"Kill Climate Deniers" 2018 Season

David Finnigan, author of “Kill Climate Deniers”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The award winning play “Kill Climate Deniers” is back.

How a climate change play got Bolt and Breitbart News hot under the collar

FEBRUARY 17 2018 – 11:45PM

Helen Pitt

Playwright David Finnigan has a slew of conservative commentators to thank for reshaping his new play Kill Climate Deniers.

The provocative play centres on a militant cell of eco-activists who take the audience hostage during a concert at Parliament House. Led by charismatic spokeswoman Catch, they demand Australia immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports – or they’ll start executing their 1700 hostages. The embattled Environment Minister has no choice but to pick up a gun and stand up for her ideals.

Such was the controversy around the play’s performance in the nation’s capital a few years back it had to be cancelled.

“It completely blew up,” recalls Finnigan. “I was getting messages from Americans in Kansas and Idaho who had seen his criticism through Fox TV so we had to cancel moving ahead. There was too much risk – the Abbott government had just introduced new legislation around anti-terrorism and we thought it was too risky – we didn’t want to reignite a culture war,” he said.

It’s really only politicians and some members of the media who deny climate change these days … this is a way to keep the climate change conversation going in an imaginitive and fictional way – it asks the audience to think about what sort of world they want to be living in 30 years from now,” he says.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/theatre/how-a-climate-change-play-got-bolt-and-breitbart-news-hot-under-the-collar-20180214-h0w2og.html

The play website provides the following helpful description;

… Lee Lewis will direct this controversial take on the climate change ‘debate’ in Australia. It’s a play within a play, an action film inside a documentary, a satire inside a rave. It is the kind of play the major theatre companies can’t put on. It’s why Griffin exists.

It’s Kill Bill meets Tim Flannery, and it’s all true. The science is real. The media fracas is real. Only the blood is fake. No one dies…at least, not yet. Come join the party. …

Read more: http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/kill-climate-deniers/

What can I say? The kind of people who think a climate video which features exploding schoolchildren is funny likely also have no problem seeing the “provocative” side of a fantasy gun hostage situation – as long as the fictional threat of violence is aimed at their political opponents.

The following is a short mock news video produced by “Kill Climate Deniers” author David Finnigan, which fantasises about the aftermath of real terrorists inspired by his script attacking Australia’s parliament and taking hostages.

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Bruce Cobb

Yeah, murdering your opponents is so hilarious.

Maggots like David Finnigan are not too bright. I say, “bring it on”, but what he will learn is that we are capable of shooting back against far-left zombies like Finnigan.

Al

Playwright David Finnigan is a few short step from being Nikolas Cruz.

Pop Piasa

Why not employ the “exploding head button” in their dark production? They apparently found it quite comical on the television ads. I wonder if “Kill Bill” might be McKibben.

Old44

It’s their favourite fantasy, remember the ads with schoolteachers executing students who didn’t adhere to the Green philosophy by blowing their heads off.

Oldseadog

No, David, that is decending to their level and has no place here.

Oldseadog

Apologies, that should read “No, John, etc.”

Brent Hargreaves

Moderator: John Silver’s posting has no place here. It’s unacceptable and in some countries illegal.
it was removed. Thanks for alerting us – mod

Bryan Johnson

Very strange on several levels. First, that the Left/Warmistas are so willing to go the guns for their own concerns. Also, that Australia — land of the greatest gun-grab in the past half-century — should be the site of their bloodthirsty revenge fantasy.
Once again we come to the basic philosophy of the Left: “Those who disagree with us are not only wrong, but evil. And should be killed.”
Speaking as an American, and despite whatever weird creature may decide to shoot up a school in Florida, I’ll hold onto my firearms, thank you very much.

schitzree

Once you have insured that your opponents are unarmed, resorting to violence comes easy.
~¿~

Melvyn.

‘ ensured ‘

BCBill

How about “once you assure that your unarmed opponents are insured, it is easy to resort to violence”?

MarkW

It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.
Unfortunately when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

Yup. Plus many. The truth.

mike

….”minutes away”, at least. Sometimes, hours, days or never….

Bryan Johnson

Absolutely, MarkW, but this goes beyond situations of personal safety (what you might consider as a tactical situation). On a much larger scale, disarming the “enemy” (i.e., those who dare to oppose the Left/Warministas) would make them feel naked and helpless and therefore less willing to speak out, let alone advocate alternate approaches to the issue that they have created..
A Venn diagram of the Left/Warministas and those who loudly proclaim that that personal possession of firearms should be banned would, almost certainly, be >0.9. That’s my experience and belief, anyway.

Pillage Idiot

Lefty to American family man, “Why do you carry a gun?”
Family man, “Because a cop is too heavy!”

drednicolson

“Because a cannon is too heavy.”

