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
September 30, 2010 3:21 pm

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

Gary
September 30, 2010 3:24 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:26 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:28 pm

Who exactly is this supposed to convince?

MJB
September 30, 2010 3:29 pm

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

September 30, 2010 3:30 pm

An Inconvenient Truth Revealed, finally!

Archonix
September 30, 2010 3:31 pm

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

Tenuc
September 30, 2010 3:32 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:32 pm

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

September 30, 2010 3:33 pm

Unbelievable.

huxley
September 30, 2010 3:33 pm

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

crosspatch
September 30, 2010 3:34 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:34 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:34 pm

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.
September 30, 2010 3:35 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:35 pm

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

Tom Gray
September 30, 2010 3:35 pm

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.

September 30, 2010 3:36 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:36 pm

The logical conclusion of AGW fanaticism.

Tom Gray
September 30, 2010 3:37 pm

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

TinyCO2
September 30, 2010 3:38 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:39 pm

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

Simon
September 30, 2010 3:39 pm

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.

Editor
September 30, 2010 3:40 pm

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

John S
September 30, 2010 3:40 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:40 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:42 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:43 pm

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.

September 30, 2010 3:43 pm

Obey or be blown up. No pressure. Lovely.

Nick Luke
September 30, 2010 3:43 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:45 pm

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

Brego
September 30, 2010 3:50 pm

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

huxley
September 30, 2010 3:50 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:50 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:51 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:52 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:54 pm

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
September 30, 2010 3:54 pm

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.

September 30, 2010 3:56 pm

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

John Whitman
September 30, 2010 3:56 pm

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

September 30, 2010 3:57 pm

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

D Caldwell
September 30, 2010 4:00 pm

Surely this is a spoof on the alarmist community?

dbleader61
September 30, 2010 4:00 pm

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
September 30, 2010 4:01 pm

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
September 30, 2010 4:03 pm

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

September 30, 2010 4:04 pm

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
September 30, 2010 4:07 pm

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

Stephen Wilde
September 30, 2010 4:07 pm

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”

September 30, 2010 4:08 pm

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
September 30, 2010 4:09 pm

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

Eric Gisin
September 30, 2010 4:09 pm

Hollywood narcissists have always been useful idiots to fascist idiologies.
The conservative media will have a field day with this. O’reilly is coming on soon.

Bruce Cobb
September 30, 2010 4:10 pm

From The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film
“Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.
What a relief. They don’t “really” think those who don’t agree, or just don’t care should be blown up, but maybe a little amputating to begin with- hahaha.
These people are sick; really, really sick. But, the good news is that this just shows how truly desperate they are.

rbateman
September 30, 2010 4:11 pm

Is this for real?
Button pressing scenes are Standard Operating gore in today’s shooter video games.
I would say it’s aimed at the young audience.
Message would be quite clear.
If this is really for real?

Jason F
September 30, 2010 4:11 pm

In every example you could see the cowering fear and sudden realisation on the folk around the victims, I imagine this will be the same with a great many on board with the message when they see this.

Bob_L
September 30, 2010 4:12 pm

Stunning.
How long before some radical enviromentalist visits violence on a skeptic and references the official “No Pressure” campaign as their justification.
There are a bunch of unstable people who are in that group.

September 30, 2010 4:13 pm

I really really thought this was a black-humour spoof from some climate skeptic group taking the p*** out of alarmists.
It looks as if AGW is fast becoming florid psychosis. Just like Nebuchadnezzar who also overreached himself.

Hu McCulloch
September 30, 2010 4:16 pm

I’d like to hope jorgekafkazar is right:

jorgekafkazar says:
September 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Looks like disinformation. No actual warmist organization could be that stupid, could they?

REPLY: Unfortunately, it appears they are. The URL promoting the release tomorrow at their website appears valid.
See my update above – Anthony

Not just wrong, evil
September 30, 2010 4:16 pm

Seriously – if someone asks me now what I’m doing to cut my carbon emissions, my first thought is going to be that they are dangerous and pose a physical threat to me.
I can’t help but think the producers and promoters of this video are intending to incite violence. This is absolutely dangerous.

Arizona CJ
September 30, 2010 4:16 pm

If this is a hoax, a satire, it’s brilliant.
On the other hand, if the 10:10 folks did this themselves, we should thank them! They’ve just done more to undermine their cause than they realize. I’d very much like to see them make more of these!
That said… if they did this, it means they’re a very special kind of stupid. They really ought to be locked up.. for the common good, of course… and to reduce their carbon footprints.

Pamela Gray
September 30, 2010 4:16 pm

This seems to be more a video AGAINST making laws forcing compliance. I just can’t wrap my brain around AGW’ers putting this out. No one can be that dense.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 4:20 pm

I thought it was very funny, personally. 🙂 As for whether it will work, it has got people talking about it, which is the first aim of any advertising campaign.

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 4:23 pm

Everyone associated with this video needs to be locked up in a psych ward.

Theo Goodwin
September 30, 2010 4:24 pm

There is a really bad message to children in this film. The message is that murder of true innocents is permissible if they offend your deeply held belief system. Not quite as bad as Leopold and Loeb but right up there with Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot.

Atomic Hairdryer
September 30, 2010 4:24 pm

So Curtis saw the news about James Lee, and thought he had the right idea?

WTF
September 30, 2010 4:24 pm

Bob_L says:
September 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Stunning.
How long before some radical enviromentalist visits violence on a skeptic and references the official “No Pressure” campaign as their justification.
There are a bunch of unstable people who are in that group.
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It already happened without an ad campain like this with the kook at the Discovery channel not to mention the family in Chile, I think it was, that did the murder suicide deal because of the fear mongering. This will just encourage more I fear.

Richard deSousa
September 30, 2010 4:24 pm

Disgusting….

Steve Fitzpatrick
September 30, 2010 4:24 pm

Please think about this video before you go into the polling booth on November second.

Curiousgeorge
September 30, 2010 4:25 pm

I tend not to take wacko’s seriously, but in the event that what is depicted in the video were to actually come to pass I have no doubt that the intended victims would not just stand around waiting to be blown up. Especially since the intended victims would quite likely be Republicans and/or Tea Partiers; who, as we know, cling to their guns. I suspect the outcome of such an encounter would likely not favor the survival of the perpetrators – at least not where I live. Fair warning.

R. de Haan
September 30, 2010 4:27 pm

“this is going to have the exact opposite effect they intended it to have.”
No further comment necessary.
This conclusion is spot on.

John Whitman
September 30, 2010 4:28 pm

Lucy Skywalker says:
September 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
I really really thought this was a black-humour spoof from some climate skeptic group taking the p*** out of alarmists.
It looks as if AGW is fast becoming florid psychosis. Just like Nebuchadnezzar who also overreached himself.

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Lucy,
I had not heard of the term florid psychosis previously. I looked it up. It is a good descriptor of the mentality of people who would support the actions in the video.
It is hard for me to think it really was made by any AGW supporters though.
John

shunt1
September 30, 2010 4:29 pm

Do unto others before they do it unto you!

Gordon Ford
September 30, 2010 4:29 pm

Sick, but not unexpected.

son of mulder
September 30, 2010 4:32 pm

Fortunatley that wasn’t Gillian Anderson but an alien shapeshifter. Gillian is currently on the mothership having her cerebral implant recharged. Yes I know that the alien shapeshifters used to have green goo ooze from their injuries but because of political correctness they now have to differentiate it from the green goo that emanates from the eco-movements mouths.

Colin from Mission B.C.
September 30, 2010 4:33 pm

One of two things has happened here.
1. The promoters of this event have been had, and the video’s producers are having a right, good laugh right about now.
2. The promoters of this event have not been had, and this video is exactly what they were aiming for.
Either way, this video will only have ‘play’ for those already proselytizing for the new religion. Agnostics and us heretics certainly will not respond…well…to this video.

PaulH
September 30, 2010 4:36 pm

Meh. Rather derivative and predictable. Maybe using Yakety Sax as the sound track would help. 😉
Seriously though, who provided the funding for this disgraceful thing? “Follow the money” is the basis for the whole AGW swindle, after all.

September 30, 2010 4:37 pm

Look, this film is about followers attacking followers. “We were only obeying orders what top scientists say” vs people who only put their hands up.
No science.
I say, go to the top. Take the Royal Society “guide” to the cleaners. Damn it, we should, collectively through WUWT etc, be able to do a far better job – just using the same format as they do – paragraph for paragraph. If I had the time, wiki expertise, and freedom from hand problems, I’d set up a wiki JUST to deconstruct the RS guide, and invite all skeptics here to participate. We shouldn’t even need to bother with John Cook’s work – though that would be a good second to RS (a lot more “science”, and Lubos has already done an outline deconstruction). I’d exclude the warmists here from editorial rights to the front pages of such a wiki, on the grounds that they’ve already got room at Wikipedia – and can still comment.
I tried twice to start a general skeptics’ climate science wiki but Fate stopped me (the first disappeared into the blue; the second was just before loss of Internet & time available and increase of handicap). I cannot oversee it this time. But heck, it should be possible. Just divide the wiki into 59 pages, one for each RS paragraph.

Grant Hillemeyer
September 30, 2010 4:38 pm

From The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film
“Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.
Isn’t this the crux of the issue. People who believe like Franny Armstrong that we are going to cease to exist because of global warming wanting to use the government which will use the threat of violence to make us comply?

Dave F
September 30, 2010 4:39 pm

Good thing this doesn’t qualify as hate speech. Or does it? Most importantly, should it?

Hank Hancock
September 30, 2010 4:41 pm

No humans were hurt in the production of this really stupid, mindless, disturbing, and deeply disgusting advertisement. On the other hand, sensibility, credibility, and common sense were completely destroyed.
What were they thinking?

September 30, 2010 4:41 pm
Graeme
September 30, 2010 4:41 pm

hunter says:
September 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm
The logical conclusion of AGW fanaticism.

I have also long thought the same. The underlying hatred of humanity within the green movement and the fact that human history is littered with event after event where those who dissented from the Authority were ruthlessly eliminated tells me that should the green/environmentalists acquire sufficient power, then they will simply repeat history again, and again, and again.
Not bunny worshippers – but bunny boilers…

jaypan
September 30, 2010 4:41 pm

Eco-fascists’ wet dreams

latitude
September 30, 2010 4:41 pm

and this is supposed to encourage people to do – what???

Gareth Evans
September 30, 2010 4:43 pm

It’s genuine. The 10:10 campaign is in partnership with Comic Relief & The Guardian. The video is on The Guardian website, most posters seem to like it; check out the deranged comments!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

September 30, 2010 4:44 pm

Aren’t there anti-terrorism laws in the UK applicable to videos like this ?

David Gould
September 30, 2010 4:44 pm

No-one who made the video *supports the actions depicted in it*. It is *satire* and deliberately shocking to acheive its aim of being posted everywhere. They have managed to get a direct link to their video posted on the most well-known sceptic site – pretty successful. Think about it.

