Friday Funny – Stopping Global Warming with 'bling'

People send me stuff. This was in my Inbox this morning:

Hi Anthony, My name is Wren and I’m a physics and applied math major at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, which is notoriously supportive of CAGW (they hosted Michael Mann a couple semesters ago for the “New Hockey Stick” something or other). We have a new coffee shop on campus called Argo Tea and all of their products have links to StopGlobalWarming.org. It sounded like a good laugh, so I checked it out and found some hilarious stop global warming jewelry (pretty much consisting of multiple items picturing the planet on fire). It’s very funny!

Here’s the link:

http://www.coolplanetjewelry.com/viewCategories.asp

global_warming_jewelry

My dad showed me this site [WUWT} two or so years ago and now I check it out most every day just to keep myself sane! Keep up the good work!

–Wren

Thanks Wren.What they say on the webpage at the main page is interesting:

Stop Global Warming Recycled Green Jewelry

The heat is on – and it’s getting hotter.

Cool Planet Jewelry invites you to join us in the campaign to Stop Global Warming. We are proud to partner with StopGlobalWarming.org to present the Stop Global Warming Collection of fine jewelry. Each piece is made from recycled precious metals using entirely eco-friendly manufacturing techniques. They are cool, responsible, and a beautiful reminder that we must all work together to stop the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change.

Join Sheryl Crow, Laurie David, Daryl Hannah, Terry Tempest Williams, Kathy Mattea, Bill McKibben, Simone, Kristin Cavallari, Gretchen Bleirer, Michael Franti, David Henrie, and people across the globe to take action and make a difference. Take action and make a difference today.

100% of all net proceeds are donated to StopGlobalWarming.org and the Natural Resources Defense Council (N.R.D.C.).

Um, no thanks.

OTOH, add an olive wreath and it could just as easily pass for the United Nations logo on fire. I might actually buy that one.

UN_logo_fire

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sean2829

I was an Ordnance Corp officer in a previous life and it looks a lot like the insignia we wore on our lapels. https://www.google.com/search?q=Ordnance+corp+insignia&rlz=1C1LENP_enUS540US540&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fHlhUsSdBpeo4AOmm4CIBg&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1202&bih=754
By the way, it was affectionately referred to as the flaming piss pot.

Their ‘globe’ has lines of ‘latitude’ that are not treu East-West lines. You have to wonder what they might look like on the Far Side where they intersect obliquely – perhaps somewhere near Gary Larson’s house?

H.R.

“Join Sheryl Crow, Laurie David, Daryl Hannah, Terry Tempest Williams, Kathy Mattea, Bill McKibben, Simone, Kristin Cavallari, Gretchen Bleirer, Michael Franti, David Henrie, and people across the globe to take action and make a difference.”
I see they pulled out all the stops and lined up the scientific heavyweights behind this project. I note that the prestigious Professors Crow and Hannah have contributed their expertise to this effort although Dr. Crow’s papers on the topic are notably brief; typically only one page.
Rumor has it that it was Bill McKibben’s idea to have the plastic merchandise bags imprinted with the 350.org logo, but that’s unconfirmed at this point.

Nice one Wren!
The hypocrisy never fails to amaze me. I don’t give a tinker’s cuss how eco friendly the production process of this jewellery actually is; it still produces unnecessary CO2, which although I don’t have a problem with this, the people marketing it clearly do!
Totally off-thread, but today’s Daily Telegraph had an article saying that AGW is hitting the UK worse than anywhere else, we have had and, will continue to have hotter than average summers (they didn’t mention our four much colder winters) and the south coast will be particularly hit by the rising sea levels!
I thought that sea levels all rise or fall by exactly the same amount unless the sea is cut off from other masses of water, eg the Dead Sea?
The lack of science and logic is perfectly balanced by the excessive hypocrisy!

Maurice R

Had a good laugh, thanks for it!
But the best I think is the UN logo. As I pass most of my time in Geneva I would love to make stickers of it and stick them on my cars. I know the UN business pretty well and I’m sure it would please a lot of people down there, specially on my Range Rover.
So I ask kindly if I can do that or if there are any copyright to pay…

Maurice R

Sorry “best thing” excuse my english…

Bruce Cobb

Look on the bright side, Wren. Anyone wearing one of those things might as well be wearing a neon sign flashing “I’m an idiot”. Probably someone to steer clear of.

