MSNBC: Climate Protestors with Nooses Around Their Necks

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; Climate protestors in Berlin have upped the ante on green attention seeking, by standing on ice blocks with nooses around their necks tied to a mock gallows, to highlight their climate concerns;

Climate protestors mock hanging
Climate protestors stand on a block of ice with nooses around their neck. Source Breitbart / MSNBC

The Breitbart article includes a short video of the MSNBC news item.

In my opinion such stunts are utterly irresponsible. Climate protestors don’t need more attention, because they already have everyone’s attention.

Climate skeptics and lukewarmers are well aware of the protests, but we still don’t care, because we think protestors have been misled.

Protestors standing with a noose around their necks is not going to make people change their minds about whether what the protestors are demanding is reasonable, it just makes them look like nutcases.

But dangerous climate protest stunts might have one unintended consequence. How long until some attention seeking kid dies, because they tried to copy the recklessly irresponsible climate stunt of one of their green “heroes”?

88 thoughts on “MSNBC: Climate Protestors with Nooses Around Their Necks

  1. Crap, we had a local accidentally hang himself in the woods several years ago seeking sexual gratification. What makes this so different? They just exhibit a different sort of aberration.

    • Aberration is a judgmental label that stigmatizes and shames flat-Earth society (i.e. [social] consensus), population control advocates, and other aberrations of Nature and civilization.

      • warming alarmists are flat-earthers. They deny that climate changes unless it is driven by human actions. Climate models without GHG are tuned to produce flat, zero-trend output. This is called the “control run”, and “proves” what climate would be like if we had not had the industrial revolution.

        Sorry to be judgemental but that is an aberration.

      • Maybe these aberrations of human intelligence have failed to notice that this years Arctic sea ice minimum is identical to 2007 , when Al Gore started all this BS. Hard to claim “run away melting” when it is no less after 12 years.

        Mind you I bet they didn’t even stay there more than 10 minutes, their feet would freeze with the footwear they have.

        As the article points out this is just virtue signalling and is not going to convince anyone who does not already agree with them. Most will just hope they slip and get on with it.

        • It is most certainly echo chamber activity. All they are doing is whipping themselves into an even greater tantrum. The real fear should be that the most unstable among them act out in ways that REALLY endanger the population. These activists are terrorist groups in the incubation stage

          • Exactly Bill Powers.

            The danger is that a purposeful external force can direct a person or group whose mentality has been so deeply compromised.

            It scares the sh*t out of me.

            Especially since we know this dangerous climate thing was hatched in the seventies and has grown to these proportions over a long time.

            Remember Maurice Strong ?

    • fetish (n.)

      “material object regarded with awe as having mysterious powers or being the representative of a deity that may be worshipped through it,” 1610s, fatisso, from Portuguese feitiço “charm, sorcery, allurement,” noun use of an adjective meaning “artificial.”

      They have a dodo fetish, a post-normal (e.g. conflation of logical domains, inference, physical myths) fetish, a deference to mortal gods. Fetish shaming is strictly taboo in liberal societies, and skeptics have been known to be harassed, occupied, even cancelled, by monotonically divergent antifacist groups.

    • Climate protestors don’t need more attention, because they already have everyone’s attention. — article

      Well, since it’s never been about anything else, why is this nonsensical display of stupid behavior a surprise? I’m waiting for a mass something-or-other in which a large group of them do something really stupid. Groupthink/herd mentality is a powerful drug that is difficult to get rid of. Best thing to do is get out of their way as they gallop off a cliff. Geezo Pete, they are stupid.

      Even lemmings are smarter than this.

      • Due to global warming, the ice melts, 3 people die, 3 less generators of CO2. Sounds like a self-correcting problem to me.

  2. The implication is that all life dies when all the ice has melted.
    Yet the best times for life on Earth have been when there was least ice.
    The trouble is that the general public are believing such nonsense.

      • Politicians are not most people however, they are populists and will pander to populist views which ruins things for most others.

          • Climate Change is a “Globalist” movement to de-industrialize a handful of Western countries, so that the 3/4ths of the world’s populace exempt from restrictions can prosper and replace the West.

            Net zero? Not at all. But less than zero for the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating West. Not net zero for Globalist elites, either. They will continue to live like kings. Only the gullible peasants will suffer.

  3. Wow, this is stupid on so many different levels, it shines a light on the idiocy of the entire movement. Eric sounds disgusted as he writes the story, and I am also, this is appealing to exactly what class of persons?

    • If somebody kicked the ice blocks out from under them, it would be appealing to me (my very first, initial thought). But, I’m just a run of the mill deplorable person. I just don’t have any sympathy or empathy for stupidity like this. My only hope is that they are eligible for Darwin awards.