JPeden
September 30, 2010 4:47 pm

Ditto, ‘Sick, but not unexpected’: “Infants of the World, act out!”

Ianric Ivarsson
September 30, 2010 4:49 pm

“…please keep your comments civil …”
How? The people behind this should be [snipped] in the [snip] and after that [snipped]. The remainders should be fed to the [snipped]. These [snipping] [snippers] should be sent to the higher latitudes of Korea. How could I possibly stay civil about my feelings about these [snippers]? That’s asking too much. May they [snip] in hell. I think I’ve talked for a lot of us [snippers]. Jeez…

Jimash
September 30, 2010 4:49 pm

What is the matter with you people ?
“Don’t you care about the children ” ( Oh yeah they just killed the children)
“Do you want people to die ?” ( Oh I guess they do, they seem rather happy about it )
“What about the Polar Cows “? ( There aren’t any polar cows, I just threw that in )
Distinct lack of shame or perspective showing, in their big money Gore-fest.

September 30, 2010 4:49 pm

“Keep it civil”?
These people just said it’s OK to kill me for not agreeing with them.
“Civil”? I think, all due respect, I think we’re way past the tipping point for “civil”.

Robert
September 30, 2010 4:51 pm

As a “warmist” I have to say this video is absolutely terrible. I cannot believe that a group could approach this topic in this manner. Absolutely disgusting. These people give all of us who believe in AGW a bad name.

Snake Oil Baron
September 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Exposing oneself naked in public is called “indecent exposure”. Exposing the darkest regions of one’s twisted, hateful, demented and delusional mind to the public and it is called “raising awareness”. Frankly I would rather deal with the old, flabby, hairy nekid people (as long as they don’t look as disturbing as me) than see inside the mind of such activists.
Not that it was not worth a laugh. They actually thought they would seem sane after doing this. I hope lots of warmers are standing next to me when someone exsplats me.

Dan Evens
September 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Gillian Anderson has clearly decided she never wants another acting gig in her entire life.

wayne
September 30, 2010 4:52 pm

That’s the environmentalists I have shouting about from here for so long.
Now everyone else can see the real them really up close and personal.
Finally they came out of the closet.

Sponsored so deep in the closet by your ‘friends’ at:
Greenpeace,
WWF (World Wildlife Foundation),
U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency),
U.S. NSF (National Science Foundation),
U.S. President’s Administration,

care to add a few more of those so close to your heart?
A detailed list could save many people a lot of time and would be appreciated.

David T. Bronzich
September 30, 2010 4:52 pm

Oh my word…

September 30, 2010 4:54 pm

David Gould:
“I thought it was very funny, personally.”
What led you to become an apologist for inciting criminal behavior?

Curiousgeorge
September 30, 2010 4:55 pm

Btw, I also think this video constitutes sufficient justification to place everyone associated with it’s production or promotion on the Terrorist Watch List and the No-Fly list.

September 30, 2010 4:55 pm

Turn off the lights or be killed!
Anyone noticed how the 10: 10 logo looks like a pair of handcuffs!
Coincidence?

Tom in Texas
September 30, 2010 4:56 pm

First, they gave us animals (chimp, kangaroo, etc.) committing suicide.
Next, a bedtime story with a drowning puppy and the carbon monster.
Then dozens of airliners diving into the NYC skyline.
Next were polar bears smashing into the pavement.
Now we get the red button – exploding those who don’t go along with their agenda.
These people are blood thirsty.
“Spurs players past and present – including Peter Crouch, Ledley King and David Ginola”
Nope. There was David Robinson and Ginobilli on the Spurs, but no David Ginola.

Joe Blog
September 30, 2010 4:56 pm

Ohhh dear… i kinda believe in AGW (CAGW…not so much) But this has me in the mood for a good ole fashioned hippy whompin… I dont think its gonna work how it was intended(unless it is the work o a great saboteur) shakes head to self.

Tom S
September 30, 2010 4:56 pm

I think I’ll make it my goal to increase emissions by 10%. What are you gonna do? Kill me? Bring it.

Jimash
September 30, 2010 4:57 pm

Bet GM liked it. {Ducks the snipping stick}

Graeme
September 30, 2010 4:58 pm

Hmmm.
The characters fall into three camps.
1. Sceptics who are explosively eliminated.
2. Believers who are spared, but shocked by the violence.
3. Authority figures, who blithly and cheerfully conduct the eliminations.
This structure fits a psychopathic structure, where the psychopath engages with everyone, lulls them into a false sense of security, i.e. everyone believes they are safe. Evaluates who to keep (the useful idiots) and who to remove (the non-useful, potentially threatening, sceptics). Of course, no remorse, no shock, no empathy, – a perfect depiction of a psychopath weilding power.
The useful idiots discover too late, once the coercive power has been put in place and revealed who the authority really is. Of course who would dare dissent afterwards if you can be simply blown up with a press of a button.
Note also that AGW Believers are cast as the Authority figures and the Useful Idiots. Says it all doesn’t it.
Yes it is hard to believe that an AGW Believing group could be this dumb in managing their message. But on the plus side, they are revealing themselves. They will calim this is just a joke/satire, but it’s not. It’s a clearly drawn wish fulfillment scenario based on their own rage and frustration as the AGW movement crumbles.
I expect that the AGW “all power” wish fulfillment will translate into actual violence, first against property and tehn against people.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 4:58 pm

Smokey,
How is this video inciting criminal behaviour? If it is inciting criminal behaviour, then showing it is inciting criminal behaviour, and Anthony should probably not include it on his website.
Get a sense of humour, stat.

Robert Austin
September 30, 2010 4:58 pm

The absurdity is that a 10% emission reduction will have negligible effect even in the CGM’s with the largest positive feed back. But “nobody expects the Spanish inquisition”. I guess we all have our dark fantasies but some of us are mature enough to suppress them.

D. King
September 30, 2010 4:59 pm

Oh! I get it. Don’t forget to vote.
Thanks!

Bill Sticker
September 30, 2010 4:59 pm

“Believe or die.” How very intelligent.

martinb
September 30, 2010 5:00 pm

Very dark Monty Python funny for ADULTS, unfortunately UK AGW mentality will probably put it into schools.
Scaring kids into going with their particular flow would be par for the course.

geoff pohanka
September 30, 2010 5:01 pm

Now we can see the emperor has no clothes.
Sometimes the warmers show their true intentions.

jk
September 30, 2010 5:01 pm

That’s incredible. I’m now going to buy some premium gas. I say to 10:10 “Blow Me”

Scarlet Pumpernickel
September 30, 2010 5:02 pm


Behind the scenes of blowing up kids

Snake Oil Baron
September 30, 2010 5:04 pm

I also like how most of the kids and people who are not participating are portrayed as a little sketchy compared to others. Kind of like the people who are targeted for bullying anyway – so no one will miss them after they have been ‘sploded. Nothing like sending a message. Humanity is always good for a laugh.

James Allison
September 30, 2010 5:04 pm

Our very own Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy fame) started his film making career creating low tech. splatter movies having similarly stupid and mindless plots.
Difference is that his intent was to have stupid and mindless plots whereas these 10:10 clowns are trying to be serious which actually makes them funnier in a perverse sort of way.

Robert Ray
September 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Fine print, bottom left, end of video.

Scarlet Pumpernickel
September 30, 2010 5:06 pm

Everyone should flag that video on youtube
Click flag – disgusting content. I felt sick seeing eyeballs going down the screen, this is not humour.

September 30, 2010 5:07 pm

David Gould,
This video incites criminal behavior murder. No trial, no jury, just eco-wackos with convenient red buttons. And you are still apologizing for it.
Rationalizing murder by laughter is no different from certain 20th century Europeans who laughed about buying vacant houses extremely inexpensively because the former owners went “up the chimney.”
Ha, ha.

Brian G Valentine
September 30, 2010 5:09 pm

No profanity here –
I unleashed all that using their own “contact a friend” email system
hello@1010global.org

jaypan
September 30, 2010 5:10 pm

“Get a sense of humour” …
Yeah, it’s as funny as Pol Pot has been.
It better stays on top of this Website for a while to show some warmists which kind of friends they have. I would change sides after that.

Ed Moran
September 30, 2010 5:14 pm

Gould,
Oh! Forget it! You’re so sick, trying to reason with you is a waste of time.
(Mr Watts: This is not meant as a personal attack on a contributor. It’s an admission of failure. I can’t communicate with such a *&^%.

Christoph Horst
September 30, 2010 5:14 pm

What I found most shocking was the nonchalant way The Guardian covered this dirty little story. Here’s my comment on their website (I expect they will delete it):
I’m from Germany, and I’m still grateful to you, the British (and to your kin from America) for saving us from barbarism (“Die Juden sind unser Unglück”) some 60+ years ago. And now one of the great “liberal” English newspapers embraces barbarism itself (“the skeptics are our misfortune”), and a great deal of their readers seem to think that’s OK. Where will you stop? Driving cars, for instance, causes much more deaths than weather related incidents do…
The thought that the Guardian could drop to such appalling low levels makes me sad. You don’t expect us to save you from barbarism this time around, do you?
Reason be with you!

Scarlet Pumpernickel
September 30, 2010 5:15 pm

“Sep 1, 2010
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A man who railed against the Discovery Channel’s environmental programming for years burst into the company’s headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said.”
Global warmers seem to like bombs for some reason, blowing things up?

Tom
September 30, 2010 5:19 pm

Good find Anthony. These people will stop at nothing. Pretty sick!

Stuart
September 30, 2010 5:20 pm

This is a clever if not too subtle dig at the methodologies employed by not only the AGW and “Inconvenient Truth” brigades, but also cults, religious organizations, dictatorships, peer groups, political and environmental groups. Actually any group that excludes alternative views or opinions – quite common when you think about it.

Judd
September 30, 2010 5:20 pm

Look throughout human history. Think about Pol Pot & the Khmer Rouge. Or the Natzi gas chambers. How could such banal things have been done? This video is an education on that. The immature, makers of this video have no awareness of those periods in history called the ‘Renaissance’ or the ‘Enlightenment’. And killing children? Who merely disagree? I’m single, but I’ve changed diapers & have many nieces & nephews. And guess what? They disagreed with me all the time. They were entitled to & I liked them for it. I don’t like the word ‘evil’ but this video maker espouses things that in human history fit that description. Perhaps they should move to North Korea. In any case this has to be confronted.

John Whitman
September 30, 2010 5:21 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm
How is this video inciting criminal behaviour? If it is inciting criminal behaviour, then showing it is inciting criminal behaviour, and Anthony should probably not include it on his website.
Get a sense of humour, stat.

