Sunday Satire – the #ExtinctionRebellion “official response”

Josh writes about the laughable “Extinction Rebellion which made all sorts of silly and juvenile protests in the UK this past week.

We have had a hilarious week with mad extinction rebellion protesters who seem to know little about what they are protesting about but happy to glue themselves to things and disrupt the traffic. Unlike the Gilet Jaunes in Paris who are much more violent. I guess we should count ourselves lucky.

Thus, he’s put words to pen and paint:

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Greg Woods
April 21, 2019 1:30 pm



Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Greg Woods
April 21, 2019 2:16 pm

Just more solid evidence on top of a mountain of solid evidence that Alarmist Climate Change believers suffer from very real delusions and detachment from the real world.

I think I’ll go fill-up my Chevy P/U now with about 20 gallons (~130 lbs) of carbon-dioxide creating fossil fuel and take the dogs for a walk at a park before we go to a local beer garden for a nice Sunday evening social.

Bryan A
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 21, 2019 4:38 pm

Careful, the best beers release CO2 into atmosphere upon opening and more upon consumption

R Shearer
Reply to  Greg Woods
April 21, 2019 2:37 pm

This appears to be the same model used to legally extort funds from companies or whole industries. Its first successful use was against “Big Tobacco.”

Reply to  R Shearer
April 21, 2019 3:01 pm

If the tobacco companies quit selling their products tomorrow, we’d survive.

If, all of a sudden, we couldn’t get oil and gas, things would come crashing down. Trying to extort the petroleum industry isn’t going to work.

Reply to  commieBob
April 21, 2019 4:48 pm

“If the tobacco companies quit selling their products tomorrow, we’d survive”

But Big Government which profits immensely from the huge taxes on tobacco products would not.

Julie near Chicago
Reply to  Greg Woods
April 21, 2019 6:56 pm

From the link:

The report’s lead author is Michael Gerrard, the founder and director of Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

So we know (95-98% confidence level) up front that the gent is promoting “Climate Change Law.” And probably not of the type I’d like to see, although in theory he might be hoping to change the present perfidious direction of “Climate Change Law” which so many Warming Catastrophics are promoting.

There, I hope that is sufficiently fair-minded a way to put it, while still making my own opinion sufficiently evident. 😈

Donald Kasper
Reply to  Greg Woods
April 21, 2019 8:52 pm

Exxon knew. Now call the operator at their HQ and demand to speak to their chief climate scientist. Still waiting. Okay, there are no employees of Exxon who study climate. Now, maybe an MBA hack with nothing else to do babbled about climate change on emails as potential energy use threats, but that is not science.

Reply to  Donald Kasper
April 21, 2019 9:50 pm

Don’t like Exxon re climate change?

If you are a climate change believer it is very simple. Stop driving. It is that simple!

Reply to  joe
April 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Stop driving
Stop using your phone
Stop using the internet
Stop heating your home
Stop cooling your home
Stop flying
Stop taking the train
Stop manufacturing pretty much anything
Stop eating
Stop breeding
Stop using hospitals

Do I really need to carry on?

Reply to  MangoChutney
April 22, 2019 12:26 am

Stop partaking in industries that are set-up to try to make profits.

Dennis Sandberg
April 21, 2019 1:38 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if the willfully uniformed alarmists would study the science and the grant seekers had a conscious? The politicians are hopelessly dishonest and wouldn’t know the truth if it hit them in the face so forget them.

Joel O'Bryan
April 21, 2019 2:06 pm

I wonder if environmental outrage industry likes these newcomers muscling in on their territory?

ER is of course taking money and people away from groups like Greenpeace and The outrage industry always has leaders looking to earn a nice living from the funding their publicity stunts generate.
Bill McKibben has no doubt reaped nice paychecks from Now ER is muscling-in on his and Greenpeace’s territory. Of course there’s plenty of “outrage” to go around, but money probably not so much.

ER has a flashy website: and devlopment, hosting, and IT services are not free. On their website they boast:
“Our first crowd funder raised over £115k which meant we were able to grow fast and deliver messages and inspiration very quickly. But now we are scaling up and organising in communities across the world.”
And they provide a link below that to donate money using a credit card. Their funding page shows they so far have raised £336,293 (21 April 2019). The hilarious thing they say is they start out with a “Life on Earth is dying” in bold on their funding page. (As an aside, I wonder where they think it is dying? Beside computer simulations, of course.)