      It could be looked at another way. These people are just demonstrating the lengths they are willing to go to save an overpopulated Gaia and, they’re leading by example.

      • I’ll bet that they didn’t tie proper Hangman’s Nooses – that would have required research into the technology.

      • I think it would be very interesting to have an article at WUWT explaining their position by senior members of Extinction rebellion. This would include what political and social changes they are striving for, as well as how renewables can take the place of fossil fuels within a decade and what impact they expect to have on the climate.


  4. Climate Derangement Syndrome is an increasing driver of perverse behaviour. If you really believe the planet only has 10-12 years left, it will drive unhealthy and self destructive actions. The Jones Town cult comes to mind…. hence the ‘drink the kool-aid’ euphemism.

  5. The Climate movement is in many ways a death cult, full of hatred for humanity, and for those who dare to disagree. As the Warmunist monstrosity collapses their desperation continues ramp up, and that is dangerous.

    • In many cases like this one it seems to arise from giving Arts student ytpes the mistaken impression that they are doing something important and/or “scientific” by having an opinion about weather and climate.

      They chose not to study real science because it is too hard and populated by geeks and nerds, but still want to claim some sort of intellectual validity by association with the sciences and engineering subjects that normally require a bit too much hard work and mental discipline.

      • I think they are just trying to show off for their equally stupid girlfriends. At least it’s less ignorant than trying to glue themselves to a moving door.

  6. Dunce caps belong on all three.

    One of the “Saw” movies had something like this. Is that where the got this idea, or was there something before that?

  7. They used burning necklaces to lynch dissenters in order to force a transition to a progressive South Africa. They slice, dice, disarm, and strangle human lives early in their evolution in order to force social progress, social justice, and other common causes. How is this stage production better than the real practices?

    • Self-Darwin’s. Fine by me, except that actual Darwin Award winners make themselves unavailable to vote. These idiots, unfortunately, can still negatively affect other people’s lives.

  8. These young folk are certainly unaware that passive, forlorn stunts like this can be understood as a sign that their show is basically over. The brain has a remarkable, almost other-worldly trait of seeking truth and it is precisely this mechanism that gives rise to perhaps the most important of classical diagnoses in psychotherapy, psychological ‘denial’ – the real stuff.

    For example if some tragedy happens in one’s life, its normal for one to refuse to acknowledge it at first – the brain’s trick to give you a bit of time, to let you down more softly. However, if one continues to push against admitting this terrible knowledge in, the conflict in the brain makes one ill.

    The career ending “Climate Blues” outbreak among Catastrophic AGW scientists of a decade ago, brought on by “the Pause”, was another example of this phenomenon. They rationalized (also part of the illness) their deep depression was because their research had shown them the horror of changing climate bearing down on us and no one would listen. Having in most cases put in a dozen years or more in study and another 20 to 30 yrs researching, the niggling doubts that the very persistent subconscious kept injecting against resistance to acknowledging they might just have wasted the best part of a life.

    Everyone realizes now that there is nothing significant going to be done about climate. The developing world is developing fossil fueled electricity plants on a scale not even envisioned by clisci. and we are, like it or not, going to do a definitive experiment to once and for all settle the matter. I’m betting on a Garden of Eden Earth^тм оf global prosperity and peaked out population. I do worry about the anguished crescendo of fruitless effort, the certain letdiwn to follow and what suffering it may bring for the disappointed.

    • Interesting. It could be that nature interjects, extends or recreates a pause and the matter is settled from observation. I’m working in at a university institute that is greatly concerned with climate science and I just get the impression that most are suffering from some type of vague depression as you describe. Certainly, one must suppress the desire to discuss any doubt over climate change.

      There are all kinds of conflicts and internal struggles, for instance travel seems to be one of the perks for many researchers and they seem to make no efforts to reduce it.

  9. Clearly, if these people believe this is the moral equivalent of war, we should treat it that way.
    Put in a “windfall profits” tax with severe penalties.

    This moral equivalent of war will end in days.

  10. In my opinion such stunts are utterly irresponsible. Climate protestors don’t need more attention, because they already have everyone’s attention.

    Like a mosquito that keeps buzzing around your ear. You want to swat it, not support it.

    Climate skeptics and lukewarmers are well aware of the protests, but we still don’t care, because we think protestors have been misled.

    I’d add that we know that, though the MSM has handed them a megaphone to increase their volume, they are a small percentage of the the population.
    Besides, the volume of a small or large group of people doesn’t a Hockey Stick validate.