————-
David Gould,
This video that you imply is a so-called “joke” should be shown but not to children. Al Gore did enough harm to children already.
We will just judge for ourselves what this video is. If it really is by supporters of AGW, then independent thinkers have new intellectual ammunition to use.
John

Tim
September 30, 2010 5:22 pm

This appears to be a big budget production. That would indicate some serious funding coming from ‘head office’.
Humans who think for themselves are not the target market any more – they’ve rejected the scam. But there’s one major market left: the knuckle draggers, who might just respond to a call to violence.

September 30, 2010 5:23 pm

Two things about this video that totally disgust me:
First, the school scene and the use of children – this pretty much says its ‘OK’ to separate out and ‘remove’ those who disagree with the AGW point of view – on this alone I hope it gets banned by advertising standards before it even makes it onto any TV channel.
Secondly, the sheer double faced ‘its OK’ and bang approach to dealing with those who disagree – our society is founded on open discussions and discourse; this is basically an attack on our society and free speech in the name of dealing with climate change. This is an insult to those who died in the great wars and don’t care if its meant to be ‘edgy humor’; that get out clause does not apply when you attach an agenda to it.
If they think for one microsecond this is going to do anything good to further their cause they are most mistaken – this could well be one of their biggest gaffs.

pwl
September 30, 2010 5:26 pm

10:10 is TERRORISM because if you don’t go along with the insane majority you’ll be MURDERED!!! Greenpeace has crossed the line into seriously dark death threats which are illegal.
The message is that if you won’t help out we’ll kill you with no problem. As bad as Nazi’s.
This Greenpeace guy says that if governments won’t solve “it” then it’s up to “us” to solve it. He admires the people at 10:10 “charity” and calls them dedicated.
I’d call them terrorists for promoting the idea that if you don’t help they’ll murder you and that that would be socially acceptable.

Alex Buddery
September 30, 2010 5:26 pm

I gotta say this really looks like it is making fun of overzealous activists on global warming while making a good point on the intolerance shown by many on dissenting view points. I mean the name itself ‘no pressure’ is a big clue. I think these guys have their tongue firmly pressed into their cheeks. Anyone who thinks this works pro AGW exposes themselves as an intolerant bigot.
I LOLed

John from New Zealand.
September 30, 2010 5:27 pm

I wouldn’t expect anything less from the eco-facists were they given the chance.

Mike
September 30, 2010 5:28 pm

Proof once again how bad our side (AGW is real & serious) is at propaganda. They should spend more time reading WUWT! More seriously here is a letter I just sent their U.S. office.
To: washington-state@1010global.org
Subject: No Pressure you tube video
Hello,
I just watched the 1010 “No Pressure” video on You Tube:

It is disgusting, offensive and counter productive. I don’t know who in you organization is running the your You Tube site, but please contact them and get
them to take it down. My first thought was that some denier
group made it to discredit you.
What is funny about killing people you don’t agree with?

September 30, 2010 5:28 pm

It’s funny until you realize that it caters to those people harbor a desire to actually wipe out those who don’t want to join their agenda.
Then it stops being funny. Yes, I still laugh at the thought of polar bears raining out of the sky because it was ludicrous. This macabre to the nth degree. Using children is particularly distasteful.

MikeTheDenier
September 30, 2010 5:28 pm

The video shows the Gorebal Warming freaks are losing their minds. Now add this and hopefully they will go into a complete meltdown.
Back from the dead: One third of ‘extinct’ animals turn up again
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1315964/One-extinct-animals-turn-again.html#ixzz113uym9Kq

Patrick M.
September 30, 2010 5:29 pm

Uh that, (the small portion I watched), was disturbing.
Remember to vote!

Carbon-Based Life-Form
September 30, 2010 5:30 pm

It does not take much to get these greenies to reveal their true sociopathic nature, does it? It is only a matter of time before they put their population reduction fantasies into practice. Who better to start with that the climate sceptics out there?
Of course, just because the whole point of this carbon-reduction nonsense is to keep the price of energy cheap in China is no reason to look too closely at things, is it?

Jimash
September 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Stuart
“This is a clever if not too subtle dig at the methodologies employed by not only the AGW and “Inconvenient Truth” brigades, but also cults, religious organizations, dictatorships, peer groups, political and environmental groups. ”
I am thinking you really didn’t get it, Stuart.

John Q. Galt
September 30, 2010 5:30 pm

How about the Greenpeace Unabomber Kid video Propaganda Subversion Advertisement?

Remember to set aside time on October 10th! It’s Workers Party Day!

Robert Morris
September 30, 2010 5:30 pm

I am astonished, in the old fashioned sense of feeling like I’ve been hit on the head.
So we’re all going to die because of our wickedness and those that don’t genuflect in the direction of our new gods and their high-priests must die as an example to encourage the others?
Its not ironic, nor even post-ironic – its just plain moronic.
I weep for our society, so filled with self-loathing that members of it can find humour in a retreat from intellectual discourse in favour of fantasizing about killing the “other” in their midst. Its only 65 years since a World War was needed to stop the last group of people who felt like that.

September 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Alex Buddery says:
“I LOLed”
So did Herr P.J. Goebbels in similar circumstances.

Bill Illis
September 30, 2010 5:33 pm

When the questions comes …
… I’m gonna put my hand up.
Just in case. One never knows. Remember the Discovery Channel guy.
I thought it was funny. Teachers don’t blow up their kids. Employers don’t blow up their employees. Football clubs don’t blow up their star alumni. Not usually anyway. Not before the imperative to protect the Earth anyway. Gillian Anderson only gets blown up in the X Files or on film.

Jimash
September 30, 2010 5:35 pm

Alex Buddery says:
(whatever)
Also didn’t get it.
John however:
“I wouldn’t expect anything less from the eco-facists were they given the chance.”
Gets it.
They are telling us what they think of us.”” No pressure , if you won’t respond to our fallacious claims about the climate with massive shame and a verifiable reduction of energy usage, then we, the collective, will detonate you like a burkha clad terrorist at a Baghdad market. And then we will laugh about it. “

Robert Austin
September 30, 2010 5:39 pm

All in good fun, but would the CAGW proponents be equally as amused should a skeptic produce a “satirical” video showing Gore, Pachauri, Hansen and other prominent CAGW proponents being graphically dispatched in a similar manner as in this video? The video is so blatantly harmful to the CAGW cause that one could just as easily envision it being a “false flag” effort by skeptics.

Michael D Smith
September 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Lower Than This They Cannot Stoop
I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Socialist movements always end like this, for real.

September 30, 2010 5:42 pm

At 3:55 in the video is a link to the 10:10 org it seems to be a greenpeace fund drive scam.

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 5:44 pm

I am thinking you really didn’t get it, Stuart.
No, Jimash, it was you who didn’t get it…it was way too realistic to be taken as a parody. It was a mass murder fantasy, plain and simple.

September 30, 2010 5:44 pm

Scarlet Pumpernickel says: September 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm


Behind the scenes of blowing up kids

OMG worse and worse.

Stephen Pruett
September 30, 2010 5:46 pm

David Gould, Are you serious? Ask yourself what would happen if this video picked any other group as a target (e.g., Muslims, Christians, gay people, minorities). If it would be wrong to target any of these groups, then the entire premise is wrong. This is not about having a sense of humor, I have a great sense of humor, but this isn’t humorous. It’s vile.

Evan Jones
Editor
September 30, 2010 5:48 pm

Vote democrat.
No pressure!

Jimash
September 30, 2010 5:53 pm

CanaDave says:
Anyway Dave. I absolutely agree with you.
Stuart seemed to think that this was a parody of the climate cult, but it wasn’t, it was their fantasy as you point out so correctly.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 5:53 pm

Stephen Pruett,
It is not ‘targetting’ anyone in the sense you mean. This is not a video advocating blowing up people who are sceptics. Thus, if the video was blowing up homosexuals, I would look at it in the same light: as a video not advocating blowing up homosexuals.
I will point out that it is difficult to transfer the context of mocking the persecution complex that some sceptics appear to have, as homosexuals *have* been murdered for being gay and *are* targetted by groups of people who most certainly do want to kill them, but if you could transfer the context, I would find it amusing.

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 5:56 pm

Anyway Dave. I absolutely agree with you.
Stuart seemed to think that this was a parody of the climate cult, but it wasn’t, it was their fantasy as you point out so correctly.

Sorry Jimash, I read it the wrong way 🙂

Jimash
September 30, 2010 6:00 pm

“Sorry Jimash, I read it the wrong way :)”
I knew that . ‘s quite alright.

Jean Parisot
September 30, 2010 6:03 pm

It might work in the UK and AUS, but unfortunately for them – it is a global campaign and it will not work in the US.

John Whitman
September 30, 2010 6:07 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm
It is not ‘targetting’ anyone in the sense you mean. This is not a video advocating blowing up people who are sceptics.

————-
David Gould,
You decided it isn’t about blowing up people who are skeptics?
Then mysteriously you shifted to something about homosexuals.
You are losing it Dave.
John

Mike McMillan
September 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Isn’t that what Saddam Hussein was doing with dissenters? I guess it’s a cultural thing.

September 30, 2010 6:12 pm

Sick and disturbing. The fact that they even think something like this would be funny just shows their true feelings towards those that disagree with them.

Wilky
September 30, 2010 6:13 pm

Blowing up children? Doesn’t get much sicker than that. What’s next? Vidoes of kittens and puppies being tortured?

Suzanne
September 30, 2010 6:15 pm

Curiousgeorge says:
September 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Btw, I also think this video constitutes sufficient justification to place everyone associated with it’s production or promotion on the Terrorist Watch List and the No-Fly list.
Agreed.

Frederick Michael
September 30, 2010 6:16 pm

I don’t believe for a second that this is just straight. It’s a parody and the 10:10 people (who?) must be hopping mad.
Until you get confirmation that a CAGW believer did this (which ain’t gonna happen), do not believe it.

Douglas Dc
September 30, 2010 6:16 pm

What next “Doubters Raus?” I have lost a child. Destroyed my first marriage.
This makes me sick.
I cannot let this abide. Link- it get it out in their face. Beck,Limbaugh, Hannity.
for starters. Your congress person. (I have one who will go ballistic.) While I don’t
aways agree with the above but the audience is huge. In-their-face.
Fight this evil.

Chris F
September 30, 2010 6:19 pm

That is truly disgusting and will be an epic fail for them.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:19 pm

Jimash,
Yes, there are lunatics. Do we tiptoe around them all and ban comedy violence completely because it might tip someone over the edge?

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:20 pm

Anthony Watts,
Yes, it is true that I work for the government of Australia. 🙂
REPLY:Thank you. I was wondering if there might be anything you could do to help the Thompsons?
see this:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/09/28/21-complaints-and-an-idiotic-bureaucracy-enough-to-ruin-a-life-a-livelihood-and-a-family-home/

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:21 pm

John Whitman,
How was my shift ‘mysterious’ given that it was a direct response to someone who had raised the issue of whether I would find it amusing if the subjects were homosexuals?