If they were operate here in the US, they’d have to get IRS approval as a 501(c)4 non-profit. Their overt political messaging wouldn’t allow them to operate as a 501(c)3 non-profit where donations are tax-deductible by the donor.
I don’t know anything about the tax and financial rules for this UK based organization, but if they try to expand to the US, they’ll be stepping on other’s turf.

High Treason
April 21, 2019 2:08 pm

The fruits of indoctrination. This is probably how Paganism took hold in the past. Of course, such Paganism always escalates its virtue signalling to sacrificing humans, especially political opponents.

Time to stop thinking of these econazis as cute- pandering to their lunacy will bring our entire species in to lunacy. An historic reality to ponder-the Nazis were born of the ultra green movement. Just remember this when you next vote. The Greens are the closest thing around to the Nazis.

Reply to  High Treason
April 21, 2019 10:38 pm

Not just paganism.

All religion relies on indoctrination to get the masses to follow.

April 21, 2019 2:11 pm

There are some authority figures keen to inform us that the UK Parliamentary system IS working well.

They tell us the debate over Brexit is healthy and an example of the system working at it’s best and hardest, and no, I kid you not, this is what some are telling us.

Meanwhile a bunch of holiday making, left wing teachers, students, children and unemployed serial activists are disrupting the London business community telling us all climate change is going to kill us all unless THEIR demands are met to achieve an impossible task, net zero carbon emissions by 2025 across the whole of the UK.

Our country is currently petrified over Brexit, financially stagnant because businesses simply haven’t a clue how to plan for the future. We should have left the EU on March the 29th but we are now facing years of monthly payment of over a £Billion a month to Brussels because our own government refuses to accept the will of the Democratic majority and leave the EU by the date agreed.

These nutty climate activists therefore think it’s a really good idea to disrupt more business transactions from operating smoothly by parking a pink sailing yacht in the middle of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the world and invite some talentless actress to FLY 5,000 miles to tell us all how committed she is to the cause of saving the planet. Of course she didn’t FLY first class, she had to slum it in business class.

And when a committed Australian Christian, one of the best Rugby players in the world (Israel Faluo) virtually recites a biblical passage on Twitter condemning homosexuality, and an equally good player in the UK (Billy Vunipola) merely ‘likes’ his tweet, Israel is told he’ll never play Rugby for Australia again and Billy is hauled over the coals and forced to apologise. What’s worse is that today, Billy played for his English club in Ireland and that Christian nation Boo’d him every time he touched the ball.

Never mind that he has the right to free speech, a predominantly Catholic country vilified him for supporting Christian values. WTF are these people thinking?

I’m not religious in any meaningful way (as far as I’m concerned, once I’m gone, I’m gone, anything else is a bonus) but our islands (in which I include the whole of Ireland here) is predominantly white Christian (north of 90% I believe) yet we are being relentlessly dragged down the route of minority group dominance in everything we do.

I mean, I don’t mind people with gender issues, but I’m damn sure that when the rest of the country is predominantly heterosexual, they should adapt to our world and not us to theirs.

But as with the Extinction Rebellion minority extremists, we are forced to tolerate their disruptive behaviour because they have a ‘belief’.

Thankfully, I suspect the whole of the UK is beginning to wake up to it all. Extinction Rebellion are not doing themselves nor their cause any good whatsoever.

We are slower to rouse than most countries like France and their yellow vest protesters, but when the dam eventually breaks, these people will be gently crushed, much like the smelly, dishevelled, CND mod who were camped outside Faslane nuclear base for years.

This is not our country folks. These are not our values. Hopefully the rest of the world, especially our American cousins and our cultural allies everywhere recognise that the vast majority of the country, whilst welcoming diversity, will not be dominated by it.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  HotScot
April 21, 2019 2:31 pm

“…much like the smelly, dishevelled, CND mod who were camped outside Faslane nuclear base for years.”

Lived 2 years, first-hand with that smelly crowd at RAF Greenham Common. I was one of those Air Force guys with a finger on the missile launch button.

