Angry Birds to raise Global Warming "awareness"

Sadly the "Spirit of Mawson II" was no more successful than the original "ship of fools"
Sadly the “Spirit of Mawson II” was no more successful than the original ship of fools

Blanca Juti, chief brand officer for Rovio Entertainment, wants to leverage the popularity of their blockbuster Angry Birds game franchise, to raise awareness of “global warming”.

According to Bloomberg;

“You can learn a lot about the world around you from gaming,” said Blanca Juti, chief brand officer for Rovio Entertainment Oy. “Games talk with you, they don’t talk at you.”

The Finnish company is establishing a partnership with the Earth Day Network, following similar moves it made in the past. Rovio joined NASA in 2012 to promote Angry Birds Space, which offered insight into the weightlessness of space and planetary physics. It was unveiled on the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit, who used a stuffed version of the game’s character “Red” to demonstrate the science of trajectory.

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The obsession in some quarters, with raising climate “awareness”, is a mystery to me, given that the media is saturated with climate scare stories, every time there is a gust of wind somewhere photogenic. The problem is not a lack of “awareness”, the issue is that most people have other priorities.

The Angry birds franchise has been suffering a fall in sales lately, though some of their ideas for keeping the franchise going have been good – I liked the Angry Birds Space Game

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April 16, 2015 7:03 pm

Will it ever end?

Reply to  rbabcock
April 16, 2015 7:20 pm

No, it will keep getting worse.

Reply to  MarkW
April 16, 2015 8:07 pm

It is honestly getting pretty ridiculous now. I fear they are going for that “be so over the top, jump so many sharks, that people acquiesce just to make us stop” strategy.

JJM Gommers
Reply to  MarkW
April 17, 2015 12:20 am

The Dutch company Urgenda, a green organisation of 900 people, sued the State of the Netherlands.
One of points is to take action to prevent the 2 oC temperature increase by the IPCC and if not it’s a crime against humanity

Reply to  rbabcock
April 16, 2015 9:24 pm

Ged, you are absolutely correct, there are times when I just want to say “uncle” and rejoin the matrix. But once having taken the red pill, you really can’t go back.

Reply to  rbabcock
April 17, 2015 12:29 am

What is new about that?
Bird-brains have been doing that for more than 20 years

April 16, 2015 7:05 pm

I think Blanca Juti has not realized that “global warming” is already a game being played on the world stage by adolescents in adult bodies.
Don’t know that we need more global warming games at this point.

Reply to  Alx
April 16, 2015 7:13 pm

Ahh the progressive propaganda machine is swinging into full gear now eh?

April 16, 2015 7:10 pm

They need the shredder windmills and incineration solar fields – set up by the bad piggies.

Reply to  tz
April 17, 2015 7:27 am

If birds have anything to angry about it would be the mass annihilation!

Bob Diaz
April 16, 2015 7:16 pm

Deleting “Angry Birds” from my iPod in 3, 2, 1….
Companies should stay out of the political field, otherwise they will piss off lots of customers.

Reply to  Bob Diaz
April 17, 2015 6:32 am

Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing. I won’t be buying anymore Rovio games. Also, I just decided to abandon Apple products after their CEO’s outburst about religious freedom being very dangerous.
Every time someone withdraws patronage from such people, they dimish a little. And it feels great to boot. Viva veritas!

Reply to  LarryFine
April 17, 2015 10:08 am

The problem is that the alternatives, ie running devices on software from Google or Microsoft, are no better. The irony is that these companies use enormous amounts of energy, which is why they build in the Pacific NW, to take advantage of cheap hydropower from the evil, fish-mincing dams. Not to mention the much less cheap bird- & bat-bashing windmills, which require coal-fired backup & the output from which requires making hydro production less efficient.

Reply to  Bob Diaz
April 17, 2015 6:56 am

I tutor kids part time in Hong Kong. The ones I teach all know CAGW is nonsense. One recently brought me her global warming homework. Boy did we have fun putting together 10 charts demolishing the teacher’s assumptions. Worth getting the likely politically correct failing grade. But then again, the seed sown might just grow.

April 16, 2015 7:16 pm

Getting rich by selling a pointless game does not give you any authority to raise any awareness to people.
Day after day it feels like we have reached the “Idiocracy” stage.