It's alaways Marcia, Marcia
September 30, 2010 6:22 pm

It is in no way funny. It is sickening.
If I didn’t know better i’d say it’s a form of threat.

September 30, 2010 6:23 pm

so dumb… so dumb… so dumb…
There was no humor in this. Just stupidity.
Oh and P.S. cutting back by 10% isn’t going to change anything. According to the numbers that supposed climate scientist suggest it would delay the inevitable by 8 years perhaps less?

TomFP
September 30, 2010 6:25 pm

Anthony
Sorry, but this is a case of America and Britain being two very similar cultures divided by the use of a common language. It is straight out of the poker-faced-irony comedy tradition that runs back to Monty Python. Trust me, it is lethally effective and, I think, hilarious.

David A. Evans
September 30, 2010 6:26 pm

Stephen Pruett says:
September 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm
David Gould, Are you serious? Ask yourself what would happen if this video picked any other group as a target (e.g., Muslims, Christians, gay people, minorities). If it would be wrong to target any of these groups, then the entire premise is wrong. This is not about having a sense of humor, I have a great sense of humor, but this isn’t humorous. It’s vile.
Fixed! 😉
DaveE

kramer
September 30, 2010 6:27 pm

This isn’t about saving the world from global warming, it’s about us using less oil (and other natural resources) so that there’s more for developing nations to develop. Why don’t they just come out and say this instead of trying to scare the crap out of us with grossly over-exaggerated AGW consequences?

Editor
September 30, 2010 6:27 pm

Unbelievable… The hardcore Warmists seem to be desperate, lashing out and grasping at straws. Given that the US midterm elections may mark the beginning of the end for the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming Narrative, we’ll probably see many more bouts of unbridled stupidity during the next month and quarter, until the 112th US Congress is elected and seated, and the real investigations begin…

Douglas Dc
September 30, 2010 6:27 pm

One other thing- supporting the bloody murder of children just because they
think for themselves?
No one can convince me that evil is funny.

Benjamin
September 30, 2010 6:32 pm

My sound isn’t working, so I don’t know what’s going on in this thing. But I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure it out. They’re blowing up skeptics.
And wow… LOL! These people are looney tunes! And while I laugh at how incredibily stupid (yet illustrative) this is, I’m somewhat distrubted by the lack of a “no people were harmed in the making of this message” message…

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 6:35 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Stephen Pruett,
It is not ‘targetting’ anyone in the sense you mean. This is not a video advocating blowing up people who are sceptics. Thus, if the video was blowing up homosexuals, I would look at it in the same light: as a video not advocating blowing up homosexuals.
I will point out that it is difficult to transfer the context of mocking the persecution complex that some sceptics appear to have, as homosexuals *have* been murdered for being gay and *are* targetted by groups of people who most certainly do want to kill them, but if you could transfer the context, I would find it amusing.
========================
Could somebody please tell me what the hell this guy is talking about?
Actually, never mind.
Not interested in what he has to say.
-Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:36 pm

TomFP,
I had wondered about that, but I was assuming that not all of the posters here were American. Given it was written by the same guy who did Blackadder, you may well have hit the nail on the head.

Chris B
September 30, 2010 6:37 pm

Substitute any minority in the place of those who do not agree with 10:10 in this movie and it would constitute inciting others to hate.
Will charges be laid?

September 30, 2010 6:37 pm

Anthony:
OK, my response was “over the top”. I thought that in a way, it hit the right button. My comparison between certain “sectarian violence” and what is shown in the video, I don’t think is entirely untrue. My worry is that, to put it in more mild terms, the video has the culpability of the old charge: “Incite to riot..” I think that if film video game makers are constrained to put, “Game includes violence and violent situations..” These “film makers” should have the same constraint.
In point of fact, why YouTube has not pulled this on “TOS” violation, somewhat stuns me. (Terms of Service.)
I hope that we can make this point, and as others point out….if we don’t, this may in the long run be done to the complete detriment of the AWG side. (For example, the local “peace groups” in Omaha NE, when I lived there (1980’s), announced they were going to bring in a speaker from the Soviet Embassy to “explain” how Korean Airlines Flight 007 was a “spy flight” and they had the right to shoot it down. The “peace groups” canceled that little exploit as soon as it EXPLODED on them, and then were “back peddling” to dis-avow association with the Soviet Union for a couple years thereafter.) Although I must point out, I take NO JOY in an opponent making such an error.

September 30, 2010 6:37 pm

The good news is, of course, that the clip will serve perfectly as satire on AGW belief.
The bad news is that the warmists can’t see it.
It’s a clear sign that large numbers of the most influential and educated people are now irretrievably irrational and prepared to use or accede to violence in pursuit of their irrational beliefs. Again!
Cleverness was ever the enemy of wisdom. Sarah Palin isn’t the problem. Tina Fey is the problem.
The world will end not with a bang but a hipster.

Jimasherman
September 30, 2010 6:39 pm

“David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Jimash,
Yes, there are lunatics. Do we tiptoe around them all and ban comedy violence completely because it might tip someone over the edge?”
But David, It is not comedy violence. It is political intimidation. Aimed at children.
“Have you no decency, sir ?”

TomFP
September 30, 2010 6:40 pm

Sorry but I just had to add – one of the best ways to counter defective groupthink is through humour – but it does require that the audience actually has a sense of humour – what on earth’s the matter with you guys? We have our Josh to do our cartoons for us, now here comes a devastatingly, wickedly funny indictment of the warmistas, and you guys go all po-faced and want to trash it!! Talk about pearls before swine! I’m really very disappointed.

Vindicated
September 30, 2010 6:42 pm

PATHETIC, DISGUSTING. BORDERS ON PATHOLOGICAL,….IF NOT PATHOLOGICAL. THESE FREAKS WHO MADE THIS VIDEO NEED SERIOUS HELP…
I CANNOT TELL YOU ON HOW MANY LEVELS THIS VIDEO DISGUSTS ME. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GREENIES….SICKOS…

Francisco
September 30, 2010 6:44 pm

I thought this was the worst I had ever seen: Animals committing suicide, discouraged by global warming

But that No Pressure video tops it all. I find it very hard to believe it was not meant as a satire.

RaiderJoe
September 30, 2010 6:46 pm

I thought the leftist were the ones who always said that might doesn’t make right. Now they advocate killing those who disagree with them? Ha! This shows how intellectually devoid their argument is.

Mike C in NS
September 30, 2010 6:49 pm

Sorry DDS, I think Spurs just moved ahead of Liverpool on my hate list. At least ‘Arry wasn’t in it. 😎

Caleb
September 30, 2010 6:50 pm

This cannot be real. Or can it?
I fully expect to discover this is a Skeptic “dirty trick,” attempting to make Alarmists look bad. If this is the case, I don’t approve. Let us keep the discussion rational and calm.
However if this truly turns out to be an Alarmist production, then I am alarmed. For it means they think, (or are at least “testing the waters” to see if,) rational and calm discussion can be abandoned.
No good can come of abandoning rational and calm discussion, in favor of blowing up those who have differing views. It is a step from peace into war, and all the misery that war entails.
If this revolting propaganda is truly an Alarmist production, then “it is worse than we thought.”

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:50 pm

Jimasherman,
Can you explain how this intimidates children? My kids would find this absolutely hilarious, but then they have been raised on Blackadder and similar comedy. They also understand the difference between fact and fiction, which seems to be escaping some people, as they are conflating this video with actual atrocities.

Pleione
September 30, 2010 6:51 pm

Very disturbing … and very dangerous.
Adolf Hitler would love this stuff.
I wonder if the REAL scientists that are still actively supporting the AGW are aware of the true size of the monster they have contributed to feed.
Regards

Benjamin
September 30, 2010 6:52 pm

I’m not sure which is more disturbing: the video or the responses to it, suggesting they be silenced or put on terrorist watch lists.
I don’t agree with any of it, but last I checked people had a right to express themselves freely. It’s sick, it’s psychotic, but the same freedoms that protect their right to say it is the same one protecting skeptics in what they say. And look at it like this… We must really be getting under their skins for them to produce this garbage. Take it as a sign that we’re winning, because that is what it is.

Theo Goodwin
September 30, 2010 6:54 pm

It occurred to me that there is a “Leftist Slogan” game that can be played with this video. What you do is recall or create a Bill Ayers type Leftist slogan that would be an appropriate “caption” at the end of each scene. To get us started, there is from the Sixties: “If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.”

GK
September 30, 2010 6:55 pm

Brainwashing children like that is nothing short of child abuse.
It`s time politicians (conservative?) started proposing jail sentances for the people who do this to our children.

September 30, 2010 6:56 pm

TomFP,
If that video is your idea of “humor,” just try replacing the people being murdered — including children — with any other group, race or religion.
Really, Tom, don’t you think there are any limits to decency? None at all?
Don’t lower yourself to Gould’s eugenics level.

DocattheAutopsy
September 30, 2010 6:57 pm

Nice to see them being civil about the whole thing. Blow up the Deniers! ha ha ha.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 6:59 pm

Smokey,
You cannot simply replace the group; you need to have a similar context, as I tried to point out above, obviously badly.
As to limits to decency, there are things that I find offensive that other people find funny and there are things that I find funny that other people find offensive – case in point. 🙂 So I am not sure where you could set the limit. And do you mean a legal limit?

It's alaways Marcia, Marcia
September 30, 2010 7:00 pm

…….with music donated by Radiohead…….
===========================================================
This shocking and nauseating video is ‘Coercive Persuasion’.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coercive_persuasion
But global warming has always been about alarmism to try to make people change their lives. So this falls perfectly to who they are.
And strangely Radiohead has a song that has an anti-coercion message in it. The song is “How To Disappear Completely”. It’s a song I like.
Now, I have to wonder if the members of Radiohead realize what hypocrites they are.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:00 pm

Smokey,
And can you clarify what you mean by ‘eugenics level’?

andy.s
September 30, 2010 7:00 pm

Hilarious video, but I think this actually makes me want to increase my carbon footprint.

Evan Jones
Editor
September 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Well, I promised my heart to only one woman.
But, on review, I find I have promised my head to three. A sculptor, an occultist, and a forensic pathologist.

Peter
September 30, 2010 7:02 pm

Anyone can find out who the contributors to this 1010 charity farce are? It would be interesting to publish names here. Did they get tax credits for contributing to 1010? If so, this is partly financed by the taxpayers. Cute.