CND was mostly very ugly women who would on the rare warm day bathe naked in full-view in their scattered camps around the base gates. Funny but equally disgusting at the same time.
These days, the current generation of outragers seems to be better coiffed. The benefits of a life of fossil fuels.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 21, 2019 2:38 pm


My sympathies are with you. I had the misfortune of occasionally having to round up the naked old hags. The blankets we provided them with were for our protection, not theirs.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 21, 2019 11:04 pm

While travelling from Basingstoke to Newbury I drove along the A339 as I usually did when travelling between the two towns. I recall passing Greenham Common in the middle of what looked like a riot I had my vehicle (Land Rover 90) spat at, rocks and excrement, in the form of babies nappies (Yes, really) thrown at it too. I didn’t envy the Police one bit.

Gunga Din
Reply to  HotScot
April 21, 2019 6:54 pm

I’ve found that those who love freedom and recognize that others also have the same freedoms they do generally need something to prod them into seeking the power required to preserve said freedom.
On the other hand, those who don’t recognize that you have the same freedom they do crave the power to take away your’s. (And they are generally very loud about it.)

old construction worker
Reply to  HotScot
April 23, 2019 5:11 am

‘… of over a £Billion a month….leave the EU by the date agreed.’ I don’t understand why you have to pay to exit the EU. What are they going to do? Sue you in world court? Demand other EU counties not buy your products and services? That you can’t covert EU currency to the Pound currency?

April 21, 2019 3:34 pm

Slightly OT – whatever happened to the Occupy Movement. Have any of their demands been met? Will the ER crowd go the same way?

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 22, 2019 3:03 am

“Will the ER crowd go the same way?”
I believe that the ER crowd will progressively come even more unglued than they are at present.
It’s a sticky subject!

Gunga Din
Reply to  KAT
April 22, 2019 6:30 am

The OM just switched hats for ER.
Same empty heads under the hat.

[“OM” ?? .mod]

Reply to  Gunga Din
April 22, 2019 6:46 am

.mod: “Occupy Wall Street” maybe?
(Red Army, KGB, SDS more accurately.)

John Endicott
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 22, 2019 10:27 am

[“OM” ?? .mod]

OM = Occupy Movement

Gunga Din
Reply to  John Endicott
April 22, 2019 10:31 am

(Knew I should have typed it all out.)

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 25, 2019 1:24 pm

In the UK at least, it’s pretty much the same people. One giveaway is the typeface used on many of their posters, the one used by the Socialist Workers’ Party, a revolutionary Trotskyist bunch.

Watermelons indeed.

Johann Wundersamer
April 21, 2019 3:35 pm

“We have had a hilarious week with mad extinction rebellion protesters who seem to know little about what they are protesting about but happy to glue themselves to things and disrupt the traffic.”

Best super glue is loctite.

Baier could might deliver

spray cans with glue solvents to fill the shelves near glyphosate.

Reply to  Johann Wundersamer
April 21, 2019 3:50 pm

Can we get them to glue their lips to things?

Bryan A
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 21, 2019 4:48 pm

How about to-gether

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 22, 2019 1:57 am

Yes. In Wintertime.

Wenn sie eine Stange aufstellen in Sibiria.

Urinate in wintertime outside the house builds a pole while the warm fluid is running.

and do not use the teeth to remove the gloves.

Immediately stick with tongue and lips to the buckles.

April 21, 2019 3:44 pm

Well, now we know, recycling and green tech manufacturing that exploits environmental and labor arbitrage globally in a kind of shared responsibility, needs to return to America, and the environmentalists need to be put on trial for a cover-up of crimes committed against humanity, the environment, and whales.

Don’t be a dodo. Think of the ducks! #HateLovesAbortion

April 21, 2019 3:49 pm

old hags huh?
didn’t see any personally
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Gunga Din
Reply to  ghalfrunt
April 21, 2019 7:09 pm

I assume you are replying to HotScot and Joel above?
( and )
In your picture there are just a couple of dozen people and they are all wearing coats.
Must not have been one of the warm days they are talking about.

April 21, 2019 4:47 pm

Shame on you all. The High Priestess of Climate, Ms Greta Thunberg (15 3/4) , has descended amongst her apostles, shaken the runes and declared the science is solid (thick?).
It wouldn’t be on the BBC if it wasn’t true.
I hope everyone is suitably ashamed.