Reply to  mountainape5
April 17, 2015 9:20 am

The fact remains that all to many people get their political awareness from popular entertainment, a point we forget at our peril.
Time for a competing game franchise, “Vengeful Pigs”? “Tired of endless attacks from mad birds, the pigs fight back.” Might include “wind choppers” and “solar roasters” as game elements.

April 16, 2015 7:20 pm

Reminds me of the time Obama declared that the only reason people didn’t love ObamaCare was because it hadn’t been explained to them and all that was needed was for him to give some more speeches. Despite the fact that he had been giving daily speeches on the subject for months.
They are so convinced of their mental superiority they convince themselves that the only reason why people do not agree with them is because the others are either ignorant or evil.

Ernest Bush
Reply to  MarkW
April 16, 2015 7:52 pm

This is the kind of magical thinking that comes from the arrogance of believing they have god-like intellects. Because they proclaim something, it automatically is. When people like Obama and his cohorts gain the reigns of power, this makes them doubly dangerous to the nation (i.e. us). I don’t know why this guy believes that people are going to take lessons from playing his game. Most of us who play games realize we are in a fantasy world and need to leave anything we learn from a game behind us when we turn off the gaming system. You would think game producers know this, but apparently not all do.
I watch Japanese anime, even pay a subscription, to watch what is currently showing on Japanese television (even at age 71). Should I infer anything serious about the Japanese culture from watching their anime programming? Other than the fact that some things seem to be funny in all cultures, it would be a disservice to an entire nation to do so. I will say I see too many young people these days who have difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality.

Reply to  Ernest Bush
April 17, 2015 6:30 am

I sometimes listen to the “Do your best!” type anime lines and wonder. What if it is a subtle way of influencing children? You see a lot of things that may be cultural, promoting group activities over individualism, but what if they’re not just cultural but an attempt at enforcing beliefs?

Gerry, England
Reply to  MarkW
April 17, 2015 4:37 am

It’s never the message is it? Always that we don’t understand.

Reply to  MarkW
April 17, 2015 6:41 am

Obama actually setup a government website to receive rumors and asked his followers to become informants and report family/friends/neighbors/strangers for saying anything critical about Obamacare. And leftwingers didn’t bat an eye.
These people are literally fascists now.

April 16, 2015 7:33 pm

Firing rotisserie chickens at evil hot dogs on a roasted planet. The vegans will be furious.

Reply to  AEGeneral
April 16, 2015 7:59 pm


Firing rotisserie chickens at evil hot dogs on a roasted planet. The vegans will be furious.

How lunched (er, launched)? Do you lubricate their departure with grease, or just a quick marinade out the tube?
How do you avoid the twisting as hot dogs are launched with their characteristic terrible “bend” in the middle? (It always spoils my aim at long distances, ya know.)
Brat’s. of course, are higher calibre and so fly a with more air resistance, but they do tend to fly a straighter course.)

Reply to  RACookPE1978
April 16, 2015 9:34 pm

Well when testing jet engines for resistance to bird ingestion FOD (foreign object damage) they use air cannons with the engine at full power (dead birds of course). Sometimes, someone forgets to thaw the bird and it’s not a pretty sight as far as the engine is concerned. And I would not call the following a successful bird strike test:

April 16, 2015 7:57 pm

Ah yes … ‘raising awareness’. Often also known as “shut up and pay attention to my pet project for which you should pay me. Or else”.

M Seward
April 16, 2015 7:58 pm

Isn’t that just the plu-perfect word to describe the whole CAGW scam?
‘Gaming’ the environment to optimise the facilitation of environmentally ‘correct’ policies and advance the pyramid interests of the ‘renewable’ energy sector and it socio-politico-economically vested advocates.
What wonderful resonance.

Reply to  M Seward
April 17, 2015 7:00 am

They certainly have been successful at gaming the system.

April 16, 2015 8:34 pm

How many times/ways does a theory have to ‘jump the shark’ before it’s dead?

Reply to  markl
April 17, 2015 7:00 am

I see at least a few more sharks in their future.

April 16, 2015 8:34 pm

Perfect game platform for Alarmists it’s even got “angry” in the tilte. How about angry Gores or angry RFK Jrs. lol. They have been raising angry awareness for years why do they need a game?
Come to think of it isn’t the computer model a game? It’s played with by people who presumably have no life and depicts something other than reality.

