Climate Extremists Offering Lessons to Activists on How to Use Super Glue

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

An Aussie climate activist group is worried that their supporters can’t read the instructions on tubes of superglue, so they are holding training sessions to ensure activists know how to glue themselves to pavements and miscellaneous landmarks.

While I don’t support people glueing themselves to landmarks, well its a start. Who knows, if the activists attend enough training sessions, they might learn enough life skills to be employable.

Below is a video of a glue wielding climate activist professor who didn’t attend the “how to use superglue” training course.

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July 8, 2019 2:25 pm

The authorities should just leave them there to suffer the natural consequences. That is the best way to develop some sense.

There wouldn’t BE any climate alarm extremism if people know what photosynthesis was and had any sel

Killer Marmot
Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 3:39 pm

I disagree. The authorities should bring them lots of orange juice and coffee to drink, so that they’re comfortable.

Reply to  Killer Marmot
July 9, 2019 2:27 am

The authorities could also donate subfreezing pieces of steel to them, to lick, so as to keep cool.

D. Anderson
Reply to  Killer Marmot
July 9, 2019 10:04 am


Reply to  Killer Marmot
July 9, 2019 2:36 pm

I think issuing Super Glue to such activists is a great idea!

Wish I had thought of that myself:)

Perhaps the lessons can be extended to Green MP’s in the house. Esp In NZ parliament and maybe some “Climate Scientists” who we could all name 🙂



Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 3:49 pm

Experience is a good teacher. A bad experience is a better teacher.

Reply to  Doug Huffman
July 8, 2019 5:14 pm

The ineptitude element here has its humor. But all it will take to completely deflate that is some kind of serious injury or accidental death. Cyanoacrylate is hugely irritating to the eyes, but it is also very flammable, to the point of self-ignition if not handled with caution. Years back when I wanted to clear out the nozzle of my little glue bottle (annoying to have it set up solid & blocked), I squeezed it out into a Kleenex tissue. It evaporated so quickly that it heated up rapidly and burst into flames. It’s a bit of a trick to accomplish this, I’ve only felt the heat with smaller amounts since that time, but I could only imagine the needless injury if a large amount evaporated into some idiot’s clothes and caught fire. This practice needs to be banned as soon as possible.

R Shearer
Reply to  Russell Cook
July 8, 2019 6:09 pm

Vaporization is endothermic, something else must have occurred.

Leo Smith
Reply to  R Shearer
July 9, 2019 12:48 am

drop some super glue on some baking powder. the reaction is massively exothermic.

Reply to  Russell Cook
July 8, 2019 7:03 pm

Evaporation cools.

Glue curing is exothermic.

R Shearer
Reply to  Russell Cook
July 8, 2019 7:48 pm

The polymerization itself is exothermic and is accelerated by water. So if it was humid or the Kleenex was moistened for some reason, then this could explain the observation.

Reply to  R Shearer
July 8, 2019 8:31 pm

Yep, remember, I’m no scientist here, and was using the wrong description above. The latter half of this so-so video explains more of what I didn’t know — the superglue I had likely had no polymerization inhibitors in it, the Kleenex was either moist, or it wasn’t a paper tissue but was instead a cotton ball or cotton t-shirt rag. Not evaporation, either, but a rapid spread of the glue widely across the material. As the Tom Hanks character in the “Cast Away” movie might say, “The air got to it!” I was just surprised how whatever it was spontaneously lit up that way, but I’ve had rough times trying to re-create it.

Bryan A
Reply to  Russell Cook
July 8, 2019 9:03 pm

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine, could you be mine….
Good morning boys and girls. Today we are going to learn the word “Dunce”. Can you say Dunce? I knew you could

Reply to  Russell Cook
July 9, 2019 4:18 am

Russel Cook:
We really must stop protecting people from natural selection.

Reply to  Russell Cook
July 9, 2019 4:36 am

I glued a bit of broken tail light into place and also noted heat , only time Ive noticed it but it was pretty warm. reckoned it was reaction to the specific plastic?
packages say to be sure not to get onto skin so i hope they suffer painfully, doing it on purpose.