Lovely, following to to a long string of insane mass murders in the US and Europe — promotion of mass murders in the name of climate activism. Can one get any crazier than that?
YES! The same crazies can then later make a mock news cast in which their fantasy mass murders are presented as actually have taken place.
Now THAT’S CRAZY.

I agree Kip. I wrote this soem time ago:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/12/25/al-gore-bilks-people-at-christmas-asking-for-climate-crisis-money/comment-page-1/#comment-2701695
[excerpt]
Marxism made simple!
The Groucho Marxists are the leaders – they want power for its own sake at any cost, and typically are sociopaths or psychopaths. The great killers of recent history, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot. etc. were of this odious ilk – first they get power, then they implement their crazy schemes that do not work and too often kill everyone who opposes them.
The Harpo Marxists are the followers – the “sheeple” – these are people of less-than-average intelligence who are easily duped and follow the Groucho’s until it is too late, their rights are lost and their society destroyed. They are attracted to simplistic concepts that “feel good” but rarely “do good”.
George Carlin said: “You know how stupid the average person is, right? Well, half of them are stupider than that!”
One can easily identify many members of these two groups in the global warming debate – and none of them are ”climate skeptics”.

TPG

I have often claimed to be a marxist, a harpo-Marxist. I won’t join any party that would have me as a member.
Tom G

Yup. Not to mention, some of us US deplorable skeptics are more than just a bit well armed should these nutters ever actually try what they espouse.

MarkMcD

@Rob Bradley – yeah but Cruz wasn’t being attacked by anyone – just anohter lefty with a gun wanting to kill because he has ‘issues’ and everyone else is to blame.
The point being made is the US sceptics are ARMED and so trying to remove opposition to the Church of AGW scam will not go well for the snowflakes.

Yes. Against a defenseless ‘No Guns Zone’ sign. Wherever I am is usually NOT a No Guns Zone. That makes a big, big difference.

GlenM

Same here in Oz.Keep a few around for “security”.Legal,of course. Nothing gets a leftie subversive going when you tell we’re the ones with the hardware.Still,I despair at the mindset of these idiots.Brainwashed urbanites.

MarkW

Rob, thanks to an insane law, everyone he attacked was unarmed.

Samuel C Cogar

Rob Bradley – February 17, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Nicholas Cruz was also “well armed.”

Rob B, ….. Cruz shur nuff was.
But you can bet your “bippy” that iffen there were more male Teachers in that school and some of them had “concealed carry” permits ……. or some of the older students had “concealed carry” permits ….. then Cruz would never have attempted his “killing spree” or would have been shot dead shortly after entering the school.
Of course, only “bleeding heart liberals” and Criminal Defense Lawyers are avid proponents against “shooting such criminals dead”. There is no money in defending dead people.

I was shocked to hear about that shooting in Florida. Didn’t Obama ban private gun ownership following Sandy Hook ?

MarkW

For two years, the Democrats had the presidency and majorities in both houses of congress.
They didn’t even bring up gun control during that time. As well as ignoring many of the other issues that they are always whining about.

2hotel9

Oop, there it is. Ever body cabbage patch! I have family members who are not talking to me because I made that point last summer. Oh, well.

Carbon Bigfoot

Bringing truth to a controversial subject:

MarkW

Just to re-emphasis the point.
Those places in the US with the highest murder rates, are also those places with the most stringent gun control laws.
When gun laws are lessened, violent crime goes down.

2hotel9

Minnesota. ‘nough said.

2hotel9

Crap, my link did not work. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/02/15/reality-check-gun-permit-background-checks/ watch the vid and enjoy how puzzled they are by the facts they are reporting!

MarkW

Those countries with low violent crime rates and strict gun control laws, had low violent crime rates prior to the implementation of those strict gun laws.
In other words, Europe isn’t violent not because they don’t have guns, but because it is occupied by Europeans.

Pop Piasa

I agree with the message, but Plano is a very affluent area with no urban blight, quite different from Detroit or St Louis. It appears statistically that urban blight and murder rates correlate notably from what he presents. But, it also definitely validates the the axiom that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns.
Allen MacRae posted an 1841 Charles MacKay quote which contained “Men, it has been well said, think in herds…”
Could it be that our youths are being “herded” by the Hollywood and computer game desensitization to gun play and gun violence?

capnrusty

MarkW:
Europe not violent?
1914 – 1917?
1939 – 1945?