April 16, 2015 8:37 pm

This kinda stuff sucks……. but is what they have been taught. Just sayin….
Uninstall complete.

April 16, 2015 8:44 pm

“The Made-Up Disease That Affects More People in Power Than You Think”
this was the latest yahoo news headline about climate change deniers. it was a cute little article explaining how half the country has a disease because they deny climate change. The upside is that I think they were finally pretty accurate on a poll saying that half the nation was deniers. i think it’s more than that though.
They are getting pretty desperate at this point. they are going all in an for bust.

Reply to  Charlie
April 17, 2015 7:02 am

A disease you say? Reminds me of the communists and their declaration that anyone who opposed them must be insane.

Reply to  MarkW
April 17, 2015 9:55 am

Another case of the mentally ill calling the rest of the world mad.

April 16, 2015 8:47 pm

When all else fails, double your PR budget.

April 16, 2015 8:53 pm

Angry Birds has been sucking badly for months now. First with the basketball tie-in, then with the endless “missions” that require purchases of “bird packs” to complete…
Yup, it’s time to free my iPhone of Angry Birds and enjoy the uncorrupted game on the X-Box 360…

April 16, 2015 8:58 pm

I personally play games to get AWAY from doom and gloom. I want escapism and adventure and some FUN. What I don’t want is propaganda!

Reply to  A.D. Everard
April 17, 2015 7:03 am

I’ve been saying that for years about the movies I go to see. If I’m paying that kind of money, I want to feel better when I leave the theatre, not worse.

April 16, 2015 9:04 pm

What’s new about the warm-mongers giving us the bird?

April 16, 2015 9:10 pm

They can fly the birds through one of those solar collector (mirror focusing) plants. I hear that works out real well.

April 16, 2015 9:11 pm

I have never bothered with games. My comment is rather that birds should be angry at their numbers being minced by those useless wind turbines.

Mac the Knife
April 16, 2015 9:58 pm

Infantile Indoctrination – Real Nice Progressive Thinking!

April 16, 2015 9:59 pm

From Bloomberg:
The company is banking on a a 3-D Angry Birds movie scheduled for next year to help reverse falling sales and profit at the closely held company.
THAT’S the point! Not GW.
I would never never buy any product making advertisement with CO2 or GW ridiculousness.
On principle.

Mac the Knife
April 16, 2015 10:08 pm

Here’s some byrds that knew a few things about life: Turn, Turn, Turn… – The Byrds

April 16, 2015 10:35 pm

that’s it .no more Angry Birds for me

Doug S
April 16, 2015 11:08 pm

Oh yes indeed. I recently had the most wonderful picnic with 5th grade students in the California Bay area. One child brought a book and wanted to read with me. I’m not sure if this was a school district issued book or something purchased off the shelf but get this. The whole meme was developed around penguins in danger and polar bears in danger due to man made global warming.
Peter Gleck, can you hear me? We will defeat you and your sorry band of religious zealots. Science and the native curiosity of the human mind will triumpth over simple minded propaganda.

April 16, 2015 11:12 pm

Well, Pocoyo did it earlier. Before going bankrupt. I’m starting to see a patern, as soon as company owners start thinking in “green” instead of caring about their businesses, their businesses collapse. Correlation does not mean causation but…

April 16, 2015 11:23 pm

Whenever someone tells me they are trying to “raise awareness” about something, I ask if they honestly think there are people who have never heard of breast cancer/homelessness/autism/climate change/whatever cause celeb they are going on about.
They usually don’t know what to say.

April 16, 2015 11:46 pm

Appropriate, just like the CMIP3/5 ensembles… in silico is the only place CAGW exists.

April 17, 2015 12:09 am

Imagine a seven-year-old who wants something really bad, namely your credit card, and will engage in constant, high-pitched whining until they get it.
Now imagine they don’t need to eat or sleep.
That’s the new normal.

April 17, 2015 1:17 am

Deleted, but will consider reinstating if they add wind generators and reflecting mirrors to fire the birds threw.

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April 17, 2015 1:25 am


April 17, 2015 1:28 am

Through, not threw, it was time to dump that game.

