New Series “Idiots guide to Climate Change” aims to Educate

Greta Thunberg Idiots Guide to Climate Change
Screenshot: Greta Thunberg in the “Idiots Guide to Climate Change”.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart – In case you have not been patronised enough by climate activists, never fear, there is plenty more where that came from.

Rainn Wilson To Host Docuseries ‘An Idiot’s Guide To Climate Change’; Greta Thunberg Among Guests

By Erik Pedersen
July 28, 2020 9:00am

Climate change has been shoved out of the news spotlight by a few other ongoing crises in recent months, but it remains a key issue. Now a new digital series is set to use humor to help speed the topic’s spread.

The Office alum Rainn Wilson is set to host An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change, which premieres today online. The six-part docuseries hails from Wilson’s Participant-backed content studio SoulPancake and will run on the company’s YouTube channel. Watch the trailer above.

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My question, where do they go from this new low? Polar bear sock puppets?

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August 6, 2020 10:16 am

They have the idiots part right …

Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 6, 2020 12:57 pm

“Climate change” BY idiots !

Reply to  fred250
August 6, 2020 11:53 pm

“By idiots for idiots and the gullible” … there fixed it

Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 6, 2020 1:26 pm

“Idiots Guide to Climate Change” , with Greta in the title role.

Jonathan Scott
Reply to  Greg
August 8, 2020 8:19 pm

Actually it should be an “Aliens” guide to Climate Wotsisname because Pippi Longstockings claims to be able to see CO2 in the atmos (google Pipi and see the similarities between this cartoon character and Greta in both looks and also attitude). Now…. If the electromagnetic spectrum of CO2 is considered it will be seen to only have a signature in the Ultra Low Infra Red end of the spectrum. That is why we Earthlings cannot see it because it has no register in what for us is the visible end of the spectrum. Our dear Greta is indeed an exceptional being having eyes sensitive to light from the ulta low end of the Infra Red part of the spectrum……. She would probably have learned not to make that…. rather embarrassing error ….. if she had not skipped school and critically SCIENCE classes!

Joel Snider
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 6, 2020 3:05 pm

As in ‘how to be idiotic’.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 6, 2020 4:09 pm

I wish for a world defined by Douglas Adams

The moment anyone demonstrates they are “too stupid to live” they instantly wink out of existence.

If wishes were rainbows

Abolition Man
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 7, 2020 3:53 am

Hypocrisy Laws! We need a law that requires one to live as they preach! Professors of Communism would have to pay 90-95% of their income in taxes and share their belongings with any who ask!

Greta and her puppeteers could be moved to an undeveloped nation to live as they say everyone should, and some deserving individuals from there could take their place in Sweden!

Best of all would be for those who claim to want to defund the police having signs placed out front telling the local gendarmes to ignore any alarms or cries and move along. The cops would never do that of course because most of them have a strong desire for justice and an altruistic streak a mile wide!

It’s fun to imagine a world where people had to practice what they preach but where would we go to find enough politicians and televangelists!

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Abolition Man
August 7, 2020 5:43 am

One can dream…..

Paul Penrose
August 6, 2020 10:16 am

I guess as long as it’s labelled “fiction” I have no problem with youtube leaving it up, otherwise…no.

Schrodinger's Cat
August 6, 2020 10:20 am

I can feel the heat from here.

These high intensity stupidity waves can cause brain damage if you allow yourself to be exposed to them for longer than a few minutes.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Schrodinger's Cat
August 7, 2020 3:59 am

Hey, Cat,
Nice to see you here! You are so right; I don’t think even an NBC suit is adequate to prevent long term damage from exposure to this toxic garbage! As a Libertarian I can not in good faith say it should be banned, but it definitely needs a warning label!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Abolition Man
August 7, 2020 8:29 pm

MOPP IV time!

Bruce Cobb
August 6, 2020 10:35 am

Someone needs to put Wilson’s hat into a container of green Jello.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 6, 2020 12:59 pm

Looks to me like his hat IS a container for green jello !

CD in Wisconsin
August 6, 2020 10:46 am

Just another attempt at spreading the Holy Faith so as to attract more members to the cult. The CAGW alarmist narrative isn’t to first cult to do that, and it probably won’t be the last. We all must believe!

John Bell
August 6, 2020 10:48 am

The way they travel (using fossil fuels all the way) to show us all the ice, OMG the hypocrisy.

August 6, 2020 10:58 am

Idiots certainly need a guide, they believe humans are destroying the climate which proves they are idiots.