April 21, 2019 4:47 pm

The BBC were earlier headlining that Extinction Rebellion were suspending their protests. Now they have about 16 year old Greta Thurnberg speaking to an XR rally.

Greta states in the video

We are the one’s making a difference. We in this Extinction Rebellion and the children school-striking for the climate. We are the one’s making a difference. It shouldn’t be like that, but no-one else is doing anything and we will have to do so.

The UK Climate Change Act 2008 commits the UK to reduce it’s emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990. Greta has been falsely informed. But this makes very little difference to global emissions. But for the people of the UK the policy is meaning ever-increasing utility bills, diktats from the Government and evermore propaganda from the BBC, such as the falsely-named “Climate change – the Facts“.

The protesters have made a difference though. As the article states.

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said that during her 36-year career she had never known a single police operation to result in so many arrests.

She said she was grateful for the help from hundreds of police officers drafted in from several forces, including the neighbouring City of London Police.

Officers from Kent, Sussex, Essex, Hampshire and Greater Manchester have also been sent.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said “more than 9,000 officers” had been responding to the demonstrations and he was “extremely concerned” about their impact on tackling issues such as violent crime.

The protesters have diverted police resources as well have inconvenienced many ordinary people. They have made a difference, and that difference has been highly negative.
They cannot make a positive difference – on climate alarmist terms – until they can persuade nearly all countries to reduce their emissions. But most countries are not interested, despite over two decades of being preached at. All any climate mitigation policies are achieving is making people on the receiving end of those policies worse off without greater offsetting benefits for future generations. That is the case even if, like Nobel Laureate Prof William Nordhaus, one believes in climate alarmism.

April 21, 2019 4:51 pm

One good thing about these Nut Cases who disrupt the traffic. They are
making a lot of good folk very angry, and this cannot help their crazy

Hopefully the government will be forced to arrest them, and not just as in
the past turn them loose afterwards.

A short spell in prison will make them realise that life in the real world is
a tough place. and a conviction will not help their long term employment
prospects. .


Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Michael
April 22, 2019 8:06 am

Michael – April 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm


To make them realize that their being arrested for disrupting of traffic, etc., ……. is really, really not in their best interest, …..the Judge/Justice should set their Court “date” at 6 months from date of arrest and then order them to be place in jail until their “court date” …… OR …… release them if they post a $6,000 cash Bond.

Jerry Palmer
April 21, 2019 5:32 pm

I want the government to tell the truth about climate change too. I want them to admit that they pay Mikey Mann and his pals vast sums of money to make shit up so they can justify taxes on air.

April 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Re. Jerry, there is a very good book printed in Australia called “Taxing Air” about the nonsense. Writton by the late Bob Carter and associate writers. Recommended.


M E Emberson
April 21, 2019 5:41 pm

What is “carbon ‘ ? I tried to send this question to MMPs in New Zealand. I got no reply from their offices. I doubt if the question passed the clerical staff.

Perhaps readers of this site could ask these ignoramuses who are so enjoying their fame, what carbon is and if it causes pollution.
If so how does pollution cause global climate change? They merely repeat assertions with no explanations, as far as I can see.

April 21, 2019 5:50 pm

The use of the autistic schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg as a propaganda front, is a master stroke by a highly professional PR organization. Because she is female, young and mentally challenged, she is protected from any kind of counter argument. The symptoms of Aspberger’s which she displays, lack of empathy and capacity for normal social interaction, obsessive single subject focus, inability to see a larger picture and consequences, are all read as some sort of extraordinary courage and oracle like wisdom. The elementary school teacher who frightened her mute for a year with visions of world catastrophe, should be prosecuted for child abuse.

Reply to  Betapug
April 22, 2019 2:54 am

Im just somewhere between highly amused and stunned that ANYONE is believing, even listening to some 15 yr old know nothing.
sad indictment on the IQ levels of those doing so
might be amusing to see the same crowd be so slavishly gullible to their own kids or siblings the same age

April 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Reply to  brent
April 21, 2019 7:43 pm

They can try but there is usually plenty of space on the wall when the masses say no.

April 21, 2019 6:54 pm

Why do we have only twelve years? Why not eleven…….or thirteen. How did they arrive at twelve? What was their methodology? And when is the twelve years up? December 31st 2031? On that exact day? At what hour?

Rob Leviston
Reply to  Paul
April 21, 2019 7:34 pm

Because they are OCD, and it needs to be an even number!