Pete
September 30, 2010 7:03 pm

The eight stages of genocide (1996) are the steps that every genocide goes through. Gregory Stanton, who had studied the genocide in Cambodia for the American State Department, noticed this when he saw the genocide in Rwanda unfold in just the same way. He wrote up his findings shortly afterwards in 1996. Genocide always follows the very same 8 steps in the very same order:
1. Classification: the division into us and them. This is extremely common in human society. While it is not a sign that genocide is on the way, genocide would be impossible without an us and a them.
2. Symbolization: words or symbols are applied to the them: the yellow star that Jews had to wear under Hitler, skin colour, classifications put on ID cards. Again, this is common and is not a sign of genocide, but genocide cannot proceed unless there is some sure way to tell people apart.
3. Dehumanization: the them become pariahs: they are seen as less than human, as animals or a kind of disease. The Tutsis in Rwanda were called cockroaches before they were killed by the thousands. Killing them was no longer murder – it was just ridding the country of something bad. Dehumanizing words, like “gook” and “nigger”, belong to this step. Unlike the first two steps, dehumanization is not common! It is the first sick step on the road to genocide.
4. Organization: To kill people in large numbers you need organization: leaders, followers, a chain of command, duties, meetings, guns, training, hate speeches. Sometimes it is the government that does this, but often it is a paramilitary group that seems to be acting on its own (but which the government is either secretly helping or at least turning a blind eye towards). The killing might start at this stage, but not on a huge scale. Examples: the SS in Nazi Germany, the Ku Klux Klan in America, the janjaweed in Darfur.
5. Polarization: The first people killed in any genocide are not the pariahs themselves but those in the mainstream who speak up for them. The voices in the middle are silenced through threats, arrests or even killings. Now the message of hate goes unchallenged.
6. Preparation: the pariahs are often separated from the rest of the country – into ghettos, camps, reservations or some undesirable part of the country. Their property is taken from them (they are not coming back!). This step leaves them defenceless.
7. Extermination: the mass killings, the genocide proper.
8. Denial: The leaders of the genocide downplay it or tell complete lies and say there never was a genocide. As long as they are in denial the killings can go on.

Ben D.
September 30, 2010 7:04 pm

I am not sure what this is all about, but making a film that shows people getting killed for not going along with an eco drive is insanity to say the least…there is no humor there. You can substitute any belief set you want, here I will give you an example:
Its the same as watching a film about a teacher cheerfully telling her class “let go gay bashing, who wants to go?”
Teacher: “you two don’t want to bash gays, ok class, bash those 2..”
Substitute “gay” for “christian”, “jew” etc. Starts to look familiar to something we saw happen about 65 years ago….
There is no difference, its just about the beliefs of the individuals…And I for one think this video is offensive as is my example shown above. Both of them would be the same for me and I think its sick that anyone would make a video about this. I think some greens have fallen off of the “sanity wagon” with this one.

September 30, 2010 7:04 pm

Scarlet Pumpernickel says:
September 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Everyone should flag that video on youtube
Click flag – disgusting content. I felt sick seeing eyeballs going down the screen, this is not humour.”
YES

September 30, 2010 7:04 pm

Oh my HEAVENS I missed the first part with the children under 12 being blown up.
Can we start a “class action lawsuit” against these people? I regard this as PORNOGRAPHY. Now that I’ve seen the beginning, I realize THIS IS SERIOUS. These people are INSANE… this must be exposed and opposed.

September 30, 2010 7:05 pm

I would also say, send this to the PBS Ombudsman and ask if the NewHour is endorsing this, too.
http://www.pbs.org/ombudsman/feedback.html

Richard deSousa
September 30, 2010 7:05 pm

I’m still pissed off. If the skeptics produced this video they would be excoriated by the mainstream media.

September 30, 2010 7:06 pm

Not stupid just evil?
Probably the most disgusting thing I have seen out of the CAGW camp — and that is saying a lot!

Gary
September 30, 2010 7:08 pm

The film stars X-Files’ Gillian Anderson

As the poster in Mulder’s office proclaimed, “I want to believe.” But remember, “The truth is out there” and “Trust no one.”
I think I’m seeing a conspiracy here…

September 30, 2010 7:08 pm

By the way, I’d like to be spared any remarks about the natural superiority of British comedy. Don’t want to be told about the wonderfully daffy and zany Monty Pythonesque touches. It makes me think of a humourless Prince Charles chortling over The Goons, unaware that the real comedy is his Aston Martin running on organic English wine.

September 30, 2010 7:09 pm

I’d like to ask the 2 – 3 misfits here to show us anywhere that the word “satire” appears in this propaganda video.
It won’t be long before someone uncovers the identities of the producers and organization behind it, and they will be the usual leftist suspects. Anyone want to make a wager claiming that it was scientific skeptics doing parody and satire? …Bueller? Gould? Anyone?
Even the idea that this was made as ‘satire’ calls their thought process into question. Next, they’ll be claiming that the video of dozens of airliners crashing into buildings was also “satire.”

September 30, 2010 7:10 pm

Mr Gould,
The first step in preparing the way for slaughter is to dehumanize the victims. When they become less than human, when they can be murdered as nonchalantly as taking out the garbage, then comes the actual killing. This video was not about making an argument in regard to global warming. Intentional or not, this video dehumanizes skeptics and sets aside the need to debate the science under the guise of humour, and proposes that not only is the science settled, but that there is no longer any value in debating with the doubters, they are just a group of malontents who there is no reasoning with and who can be dismissed by making fun of them, going to far as to laugh at their murder.
There are parallels in history, and the most recent of these was not so long ago that those who survived still live and bear witness to the horrors that humanity is capable of sinking to. If you truly believe that there was no harm in this video, then you are either hopelessly naive, or harbour a belief system that is sympathetic to this strategy.
The epitaph at the bottom of war memorials says “Lest we forget”. It is unfortunate that some, in their zeal of advance what they believe to be true, have abandoned any semblence of a scientific discussion and instead adopted a strategy of dehumanizing their detractors in a fashion we have not seen since the rise of Adolph Hitler. You may have “forgotten” sir, but I for one have not.
That the proponents of AGW turn to this kind of strategy says much about the lack of science to back their position.

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 7:10 pm

Also, my take on the video: Simply monstrous.
And even more monstrous was the behind the scene’s video, where the young chap of about age 10 who was blown up in the first scene says something to the effect:
“I am very up…to getting blown up, to save the world.”
Then a young teenage teen actor, says, with a smile on his blood-covered face:
“Hi my name is Drew Barnard and I think it is fun to explode children…for a good cause.”
!!!!!
Now I am sure what these kids are saying, are with a wink.
We all have the fascination with the blood and guts and halloween and horror. I get that.
This video is not that.
There is an extremely sinister undercurrent here.
AND TO THINK…that a bunch of adults would sanction this and employ children in the skit and blow them up…is just reprehensible.
Think with me for a second….and answer the following question honestly.
Who are the ONLY group of people on the planet…who believe it is good to blow up children for a good cause?
They are called terrorists.
-Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

Duncan
September 30, 2010 7:16 pm

Really liked Blackadder. First couple seasons, anyway.
And 4 weddings and a funeral was OK, i guess.
this is pretty repugnant.
hope they get their butts sued off next time a fight breaks out in some school about global warming.

Ken Smith
September 30, 2010 7:17 pm

“Carbon Dioxide is Healthy for Children and Other Living Things.” I’ve wanted that poster–modeled after the famous anti-war poster from the Vietnam era–ever since I got interested in warmism a few years ago. I just watched half of this video (couldn’t stomach watching all of it) and right now I want that poster really, really bad.
I also want the bumper sticker.
Ken in North Dakota

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:19 pm

mosomoso,
I think that the comments were about British and American senses of humour being *different*, not necessarily that one is superior to the other. Obviously, being from the British side of our great anglophone family, I tend towards the British camp for a lot of my humour. But there is a huge amount of fantastic American comedy.

John Whitman
September 30, 2010 7:19 pm

By TomFP on September 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm
It is straight out of the poker-faced-irony comedy tradition that runs back to Monty Python. Trust me, it is lethally effective and, I think, hilarious.

——
TomFP,
I found Monty Python to be hilarious.
In many cases I find the AGW supporters to be hilarious when not pitiable.
A video showing blowing up kids who don’t support an environmental ideology. It is very disturbing.
John

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Smokey,
It would be silly for the word satire to appear in a satire – it would kind of ruin it, don’t you think?
Uncovers the identities? They are right there: the writer, director, organisation, commentators. You may have fantasies about there being some secret plot here, but reality is a little more mundane. ‘Reality’. Remember that word.

J. Knight
September 30, 2010 7:21 pm

“Mr. Knight….have you seen the latest video from The 1010 Campaign?”
“Why yes, I have.”
“Mr. Knight, why are you reloading all that ammo, and what are you doing with those rifles?”
“I told you, son, I just got through watching the latest video from The 1010 Campaign. When someone tells me that they are going to kill me, I usually take it seriously, regardless of whether they are sane or not. Let’s just say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”
“I see what you mean, Mr. Knight.”

Iren
September 30, 2010 7:23 pm

Is this any more than a visualisation of the sentiments expressed by Finnish “Philosopher” Pentti Linkola in this article?
http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-warming-alarmist-calls-for-eco-gulags-to-re-educate-climate-deniers.html
I have linked this before but it seems to fit right in here.

Steve
September 30, 2010 7:26 pm

It convinces me that fascism is still around and powerful. If governments support this sort of thing, it is time for regime changes. They are perfectly capable of producing those results, if not quite so publicly.

Francisco
September 30, 2010 7:26 pm

I think people are missing what the video correctly assumes. The video correctly assumes that a large portion of the CAGW foot troops consider skeptics on the same level as vicious pedophiles or worse.
So the reason this seems funny to them (in the Monty Python tradition), is that they have been very succesfully conditioned to believe that carbon emissions are raping the planet beyond repair, and that those who don’t oppose them are to be seen as inherently wicked, or at least sick. Like it or not, this is the prevalent view among the do-goody warming troops. And it is to the credit of the propaganda machinery that it has been able to create this kind of mindset. So they see it as funny because they say to themselves something like: “We don’t really want to blow them up, of course, we are civilized, but sometimes we fantasize along those lines, because they really are scum.”
Mike Hulme is the founding director of the Tyndall Centre, and Professor of Climate Change at the University of East Anglia. The Tyndall Centre has been described “an organisation so revered by environmentalists that it could be mistaken for the academic wing of the green movement.”
The following quotes from this man are simply amazing, and they are, in many ways, at the bottom of why the video in question is found funny. This is what it’s all about. The science itself is a side show for these people. They know they will never lack scientists to go along for the ride, as long as they have carrots to offer them.
http://buythetruth.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/climate-change-and-the-death-of-science/
Quotes:
[…]
The function of climate change I suggest, is not as a lower-case environmental phenomenon to be solved…It really is not about stopping climate chaos. Instead, we need to see how we can use the idea of climate change – the matrix of ecological functions, power relationships, cultural discourses and materials flows that climate change reveals – to rethink how we take forward our political, social, economic and personal projects over the decades to come.
Climate change has moved from being a predominantly physical phenomenon to being a social one…
Climate change also teaches us to rethink what we really want for ourselves…mythical ways of thinking about climate change reflect back to us truths about the human condition…
The idea of climate change should be seen as an intellectual resource around which our collective and personal identifies and projects can form and take shape. We need to ask not what we can do for climate change, but to ask what climate change can do for us…Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve many of our psychological, ethical, and spiritual needs.
…climate change has become an idea that now travels well beyond its origins in the natural sciences…climate change takes on new meanings and serves new purposes…climate change has become “the mother of all issues”, the key narrative within which all environmental politics – from global to local – is now framed…Rather than asking “how do we solve climate change?” we need to turn the question around and ask: “how does the idea of climate change alter the way we arrive at and achieve our personal aspirations…?”
We need to reveal the creative psychological, spiritual and ethical work that climate change can do and is doing for us…we open up a way of resituating culture and the human spirit…As a resource of the imagination, the idea of climate change can be deployed around our geographical, social and virtual worlds in creative ways…it can inspire new artistic creations in visual, written and dramatised media. The idea of climate change can provoke new ethical and theological thinking about our relationship with the future….We will continue to create and tell new stories about climate change and mobilise these stories in support of our projects. Whereas a modernist reading of climate may once have regarded it as merely a physical condition for human action, we must now come to terms with climate change operating simultaneously as an overlying, but more fluid, imaginative condition of human existence.