Reply to  Russell Cook
July 9, 2019 8:46 am

It’s not the government’s job to protect us from our own stupidity. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes…that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Besides, trying to outlaw stupidity is a fool’s errand. May as well try to outlaw gravity.

Reply to  Sailorcurt
July 11, 2019 7:37 pm

May as well try to reduce the global temperature 0.01 degrees 100 years from now by giving 100 trillion dollars to Communists.

Reply to  Russell Cook
July 11, 2019 3:40 am

I remember once in summer I picked up a lighter that had been left in the sun.
I clicked it and BAM!
The whole thing exploded in my hand (luckily not near my face),
But the interesting thing was that my hand was completely untouched.
It was as though the pressure in the Aussie summer sun was so great that the combustible component dissipated so quickly, that there wasn’t enough component in a small enough area to ignite.
Dangerous indeed.
Of course more of this will happen with global warming!

Reply to  Doug Huffman
July 9, 2019 8:28 am

“Good judgment comes from experience, most of which comes from bad judgment.”

Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 4:25 pm

And the authorities should provide them lots of drinks, don’t want them to get dehydrated 😀

Reply to  lgp
July 8, 2019 5:36 pm

I don’t think water would be part of the equation there. They used to leave the bodies in the little hanging cages as a continuing lesson for those that weren’t around for the original lesson.

Reply to  lgp
July 8, 2019 6:06 pm

Don’t forget food, laced with a laxative to add flavor.

Hot under the collar
Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 5:15 pm

The irony of the fact they are protesting using a substance requiring manufacture by the chemical factories they want to close!

Paul Milenkovic
Reply to  Hot under the collar
July 8, 2019 6:27 pm

Nail polish remover is also activist remover.

Walt D.
Reply to  Paul Milenkovic
July 8, 2019 7:07 pm

Acetone – carcinogenic?

Reply to  Walt D.
July 8, 2019 8:20 pm

You could but hope might thin the genes from the pool 🙂

Reply to  Walt D.
July 9, 2019 10:14 am

Yes acetone is a carcinogen.
Heck there are only 12 years left.
Also it isa slow process so they might not connect cause and effect.

Reply to  Paul Milenkovic
July 9, 2019 4:41 am

well as someone who repairs torn fingernails(rips down very low and painful) with superglue n acrylate or a teabag paper at times i can say that acetone doesnt move it very well from skin OR the treated area when its set properly
I have had repaired areas last at least 5 days or longer and i dont wear gloves to garden or when bathing;-) so its pretty handy, till the nail area grows out

Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 7:22 pm

Yes, I’m thinking there is no duty of care required. In Oz when they super glued themselves to the roadway the authorities should have just placed a few temporary fences around the fools and let the traffic drive around them.

Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 8, 2019 8:27 pm

But only trying to wash them off with a fire hose.

If that doesn’t work, perhaps a couple of hours in the freezing cold of our global warmed winter, after hosing, might help them to come up with a different way of protesting.

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Hasbeen
July 9, 2019 4:17 am

Arrest those “protestors”, …… put them in jail, ….. schedule their court appearance for 3 months after date of arrest ……. and set a $5,000 “cash only” bond.

Reply to  ladylifegrows
July 9, 2019 7:22 am

In times past miscreants were forcibly placed into stocks in the public square for punishment and humiliation. Now it seems the idiots are placing themselves into the modern day equivalent. Humorously the effects are the same.

Tom Halla
July 8, 2019 2:29 pm

Greens are not noted for their technical ability.

Farmer Ch E retired
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 9, 2019 8:27 am

Given a choice, it is better to be a Deplorable than an Unemployable.

July 8, 2019 2:40 pm

use nails from a dewalt power hammer.
kill 2 birds one nail….

July 8, 2019 2:42 pm

Perfect activity for useful idiots.

dodgy geezer
July 8, 2019 2:46 pm

Our local model boat club will be happy to give instruction on the use of various glues and other methods of permanently joining materials.

