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Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Historic Oil Paintings

Essay by Eric Worrall

Vandalising, risking damage to irreplaceable artworks, because none of us have listened to their spoiled tantrums.

Just Stop Oil Paintings: Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Art by Van Gogh, Turner

Climate extremists from the Just Stop Oil group have glued themselves to artworks by Vincent van Gogh and William Turner, to blackmail the government into halting fossil fuel projects.

“Sorry everybody, we don’t wanna be doing this, we’re here glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we’re terrified for our future,” explained one of the protesters, apparently male, in a video published on social media by TalkTV showing him and a comrade glued to van Gogh’s Peach Trees In Blossom in London’s Courtauld Gallery.

“We’re here for a group called Just Stop Oil, we expect to be arrested today,” he went on, not seemingly particularly perturbed by the prospect — perhaps justifiably, given the authorities’ habit of simply releasing climate extremist protesters disrupting national infrastructure much more critical to the country than a painting, without pursuing serious charges.

“We’re here because the UK government is pushing through 40 new fossil fuel projects, and with every single project they sign it’s like signing our death warrant,” the activist went on, heedless of the fuel and energy independence crisis which has spurred the typically green-obsessed Prime Minister Johnson to action.

“For 30 years we’ve been outside Parliament with our banners and our flags, and for 30 years nothing has been done,” he added, perhaps somewhat dubiously considering his adolescent appearance.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/07/01/just-stop-oil-paintings-climate-activists-glue-themselves-to-art-by-van-gogh-turner/

Video of the attack on art (h/t Breitbart);

This “for 30 years nothing has been done” is a common theme of climate extremists, but they really have been warning us for 30 years.

Like this 1989 gem of a climate warning from the United Nations, which gave us  “a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control” – a time window which expired in the year 2000.

Of course the counter argument to the green 30 year claim is 30 years of ridiculous apocalyptic climate warnings and 10 year deadlines, and nothing bad has happened.

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Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 2:04 am

I don’t like oil paintings either.

Reply to  Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 3:49 am

Dare do it in the Louvre?

Bryan A
Reply to  Vuk
July 2, 2022 10:05 am

If the U.K. we’re a shariah law country they would be Unhanded for attempted art theft

Reply to  Bryan A
July 2, 2022 12:12 pm

“Unhand me you swarthy oaf!…Oh, wait!”

Bryan A
Reply to  Joe
July 2, 2022 12:27 pm

What stop at just one hand, they could still repeat their attempt

Reply to  Bryan A
July 2, 2022 3:59 pm

They tried in France to do the roadway glue thing and French gendarmes just ripped their hands off the bitumen – man, did they scream like little babies! 😀

We’ve got to stop being soft on these spoiled brats – clearly their parents failed miserably in their upbringing by being too pissant to impose any kind of discipline so now it’s up to the real world to do it.

They have to learn to control their tantrums before they get to anything like a position of power or the human race is dead.

George Daddis
Reply to  MarkMcD
July 3, 2022 6:16 am

Just leave them there. Easier than telling them to go sit in a corner.

Reply to  George Daddis
July 3, 2022 8:11 pm

Very few glues or inks stay stuck to human skin. They’ll peel off the frames easily in a few days.

Given them buckets to stand in. Then, when they’re freed, they can carry out their own mess on their way to terrorism court.

Reply to  Bryan A
July 2, 2022 8:23 pm

I just had that thought. Why dissolve the glue? Jaws of life them from the painting.

Rhoda R.
Reply to  Vuk
July 2, 2022 9:27 pm

Why do anything? Just let them stand there. Offer them lots of water and maybe a Taco Bell taco or something but let them know that if they try to remove the painting from the wall they’ll be nailed for attempted theft.

Reply to  Rhoda R.
July 3, 2022 8:02 am

Go one further. Make them part of the exhibit. Place a sign (out of their reach) that’s titled “fools errand”.

Reply to  Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 5:43 am

When the guy attached himself to the goal post, someone should have added a few more ties and played the game around him.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
July 3, 2022 1:37 pm

It’s the same guy – the ‘woman’ is a new addition though. Just think – if they’d left him on the goal post he wouldn’t have been able to glue himself to a painting! Apparently he’s also been on ‘Insulate Britain’ protests – it seems he’s not picky about the cause, as long he gets to do some mindless publicity stunt.