Eddi Rebel

No no, Global Warming is not a religion

Cam

How is it responsible to use recycled material which could be put to better use in manufacturing useful products rather than creating tacky jewelry?

davidmhoffer

Aha! We need our own bling!
Seriously. A discreet but readily identifiable WUWT lapel pin to identify ourselves to one another in public.

“OTOH, add an olive wreath and it could just as easily pass for the United Nations logo on fire. I might actually buy that one.”
Wow, stop everything, that is gorgeous. (:
Sure left a lot of room at the top of the World Empire emblem. Is that for the NGOs of your choice, maybe Malthus?

Jenn Oates

Well, crud. I could have got in the bottom of this vast market by selling global warming jewelry in my Etsy shop. Stooopid me.

Andrew Harding.
Here is the Met office record known as Central England Temperature. This version dates back to 1772. There is an older version to 1659
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/
The Telegraph is wrong, temperatures have been dropping sharply in Britain for a decade as you can see.
As for sea level, they vary in each ocean basin, some are rising and some are falling but the biggest factor is often whether the land itself is rising or falling relative to the sea level.
tonyb

That “planet on fire” motif is very similar to the lapel badge of the Grenadier Guards. Nothing to do with global warming, just saying, like.

davidmhoffer says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:48 am. and a secret handshake as well? 🙂

Maurice R says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:19 am
Had a good laugh, thanks for it!
But the best I think is the UN logo. As I pass most of my time in Geneva I would love to make stickers of it and stick them on my cars. I know the UN business pretty well and I’m sure it would please a lot of people down there, specially on my Range Rover.
So I ask kindly if I can do that or if there are any copyright to pay…
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Please Anthony, say Maurice can use the symbol (or licence the copyright, if it’s yours to sell). His idea for a car sticker is a great idea! Or put one together and sell them through your blog. We could use some humorous ones, too. That image would be good on a t-shirt, as well, as would some more of Josh’s cartoons.
Just saying! 🙂

Janice Moore

“excessive hypocrisy!” (Andrew Harding 11:18am)
Envirostalinist Hypocrite Necklace Seller: Capitalism is e-vil! (buy my stuff).
EH: Corporate Greed! (buy my stuff made in China).
EH: CO2 will kill the planet! (buy my stuff made by emitting lots of CO2).
EH: Okay! I see your point! (frownie face) JUST BUY MY STUFF!
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@ Bruce Cobb — lol, yup, “a sucker born every minute.” (P. T. Barnum)
and ” a fool and (her or) his money… .”
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@ David Hoffer – “bling” — LOL.
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Good luck with school, Wren. It is great to know there are people under 30 who are still THINKING. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Smith

I think WUWT should host a contest to find other useful products for the StopGlobalWarming store. I’ll kick it off with:
* An energy saving ring tone for cell phones. A 30 second MP3 of silence. Only $4.99.

davidmhoffer says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
Aha! We need our own bling!

My thought exactly.
But what are we “for” that would make a good symbol?
Maybe “Truth in GW”?
Something showing a warm, happy faced smiling planet?
A “CO2” insignia?

Sounds like a great marketing gimmick, all the eco-friendly jewelry. We do it with almost everything else, so why wouldn’t the greenies get in on it. Nice to know that Wren recognized that bit.
sean2829: I think the flaming pisspot is a much better device. I was ripped out of the Artillery, detailed to Ordinance, took the officer’s advanced course (via box tops) and liked it much better than the brass I wore being a larry lunchbucket staff puke for a general. Wore OC brass when they noticed the crossed cannons.

Mike Smith says:
October 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm. How about aline in the heads of Bald Eagles ( there’s plenty lying around) mounted on a plaque with the inscription, “Stop Global Warming – I Did.”

Barclay E MacDonald

Anthony, You are overlooking the possibilities! WUWT should follow their lead and sell diamond jewelry! 🙂 Think of all the carbon we could sequester in the form of diamonds displayed with reckless abandon by followers of your blog!