StandupPhilosopher

Europe is quite violent, they just dont use guns very much to do it.

drednicolson

There’s many ways to murder somebody. A firearm is just one way. But a firearm kept for personal defense effectively dissuades most other means of murdering.
Gun ownership prevents many more violent deaths than it enables.

drednicolson

Pop Piasa,
I shot thousands of virtual Russians in N64 Goldeneye in my youth. In that game they didn’t just fall over dead; there was at least a dozen different death animations depending on where the lethal shot landed, some lasting a good 10 seconds or more. One took almost a minute to finish for a gut/crotch kill, the character sinking to his knees in slow-motion, clutching his stomach and writhing in agony, then finally falling over and expiring.
I have yet to shoot a real-life Russian (or any person of any nationality for that matter). And am highly unlikely ever to do so, unless I’m forced to in the defense of myself or others. Violent video games didn’t make me any more violent than I was before. If anything, the cathartic release they provided probably prevented some violent incidents in my youth.

Hugs

MarkW:
Europe not violent?
1914 – 1917?
1939 – 1945?

Europe is a chessboard of violence and peace. Swiss army, Andorra, Iceland. Auschwitz-Birkenau, Utøya, Malmö, Srebrenica. Solovetsky, Crimea, Moldova, Caucasia. Bilbo, Belfast, Cyprus. Königsberg, Kaliningrad, Vienna, Waterloo, Flander, Poltava. Places of dreamy peace mix up with scenes of genocide, terrorism, political terror, and nationalistic expansive crimes of war. Heavily armed small mountaineous pockets of the Lord and towns divided by iron curtains. Extreme tolerance follows extreme hate. Dictators follow each other and the people are called slaves.
Guess twice why calling the EU a peace project works so well. Guess twice what I think of dictator Putin.

Mark - Helsinki

The timing is not an accident Kip, maximization

Tom Halla

So the green blob admires the Taliban? Fanaticism is a syndrome independent of content, like paranoia.

Thomas

Over at Bart Verheggen’s site, I got threatened with a lawsuit, then told I should be imprisoned when I pointed out that their silly polar bear paper was pointless, unscientific and based on logically absurd argument. Bart didn’t threaten me. He mostly just ignored me and occasionally blocked my posts—probably because he couldn’t come up with any effective counter argument.

joe - the non climate scientist

Bart’s last post when he closed comments was that No one has disputed the underlying facts – What was the underlying fact – That people who agree with us agree with us. A simple translation is that people that dont exam all the facts agree with the experts who also dont exam at all the facts objectively.

MarkW

It’s amazing how easy it is to claim that nobody has disputed the underlying facts, when you delete any post that does so.

Thomas

Bart didn’t really delete my arguments, he deleted post where I got a little too hot and bothered. What Bart did was totally ignore my argument. He never once addressed it in any meaningful way.
Bart said the main conclusion of the paper was that, “the positions taken by the contrarian blogs is very different from that taken by the science based blogs and the peer review literature.”
This is true but it’s meaningless. It only tells us that people who disagree, actually disagree. It tells us nothing about which side might be correct, or closest to correct. The paper is not science it’s propaganda and a vicious attack on a scientist who may have shown that the “science based” blogs and peer reviewed literature did get it mostly wrong.
When a scientists shows data that contradicts your research, the correct response is to show data and reasoning that refutes the claim, or admit you got it wrong. The fact that they did not do that, and instead resorted to a hatchet job dressed up to look like science, makes me think they don’t have a valid response to Crockford.
It is shocking that after a month of debating it, not one of the 14 scientist authors admitted they were wrong. They did a great disservice to their own cause by publishing intellectual garbage to defend their papers and positions.

joe - the non climate scientist

As stated by others – consensus is an accurate measure of the prevailing bias.

stingray1

Just more proof that the Left are the most mentally ill among us. As has been the case throughout modern world and US history, they are the first to resort to violence when things don’t go their way. Their tendency to think with their emotions versus intellect makes them prone to “lashing out”, resulting in tantrums and violent response to every issue.

commieBob

It’s their education. It causes them to be removed from reality in a manner that mimics schizophrenia.

Samuel C Cogar

commieBob, I prefer calling it “nurturing”, rather than “education”.
And here is the way to “nurture” another Cruz, to wit:

Demonic’ child throws 8-hour tantrum on Lufthansa flight in viral video

Hot under the collar

… and for their next hilarious comedy play, “Genocide” a play set in eco death camps to exterminate anyone who doesn’t agree with their alarmist religion!
On the one argument they should be allowed the freedom to go ahead with it to show how ridiculous they are, but on the other hand they actually may incite some impressionable nutters to ecoterrorism!

gnomish

ah- so you did learn the obvious lesson.
i did too- but still looking for a producer of my musical Troll Rulez! that starts out with an overworked employee for a national public opinion polling company that’s vertically integrated with a global network of ‘like bots’ at their subsidiary Click a Claque. his lamentations are interrupted when he gets a text from a friend who is about to livestream his suicide and break the internet but is stumped in a conundrum concerning the carbon footprint of his corpse- which is further interruped when a young lady from greenpeace appears soliciting donations – but i don’t want to give away the plot…
outrage theater is at the peak! all aboard!