I would recommend that he try soldering his teeth to an oak tree…

July 8, 2019 2:51 pm

Leave them glued to the ground & block off the area so nobody can unglue them.

July 8, 2019 2:53 pm

…they always look weird too…and not too bright

July 8, 2019 3:28 pm

Every child in a frozen climate learns not to lick a freezing metal rail. Somehow, they all seem to know what will happen and somehow they end up doing it anyway. Nobody I know ever did it twice.

Somehow every Canadian four year old is smarter than university professor climate activists. If you superglue yourself to something, you can be easily removed. It will hurt. You will lose some skin.

Reply to  commieBob
July 9, 2019 3:47 am

No, they won’t because the law requires humane treatment and they will get them off with as little pain as possible on THEIR part. The pain we’ll feel as taxpayers is something else

Reply to  4TimesAYear
July 9, 2019 4:26 am

Isn’t allowing them to remain ignorant and unaware of consequences actually exceeding cruel?????

July 8, 2019 3:28 pm

If only they would glue their mouths shut. And nostrils too.

July 8, 2019 3:29 pm

I suggest setting up ‘practice zones’ in major urban areas where these folks can practice permanently gluing themselves to immovable objects. Think of it like a live-trap for mouse, only targeting (‘marketing to’) alarmists. These should have sound-absorbing walls to limit the shrill hysteria. While they’re captured, we can mandate exposure to things like actual NOAA sea level rise graphs, actual historical weather extremes, and some of science’s most spectacular failed predictions.

There…Problem solved. (/sarc)

July 8, 2019 3:34 pm

Ants. What is needed is the introduction of lots of ants.

Reply to  Marv
July 8, 2019 4:43 pm

Deer a/o horse flies – will be most fun around sunset.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Marv
July 8, 2019 5:01 pm

Flees would be more funny.

If only mosquitoes were trainable /evil grin

Reply to  Marv
July 8, 2019 6:01 pm

Letting a few snakes out to slither around them could be very entertaining. I think I would pay to see that.

Reply to  jtom
July 8, 2019 7:07 pm

Spiders and other arachnids.

Tom Halla
Reply to  ATheoK
July 8, 2019 7:08 pm

Fire ants?

Reply to  Tom Halla
July 9, 2019 3:01 am


July 8, 2019 3:37 pm

Apply some Crazy Glue to the lower lip…then the upper lip. And then squeeze both together and hold for 1 minute until dry. Then insert more super glue into the left nostril…

Lank on a high
July 8, 2019 3:42 pm

They clearly know how to sniff the glue!

July 8, 2019 3:47 pm

Okay this has to rank high on the list of social biomarkers for the decline of “advanced” economies and societies. The Russian disruption teams and Chinese People’s Army need to study and track this marker.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
July 8, 2019 4:24 pm

ResourceGuy: I know that genes deteriorate over time, normally generations. Do you think the climate activist, PhD professor might be a prime example of this ?

July 8, 2019 3:50 pm

As in the 1960s, this could be a great way to meet girls in the movement…while stuck to places.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
July 8, 2019 4:57 pm

If you are ‘stuck to places’
it may not be girls you meet…

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Photios
July 8, 2019 5:05 pm

Yes, that’s one of the reason that headstocks went out of fashion. You had to post guards around the person over night to stop other people “meeting” them. Of course, nobody was guarding the guards.

Shoki Kaneda
July 8, 2019 3:56 pm

Best way to remove them is quickly, like ripping off a band-aid.

Clarky of Oz
July 8, 2019 3:57 pm

Well the good Dr Larch Maxey has taught me one thing. I always knew the were degrees of stupidity. I never knew there were degrees IN stupidity.

I do take some comfort from the fact the above idiot is English and that here in Australia we actually train our idiots.