John Bell
August 6, 2020 11:00 am

Anyone see that TV show lately on US PBS about how Antarctica once had forests and dinosaurs etc. The geologist was claiming that C02 is the only control knob of temperature going back hundreds of million of years – I thought that there have been periods of high C02 and low temps and also low C02 and high temps?

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  John Bell
August 6, 2020 3:59 pm

It’s likely that Antarctica was somewhere else then such as closer to the equator. But it doesn’t matter as the configuration of all the continents then will have redirected huge amounts of heat and cold around the planet very differently to now. Who’d of thought.

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
August 6, 2020 7:13 pm

Even when it was at the pole, it was until the circumpolar current got going that the final chill down occurred.

Nicholas McGinley
August 6, 2020 11:02 am

I take a lot of joy from knowing that these people who think they are so smart, are actually dumber than they think the people that they are attempting to educate are.
Way dumber.

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
August 6, 2020 1:32 pm

that’s not a nice thing to say about WUWT contributors.

I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about microbiology than microbiologists who have researched their subject for decades.
I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about viruses than virolologists who have researched their subject for decades.
I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about energy than engineers who have researched their subject for decades.
I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about the ecology than ecologists who have researched their subject for decades.
I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about the drugs than doctors who have researched their subject for decades.
damned amazing!
I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about the metrology than metrologists who have researched their subject for decades.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 1:53 pm

Metrology and metrologists? Really? That’s what you meant?

Maybe you should stick to the kids’ table. Doesn’t seem like you’re ready or secure enough to deal with adults.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:17 pm

I am amazed that someone that does not know how to spell meteorology feels qualified to criticize anybody.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:20 pm

Ghalfrunt, are you aware of a logical fallacy known as “Appeal to Authority?”

Reply to  damp
August 6, 2020 7:20 pm

In GhoulFont’s world, whatever the largest number of experts says is always the truth.
Of course they still define anyone who disagrees with them as not being an expert.

Reply to  MarkW
August 6, 2020 7:44 pm

The only appropriate “authoritative experts” for Ghalfront and his fellow travelers are those that are approved by the Party. Which, if it doesn’t end up with a Lysenko controlling all research, has a Mengele.

Reply to  MarkW
August 6, 2020 8:39 pm

“No True Scotsman” – a classic.

Robert Austin
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:26 pm

Ghalfrunt, if he/she instigated all those fields listed, would find that there issues in all where there is no consensus. Ghalfrunt would also find noble cause corruption, stifling of minority views, rent seeking, grant seeking, wokeness and all sorts of venality corrupting the pursuit of knowledge. Besides, there are many readers and contributors to this web site who are learned and erudite. So what do we make of your juvenile attempt at a put down? We just chuckle at its lameness.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:46 pm

Well, I’m not sure I know more than virolologists, but I have decent record in virology, having around 20 papers in major virology journals and in Science and PNAS, oh and the first person to synthesize an antiviral agent that was approved for use in humans in Europe, when I was a graduate student.

I’m amazed that someone could write such a bizarre attempt at sarcasm with zero data.

Reply to  philincalifornia
August 7, 2020 3:41 am

It’s G Half-Runt who gets to decide who is a real virologist, not you!

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 7, 2020 1:33 pm

Funnily enough though, I’m not a virologist, or a virolologist, whatever one of those is. Just in the right place at the right time to use some power technology at the time to deal with some major lethal human disease-causing viruses. This Covid-19 is a wuss compared with HIV and HCV.

While we’re on the subject, and if anyone’s still here, has anyone got any thoughts on this paper – detection of the Covid virus in Barcelona sewage in March of LAST year ??

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 8, 2020 2:49 pm

I am not a virologist but have spent many years as a preventive medicine physician and epidemiologist. So maybe I am almost qualified. I am replying to the post about COVID in sewage in Barcelona.

There has been some recent interest in wastewater epidemiology but I am not convinced that for COVID it makes much sense. We do know that the virus is found in the gut but it is unclear if it causes any symptoms other than mild diarrhea.

Now about finding the virus a year ago in March. The PCR tests that we use are incredibly sensitive. The methodology by which one looks for a virus in sewage is questionable and more importantly contamination can have a very significant impact. Without any corroborating data, I would chalk this up to contamination. By the way, it is easy to contaminate a sample.

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 8, 2020 7:43 pm

Thanks SteveF for the response. It’s kind of what I was thinking too, and why just Barcelona – do other cities have such testing?

….. and yes, I know about the sensitivity of PCR, I got a bit drunk with the late Kary Mullis on a few occasions. I take some “oblique” credit for his discovery of PCR, but that would be a very long essay.