Editor
September 30, 2010 7:27 pm

Francisco says:
September 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm
“I thought this was the worst I had ever seen: Animals committing suicide, discouraged by global warming”
These two should also be in the running:

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/9/crazy-9-11-wwf-ddb-commercial-1180487.html

Theo Goodwin
September 30, 2010 7:28 pm

To see the harm for kids in this video, you have to imagine them passing it among friends or schoolmates. Some of them will discover delight in this video and that delight will be associated with the alarmist message. At its least harmful, the message will be understood by some as “Justice has been done.”

Michael in Sydney
September 30, 2010 7:32 pm

Benjamin said
“I don’t agree with any of it, but last I checked people had a right to express themselves freely. ”
Not here in Australia or many other parts of the world. Inciting hate and violence doesn’t sound like any sort of freedom worth diddly-squat to me. Where is my freedom to live with the expectation of not being vilified and threatened because I don’t believe in a theory?
Michael

Charles Higley
September 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Bullies intimidate.
If they were right, they would not need to intimidate.
Can the button be reversed to work on the producers?
NO pressure.
Definitely must be negatively flagged on Utube.

Rick
September 30, 2010 7:33 pm

A comedy? Ha ha, that’s hilarious! Just like jihad is hilarious! Just like war is hilarious! Just like 9-11 was hilarious!
Far be it from me to suggest that they’d like 9-11 because it destroyed 4 CO2 polluting airplanes at the expense of people blowing up. Gosh…that sounds an aweful lot like that video.
Good grief.

Gary
September 30, 2010 7:35 pm

Me, too, exactly what “M.A.DeLuca II” said.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:35 pm

Francisco,
Rest assured that I do not consider sceptics to be on the same level as vicious paedophiles. I think a slogan that was used by people on your side of the debate re Al Gore sums up my thinking: not evil, just wrong. (Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …)

Jimasherman
September 30, 2010 7:39 pm

Francisco says:
September 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm
Oh look, more comedy violence.
Who cannot see the humor in a chimp hanging itself ?
After all it is fictional isn’t it ?
Chimps aren’t really hanging themselves are they ?
Oh then this must be one of those “Message” things right ?
Often I don’t get those.

pwl
September 30, 2010 7:40 pm

“This is not a video advocating blowing up people who are sceptics.”
Yes, it is a video advocating “blowing up” and murdering people who are “skeptics”. Clearly it not only advocates murdering people who don’t agree to help “reduce carbon emissions” it advocates going about your day as if nothing happened afterward!!! As if no one was MURDERED! It’s a video advocating genocide of people on a mass scale throughout society everywhere who won’t cooperate with the dictates of those who believe they are “right” about their soothsaying of carbon doomsday.
If I’m not mistaken in Canada this “video” might even qualify as “hate speech” against those that don’t agree with the dogmatic carbon doomsday point of view since it advocates MURDERING that sub group of society.

Adam
September 30, 2010 7:42 pm

There’s a lot of people saying here “they can’t really think that will help their cause”. I find that when it comes to anything controversal, most people (including those commenting here) never put forward an arguement that will help their cause. Instead they put up a banner that is a rallying point for those who believe similarly, but is too extreme to attract those with different points of view. Think of all those talks given to explain global warming tithe people- that are only attended by those who wholehartedly believe in global warming. Skeptics don’t want to go because they’re tired of speakers using misleading generalizations to demonize the skeptics community, they do not get a chance to voice their views, nor are they likely to hear an arguement that they haven’t heard and that addresses their concerns aboutthe global warming science.
I think in these cases, and in any case involving controversy, people don’t realize that their effort isn’t helping. They just unconsciously lean to presenting a one sided arguement to those who already agree with them because it is easier and they get far more positive feedback then when trying to make an arguement that appeals to the opposition. Also, I’m sure blowing up people sounded like a great idea to everyone who made this commercial, because none of them considered the side of the people who didn’t want to get involved.
Notice that I too am guilty of presenting an arguement to those who are already inclined to agree.

September 30, 2010 7:42 pm

I reported it for disgusting and violent content. I suggest everyone do the same.

David70
September 30, 2010 7:42 pm

I’m dumbfounded. Are you sure this wasn’t produced by The Onion? Can these people be that clueless? I bet every skeptic who visits this site regularly could have come up with a dozen ideas for videos PROMOTING CAGW that would be more effective than this. Unbelivable!

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:43 pm

Rick,
You seem to making a common error. The violence in the video is *fictional*; 9-11 was *real* (unless you believe the loopy left conspiracy whackos, of course).

Scarlet Pumpernickel
September 30, 2010 7:43 pm

So is this how science is debated now?
These militant groups sound like terrorist organizations.

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 7:46 pm

I’ve watched it a few more times to see if I can see the *British Humour* in it and I can’t, but:
A) It is a threat message;
B) If somebody calls them out on it or sues them, they’re going to backpedal and say it was *British Humour and you Just Don’t Get It*;

VicV
September 30, 2010 7:47 pm

Efficiency is a good thing. But like practically everything the left does, the things they promote that actually may have net value are done via propaganda, lies, manipulation, and/or some form of thuggery. There’s a reason the French word for left, gauche, has the meaning it has in English.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:49 pm

Rick,
This may be a repeat, but:
This video is *fiction*; 9-11 was *real* (unless you believe the looney left conspiracy whackos).

September 30, 2010 7:50 pm

Anthony:
Letters sent to the National Post and Globe and Mail, here in Canada. Others need to send a letter to the editor. DO NOT request the video be banned. Free speech is a precious thing, more precious than my personal safety. In Canada, request that the newspaper get a comment about the incitement to murder children who disagree from Elizabeth May and David Suzuki. In the US, James Hansen, Holdren (sp??) and Al Gore, in England . . .
JE (I’m used to this. I’m a mining engineer. People try to be funny by “joking” about murdering me and my children on a regular basis.Others may not be so sanguine about it)

September 30, 2010 7:51 pm

David Gould;
“(Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …)”>>
And there we have it. Defense of the indefensible by one who, by his own admission, doesn’t believe in evil. As he does not believe in the concept of evil, he is incapable of recognizing it when it stands before him, waving the blood of murdered children in his face.
With all due respect sir (a euphemism meaning none), you have discredited yourself with this statement to a level that no amount of rational discourse could have achieved.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:52 pm

Ric,
I think that a couple of my posts disappeared – I must have used inappropriate words.
video: fiction
9-11: real (unless you believe the conspiracy theory rantings of some)

David Gould
September 30, 2010 7:55 pm

Anthony Watts,
My last couple of comments may have ended up in the spam folder.
REPLY: Banned words no doubt- Anthony

Steve
September 30, 2010 7:59 pm

Michael in Sydney, but who defines ‘hate speech’? You are a denier, and therefore are full of hate and working for Big Oil, so your hate speech denying the catastrophe of global warming is a crime against humanity.
And so it goes.

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 8:00 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm
===============
You can pontificate all you want, David.
This video is “funny” in the way that British-educated, [and speaking the Queen’s English] Pakistani schoolboys, in late 2001, showed CNN what they had as the screensaver on their school computer.
Guess what that picture was?
They thought it was funny they had a screensaver with the second 767 crashing into the South Tower.
-Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

R. Knight
September 30, 2010 8:03 pm

I have a great idea for a 1010 Campaign event, and I’m going to do it. I am going to sponsor a 1010 Climate Change event at our local shooting range, and invite several kids from the local 4-H to come out and shoot at my expense. We will change a climate of fear into a climate of empowerment. You would be surprised how empowered you feel when you learn to use a firearm accurately and responsibly.
How’s that for climate change? How about some other ideas?

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 8:05 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Francisco,
Rest assured that I do not consider sceptics to be on the same level as vicious paedophiles. I think a slogan that was used by people on your side of the debate re Al Gore sums up my thinking: not evil, just wrong. (Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …)
===============================
Folks, take a little logic journey with me as we juxtapose two of Mr. Gould’s statements side by side….and you tell me what’s wrong with this picture:
Quote I: “Rest assured that I do not consider sceptics to be on the same level as vicious paedophiles.”
Quote II: “Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …”
?
-Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 8:07 pm

To further squash the idea that this is a comedy, if you go to 10:10’s YouTube channel, you see they are an actual working climate organization that has been endorsed by British Prime Minister Cameron:

…I don’t think he would risk his reputation and image on a comedy, do you? He appears in a video with a 10:10 representative and his Energy Minister gives them a ringing endorsement. They seem committed to 10:10’s goals. This gives the video an even more sinister aspect, having the actual British Government being on board.
Don’t tell me it’s a comedy.

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 8:08 pm

Ooops, messed up the Cameron link…here it is:
British Prime Minister Cameron Endorses 10:10:
http://www.youtube.com/user/The1010Campaign#p/a/u/2/FRW96FfhkOM

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 8:08 pm

davidmhoffer says:
September 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm
@ David Gould;
“(Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …)”>>
And there we have it. Defense of the indefensible by one who, by his own admission, doesn’t believe in evil. As he does not believe in the concept of evil, he is incapable of recognizing it when it stands before him, waving the blood of murdered children in his face.
==========================
WELL SAID!
-Chris

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:09 pm

Savethesharks,
Can you help me with the logic error?

Michael in Sydney
September 30, 2010 8:11 pm

Steve
I see your point, which is their point, and therefore I deserve to die. However I have a get out of jail free card to play when they come knocking – I am the ultimate greenie, no matter about my hate speech (actually a positive when I need to convert to the other side) Big Oil employee number or crimes against humanity – I didn’t have kids 😉
Cheers

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:11 pm

Anthony Watts,
It is possible that the words that I used to describe those who believe that the US government caused 9-11 are on the banned list. Is there a banned list available, by the way?