Sara

Nothing surprises me about these looney-tunes any more.
Again, I ask, if it is so important to THEM, why don’t they set the example that take themselves out This Finnigan person exudes such enormous waves of hostility and lack of real reasoning ability, I have to ask how he functions in the real world. He seems to be as close to psychotic as one can get..

MarkW

Wasn’t there a troll here on WUWT just a few days ago that was trying to deny that nobody on the alarmist side had threatened violence?

Sara

Could be. This becomes stranger and stranger.

Greg Cavanagh

Yes there was; but for the same reason teachers blowing up their students in a video isn’t displaying violence, that particular troll couldn’t see it either. Mind-blindness. This guy needs professional care and constant supervision.

HotScot

Soooooooooo………..hate speech is OK now, except for we plebs, who dare not articulate a word of non PC opinion, whilst the liberal elite are permitted to express themselves in any way they see fit.
F*ck that!

MarkW

You don’t understand. Hate speech is anything a leftist disagrees with, and that should be banned, with violence if necessary.
Anything their side says is at worst, an impassioned plea for understanding.

They are actually applying these invented “laws” right now across Marxist Europe including the UK. It isn’t going to end well.

thomasjk

……And, bottom line, if the things that they say are wrong then nothing they do or can do to suppress someone pointing out that they are wrong will make it be anything other than wrong. The modern political discourse around just about every topic pits reason against faith —— Or faith against reason, if you prefer.
I think it is beyond bizarre that anyone can believe that a .01% increase in atmospheric CO2 will produce catastrophic climate while at the same time believing that by some miracle (wrought by faith-based government, maybe) renewable energy sources will be able to replace fossil fuels and provide the amounts of energy that we must have to sustain the civilization that we would like to sustain.
When reason is pitted against faith, will reason ever convince the majority of people or are we, as humans, so strongly biased emotionally toward fear of catastrophe that we are only able to appeal to faith in higher powers, supposed experts and governments included, to be our protectors?

JohninRedding

“It’s really only politicians and some members of the media who deny climate change these days” That might the case in Australia but not here in the USA. There are lots of us normal citizens who totally oppose the extreme measures being pushed by environmentalists.

RAH

My impression from Jo Nova’s site is there are quite a few regular folks down under that don’t buy into human caused climate change and damned well don’t appreciate what their government has been doing in the area.

Jo rocks and is way prettier than Anthony Watts.

Greg Cavanagh

I would say the 50% of Australians have never considered the issue (meaning they accept whatever the media say they should), the other 50% have looked into it and don’t believe it.
I know of only one person who does believe it, and my conversations with him are as predicted, he utterly refuses to look at anything counter to his view of the world, and he’s rude about it as well.

MarkMcD

Us Aussies kicked a Govt out and installed the Rabbit to nuke the carbon tax. The Rabbit, with all his faults, was never going to sign Paris so his deputy did a Brutus and we got Turnbull who wet himself to get Paris signed.
If Labor didn’t have such a cretin in charge we would have booted Turnbull at the first opportunity – as it was he lost a HUGE majoprity the Rabbit had earned.
The tragedy is, Shortonbrains is such a horrible choice it makes Turnbull look sufferable. I’m voting all independents and minor parties in the hope we get enough of them in there to stop Turdballs in his tracks – he’s NOT good with people (which begs as to HOW he ever got anywhere in politics) so attempting to negotiate with (say) 30 or more independents would see his party boot him hard.
And now you begin to understand why Howard took our guns with the Port Arthur false flag event.

Raysa

Er. We are in the majority.
The Looney Left are a minority that spends their eternity outside of the fire light howling at the moon.

Raysa

Describing Turnbull as sufferable is very much over generous.
In answer to your last question….
Turnbull is in politics because he donated cash the the LNP. That’s about the start and end of it.
It is rumoured he iffered the Cash to ALP but they rejected it because the tax havens in the Caribbean couldn’t deliver Turnbulls donation in used notes in a brown paper bag……

mobihci

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/malcolm-turnbull-wanted-to-join-labor/news-story/48bc14a793ffa9671d2450457e36886e?nk=b12f16b3f1e51b54f0120cc185fa4f82-1518962789
Turnbull has never been Libs and definitely not coalition, he got into libs to enter politics. he has always said that the coalition are too far to the right and that his idea of the party is more toward the middle not conservative, and he has done what he said he would. pulled the party to left, but his idea of the middle is different than the base he is supposed to be representing. the Liberals are a dead party. if they win anything, it is only because people have no other options.