Abolition Man
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 7, 2020 8:23 am

I think it’s nice of him to present a perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger effect! It’s all right there, printed out for everyone to see!

Reply to  Abolition Man
August 7, 2020 1:24 pm

Yeah, I wonder if he’s related to, or otherwise associated with Loydo and one of her funnier posts on WUWT on D-K.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:52 pm

Actually, many (not all) WUWT contributors DO know more than those who are getting the Headlines.
And they have also studied the subject for decades, sometimes decades longer than those getting the Headlines.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Gunga Din
August 6, 2020 3:53 pm


Gunga Din
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 2:54 pm

PS How many decades has Greeeeta put into studying anything?

Reply to  Gunga Din
August 8, 2020 1:20 am

There’s a certain Prince, I think he lives in America now, who also thinks that his ‘rank’ rates higher than anyone on this site, and actual expertise isn’t necessary. I mean, he is suggesting that there is a serious problem with ‘social media’ in that it lacks truth, spouts hate and is spreading misinformation.

Given that we have been largely deprived of a voice on MSM he is obviously talking about us. Seriously, if they’d let us out in the real world we could have conversations and exchange ideas like we used to without being ‘hated on’. I think they used to call it respect??

We could get some balance and ‘truth’ out there in the community.

And lastly, we could impart actual ‘information’.

Get over yourself Ghalfrunt, you are a ‘privileged leftist’ who can say whatever you want to, and on any media platform you like, even this one!

Reply to  Megs
August 8, 2020 8:09 am

Or just shut social media down. Some enterprising hacker could make some serious cash doing that.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 3:09 pm

I’m amazed at how many of these people you describe have no contextual understanding of anything else.
I’m also amazed at your conceit, demonstrated on a daily basis – particularly, based as it is, on your own established strawmen.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 3:48 pm

Those something ologists thought the anti chloroquine Lancet study was legit.

You might want to consider the hypothesis these fields are occupied by brain dead people.

Reply to  niceguy
August 6, 2020 5:27 pm

…… or people infected with what appears to be the more contagious Chronic Virtue-Signaling Disorder

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 6, 2020 9:08 pm

or Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 7:16 pm

I am amazed that after the track record of his so called experts, GhoulFont still demands that anyone who doesn’t believe everything the experts says must be dumb.

As usual, all the trolls got is appeal to their experts.

BTW, notice how the troll doesn’t actually try to refute the cliams of those he labels non-experts, he just ridicules them because they don’t worship as it does.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 7:24 pm

A few hours ago, David Middleton posted an article about a study that found that ticks and mites used the higher CO2 concentration in bird’s nest, as compared to ambient air, as a mechanism to help them find said bird’s nests.
The study then declared that higher ambient CO2 levels would make it even easier for ticks and mites.

A suppose the author of this study would qualify as one of those people who have studied a subject for years, and who according to GhoulFont must always be believed.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 9:40 pm

“I am amazed at how WUWT contributors know more about energy than engineers who have researched their subject for decades.”

I’m pretty sure there are a fair number of engineers that are frequent commenters here.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 6, 2020 11:18 pm

My impression is that the energy issues we typically focus on here have much more to do with crooked politics and crony “capitalism”, than with the actual facts regarding energy.
Mostly the people here are interested in moving the conversations in the direction of energy policy based on sound principles of engineering and economics, and away from such made-up concerns such as “energy justice”, and doomsday catastrophism based on magic molecule-caused global warmening.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 7, 2020 7:27 am

Engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists, doctors and all others who seek to understand science and pass that understanding on to others frequent this site. The main reason is that this site and those who frequent it care more about proper science, then the fake science tuned to fit a narrative that so often comes from the ‘professionals’ who more often than not are trying to justify their politics, rather than understand the science.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 10:33 pm

Speak for your self G half runt

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Gwan
August 7, 2020 8:32 pm

He lifted his pseudonym from Hitchhiker’s Guide.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 10:52 pm

My observations over many years have made it very clear that the majority of WUWT contributors and commenters make arguments based on evidence, not edutainmental achievement.
“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

Nobody is correct about anything because of who they are.
That method of deciding what is what, is exactly what science replaced.
It is, however, an ongoing struggle, as there are many individuals who insist on believing what they are told by so-called “experts”.

What I find truly “amazing”, is anyone who thinks that a teenaged middle school dropout is in any position to pontificate on matters that they are obviously and startlingly ignorant of.