Pleione
September 30, 2010 8:12 pm

In Spain, when some TV show needs an audience boost, usually the way to get it is to feature full naked people because that’s what a lot of people like most.
The same with the AGW show followers, but blood is the preferred sight here.

Editor
September 30, 2010 8:12 pm

David Gould
What I find amusing in the bloodbath video is the apparent wishful thinking on the part of the Warmists, i.e. that very few people dissent. In reality
skeptics represent a majority in both the US;
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/americans_skeptical_of_science_behind_global_warming
and UK:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8500443.stm

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 8:14 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Rick,
This may be a repeat, but:
This video is *fiction*; 9-11 was *real* (unless you believe the looney left conspiracy whackos).
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Umm…correction, for the record:
This video is *fiction*; 9-11 was REAL; this video is crap and this video is evil because it crosses the lines with pictures of blowing up children.
Is anything sacred anymore?
Obviously, David Gould, in your mind, it isn’t.
Res ipsa loquiter.
-Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:15 pm

davidmhoffer,
It seems that you are another person who has misunderstood: *no children have been murdered*. This video is *fiction*.
As to me not believing in the concept of evil, I think that a discussion on that would be against Anthony’s policies, so unfortunately I am unable to defend the position. I added it because I do not want my use of language in common usage to confuse people as to my philosophical positions.

savethesharks
September 30, 2010 8:17 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Savethesharks,
Can you help me with the logic error?
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If you can’t figure it out yourself, then there is no use trying to help you.
-Chris

Steve
September 30, 2010 8:19 pm

Perhaps people opposed to carbon emissions who like the video should begin by reducing their own carbon emissions by switching from a carbon-based to a silicon-based diet.

Steve
September 30, 2010 8:20 pm

The ‘British humor’ (Gouldian mode) sarcasm tags were apparently ‘interpreted’ by the software and did not show up. 🙁

Peter
September 30, 2010 8:21 pm

The people behind this movie need help
http://www.1010global.org/global/about/inside-1010-global
Any psychiatrist here that can scientifically explain this? Look at their self-described guilty pleasures:
Guilty pleasure: Out of season strawberries or blueberries.
Guilty pleasure: Blueberries not in season
Guilty pleasure: Having to drive, although in a shared car, to reach our organic vege garden and orchard in South Canterbury.
Guilty pleasure: Music, music, music, all day long, so my stereo and mp3 player spend some KWh every month.
This is the best one: Guilty pleasure: Oooo – heating in the winter
Guilty pleasure: far away cheese
Guilty pleasure: Long hot showers.
Guilty pleasure: High powered cars.
Guilty pleasure: long showers
Guilty pleasure: Good cheese!

Graeme
September 30, 2010 8:25 pm

Oh… now I get the joke – the AGW crowd are poking fun at their own totalitarian penchant for violence when faced with dissent.
It’s so tongue in cheek – not directed at sceptics at all, but at the closet dictators within the green movement that just about pop an artery every time someone disagrees with them.
Now that’s a relief – I first thought that there was a thread of serious intent in the subtext…
So, we can all reast easy, the AGW crowd are simply mocking their own fringe…
(arn’t they….)

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:25 pm

Anthony Watts,
No, I am not part of any of the organisations listed or any similar NGO. I like discussing things with people who disagree with me, because that way you learn more and can test your own assumptions/prejudices/irrationalities in a more challenging environment.
I guess the question could be: why this topic? One of the reasons would be timing: today is a day on which I have limited other work to do, as the parliament is not sitting and the committee system is not yet up and running, it being a new parliament.
The other is that this is obviously a controversial issue: controversy is more interesting than consensus.
I should note that this does not mean that I am taking a devil’s advocate position; I honestly believe that this video is amusing and that the reaction to it (and to my defence of it) has been over the top. I am sure you agree that those saying that because I find this video funny I must support the murder of children or find Dachau hilarious are being ridiculous.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:27 pm

savethesharks,
I always try to help those having trouble with logic. Everyone can learn – even someone like me. 🙂

Graeme
September 30, 2010 8:27 pm

Frankly – looks like they are getting a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions via a (forced) 10% population reduction.

KenB
September 30, 2010 8:28 pm

Graeme says:
September 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Hmmm.
The characters fall into three camps.
1. Sceptics who are explosively eliminated.
2. Believers who are spared, but shocked by the violence.
3. Authority figures, who blithly and cheerfully conduct the eliminations.
This structure fits a psychopathic structure, where the psychopath engages with everyone, lulls them into a false sense of security, i.e. everyone believes they are safe. Evaluates who to keep (the useful idiots) and who to remove (the non-useful, potentially threatening, sceptics). Of course, no remorse, no shock, no empathy, – a perfect depiction of a psychopath weilding power.
I suggest to all that they re-read rest of your posting, as it is an excellent expose of what this is all about. Almost a subliminal message that if you oppose them, there is a threat that has consequences. Often such threats are advanced in a dark humour vein so that if pressed on the issue the makers can deny any intent, after all it is only humour for God’s sake. Tell this to the many Australian scientists, EPA workers, employed in the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, and other government departments who will tell you privately that they doubt the extremist line that is being run in those departments today but, they feel they can’t speak out, for fear of losing their jobs, access to education, research grants or risking exclusion by the action of authoritarian extremists who zealously exact vengeance on those that don’t toe the “official” government line.
To these fearful individuals the underlying message is very clear. No pressure buddy, your choice, best to shut up and continue to feed your family, lest we push the extinction button! And if you want to complain we will deny any threat, and no one will listen anyway!!

mike sphar
September 30, 2010 8:30 pm

the world socialists running the agw narrative have found their final solution.

Doug Obach
September 30, 2010 8:30 pm

I work in a creative industry, and for years I have been frustrating all of my co-workers by refusing to believe in the warmist theories. How frustrated were they? Lets just say I’m glad they didn’t have the magic little button.
Earlier this week we were having our seemingly bi-monthly argument on the topic when one of my fellow drones announced that he too was finally convinced that CAGW was wrong.
I am looking forward to sending the link of the 10:10 video to the rest of the co-workers tomorrow. Methinks by about noon that a couple more will be firmly in the ranks of CAGW skeptics. Keep up the good work 10:10, every bit helps.

clazy8
September 30, 2010 8:32 pm

I can imagine only two perspectives from which this video might be humorous. From one, the video is a satire of warmist fanaticism. It’s not that funny, but ok. The video is much funnier if it combines the satisfaction of a guilty desire with the reassurance of membership in a righteous in-group.

Dr. Dave
September 30, 2010 8:39 pm

Perhaps they should air their little masterpiece in Israel. I have a hunch it wouldn’t be so well received by people who have to live with sort of thing as a reality.
Imagine for a moment turning the tables on them. Suppose some anti-warmist group made a video depicting protesters at a coal fired power plant being roughed up and dragged away behind huge, gas-guzzling pick up trucks. Oh….ha ha ha.
They would (quite rightly) be appalled and *NOTHING* about it would be deemed amusing. This little 10:10 video is like Monty Python on meth. Maybe they should torture puppies until everyone comes around to their way of thinkin’.

Severian
September 30, 2010 8:40 pm

Repulsive, and completely irresponsible. Particularly coming after the lunatic who took over Discovery channel’s headquarters with bombs and firearms. Encouraging environutcases even more is such a good idea right?

Pleione
September 30, 2010 8:41 pm

“This video is *fiction*. ”
For some abstract concepts, like hate speech, there is no distinction at all between fiction and reality. This video seems very REAL on some of those concepts.
AGW is fiction.

rational debate
September 30, 2010 8:42 pm

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
We have this video, where children and people are blown up for not having the ‘right’ beliefs, quite ironically on the same day that we have reports of children who found a person’s body – and proceeded to take photos of it with their cell phone cameras, laughing, and began throwing stones at it. These things begs for consideration of just what many children are being taught these days – by parents (or lack of any decent parental oversight), by ‘games,’ by the media – and by commercials or advocacy pieces like this CAGW video (along with the 100’s of planes circling NY commercial, the animals committing suicide one, the polar bears being dropped out of planes, the bunnies (or puppies?) being drown in the child’s bedtime story one… these are all really horrific)
Schoolchildren who find body in stream then throw stones and take pictures on their phones
By Claire Ellicott
A group of schoolchildren who discovered a dead body callously took pictures and threw stones at the corpse.
Robert Wilshire, who is believed to have been murdered, was discovered partially submerged in a stream by a group of youngsters from a local school.
They gathered around the body and some of the children took out their mobile phones to take pictures and film the scene. Footage is believed to have been posted on the internet.
— read the rest online —
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1316604/Schoolchildren-body-stream-throw-stones-it.html#ixzz114hrNGea

James Sexton
September 30, 2010 8:42 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm
Sorry, late to the discussion. Please point to the humor for me, any humor in this video.
What is funny about murder of people that disagree with your perspective? What is funny about the advocating murder? You know what I find funny? People that believe they are in any way part of decent society that advocate such lunacy. You don’t believe in evil? That’s because you’ve never been confronted by it. Come back when you grow up and have had experiences you can relate to life. Until then, child, you would do well to shut up and pay attention.

kim
September 30, 2010 8:45 pm

The problem with seeing this as ‘British Humour’ in the vein of Black Adder and Monty Python is that alarmists are being spoofed. Yet serious alarmists have produced this. This does not compute, David Gould.
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David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:45 pm

Anthony Watts,
Okay – we will have to disagree on gore. It can be hilarious.
As to wasting taxpayer dollars, I do not consider it a waste to learn more, as knowing current affairs and the various viewpoints on them is part of my job description. Engaging with people on things like this is very useful.

Graeme
September 30, 2010 8:49 pm

avid Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Francisco,
Rest assured that I do not consider sceptics to be on the same level as vicious paedophiles. I think a slogan that was used by people on your side of the debate re Al Gore sums up my thinking: not evil, just wrong. (Not that I believe in the concept of evil, but hey …)

So what was the wholesale slaughter of millions of people in the death camps of Nazi europe in the 1940s – if not evil?

David Gould
September 30, 2010 8:49 pm

Anthony Watts,
No, I had nothing to do with the video production of this. I had never heard of the 10:10 campaign prior to reading your post on it.