July 8, 2019 3:58 pm

He is carrying a lot of oil in his jacket, in his shoes and in the glue. Please someone warn this guy to, at least, come dress like a FlintStone… Oh no, they were wearing animal skins…

Right-Handed Shark
July 8, 2019 3:58 pm

However much was spent on the education of these people was clearly a waste of taxpayer’s money. If I were the education secretary, I would introduce a gullibility index for children whereby if they were not able to separate fact from fiction by the age of 7, they would be taken out of education and put to work in sweatshops, or up chimneys, or anything remotely useful to society. These morons are suggestible to the point of being a danger to themselves, and to anyone who has the misfortune to come into contact with them.

/sarc not entirely off.

Writing Observer
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 8, 2019 10:03 pm

An improperly cleaned chimney is a serious fire hazard. Would you want one of these… people… cleaning yours?

July 8, 2019 4:04 pm

An Aussie climate activist group is worried that their supporters can’t read the instructions on tubes of superglue…

I am beginning to think that these “supporters” are being recruited from the ranks of the homeless, the unemployable, the substance-addicted and the like to do the dirty work of the Green Blob. The Green blob uses these “disposables” to do the things the leaders would never do, all the while basking the the glory of the fawning headlines.

Robert of Texas
July 8, 2019 4:23 pm


All AGW activists, PLEASE pay attention…

Open the tube and apply the glue to both lips, then compress them together while counting to 100… Your participation will go far in helping to fix what is wrong in the world.

July 8, 2019 4:24 pm

Let the moron stay. When they’ve pissed themselves long enough, and dirtied themselves, or got hungry enough, they’ll figure a way to get unglued. Then arrest them for criminal trespass, and make them financially responsible to clean up their mess. If they’re stupid enough to be continually being beat by opening doors, all the better. Charge them for that repair, too.

A co-worker once said “Stupidity is its own reward”.

Shoki Kaneda
Reply to  fxk
July 8, 2019 9:27 pm

Stupid is as stupid does.

Tom Abbott
July 8, 2019 4:28 pm

Spending a lot of time around glue fumes can cause a person to start having delusions, like say, that human CO2 is causing thunderstorms to be more violent.

michael hart
July 8, 2019 4:29 pm

“While I don’t support people glueing themselves to landmarks,…”

Well I do. There are still more landmarks than there are idiots with glue. I’ll gladly give them help to superglue themselves to the first thing they see when they step outside of their front door, if not sooner.

My main concern is that they might have sniffed the aforementioned glue before we get to join them with something immovable.

J Mac
July 8, 2019 4:39 pm

Let’s listen to something worth while….
Lionel Ritchie – Stuck On You!

July 8, 2019 4:40 pm

Epoxy resin.

Much more permanent and I believe more difficult to dissolve than superglue.

If they really mean what they say they will welcome my advice and stay permanently glued to their chosen spot for decades to come, for generations of children to marvel at their rank stupidity.

And they may well be rank for a while, but that will wear off after a year or so, depending on the exposure, and we can all delight in shaking hands with green skeletons.

Not that I wish them any harm whatsoever but if their choice is to glue themselves to something to demonstrate their commitment, they may as well do it properly.

GO GREENS! Epoxy resin is the ultimate protest. I’m sure I can organise a whip round on WUWT to ensure your protests are done properly with gallons of the stuff.

Reply to  HotScot
July 9, 2019 3:07 am

Epoxy resin? … isn’t that the stuff used to make carbon fiber?

Reply to  WXcycles
July 9, 2019 4:56 am


I understand what you’re getting at, but no. What you’re thinking of is the end result of the saturation of carbon fibre matting with epoxy resin, which you can buy from Amazon to make and repair things from boats to spectacles.

The carbon fibre matting is just a material (usually woven) like fibreglass matting.

Reply to  HotScot
July 9, 2019 8:06 am

I stand by my wording.

Gunga Din
Reply to  HotScot
July 9, 2019 5:52 am

Reminds me of this old post:

epoxology: the science of sticking (permanently) to an untenable position

John Bell
July 8, 2019 4:48 pm

After the protests they will get in their SUVs and drive home, and turn on the lights and use fossil fuels every day.