John in Oz

Just to reassure you, I live in Oz and am neither a politician nor a media employee.
I will proudly stand beside you US ‘normal citizens’ and push back against the environmentalists.

RAH

This in a country that has less than full 1st amendment rights because they forbid writing deprecating things about religion, or races? This in a country where Jo Nova could not allow me to post the quote from Winston Churchill’s ‘River War’ first addition because of the law?
https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3092281-the-river-war

HotScot

RAH
Brilliant, thank you. I have never seen that extract before.

RAH

What is amazing is that Winston wrote that when he was 24 years old.

Psychotic wackadoodle ideas disguised as art…
Imagine the screaming if I penned a play called “Kill all climate alarmists”, but justified it by saying it’s a parody of Futurama’s robot, Bender who says… “Kill All Humans”

The Reverend Badger

Try crowd funding it.

NW sage

Anthony (or someone here) SHOULD write such a play – under a pseudenom of course. Lots of sci-fi precidence for that approach. A new genra would be invented ‘sci-fact’.

bastiches

Would go over like an osmium balloon with all of the half-life.
Competing with fictionalized propaganda is a losing proposition, if not for the fact that the Disasterists can type faster than you, they have better press.
Insist on public debates.

Patrick MJD

“Anthony Watts February 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm”
My personality aligns with “Bender”, except the “Kill All Humans” bit…all else, that’s me that is!

2hotel9

I keep waiting for these wackadoddles to come kill me and they never show up. Oh, well, guess I got to set some more targets and open another can of 7.62×39. Anyone know where I can get a deal on an AK mag loader? My thumb is a bit sore.

Adam

The left is fond of these homicidal fantasies. There was a film about the assassination of George Bush. Kathy Griffin performed an ISIS-inspired skit involving Trump’s severed head.
Of course, we have many examples of leftists in power inflicting real violence upon political opponents. Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro.

Louis

Kathy Griffin and others on the left who act out their homicidal fantasies in public claim it is “art” and therefore protected by free speech. But statues and monuments of Confederate soldiers are also works of art. That certainly doesn’t stop the left from censoring them or outright destroying them. Apparently, only the things they agree with are worthy of free-speech protection. And it is they who get to decide for everyone else, based on what they think is PC at the moment. In that sense, they are no different from Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who ordered ancient Buddhist statues destroyed just because they were of no worth to him.

R. Shearer

Great points.

Leo Smith

sadly there are plenty if ‘rightists’ who have killed thousands.
South American dictators mostly..

MarkW

Not being an open communist is not sufficient to make one a rightist.

Latitude

“It’s really only politicians and some members of the media who deny climate change these days …”
…this guy lives in a iddy biddy small little world

MarkW

Everybody he knows agrees with him.
The problem is that he refuses to have anything to do with anyone who disagrees with him.

Leo Smith

No, he is correct. Its only politicians and the media who deny the reality of climate change – namely that its natural and not man made.
By and large scientists and mathematicians have worked out that its all bogus but are keeping their mouths shut and their jobs intact.

Louis

People who feel justified in killing those with whom they disagree with most certainly also feel justified in lying, cheating, or breaking the law to beat them in an election. It also explains why they are not the least bit contrite when they are caught lying or breaking the law. In their minds, their cause justifies any and all means. That explains a lot about the recent behavior of leftists, doesn’t it?

MarkW

What do you mean “recent” behavior?
That’s how they have always behaved.

PiperPaul

We see more of it now due to the internet. Which also encourages even more attention-starved idiots. The DSM is going to have to be rewritten with social media in mind.

Messaging that murder for deeply held beliefs is okay. This involves the development of cultural acceptance of murder when goals of the righteous cannot be achieved politically. Except that in the U.S. people hold 450 million guns. Eco activist war will involve police only briefly, then there would very likely be a social response beyond legal control.

Hermit.Oldguy

The “Social Warrior” youth have already got the message that murder is ok – not murder of “innocents”, but they’re fine with “eat the rich”. (I haven’t yet discovered what the rich are guilty of.)

s-t

They disguise their violence under the “punch a n-a-z-i” slogan.
Of course, anyone slightly right of Karl Marx can be called a n-a-z-i.

Hilarious, and a fairly typical liberal response to disagreement

I absolutely deny climate. And I’m not in favor of weather either.

Auto

M
I’m in England.
I have weather
If I don’t like it, I’ve probably chosen the wrong clothes.
And, at the moment – the ‘right’ clothes involve(s) several layers!
Auto – snug & warm in my layers!

Hugs

Say no to climate! Climate is killing our children, flooding cities, scorching Africa, melting Siberia, drowning white furry mammals and leveling New Orleans.