Rick Bradford
September 30, 2010 8:50 pm

Wow!
It’s not easy to sum up a film like that in 25 words or less, but here goes: Abysmal, Brain-dead, Cretinous, Disgusting, Emetic, Facinorous, Gross, Hateful, Infantile, Jerk-off, Klutzy, Lunatic, Mean, Nasty, Offensive,Psychotic, Queasy, Rotten, Sanctimonious, Terrible, Unspeakable, Vulgar, Wretched, Xecrable

Pat Frank
September 30, 2010 8:51 pm

It’s good for those folks that the video was made in the UK. It is an incitement to violence.
We have a pretty and appealing teacher murdering children in front of her class. She was utterly calm, while the children were spattered with blood and were horrified. We have a boss murdering his employees in front of their co-workers. He was utterly calm while the co-workers were horrified. We have a coach murdering a former player in front of his team. Not one of the team members protested. They all just jogged off.
Murder of those skeptical of climate hysteria is shown to be a matter-of-fact decision. No hesitation is necessary. No reason to introspect. No moral onus is evident. Even the horrified groups don’t really protest the act.
This, when only one month ago, James Lee, inspired by “An Inconvenient Truth,” armed himself, strapped on a bomb, called humans “filth,” and took hostages, while only a police sniper stopped him from murder.
The lesson is there for any unstable whack-job. It’s OK to kill AGW skeptics. Pretty teachers do it. Successful CEOs do it. Coaches do it. Not one regrets it. Not one of them hesitates. The only missing icon of moral authority is a minister. It must be the right thing to do.
The voice-over at the end of the video is clearly an implied threat. “Care to join us? No pressure!” Given the ubiquitous “no pressure” in the video, each time said just before the murder, that final speech is a barely veiled threat of murder if the listener decides to opt out.
I think there’s a clear case of incitement to murder in that video. It doesn’t look like speech protected by the Constitution to me. If — future forefend — some AGW skeptic is killed by a planet-saver, I’d be asking whether the perp ever watched that video.

John Blake
September 30, 2010 8:58 pm

This was written, produced, and directed by encopretic, coprophagic proctocranials. You could look it up.

Graeme
September 30, 2010 9:00 pm

KenB says:
September 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Thanks KenB. Much appreciated. Cheers G

J. Knight
September 30, 2010 9:05 pm

Graeme,
I can’t remember where or exactly when, but I believe you and I go back several years together commenting on various blogs, perhaps The Jawa Report was one. Do you remember commenting there years ago?
*Excuse me, Anthony, I know this is not related to the discussion, but I think I’ve found an old friend. One of the most articulate and intelligent people I’ve ever known. If I’m out of line, delete this comment.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 9:05 pm

James Sexton,
It is not advocating for the murder of sceptics. To find the humour, step back for a moment from the struggle between sceptics and warmists. Think about the over-the-top rhetoric used on occasions by both sides. This directly ties into the irrational fear that a minority of sceptics have – expressed by some on this blog – that warmists are out to kill them all in some version of the holocaust. It is satirising that. And it is satirising the wild language of criminality and sanctions being used by some on my side.

Graeme
September 30, 2010 9:05 pm

David Gould – you work for the Au Govt.
Fantastic – is the proposed Carbon Tax simply a means to ensure that the currently underfunded superannuation pensions of public servants are able to be paid?
(Q? from an Australian tax payer working in the real economy who actually has to produce a service that is good enough that people will choose to pay for it)
Thanks G.

TomFP
September 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Anthony I confidently predict that when the UK day starts, you will see another side to this. Since I wrote my earlier remarks I have learnt that the film was made by Richard Curtis, co-creator of Blackadder, and IMO the English-speaking World’s Wittiest Man. He specialises in arid irony and savage, but rather sophisticated satire. The Blackadder opus is peppered with sceptical digs at contemporary mores and fads, and I find it very difficult to credit the man with warmist sentiments. He is any case far too clever not to realise the counter-productiveness of the film. It’s deliciously possible, however, that the 10:10 loonies, who aren’t that clever, have clutched a viper to their bosom.
I think it’s a brilliant movie, and I salute Curtis for his cunning.
And if I’m wrong, and the otherwise robustly sceptical Curtis turns out to have a blind spot for climate twaddle, then all we have is a splendidly counterproductive addition to the counter-CAGW arsenal. Chill, everybody, for goodness’ sake. It’s not like he actually blew them up, is it?
I hopped over to see what the Grauniads cheer-reviewers had to say about it. Most seem to approve, but one or two see the trap – here’s a snippet “It’s like a parody of something that people mocking enviros would do.” Bit convoluted, but you get the point.

Carl Brannen
September 30, 2010 9:10 pm

As far as I can recall, the video has no text mentioning AGW. So it shouldn’t be long before people provide the video with new voice. You can make it into a sketch showing anyone you want to being publicly assassinated. It could end up as popular as that movie scene showing Hitler complaining in the bunker.

Editor
September 30, 2010 9:14 pm

rational debate says: September 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm
“the bunnies (or puppies?) being drown in the child’s bedtime story one… these are all really horrific)”
The bunny cries, the puppy drowns:

David Gould
September 30, 2010 9:15 pm

Graeme,
Yes. Yes it is. Bwa ha ha.
I, too, am an Australian taxpayer. I produce things that the elected representatives of the Australian people vote for in the parliament. I assume that they believe that those things are worth paying for.

September 30, 2010 9:20 pm

David Gould says:
“Rest assured that I do not consider sceptics to be on the same level as vicious pedophiles.”
Liar.
Pedophiles are only incarcerated. But you advocate murder as social policy — the murder of children — simply because they don’t agree with your nutty eco-extremism.
And let’s have no more of your unbelievable horse manure about this video being ‘satire.’ It is vicious, hateful propaganda from the Left, with the clear message that disagreement with your personal point of view deserves the death penalty, with no defense and no appeal. It is not surprising that you are too ashamed [or more likely too careful, because you don’t seem to possess a conscience] to admit that your twisted mentality is no different than those who advocated eugenics — and we all know exactly where that led.
Further, you continue to peddle your perverted idea that because this obscene video is “fiction,” that makes your approval of killing kids A-OK.
You must be well aware of the fact that Birth Of A Nation, the movie that launched the Ku Klux Klan onto the national consciousness and which portrayed murderers as heroes, was also “fiction.”
Now tell us: did you have anything whatever to do with this video? Anything at all? Or are you just a sociopath who tries to defend the indefensible?

David Gould
September 30, 2010 9:20 pm

Graeme,
We are not allowed to get into that kind of discussion in this thread under Anthony Watt’s policy, as we would need to get into things like the definition of evil and concepts like free will and agency.
If your question is about what I personally feel about the Holocaust, horrified, appalled, disgusted, saddened, angry, plus other emotions.

Graeme
September 30, 2010 9:24 pm

David Gould says:
September 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm
Graeme,
Yes. Yes it is. Bwa ha ha.
I, too, am an Australian taxpayer. I produce things that the elected representatives of the Australian people vote for in the parliament. I assume that they believe that those things are worth paying for.

Strangely enough, I laughed at your response – you got the evil laugh right.

Gary Hladik
September 30, 2010 9:25 pm

It looks like the buttons eliminated roughly 10% of the people in the video, thus achieving a 10% or so emission reduction without any sacrifices by the survivors. Cool.
Wait. Now they want another 10%?

Gary P
September 30, 2010 9:27 pm

I couldn’t watch the whole thing.
The lesson I learned from their video is that the warmists who created this believe an acceptable way for a community of 100 people to cut CO2 emissions by 10% is to murder 10 people. They need a sequel to show how to dispose of the gore they just created in a carbon neutral way.

BravoZulu
September 30, 2010 9:28 pm

That was a bit too revealing view into the minds of those that thought that was going to convince people to support them. Are the masses really beaten down that much anywhere in the world outside of North Korea where that would not have the opposite of its desired effect. It portrays alarmists as dangerous psychopaths. That isn’t funny! It is incredibly stupid, even for them.

Former_Forecaster
September 30, 2010 9:29 pm

The promoters of this little gem call it a spoof. The sad reality is, there are vast numbers of Globalwarmists (most of them politicians, ‘progressive’ bureaucrats, and well-placed climatologists) who secretly, or not so secretly, wish they could eliminate opposition so easily. After all, any who dare question them or their motives deserve such treatment. It’s the way it has always been with authoritarian, repressive religions.

Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand
September 30, 2010 9:29 pm

Anthony – I was born and brought up in England, and I find the video rather funny, and well made. It is clearly intended as a satire by its makers. It is labelled at many points as a satire (for example the teacher’s lisp, her oversized glasses, the mention of scout troops).
I am not familiar with 10:10, whether they are a serious organisation, and whether they think the video will help their cause. But if they think the video is anything but satire, they have been hoodwinked.
I do not share the concerns expressed on this thread. The video is a boon for non-believers in CAGW, is it not?
All the best.

Pat Frank
September 30, 2010 9:30 pm

Exactly right, David.
Like you, that video brought me to recall a screening of the pre-WWII movies made in Germany, showing Polish toughs attacking pretty blond German women. This psychologically prepared the population for the September 1939 attack on Poland. ala’ David Gould, but that was only fiction, for god’s sake, and drama!
It’s psychological propaganda, preparing minds; just one more innocent little step on the road to violence. We’ll probably never get there, but that doesn’t excuse disguising the violent fantasies of environmental ideologues as a morality tale. All brought to you by Gaia’s Leni Riefenstahl.
And don’t believe the children participating were not hurt. They were brutalized by that exposure.

TomFP
September 30, 2010 9:32 pm

Been back at the Grauniad, and more than ever convinced that Curtis’ tongue is firmly in his cheek. He has comprehensively “had” the commissioners of the film by producing for them a piece of pure poison. He seems correctly to have predicted that the 10:10 loonies would be too blinded by their own sense of rectitude to notice.
Here’s another snippet (with added asterisks) from the G’s comments:
“Actually, I have to say something stronger,
this film is f*ing ridiculous.
I am a local Greenpeace coordinator, and a Board member of Friends of the Earth and I just can’t believe that you have produced a film that is so f*ing stupid.
There, I’ve sworn on the Guardian.
Jesus, where is your common sense. We’re trying to win hearts and minds.
This is just ludicrous.”
And carbondave – who approves of 10:10, opines “Maybe Richard Curtis isn’t as on-side as people hoped.” Indeed…
To a sceptic, this is all heart-warming stuff. I ask all of you who are proclaiming your outraged decency – when a film is doing the heads of the warmies in as this is, can’t we all just sit back and enjoy the fun?

CanaDave
September 30, 2010 9:34 pm

Most of the people who find this funny seem to work for the government.
And they aren’t laughing at a joke…they are laughing in agreement.

David Gould
September 30, 2010 9:36 pm

Smokey,
I have actually tried to have a civil conversation about this. To be continually accused by you and others that because I find this video funny I “advocate the murder of children as social policy” is wearisome. I am amazed, actually, that not one person here has come to my defence on that particular issue, regardless of how they feel about the video.
And now you accuse me of being a liar, a psychopath and of having a ‘twisted mentality’. The last I fully accept – I think very differently to the vast majority of people. The first two I reject.
I again state that I had nothing whatsoever to do with the making of this video, know no-one associated with the making of it (to the best of of my knowledge) and only heard about the 10:10 campaign and the video on this website today.