Bryan A
Reply to  Paul
April 21, 2019 7:49 pm

It is the amount of time before AOC would, if elected, be completing her first term as President and (as we all know, since CO2 is a NON problem) could then claim victory as the world is still surviving (which it would be anyway).

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Paul
April 21, 2019 10:12 pm

You have missed the whole deal. It was called Agenda 21, but is now called
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UN and others are not interested in climate, they want a world government — no national governments. This last falls under the concept of ‘Open Society Foundations’.
There is also the ‘Green Climate Fund’ to which Obama gave $500,000,000 in the week before leaving office.

So the answer to your question is: 2030 – 2018 = 12 years.
Eco-activists failed to read past the headline and thought that “12 years” meant something else.
Hope this helps.

Reply to  Paul
April 21, 2019 10:45 pm

Why do we have only twelve years? Why not eleven…….or thirteen. How did they arrive at twelve?

Because they are using the imperial system.

Young, non-American people don’t understand the imperial system so are easily hoodwinked.

If they used the decimal system, young people would realise it was all BS.

Russ Wood
Reply to  Paul
April 22, 2019 5:49 am

Twelve years because “turning it up to eleven” was already taken. (vide ‘This Is Spinal Tap’).

Reply to  Paul
April 23, 2019 5:56 am

Bowie said we only had 5 years. That was back in 1972.

Rob Leviston
April 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Dear Extermination Rebellion activists. Please start with yourselves!

Donald Kasper
April 21, 2019 8:55 pm

Baptists have been predicting the coming of Christ and End Days for 2000 years. The atheists have been predicting the End Days for 50 years. Nothing changed, just the messenger. This tells me that religion does not have a lock on the prediction of man’s doom, it is a basic response of some to a world they demand to control but just cannot. There have been two rounds so far of people claiming volcanoes and earthquakes are caused by man aka global something change. It hasn’t stuck yet, but it will be back.

Mark Pawelek
April 21, 2019 11:44 pm

protesters who seem to know little about what they are protesting about

The more ignorant they are the more fantically they protest. Now we know what it must’ve been like for sane Germans watching their country taken over by Nazis! How does one argue against insanity? How does one establish a rational foothold with these people?

April 22, 2019 1:03 am

Nature’s patterns are there for all to see,
If viewed with honest insight and thought.
Looking, seeing and thinking are the key,
Unlocking curiosity that’s commonsense taught.
“I shall not look.”, said the ignoramus.
“I can not look!”, said the frightened.
“No. Do not see!”, the advocate’s recited mantra.
“DON’T EVER LOOK!” ordered them with authority perceived .
“Pay and look this way” said the sneering profiting prophet.

Johann Wundersamer
April 22, 2019 1:56 am

Yes. In Wintertime.

Wenn sie eine Stange aufstellen in Sibiria.

Urinate in wintertime outside the house builds a pole while the warm fluid is running.

and do not use the teeth to remove the gloves.

Immediately stick with tongue and lips to the buckles.

April 22, 2019 8:30 am

The founding principles of “Extinction Revolution” are absurdly contradictory.

The way I read the purpose of the original organization that birthed this latest incarnation of it leads me to believe that some people need an excuse to raise hell, and so they formed an organization for this sole purpose.

A bunch of grown kids, mad at their parents, are throwing organized temper tantrums against any and all sense of order and respect for other people, even though (and this is what I mean by “absurdly contradictory”) the mission states some degree of respect for other people.

They are clueless about the facts of their so-called cause, they are mere puppets of their funding sources, and they have zero desire to think rationally. They just want to party mad, for the sake of being mad at the world.

“Ass-stink-shun Revolution”, then, would be a better name. What a waste of human DNA.

April 22, 2019 10:27 am

Remembering the heady days of the anti-Viet Nam war and anti-draft movements, I can see the attraction. Some grow up and get to learn about how the world really works, and others go tripping on illegal substances. The latter is perceived as a continuation of their protests. In fact, the teeth of those followers are drawn – keeping pot illegal really helps to contain these movements (eg, Woodstock). The next ‘movement’ depends on accumulating a new generation to provide the fuel.

The adult leaders and funders in the background are the really dangerous ones. Their plans to go on to tying up the courts will be a disaster.

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