The situation has reached a state of ridiculousness that has given us a major media news outlet assembling a panel of “experts”, that includes a little girl from Sweden on the panel discussing US race relations.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
August 7, 2020 7:21 am

“The situation has reached a state of ridiculousness that has given us a major media news outlet assembling a panel of “experts”, that includes a little girl from Sweden on the panel discussing US race relations.”

That *is* pretty ridiculous.

Sometimes it feels like we are surrounded by idiots

Are we really surrounded by idiots, or does the Leftwing Media’s monopoly on the Public Megaphone just make it seem that way? I think it is the latter.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 7, 2020 8:54 am

“Leftwing Media” I present to you The Idiots! Not to forget Democrat Party, The Morons. Don’t want to be leaving anyone out, might hurt their feelings and whatnot.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 11:22 pm

I’m amazed at just how LITTLE G-hallf-runt seems to know about ANYTHING !!!

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 6, 2020 11:43 pm

Rainn Wilson is an actor, with absolutely ZERO knowledge of anything to do with science.

Greta is a truant schoolchild, with basically ZERO knowledge of any real science, just the tripe that is brain-washed into her gullible mind. (She is very much like G-half-runt in other words.)

These are the people G-half-runt worships !!

George Lawson
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 7, 2020 12:44 am

I am amazed that you should assume that the many expert contributors to WUWT, with many years of collective experience in their specialised subjects, are not qualified to comment on so many silly outpourings by so-called experts, in support of the global warming fantasy.

Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 7, 2020 4:19 am

Ghalfrunt is amazed

I am amazed

Dont be. The kinds of people who seek out critiques of scientific papers and counter arguments for their own amusement, and evaluate statistical arguments, and despair as advocates lie to manipulate others, and over years try to pull all the threads of scientific understanding together into a coherent view of the world…

Well they’re not going to be dummies are they.

Roy W. Spencer
Reply to  Ghalfrunt.
August 8, 2020 4:55 pm

Hmmm. Dont recall any articles here about metrology.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
August 6, 2020 9:05 pm

Ghalfrunt misses the obvious. Many WUWT readers are (a) educated, and (b) skeptical. All the sorts of “experts” mentioned by Ghalfrunt are assumed to be (a) but many are not (b). Thus they are not scientists. And they are often wrong.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
August 6, 2020 10:12 pm

Many WUWT readers actually ARE experts in a huge variety of disciplines covering maths, physics, engineering, geosciences and more. They also have a lot of experience – quite a few seem to have retired, indicating they have 40+ years of experience dealing with data, hypotheses, ideas and methodologies. A gold standard peer review team!

Bill Rocks
August 6, 2020 11:09 am

Did he say: “I am just an actor, what the H do I know?”

I take that statement as an apt summation.

Reply to  Bill Rocks
August 6, 2020 1:02 pm

What he said was “what do I know, I’m just a dumb actor”. He nailed it.

Reply to  Sciwiz
August 7, 2020 3:47 am

Never was a truer word spoken.

August 6, 2020 11:20 am

It might be a Freudian slip, but the poster behind Greta says it all…Get Smart!!! Must be a comedy, this Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change. The poster on the wall behind Greta should have been Dumb and Dumber!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Earthling2
August 6, 2020 9:45 pm

I think she’s holding up a DVD case of the Get Smart movie. Notice it’s in front of her shoulder.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 6, 2020 10:36 pm

Yes, you are right Jeff. Didn’t notice the shoulder getting covered. She should be holding up a DVD case of Dumb and Dumber. Or “Riding in Cars with Boys” if she was normal. But that would be a lot of extra CO2.

August 6, 2020 11:29 am

Who are the idiots here ! Where is the guide they promised? Where is the data?


Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jon P Peterson
August 7, 2020 7:29 am

“Who are the idiots here !”

They should have called their presentation: A Climate Change Guide Presented by Idiots.

August 6, 2020 11:29 am

What is needed is an idiots guide to the wealth that has been created and maintained by fossil fuels. Greens appear to be very ignorant of the wealth that allows them to pontificate in comfort.

Rick C PE
August 6, 2020 11:40 am

They have identified their target audience quite clearly. I’m sure they’ll get plenty of idiots to tune in. Could this just be an effort at trying to make them useful?

Abolition Man
Reply to  Rick C PE
August 6, 2020 12:35 pm

“Ve see vhat you did there and ve are not happy,” hissed the Gretasaurus. “How dare you!”