July 8, 2019 5:04 pm

Continuous ad placement is the real pollution in society.

Walt D.
July 8, 2019 5:40 pm

I heard a story from a friend in Adelaide about the Roxby Downs mine. ~1984.
Environmentalists, or “Greenies” as they were called in those days, decided it would be a good idea to chain themselves to the front gate to block traffic. The police arrived, took the gate off its hinges, marched the 100 meters down the road and off to the side, took their keys and left them there. No cell phones back then, so they were there for a long time.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Walt D.
July 8, 2019 8:46 pm

Police would not be permitted to do that these days, their human rights and feelings would be hurt.

Al Miller
July 8, 2019 6:01 pm

Free super glue for anyone gullible enough to believe CO2 is a pollutant. Hell I’ll pay for it for the amusement factor!

Reply to  Al Miller
July 9, 2019 3:09 am

Reading about this is genuinely like an amped-up classic Monty Python skit.

How can people possibly be this stupid?

July 8, 2019 6:27 pm

If they were really serious they’d be using JB Weld-black. It contains alloy particles and is unbelievably strong. I pillar bedded a K31 (Swiss Army straight pull rifle) using it and alloy tubing in the stock. It feels like a forging. Cool if you like everything going through one hole…

Craig from Oz
July 8, 2019 6:35 pm

The most important thing to remember when planning superglue related activism is to stick to the plan.

Still, training can also be useful. It helps the team bond. I am almost tempted to join, but are not really sure I could hold it all together for long enough.

I’ll get my coat.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 8, 2019 10:47 pm

You would become unglued as you failed to adhere to your target audience.

Walt D.
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 9, 2019 6:18 am


July 8, 2019 6:54 pm

Do they wear diapers?
Do they deliberately chose cool humid weather?
I’m trying to think how it must work . . .
Option 1/ One arrives at designated target, succeeds in attaching oneself to some structure or other. Eight-plus hours later . . . . dehydration is becoming a bit of a problem.
Option2/ You get your water in early (as marathon runners are heard to say), arrive at target and duly attach oneself to it. Two hours later, overhydration could become a bit of a problem – but not if you’re wearing diapers! (or a “TravelJohn” )

Walt D.
July 8, 2019 7:08 pm

They should superglue their lips to Al Gore’s rear end.

Gary Palmgren
July 8, 2019 7:52 pm

Easy time to pick their pockets. Or de-pants them if they have no money. Or……. Oh god, no. They really have no sexual attraction. Just get creative with a big colored Sharpies. Or asphalt crack sealer and feathers.

July 8, 2019 8:27 pm

They had a rally in Brisbane over the Adani mine and a few glued themselves to the road. They got arrested and removed from the road without charge, it was viewed removing them from the road was painful enough to act as punishment. The more amusing part was all they could get for a crowd was 700 people, perhaps they should have offered few coffee because that will generally get you a few thousand 🙂

Have not heard from them for a week, I think they have worked out there isn’t a huge amount of support and trying to work out a new stunt to try and grab headlines.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  LdB
July 8, 2019 10:50 pm

Giver everyone who glued themselves to the road coffee too. Half an hour later they’ll be begging to be unglued 🙂

July 8, 2019 8:52 pm

These fools need to be very careful they are pushing to situation where new laws will be passed. In Western Australia we introduced a law (Prevention of Lawful Activity Bill 2015) which will see you land a $24K fine or 2 years jail for things like gluing yourself to property.

It still sits as passed both houses but not enacted by the police.

Police instead have opted to use “move on notices” to protestors causing problems, in which case the person must unglue themselves and move on or else face arrest.

New South Wales is considering similar laws.

Reply to  LdB
July 9, 2019 3:15 am

If I remember correctly two years ago a bunch of socialist/greenie activists super-glued themselves to the visitors gallery railing in the House of Representatives Chamber in Canberra’s Parliament, to disrupt Question Time, so I’m not surprised it’s finally being made illegal by governments.