  11. It is all nonsense. Even if we could somehow stop the Earth’s climate from changing as has been doing for eons, extreme weather events and sea level rise would continue unabated because they are part of the current climate. No one knows what the optimum global climate really is let alone how to achieve it. Based on the paleoclimate record and the work done with models, one can conclude that the climate change we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. I believe that there are many good reasons to be conserving on the use of fossil fuels but climate change is not one of them. So far, wind and solar have not made much of a dent in mankind’s use of fossil fuels. Right now, the only rational alternative is nuclear. The climate protesters should be advocating the replacement of aging fossil fuel related power plants with nuclear power plants but the protestors are failing to do that.

    • William, not only are the protesters failing to put nuclear in place of fossil fuel power stations, they are actually advocating against any nuclear power anywhere.
      They are not interested in providing clean energy sources, they are focused on removing energy availability from peoples everyday use.
      The battle being wages is nothing to do with atmospheric chemistry, that is simply a tool they, the socialist control movement, have adopted. They needed a villain to focus peoples attention.
      The climate alarmists or de-industrialists are simply demanding a return to pre-industrial habits with pre-industrial population numbers.
      The advocates for this scenario, imagine they will be the ones still around when the world’s population crashes to circa one billion.
      Someone should inform them, their romantic concept of a Utopian society where they will be among the few survivors is an unlikely outcome… waving placards is not a helpful or useful survival skill.

      • Whether they realize it or not, today’s climate warriors are advocating mass murder on a scale that would make Stalin blush. To paraphrase Saul Alinsky, the problem is not the problem. The problem isn’t too much CO2. The problem is TOO MANY PEOPLE.

        Cutting back on carbon emissions necessitates the end of electricity. There is no substitute for fossil fuels. None. Not nuclear. Not dams. Not geothermal. Not solar. Not wind. All methods of electricity generation require fossil fuels throughout their life cycle, from the mining of raw materials to their transport to processing facilities to their fabrication of individual components to their assembly. Just think of all the millions and millions of individual components, do-dads, dials, and whatchamacallits that go into the making of a single windmill. Now imagine making each one FROM SCRATCH without fossil fuels. Furthermore, imagine making each do-dad from scratch without existing tools that have already been made with the help of fossil fuels. So in order to make the do-dad, you have to first make the tool that helps you make the do-dad. And so on, in a nearly infinite regression until you have to reinvent the wheel.

        And while all this is going on, what happens to the civil society around you? What happens when semis stop making deliveries to supermarkets, drug stores, hospitals?

        I don’t have to spell this out. Not for this group. But this is why I insist that leftists constitute a death cult much more dangerous than the Nazis or garden variety commies. If we follow their climate policy proscriptions, there will be human suffering and death on an unimaginable scale. It’s unavoidable. Electricity and the internal/external combustion engine keep billions of people alive. Eliminate them, and millions possibly BILLIONS will die.

        I can see this. It’s not hidden. It’s as plain as the nose on your face. Get rid of electricity, get rid of PEOPLE. That’s what all this climate rubbish is about. What it’s REALLY about.

        All those brainwashed kids, Greta included, are petitioning for their own death. I just shake my head in wonder.

        • I don’t wonder!
          The elites figure 500 million people are enough to support them so the rest of us are to be eliminated!

          No other explanation fits the evidence!

  12. Reminds me of people who go on a “hunger strike” until the authorities meet there demands.
    But these fools … how long are they going stand there?
    If all Man’s CO2 could be sucked out of the air overnight and end the “climate change” they fear, it’s September. The ice they’re standing on will still melt.
    (I wonder if MSNBC will have a camera there, and air it, when they get off the ice and end the stunt?)

  13. Is this real? Is it real ice? Real gallows? Real rope? Or is it ALL fake?

    Tempted to set up a cordon around them and call their bluff. Let nobody in or out until the ice starts melting and just observe how far they go before they howl for mercy.

    I know that won’t happen and the authorities will step in before it goes too far. Just like police here in Australia have solvents to unglue protestors according to media reports.

    • They have chosen the worst way to go: a typical hanging involves a quick drop that breaks the noosed victim’s neck, whick ends life quickly! These clowns might start choking and suffer brain damage before they’re cut loose, then taxpayers have to foot their health expenses for a long time! I doubt there’s any health insurance that would cover terminal stupidity!!

    • Arthritis in my knees has made me notoriously unsteady on my feet. Walking past such a display, I might very easily lose my balance – in an entirely unpredictable manner, of course – and instinctively reach out for some support. Possibly three times in rapid succession.

    • …they could use the excuse that they all demanded raises at work and decided to blame “climate de—rs” when rebuffed! Sane people are usually the scapegoats!