John Bell
August 6, 2020 11:47 am

Laughable how climate crusaders preach about fossil fuels (bad!) and then they themselves use them every day, but that is okay because they are doing the good work of getting the word out to the little people to stop using fossil fuels – see how neat that works? It is okay to use fossil fuels as long as you preach to others NOT to to use them. FLAMING HYPOCRITES!!

August 6, 2020 11:53 am

Classic Projection in overdrive…..!

Being completely clueless seems almost a biological heritage.

Carl Friis-Hansen
August 6, 2020 12:10 pm

The title is wrong!
Was supposed to read:

“Two Idiots’ Guide to Climate Change”

August 6, 2020 12:24 pm

Looks promising, like in;

“Numb (Official Video) – Linkin Park”


August 6, 2020 12:29 pm

Wow truth in advertising.
An Idiots Guide,featuring real idiots.
I am impressed.

August 6, 2020 12:37 pm

To paraphrase Einstein –
“there are only two things that are infinite: climate change and man’s inability to sensibly comprehend same”

Climate believer
August 6, 2020 12:41 pm

Oh jeez the cringe…..

August 6, 2020 12:43 pm

Another proof that most of these Hollywood actors are for sale and intellectually bankrupt.

jo blo
August 6, 2020 1:04 pm

The thing is, pro AGW people can just say: “see, it’s hot today” or ” look, melting ice” , but anti AGW people have to be rigorously correct in every detail or they’ll be “fact checked” to death. Stupidity rules when journalists take sides.

Mumbles McGuirck
August 6, 2020 1:40 pm

“My question, where do they go from this new low? Polar bear sock puppets?”

I think Greta and Raiin ARE sock puppets. They are simply spouting other people words. A truant and an actor shall lead us.

Bruce Cobb
August 6, 2020 1:43 pm

So it will be a guide on going from plain liberal moron to climate brainwashed liberal moron. Got it.

Right-Handed Shark
August 6, 2020 2:21 pm

Dumb & Dumber III?

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
August 6, 2020 11:58 pm

Dumb & Dumber III … climate change thru the eyes of mental diseases.

Ian Coleman
August 6, 2020 3:24 pm

How many of these people calling us idiots have any training in Science? David Wallace-Wells who wrote that wonderfully successful fiction for the New York Times about how it is time to panic, has degrees in history. I am unpleasantly arrogant about this but, on the university campus I attended in Canada in the seventies, the dummies were the ones taking liberal arts.

Reply to  Ian Coleman
August 6, 2020 9:12 pm

They might really believe that “Political Science” is science.

They are the people who use the word “infodemics”. Only it’s these propagandists who have info AIDS.

John Carpenter
Reply to  niceguy
August 6, 2020 10:54 pm

Political science is an oxymoron.

August 6, 2020 4:23 pm

“Idiot Guides to Climate Change” might be a more accurate title.

Jim Whelan
August 6, 2020 6:21 pm

This has to be satire! Even if not intended as satire it is clearly mocking itself.

John Hume
Reply to  Jim Whelan
August 7, 2020 2:17 am

This is true. By taking a lighter and humorous approach to the subject of eco-disaster and the extinction of humanity they are showing that they are not serious. Really it is just a subject which is good for putting bums on seats and bringing in advertising revenue. Strangely I am encouraged. Greta’s mum and dad should be worried .

Kiwi Gary
August 7, 2020 12:37 am

I recently discovered this quote by Martin Luther King Jr :-

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Seems appropriate.

Nick Graves
August 7, 2020 12:51 am

It got me thinking about nominative determination:

Brian Looney has a cunning plan to divest British Petroleum’s oil assets in favour of investment in ‘unreliables’ (Reuters).

An idiot’s guide to insolvency and a Looney’s guide to climate change.

Walt D.
August 7, 2020 2:21 am

Amazing – if you were not an idiot before, and you read it and believe it , then you turn into one!

Ewin Barnett
August 7, 2020 3:26 am

The climate is continuously changing without human activity. Else we would not have the climate history that we do such as that easily seen in the ice core samples of the Vostok Station.

All lives matter, not Marxist ones.

August 7, 2020 6:12 am

Isn’t Greta and her parents Antifa?

Utah Black Lives Matter protesters face charges with potential life sentence

Jon zig
August 7, 2020 8:49 am

Greenland and ice pack melting, and who are the idiots? Why is it called Greenland? I know, I’m an idiot because they can’t answer the question, it would offend their gods.

August 7, 2020 2:45 pm

Of the idiots, by the idiots, for the idiots.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  shoehorn
August 7, 2020 11:04 pm

Problem is, the idiots are in control. And the solution that that usually involves mass loss of life.

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