John Bell

The True Believers use the very existence of “climate deniers” as a way to excuse themselves from having to give up using fossil fuels. Then they complain about “climate deniers” as public virtue signalling.

Any relation to Tim Finnigan? Or was it Tim Finnegan?

charles nelson

The Dubliner’s version is better.

Pop Piasa

Every time I try to fish out the truth, I get poked by a Finnegan.

schitzree

“they demand Australia immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports”
No, wait. This needs more emphasis.
“CEASE ALL CARBON EMISSIONS”
Think about that for a minute. How many Millions would die if any First World country were to ‘cease all carbon emissions’? For more then a day. Major reduction in electricity production. Most forms of transportation shut down. Hell, are we supposed to stop breathing?
‘Everybody die or the hostages get it.’
~¿~

gwan

Cease all Carbon Emissions.
The green beans dream and if it happened they would wake up in night mare . They have absolutely no idea how the world or even their country functions . And a lot of green MPs are just as bad clueless . Do they learn this stuff in the hallowed halls of universities ?

John in Oz

The idiot wants us all to stop exhaling.
I wonder how long he can hold his breath.
Plus, he confuses carbon with CO2, the normal state of confusion with enviro-whackos.

Greg Cavanagh

I believe the carbon budget for Australia includes the wild camels of NT, fires that burn uncontrolled in central Australia, and others similar. Just how do you make a continent Zero carbon emissions?

Hugs

Absolutely. Yes of course. We cease carbon emissions. What, lights went out? I’m sorry. Oh there’s no water? What a coinsidence! Now, you can google and check the emissions have stopped – what, googling doesn’t work? You want some food? I’m sorry again, you have to go get it yourself. By foot. From the countryside. Horses? No, they’d emit more, so we decided to just eat them to stop emissions. Oh you’re going to kill your hostages? I’m sorry again, but I think nobody cares as the Internet is down and most people are hungry already. Did I tell you there’s no water? There’s no water, so they’re thirsty as well.

The Reverend Badger

Surely you fight fire with fire. I envisage a piece of modern art entitled ;
DISMEMBER MENTALLY ILL DELUDED LEFT LEANING PLAYWRIGHTS
An effigy of the offending person is hung from a rope with limbs half cut off and artificial blood is pumped over the onlookers while a loudspeaker repeats “LIAR LIAR..” starting softly and reaching 110dB.
Could be interesting to see what the various factions make of it.

joelobryan

This really is how neo-Marxists think.
This is exactly the same kind of irrationality to encourage revolution and destruction that allowed Chinese Communist Mao and his Cultural Revolution Red Guard thugs to murder hundreds of thousands and beat, persecute and imprison many millions of fellow countrymen.

MarkW

Threatening to kill those who disagree with you is now debate?
I guess the left really has changed society.

Pop Piasa

Mark, don’t forget the glee over Bob Carter’s and John Coleman’s passing. These folks have figured out that they can only prevail through attrition of the old and indoctrination of the young.

they demand Australia immediately cease all carbon emissions
They propose to make breathing against the law?

I’m a bit lost. Would the not breathing apply to just humans? Or would animals have to comply also?

schitzree

I’m forced to the conclusion that many of the Climate Faithful truly belive that ‘Carbon’ really is a pollutant that only comes from Fossil Fuels, and that you can see it come from the exhaust as smoke. It’s the only thing that explains some of the crazy things they say.
Remember, these are the same people who often think ‘cemicals’ are artificially made poisons, and ‘Organic’ means ‘contains no cemicals’.

Pop Piasa

Hold it Dave, plants Give off CO2 at night, so it looks like the hostages are toast to me.
I can’t imagine sitting through this in a theater, let alone paying to do so.
I’m sure this kind of theater would have been quite acceptable in pre-WW2 Germany, though. Of course the enemies would be a different faction of the population.

s-t

They count polluting the earth with Cu, which is a poison for trees, as organic!

James Griffin

As the more rational of us know the change in the Sun Cycle from 24 to 25 is already having an effect. Throw in the reduction of Sun Spots. and the influence of Cosmic Rays then there certainly is Climate Change…but not one that corresponds to what the “Warrmers” are thinking.
With CO2 being 4,500ppm 500 million years agio then Planet Earth is a somewhat more difficult problem to assess than the current 390 ppm which apparently thinks we are doomed.

joelobryan

It’s currently about 410 ppm. Starting in May, pCO2 will decrease this summer to about 405 before heading back up.

Its just another extreme form of the intellectual fascism promoted by people like David Suzuki calling for government to “Deny the Deniers the Right to Deny”comment image

we didn’t want to reignite a culture war
LOL. Sure you didn’t.