April 17, 2015 2:04 am

Back in the real universe
Suddenly the SC24 has gone into overdrive. Another large sunspot on horizon.
Geomagnetic response

Reply to  vukcevic
April 17, 2015 7:46 am

Did you see the incredible prominence that launched a CME off the eastern limb?
Could the heliospheric density have an effect on how far the plasma can be stretched before the actual ejection?

Reply to  Dawtgtomis
April 17, 2015 8:14 am

There is a bit of action in this LINK
Sorry, not able to help with your question.

Tom J
April 17, 2015 4:59 am

‘”You can learn a lot about the world around you from gaming,” said Blanca Juti, chief brand officer for Rovio Entertainment Oy.’
Oh, I agree whole heartedly. Yessiree. Just think of how much better the US Constitution and Bill of Rights would’ve been if the Founding Fathers had been gamers. Oy vey.

Reply to  Tom J
April 17, 2015 8:38 am

Yeah, just like you can learn about climate by never studying anything but models. I wonder how previous generations ever managed to learn at all until computers took over. (sarc-o-matic injection activated)

April 17, 2015 5:12 am

If they need sales maybe they should try putting out a game called “Annoyed Birds” for the people who are tired of hearing about CO2-based CAGW that maybe-just-possibly-might happen by 2100?
What’s wrong with a company playing both sides of the fence?

Timo Kuusela
April 17, 2015 5:42 am

As a Finn ,I am ashamed of that stupidity.Somehow people who gained something big too quickly seem to start feeling superior towards common people.From their Ivory Tower they feel that they must lead us stupid peasants with their superior skills.That seems to apply to certain actors and presidents too, so upstart gamemakers can join them as equals in faith…

Tom Scott
April 17, 2015 5:45 am

A gaming fantasy model with declining fan base to save the day for climate models suffering from declining support. Let’s see how this works out for both groups.

April 17, 2015 6:24 am

It appears the new strategy is to weave the Climate Change mythos into everything. I recently reread National Geographic’s synopsis of DNA haplogroup migrations, and it appears they were edited to include suppositions about why the migrations took place–climate change.

Reply to  LarryFine
April 17, 2015 8:45 am

It appears the new strategy is to weave the Climate Change mythos into everything.
Bingo! Non-stop, constant propaganda refreshed regularly to ensure that the scam is put back on the top of the stack.

John Boles
April 17, 2015 6:31 am

BFL I do not think that was a bird strike test, but merely a blade off test, using an explosive charge to remove the blade and test whether the duct contains the blade, so that the blade does not strike the fuselage.

April 17, 2015 7:31 am

“Games talk with you, they don’t talk at you.”
Sounds like that’s about to change.

April 17, 2015 7:56 am

If you look at their logo, it may seem obvious, but Rovio is a Finnish word meaning bonfire or stake (as in burning witches on the stake). Telling perhaps of the company’s mentailty towards differing opinions.

April 17, 2015 8:00 am

They don’t have sufficient democratic leverage, despite liberal distribution of opiates. They are hesitating to force it through executive action or judicial decree. As it is, neither public school nor public television have been able to establish a flat Earth society. They need to indoctrinate unplanned Posterity through exploitation of games and other childhood pastimes.

April 17, 2015 8:30 am

Given the toll that wind farms and certain types of solar power generators take on birds, you would think that birds would be angry at green energy policies,

April 17, 2015 10:15 am

We have elections here in Finland next weekend and the party most likely to win is planning to go crazy with renewables. Besides our “own UKIP”, all the parties have batshit crazy energy policies. So Finland’s future looks extremely grim. I’m already making plans to move abroad to escape the insanity.

April 17, 2015 11:25 am

Thanks. I’ll start deleting the app on various devices starting now.

April 17, 2015 3:45 pm

Birds are for the birds. What about the frogs?

April 17, 2015 5:31 pm

Angry birds protest windmill gauntlets and solar ovens that “slice and dice” and roast their Posterity and posteriors, respectively.

Reality Check
April 17, 2015 8:05 pm

The things I would do to put the likes of Michael Mann into a slingshot and fire him into a wall just to watch the house of climate models collapse into a pile of junk…

April 18, 2015 6:43 am

Over reach is useful for one thing. It informs us which orgs and products to avoid.

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