right about global warming, I don’t want to live in a world controlled by them. I am Sparticus!’

JinOH

Just when you think you have heard/seen it all. Shows the mentality of these loons.

Simon

This is really scary propaganda. It is not funny because I believe that is exactly what they have in mind for skeptics in the near future.

Geez, Anthony, can’t you appreciate the nuances in this work? The subtlety and finesse?

John S

The film stars X-Files’ Gillian Anderson, together with Spurs players past and present – including Peter Crouch, Ledley King and David Ginola – with music donated by Radiohead. Shot on 35mm by a 40-strong professional film crew led by director Dougal Wilson…
That certainly sounds like a low carbon production.

WTF

I have a very dark sense of humour but wow. How is that supposed to be funny? I am loath to make these comparisons but this message of comply or die harkens back to Stalin and Hitler. I am surprised they didn’t have any Borg references “resistance is futile – you will be assimilated”. This is about as close as you can come to advocating violence. Aren’t there laws against that? Geesh. If there isn’t a huge backlash about this then we are truely doomed. I still can’t believe what I just watched. I know sometimes we joke that those that advocate reducing the human population in order to limit our damage to the earth are welcome to start with themselves but as far as I know no one on the sceptic side has advocated the murder of their opponents. The sad thing is that the people that made this and participated in this probably do not see what is wrong with this.

Chris B

O.M.G.
This has to be a joke. If they use this commercial they will either lose all respect, or if they don’t lose all respect we are in more serious trouble than a warmer climate could pose.
These people have lost touch with reality. I have never seen such a vulgar display of bullying and intimidation. The message is, If you don’t do as we instruct we will violently kill you.
They must be having us on.

James Sexton

Civil? Fortunately, my feral instincts have been curbed or I’d see this as an obvious threat to me an mine and would respond accordingly.

Obey or be blown up. No pressure. Lovely.

Nick Luke

Any individual or organisation that thinks that by blowing up either children or adults , let alone Gillian Anderson, who disagree with them is continuing in the well worn footsteps of those who burned witches. The world has advanced, largely, through the efforts of those people who ‘dared to be different’.
OT, slightly,: why are the scientists who tenaciously hold to the idea that the ‘science is settled’ so woried about thier grants? Surely, if the science is still open to further investigation and discovery their grants will be easier to come by?

James Sexton

“and”,not an. They’ve gotten me good and angry. Are they simply fantasizing about homicide or encouraging it?

Brego

This video is very revelatory of the mindset of the Watermelons. It needs to be widely distributed and seen by all.

huxley

I couldn’t quite believe the 10:10 people were serious but they are. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film .
The pro-AGW commenters are blind to how badly this plays. Most of them liked the clip and thought it was brilliant. A few had qualms, though.
I agree that we are witnessing the left/lib/AGW world meltdown.

philc

I can just see some real nuttos actually doing something like this. Enviro crazies already have done some pretty awful things- spiking trees, burning up SUV’s etc. This is one step further.

Dan in California

What am I doing in 2010? I pass the word about WUWT. I helped a colleague create a public presentation of the malfeasance at Darwin Zero. I explain that science includes skepticism or it’s not science. I steer people to Dr John Costella’s website that fisks the 1000 CRU emails http://www.assassinationscience.com/climategate/ I point out that H2O is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2, and nobody is proposing to control water vapor. I point out James Hanson’s predictions from 10 years ago have been rather inaccurate (especially the sea level rise predictions). I ask people if they’ve been to the beach lately and is it still there? I point out that climate has been changing for 4 billion years and humans are not responsible for that. I wrote a detailed and thoughtful argument against CAGW belief to a national magazine that wasn’t published, but I hope 10% of the editors read.
If I can get 10% of the people I meet to think for themselves, I will have accomplished my goal for 2010. And if you still want to reduce CO2 emissions, the best and cheapest way to do that is by replacing coal burning power plants with neutron burning power plants. 59 nukes are under construction now, mostly in Asia and eastern Europe. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf02.html

MarbellaBoy

Wow! No pressure, just do as we say or we’ll blow you up. They’ve obviously given up trying to persuade the doubtful.
Now it’s all about giving licence to the committed to vent their anger and hatred on those who don’t toe the line.
Water going down the plughole circles faster and faster, then suddenly just disappears. Like these zealots will. Very soon.

MikeTheDenier

It silly season in the political world so I suggest everyone email this to their Congressional representative who has fallen for this carbon reduction scam. Let them see first hand just how looney their beliefs are.

Stephen Wilde

It’s a useful illustration of how arbitrary and unpredictable the requirement to achieve that 10% reduction could be. The studio presenter thought reasonably enough that she was ‘doing her bit’ by participating in the publicising of the scheme but without explanation or warning she was condemned.
The fact is that many have lifestyle habits that make them prudent or below average emitters but unless they submit to the specific fashionable (even if totally misguided) methods of reduction then without explanation or warning they are condemned.
I wonder whether the creators of the video were actually intending to subvert the environmentalist movement by pointing up the sheer arbitrariness of their demands, the ignorance of science and data behind them and the bottom line cruelty that would result from forcible implementation especially in the developing world.
I think 10 – 10 should ask for it’s money back because they have been well and truly shafted.

Good LORD! Gillian Anderson’s eyeballs sliding down the glass in the last shot is a nice touch.
Wow.

John Whitman

If this video was really produced by AGW supporters it means they have gone beyond civilization and law . . . . to chaos.
Is it really produced by AGW supports? Really?
John

[snip] REPLY: OK that was over the top, try again after you’ve cooled down – Anthony

D Caldwell

Surely this is a spoof on the alarmist community?

dbleader61

Not evil, just stupid?
Unbelievable, utterly unbelievably unfathomly stupid on their part. I certainly hope that CP, RC, Tamino, et al denounce this for the travesty that it is.

Sagan Malluma

This is advocating terrorism, plain and simple. I could understand that they may want to shun people who don’t agree, but blowing them up and then going about life as if you didn’t just commit murder? Its horrific and dehumanizes their opponents. I’m stunned that anyone would think this was a good idea.

Pluck

They need to work on that P.R. thing.

It’s hilarious!
Have I got this right? Was this really produced by global warmers? How is portraying those who support global warming as mindless vindictive psychotic terrorists going to win them support?

pat

They can’t mind their own business, can they?

Stephen Wilde

The whole of the Royal Society would be candidates for that red button then ?
“the new guide accepts that important questions remain open and uncertainties unresolved”

On the bright side, it’s clear that most environmental do-gooders are their own worst enemy… Just cheer ’em on to do more “work” like these commercials and we won’t have to lift a finger. LOL

Athlete

Reaction is coming in from around the world on this disgusting video.
[snip] Sorry, this puts words in the mouths of people who haven’t said these things. Let’s not go there, not even in pursuit of satire. – Anthony