MikeN

It’s been done as a big budget movie called Kingsman. Only the eco terrorist is the bad guy.

schitzree

You know, that’s what gets me most about this. How do you make a play, movie, whatever that involves a group taking hostages and threatening to kill them if their clearly impossible demands aren’t meet, and NOT have them be the bad guys?
It’s the same thing that made the 10/10 video so inexplicable. There’s just no way to make their actions seem reasonable. You don’t convince anyone you’re right by proving your willing to do anything to get your way.
No one is impressed by a fanatic’s devotion except otherlike minded fanatics.

Davis

Maybe then people will realize that the whole climate change issue is satire.

Sara

Maybe Finnigan thought his message was that anyone who disagrees with his views should be slaughtered, but I see it in a different way.
I see this insane (by our standards) proposal as a warning that none of us should take our freedoms, our rights and our liberty for granted. It can be leached right from under us if we don’t pay attention. Look at it as a wakeup call: it happened in Paris in 1798; Russian 1915 – 1917; Germany 1930s, Cambodia 1963; Venezuela 2013.
Snap out of it, and understand just how dangerous these people really are. If you don’t, you will lose and wonder what happened.

Yup. And is why the US Second Amendment is SO important. Not that we want to own M1 tanks or F16s. Just effective local deterrents to ANTIFA and such. Very effective terminal deterrents.

HotScot

A group calls themselves ANTIFA, and they don’t get the irony.
Perhaps it’s their IQ?
I’m dumb, but not that dumb.

MarkW

They’ve been indoctrinated since first grade with the notion that anything to the right of Mao, is a fascist.

joelobryan

The best recent historical analogy to what the Left is trying to accomplish today is the Cultural Revolution in 1966 under Communist Party Chairman Mao.

hunter

+10

PaulH

Meh. It’s more of the same: just another way to cash in on the CAGW swindle, this time by selling theatre tickets. I’m sure the theatre (lights, HVAC, snack bar, etc.) runs on 100% renewables. Oh, and the patrons, actors and assorted unionize support staff will arrive on foot only, no fossil-fueled transportation allowed of course.

John Bell

EXACTLY! They are like fish not aware of the water, they are not aware of their minute-by-minute use of fossil fuels – but they are so idealistic it blinds them to it.

hunter

Do not insult idealistic people by calling this cynical ignorant sociopathic twit “idealistic”

ptolemy2

Reminds me of a campfire song we would sing at school,
“There was an old man called David Finnigan
He grew fat and then grew thinnagan
Then he died and had to beginngan
Poor old David Finnigan beginnagan …”
(Repeat … )

Pop Piasa

Well, every time I made a campfire at school I got expelled, so we never got to the song part.

Sheri

These people are walking balls of hate and evil.

Pop Piasa

Here’s their theme-song:

Richard

If you can’t kill the truth, your next best option is to kill the speaker. Intimidation is so much easier than rational discusion, especially when you have to debate from a position of emotion rather than reason and fact.

The whole premise seems so contrived for heated controversy.
Let’s see now, what can I write a play about that will really shock and interest people? … oh, I know … a play about holding the IPCC hostage, threatening to kill everybody, unless they learn some real facts.

Kill Climate Idiots
The purpose of my play is to capture the plight of marginalized scientists, who symbolically find their collective voice via employing tactics of their harshest critics, taking a public stance in a high-profile, socio-politico-economico scam-fest architectural edifice, where global benevolence is subverted to pursue global domination in the guise of “saving the planet”, blah, blah, blah, bulls**t, blah, blah, … more art-speak, manifesto crap, … you get the idea.

hunter

Now that could make a good play.

Philip of Taos

Given that the Democrat party just tried to steal an election and then unseat a sitting President using the DOJ, FBI and possibly the NSA, and the CIA leadership with false evidence, illegal surveillance and false Russian information. I will keep my firearms thank you.

Peter Morris

And people said the plot of Shadow Complex was unrealistic. Ha! It was maybe a little too on the nose, given Antifa and this loon.

nn

Once they are deemed unworthy, inconvenient, or profitable, a-bort them, a-bort them NOW, a-bort them all. Send them to the a-bortion chambers. It works at the beginning and end of human evolution, and it can work throughout to reduce the anthropogenic footprint.