July 8, 2019 9:05 pm

I note that the climate activist’s clothes are a product of the petrochemical industry.

Brooks Hurd
July 8, 2019 11:11 pm

Any of these delusional people who believe that we are living in a global extinction event need gallons of super glue per person. Let them glue themselves firmly to whatever large heavy objects they can find.

Reply to  Brooks Hurd
July 9, 2019 2:54 am

Glue themselves to the top of a coral reef at low-tide and let the wildlife liberate their carbon.

a happy little debunker
July 8, 2019 11:34 pm

Proper Aussies would be using Clag.

Keeping growing minds active and little fingers busy!

July 9, 2019 2:21 am

Love the video of the idiot in blue.
Outsmarted by a door.

Reply to  Ve2
July 9, 2019 11:13 am

A pity the doors didn’t stay closed for long enough for him to glue his hands to the doors. Then when they started opening again – wow, spatchcocked activist!

July 9, 2019 2:51 am

If they really wanted to help they could glue their lips closed and nostrils together, plus glue the other end first to keep their farts in.

July 9, 2019 3:44 am

Not exactly environmentally friendly, is it? With the effort it takes to get them unstuck, treat them at a hospital, etc., they’re doing more damage than they can make up for in a lifetime.

July 9, 2019 4:25 am

Why glue? Stick their feet in a large bucket of fast curing concrete. Preferably under water…..

Bryan A
Reply to  NorwegianSceptic
July 9, 2019 6:58 am

Just loose a colony of Fire Ants in their midst. They will then be able to prove their steadfastness for their cause.

Reply to  Bryan A
July 9, 2019 8:05 am

“Forgive them Mother for they know not what they do!”

July 9, 2019 7:47 am

All this supegluing is a bit silly — one can go to any good Hobby Shop offering glues to build model airplanes etc, and buy a simple superglue debonder for a buck or two that “undoes” the superglue (without it, I never would have been able to complete any models, tending to rush and get things in the wrong places).

Un-superglue is a lot easier for the police to use than bolt cutters for the old-fashioned protesters that chain themselves to things.

Reply to  Kip Hansen
July 9, 2019 1:37 pm

A quicker and more effective way would be to spray them with Poss-Off

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ve2
July 9, 2019 2:40 pm

There’s also a product called “Goo-Gone”.
I don’t know if it works on super glue but it should take care of the green goo.

July 9, 2019 8:55 am

Upon a successful adhesive protest, with Extinction Rebellion folks all stuck to something substantial, I can’t avoid but picture the market scene from ‘Soylent Green’… when the “scoops” move in to clear the street. Looking forward to the news on August 6th!

Joe Myers
July 9, 2019 9:11 am

My experience with super glue debonder is not so positive. It works, albeit very slowly. Also, I have built many planes using super glue. I’ve had instances where thin super glue dripped onto a clean, slightly sweaty finger and cured so quickly that I was afraid I might end up with a blister. Invariably, two fingers glued together this way are VERY hard to get apart even with debonder. If you’re interested is seeing the heat of curing, squirt some onto a pile of fine balsa sawdust and you’ll almost always end up with smoke.

Reply to  Joe Myers
July 12, 2019 6:20 am

Let the glue dry, then slowly saw through it with a razor blade to separate the fingers. Some fine grit sandpaper will remove most of the residue. The rest will shed off with the skin in about a day.

D. Anderson
July 9, 2019 10:06 am

I’ve never had any luck supergluing anything. It all falls apart again.

mr bliss
July 9, 2019 5:42 pm

I can only hope our police are being offered lessons on how to leave them where they are, so they have to free themselves

July 10, 2019 9:23 am

I suggest gluing themselves to a rock at the edge of the sea.

At low tide.

Johann Wundersamer
July 15, 2019 11:24 am

“I’ve never had any luck supergluing anything. It all falls apart again.”

Try siberia without gloves.

Your fingers get superglued. Immediately.

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