Amr marzouk

You can’t make this up.

davidmhoffer

JohnWho;
But what are we “for” that would make a good symbol?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Nothing. Just “WUWT” on a lapel pin.
@grumpyoldmanuk
LOL.

JohnWho

@davidmhoffer
That’ll work.
I’ll take a few.

rogerknights

JohnWho says:
October 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm
davidmhoffer says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
Aha! We need our own bling!
My thought exactly.
But what are we “for” that would make a good symbol?
Maybe “Truth in GW”?
Something showing a warm, happy faced smiling planet?
A “CO2″ insignia?

A button showing a pair of upraised shackled hands snapping a hockey stick (with its blade upturned at the right) in half. It is based on the well-known (to warmists) logo of the War Resisters League, in which the hands are snapping a rifle. It would be witty and annoying to warmists. The legend around the rim would read, “Gore Resisters League.”

JohnWho

Cafe Press doesn’t do lapel pins, but “lapelpinsrus” does.
🙂

Barclay E MacDonald says:
October 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Anthony, You are overlooking the possibilities! WUWT should follow their lead and sell diamond jewelry! 🙂
Cue vision of Anthony with a diamond pendent affixed to a pierced belly button…… Who’s next with the mind-bleach?

Txomin

A university supports a “send me your money” outfit?

If nothing else, we should give them credit for being ardent capitalists and supplying a market demand. Sad thing, they problem don’t and can’t appreciate that.

D Matteson

Look at all the CO2 being generated by making, packaging and shipping these trinkets.
I have a business proposition for these people, I will generate a virtual piece of jewelry and send it to each buyer via the internet, they can then print them with there 3D printer.
$49.95 with free shipping.
Also if they do not have the printer I will sell them a 3D printer for $250,000 each, with each printer I will enclose a free virtual piece of jewelry of their choice.

lyn sanderson

When arguing sea level rises, claim made to me about sea levels rising in Maldives. I said why had our beach not disappeared if that was the case. Nasty comment about my intelligence. Filled a cup with water and poured it on the table, whoops I thought it would stay in a heap. Silence on sea levels rising after that, think I made my point. What intelligence, doesn’t seem to exist in some. Like curtains fading with daylight saving. Couldn’t believe I heard somebody making that claim, fell about laughing.

Ditto what D Matteson says. I worked at a little bronze foundry a while back, such businesses would encounter nothing but sheer wrath from environmentalists over their emissions.

Tom J

‘Each piece is made from recycled precious metals using entirely eco-friendly manufacturing techniques.’
Wow, you mean before this we were just throwing gold, platinum, and silver away. Now, thanks to our Eco warriors we’re actually reusing our gold pieces and not blissfully throwing them in the garbage? Who would’ve thought?
sarc

Steve in SC

They copied this trinket.
Looks somewhat militaristic.
http://www.flyingtigerssurplus.com/product-images/lg/ODC185_lg.jpg

(fulfilling the proverbial ‘show photo, or it never happened’ internet adage)
http://oi39.tinypic.com/5ttbud.jpg

Tom J

One more comment. I actually traversed over to their website. They have a 14K gold label pin for $150. Well, it’s nice to know they recycled that gold instead of throwing it away like we know everybody else would just routinely do without these morally superior people to show the way. Sustainable gold – who would’ve thought? I do wonder, however, what kind of environmentally friendly, non-combustion, heat source they used to cast it. Oh, and one more thing: They don’t have a photo available of that label pin. That must be an exciting new sales technique; selling jewelry sight unseen. Hey, but when you got the bucks, what’s a few hundred here and there – a fraction of the cost of those private jets.

Keith S.

“Like curtains fading with daylight saving. Couldn’t believe I heard somebody making that claim, fell about laughing.”
I used to tell people Arizona does not have daylight savings time because it is already hot enough and we don’t need an extra hour of sunshine.

Geoff Sherrington

Tom J,
I’ve often heard it said that over 95% of all gold metal ever mined can be accounted for today. Might be an urban myth, but has a ring of reasonableness. The % might have gone down with gold on electrical connectors that are dumped, like in old TV sets.
It’s also said that all the world’s gold, it made into one lump, would fill a room about 20m x 20m x 20m ( 20 m = 67 ft). See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21969100 for discussion.
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I’m intrigued how you melt bronze in an ecologically friendly way. Maybe they mean it’s melted with someone else’s fuel, as in China. Still, it’s an admission that warming can be ecologically friendly.
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Talking recycling, my 50th wedding anniversary is next June. (Gold). I have 8 crowns whose core is gold, removed from my jaw. Anyone know a place that buys old dental crowns to recover the gold? Not that I’m a tightwad.