  14. I am making a bit of a guess here so bear with me. I am guessing the majority of those Friday protesters, those over school age, were public sector employees. The teachers and social workers, the academic staff and local authority officials and so on, all can spend time on these “protests” because they do not get docked any salary for failing to attend work.
    Perhaps the tax payers who fund these selfless warriors should demand, the pay these public sector protesters have not earned, be channelled to more productive activity such as nuclear research.
    I imagine if the woke folk are told they will be losing a days salary and it will “all” be redirected into nuclear research, it might make some of them reconsider there selfish action.
    I will be writing to the Tax Payers Alliance asking them to demand a statement from government. We want to know how many public sector employees were docked salary, for involvement in Friday’s climate alarm nonsense activity.

    • Rod: weirdly photos of most protests show a large majority of women . I suppose their primordial nurture/caring instincts makes them already a couple of steps up the ladder to socialism.

  15. At this point everyone with a serviceable brain should realize the magnitude of the scam that requires such a extensive mass hysteria cover-up.

  16. There is a beautiful article in the Wellington “Dominion Post” of 22 September entitled “I’ve lived this horror for 50 years”. About David Lowe, who was conscripted into measuring CO2 concentrations in NZ many years ago. He has watched the concentration rise from 326 to 409 ppm. He blames the scientists of the 1980s and 1990s who deliberately spread mistruths about climate change while on the payrolls of oil companies, like Fred Singer and others profiled in the 2010 book “Merchants of Doubt”. “I just think …the bastard, how dare he not look at the facts. That makes me angry, people who deliberately go out and falsify what’s going on.”

    Sounds like Gary Pearse’s third paragraph. Or perhaps Tim Flannery who thinks his life has been a “colossal failure.”

  17. Didn’t the u.n or ipcc say that by 1990 all the world will be under water? Then it was 1996, 2001, 2008, 2012, 2017, (rough guess) yet all we have seen is the repeat of past weather cycles?? If the greens get what they want, which is total shut down of society, then who will grow our food? Control Sanitation? Or what will the ultimately billions of people do with out jobs? All countries which rely on tourists will close, bye bye hawaii…

  18. Would anyone that participated in those protests point out what’s wrong with their climate and how it’s changed? Most of them looked like they were marching in very pleasant weather. No catastrophe to be found. Pleasant days are just as indicative of climate change as a hurricane if “climate change is happening now”. I’m sick of the drivel. Where’s the beef – er….catastrophe?

  19. “World’s Leading Greenhouse Gas Emitter China Taps Out of Global Climate Strike”

    “Several climate change activists in D.C. decried the U.S. for its role in contributing to climate change despite the fact that the U.S. has made great strides in reducing its carbon output, seeing the “largest decline in CO2 emissions in the world for 9th time this century” in 2017. The largest increase that year came from China.”

  20. In the twisted, unethical and immoral philosophy of Leftists, if an environmental wacko accidentally hangs himself in a stupid publicity stunt, that person is doing Mother Gaia a favor by permanently removing their “carbon footprint”, which, in the delusional mind of a Leftist, is…a good thing; they become a “martyr” for The Cause…

  21. My take, and I may well be wrong, is that this is the last gasp of the CAGW hoax, a last attempt to keep the bandwagon rolling. The effort the mainstream media like the Guardian are are putting into this campaign is extraordinary, and it smacks of desperation.

    • over at science alert they ran a total roundup of climate scare items on friday
      I just left the page
      and i suspect a lot of others did too cos by sat they had just TWO items up
      theyre being “assisted” by some collective of writers/journos to push the fear and panic for the duration of the climate fest and the un is supposedly releasing a terribly scary report on climate using the IPCC in the next day or maybe already? being OS it takes some hrs to drip downunder;-)

  22. So.. if one happened to be passing by, slipped on the melt water and accidentally pushed the block away as one fell.. could one be charged? Asking for a friend..

  23. How long until some attention seeking kid dies, because they tried to copy the recklessly irresponsible climate stunt of one of their green “heroes”?
    not soon enough. yeah I know thats harsh but it is what it is.

    • These performance artists are way too tame. They need to up the shock factor and start using their sexual anatomy in some fashion — perhaps freezing certain parts, and then allowing body heat to melt them, … to symbolize how the warming Earth (caused by humans) is melting the sacred ice of Gaia.

  24. The stunt is, however, a good demonstration of how long it takes tomelta large block (or whole continent) of solid ice. except for the possibility of slipping off the block, they were protected by physics — and the amount of energy necessary to cause substancial melting of those blocks.

  25. “But dangerous climate protest stunts might have one unintended consequence. How long until some attention seeking kid dies, because they tried to copy the recklessly irresponsible climate stunt of one of their green “heroes”?”

    How long? Not soon enough!

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