LOL@Klimate Katastrophe Kooks

I predict this will end badly for the schizophrenic reality-denying anti-science eco-wackos… they’re attempting to legitimize murder and denial of rights as a means of achieving their socialist ends.
When it finally sinks in for the majority of the populace of the world that the planet is cooling and they’ve been lied to for decades..
when it finally sinks in for the majority of the populace of the world that for CO2 to contribute to global warming would mean it somehow violates the laws of thermodynamics (because it is completely transparent to downwelling radiation, and very nearly so to upwelling, and because our atmosphere is not a greenhouse, it convects heat upward, lessening the mean free path length of infrared radiation out to space)…
when the world’s populace finally realizes that the whole CO2 scam was merely a vehicle for the humanity-hating anti-capitalist socialists to push their depopulation / deindustrialization plans while enriching a select few, a means for them to push through legislation that otherwise would have zero chance of being passed…
when the world’s populace realize that right at the time when their leaders should have been preparing for and telling people to prepare for extended periods of brutal cold, they were instead squandering resources on pie-in-the-sky schemes that destabilized electrical grids and greatly increased the cost of food…
and when that populace starts chopping the heads of those pushing this lie, and denying the right to speak against reality to those sheeple who were gullible enough to go along with the CO2-scammers…
well… have they any basis for complaint when their own tactics are used against them?

Related to the public debate.
A prestigious debate between three climate science experts (including Gavin Spit) and three deniers (including Lindzen and novelist Michael Crichton). I seem to remember that similar debates were conducted worldwide in places like Oxford and Harvard to highly educated audiences.
The so called experts lost because they were so arrogant they thought they could simply tell lies, sneer at the opposition and get away with it. They didn’t realise that both the audience and deniers were considerably more intellectually capable than they were.
IQ2US Debate: Global Warming Is Not A Crisis

Alarmists don’t want debate because they will lose. The Inquisition was invented to enforce the dogma and persecute the heretics. Change “dogma” to “consensus” and “heretics” to “deniers” and here we are.
Why debate Galileo when you can arrest him for heresy?
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Pat Frank

Gavin Schmidt accused Dick Lindzen of lying in that debate. Lindzen had a few words to say about it, at the end.
Gavin, who has unfailingly supported Michael Mann, has no appreciation of the bitter irony involved when he accuses someone else of lying.

Tim

The ongoing efforts of the reality manipulators have created a collective and shared delusion that is self-sustaining. Sadly, even intelligent minds are not immune to this crowd-think. The entertainment industry has joined pseudo-science as a paid political tool and it’s usually subtle, but this one stoops to the pits of violent intimidation and may just trigger some crazies.

Ricdre

“Sadly, even intelligent minds are not immune to this crowd-think. The entertainment industry has joined pseudo-science as a paid political tool and it’s usually subtle, but this one stoops to the pits of violent intimidation and may just trigger some crazies.”
You lost me there…first you mention “intelligent minds” then you mention “The entertainment industry”. I don’t see the connection.

s-t

But some TV shows have good description of so academia people, focused on tiny details, having often useless “culture”, clueless about many real world facts.
I like the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”. I think episode “The Prestidigitation Approximation” is quite realistic.

Episode “Bear Bad” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is good too.
In The Simpsons, the (“non canon” ie out of the ordinary narration) episode about Marge Bouvier’s past, when she was a univ student in love of a prof is good too.

The Alarmists of Oz are bringing back the Inquisition. Burn the climate heretics! James Cook U stands for cook the heretics!
http://www.sampsoniaway.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/spanish-inquisition-e1405092640643.jpg

Greg Cavanagh

Who commissioned the picture to be created?
This not an isolated incident, and you’ll find many paintings of such atrocities. Some are from the artist who recognises the import of such public events, and records it for history. But many are commissioned by the Church for their own records.
Further; these events are done in the public square to demonstrate clearly to everybody the consequences of heresy.

Joe G

Who are they kidding? We haz the guns! And the President…

Walter Sobchak

For how long?

TA

Threatening violence is just more evidence that the Alarmists think they are losing the CAGW argument. They are getting desperate.

Pop Piasa

The Church of Omnipotent Greenhouse In Carbon seems to be increasingly militant in their mission of global conversion. Winning by elimination seems to be the ultimate goal.

s-t

Is that the same crowd that claimed that ads featuring a bullseye on a map (*) was encouraging gun violence against politicians and resulted in one Democrat being attacked by a gunman?
(*) a visual device that was used by both parties to indicate areas that could be flipped during next election

RockyRoad

Why do these people want to kill CAGW acolytes (who are the REAL “climate deniers”)?

Rick

The environment minister in the clip is clueless about pop music lyrics.
She quotes the lyric “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” crediting Fleetwood Mac.
The words are from the song Big Yellow Taxi written by Joni Mitchell covered by many groups but not Fleetwood Mac.

SAMURAI

Since Leftists can’t persuade people to follow their destructive ideas through words, they prefer the barrel of a gun to get peoples’ minds right….
Leftists’ killed 100+ million citizens around the world in the 20th century and this plight continues.
When will people ever learn the lessons of history?