Gary Pearse

“Each piece is made from recycled precious metals ”
Clever capitalism at work. Recycled precious metals – these guys know how stupid their customers are. Almost all the gold mined since the earliest times is still in use, precisely because it has been recycled over time. This will especially appeal to the middle and upper class folks who have achieved victimhood and the 97% of the climate consensus folks. I like the burning UN symbol as an antidote.

Barbara Skolaut

“Join Sheryl Crow, Laurie David, Daryl Hannah, Terry Tempest Williams, Kathy Mattea, Bill McKibben, Simone, Kristin Cavallari, Gretchen Bleirer, Michael Franti, David Henrie”
Who?

Richard Howes

davidmhoffer says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
Aha! We need our own bling!
David, I wear my “I Love Fossil Fuels” tee-shirt, and I live in California. Gets some attention, I must say.

Edohiguma

It’s October. We currently have snow below 1,000 meters and the nights, even in my city, are close to freezing.
That global warming surely is a problem.

Steve C

davidmhoffer says:
October 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
Aha! We need our own bling!
Seriously. A discreet but readily identifiable WUWT lapel pin to identify ourselves to one another in public.
Seconded, also seriously. Considering all sceptics are supposed to be eager go-gettin’ right wing free marketeers, there;s a definite trick being missed here. I vote Fenbeagle for designer.

lyn sanderson

Daylight saving and heat, yeah agree. Maybe I should have added that I live in Australia. Sydney West & North & South burning, huge areas, close to 200 houses already lost, and still counting. Today Extreme conditions, tommorrow worse, please offer up a prayer for all firefighters and volunteers incl homeowners would have only clothes they stand in, everything else gone.
Sydney Morning Herald running live updates http://www.smh.com.au

DirkH

Actually a number of years ago Stefan Rahmstorff’s wife sold silver cylinders to be worn on a necklace with the number of a EU carbon credit stamped into it. Pretty ugly; kinda like EU post-modern prole slave chic. I asked Rahmstorff via e mail about the CO2 balance, pretending to be a believer, when he assured me that it’s all hunky dory but gave no numbers I declined to buy one.
Rahmstorff & wife stopped that business, probably too many assholes like me mocking him.

Greg Cavanagh

It’s just a sales pitch.

DirkH

Geoff Sherrington says:
October 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm
“I’m intrigued how you melt bronze in an ecologically friendly way.”
Put it in a mixture of CO2 and water, shine some light on it and wait til it melts.

Geoff Sherrington says:
“Anyone know a place that buys old dental crowns to recover the gold?”
‘We Buy Gold’ ads are everywhere, in newspapers, on line, etc. Check with a few. [Some are ripoffa, some legit.]
Find out the fineness of your gold [24K, 14K, etc.] Don’t sell your dental gold for less than 90% of the net gold content, at the current spot price.
Daily spot price can be found all over, like here: http://www.kitco.com/market

pat

another Bling solution!
Gizmodo: This Thermal Wristband Tricks You Into Never Being Too Warm Or Cold
The technology — developed by researchers at MIT and dubbed Wristify — relies on a phenomenon where rapid external temperature changes on a person’s skin can actually affect how their whole body feels. So the wristband — powered by a lithium polymer battery for up to eight hours — delivers rapid but subtle thermal pulses that change at a rate of 0.4C every second.
Raising or lowering the temperature of those thermal pulses will actually make the wearer’s entire body feel as if it’s getting warmer or cooler, allowing them to get comfy without having to touch a thermostat or change their wardrobe. It would also allow a building to reduce its heating or cooling needs if everyone inside had a Wristify strapped to their arm, which might not seem so implausible if the technology was built into the many smartwatches on the horizon.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/10/this-thermal-wristband-tricks-you-into-never-being-too-warm-or-cold/?google_editors_picks=true