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Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 6:01 am

You damned watercolor fanatic!

Reply to  Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 6:08 am

Radical Watercolourists Demand No New Oil Paintings

London, June 30 –

Two activists from the radical watercolourist group Just Stop Oil Paintings today glued themselves to Van Gogh’s Perzikbomen in bloei, Peach Trees in Blossom, in the University of London’s Courtauld Gallery.

One of the two, who was described as apparently male, made clear the protest’s purpose in a statement to bewildered onlookers.

“Sorry everybody, we don’t want to be doing this, we’re here glued to this oil painting, because we’re terrified for our future. We just can’t go on working in oils.”

“We’re here for a group called Just Stop Oil Paintings, and we expect to be arrested today. Hopefully the cops will come quite soon, because I don’t think I should have had that coffee before we came in.”

“We’re here because the UK government is pushing through 40 new art grants for oil-based projects, and with every single project they sign it’s like signing the watercolourists’ death warrant,” he went on.

When a heckler pointed out that the attacked painting was 130 years old and had nothing to do with new art projects, the activist responded furiously.

“That’s the point, you idiot! For 130 years we’ve been outside Parliament with our banners and our flags demanding the government stop new oil paintings, and for 130 years the government have ignored us, fuelled by constant disinformation propagated by the evil oil painting lobby!”

“You look about twelve,” someone said. “So you can hardly have been protesting about oil paintings since 1892.”

At this point the activist’s co-conspirator spoke up. “In any case, we can’t keep looking at all these old paintings by dimbulb privileged neurotypical white cis 19th-century male oil painters. We need to get this rubbish down and get some of my felt work up in its place.”

An octogenarian gallery-goer snorted that describing Van Gogh as neurotypical was way off the mark and displayed the activist’s complete lack of knowledge of the subject.

“This is a Van Gogh?” the activist asked, startled.

The activists were later freed by security before any accidents happened and were immediately arrested by attending officers.

A police spokesperson said that the watercolourists had already been released and that no further action would be taken.

Reply to  Philip Mulholland
July 2, 2022 9:32 am

Right, oil and gas paintings must be stopped!

G Mawer
Reply to  E. Schaffer
July 2, 2022 10:50 am

What they should be terrified of is what would happen if oil and gas actually was stopped!!

Reply to  G Mawer
July 3, 2022 11:52 am

See Sri Lanka

Paul Penrose
Reply to  G Mawer
July 5, 2022 10:01 am

Yeah, they’d last about 48 hours in a world without fossil fuels, which is only about 24 hours less than the average city dweller.

Reply to  E. Schaffer
July 2, 2022 1:29 pm

PotentialBabylonBeeHeadline™: “Artists mourn the global warming mitigation-mandated death of the oil paintings industry”

Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 2:09 am

They’ve sprayed graffiti on an extremely nice wooden floor, using oil based products, glued themselves to a picture frame, no doubt damaging it in the process. They’re wearing clothes, shoes and a rucksack made with and using oil based products.
These people are so stupid and ignorant(lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated) it hurts and are a sad reflection on education in the UK

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 2:37 am

Unfortunately there is no cure for stupid..

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
July 2, 2022 3:07 am

There is. Some may not want to hear it.
The procedure was perfect but unfortunately the patient……….

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Reply to  Phillip Bratby
July 2, 2022 4:41 am

Sure there is. Leave their stupid asses stuck there. They won’t do it again.

Reply to  rah
July 2, 2022 5:51 am

I had a similar thought. In any case, people are becoming fed up.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  rah
July 2, 2022 5:53 am

I see this took place at ‘London’s Courtauld Gallery’, where I’m sure 99 44/100% of the staff and clientele probably agrees with these clowns. Maybe the thing to do would be to unglue them and then re-glue them to the bar in a biker hangout.

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
July 2, 2022 1:45 pm

If you work in an art gallery and agree with someone damaging a priceless piece of the collection then……..

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
July 3, 2022 8:18 pm

Glue their foreheads to the bar.

Reply to  rah
July 2, 2022 6:02 am

I agree. Let them start crying for food and water. In a short time they will soil themselves in front of everyone.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
July 2, 2022 10:11 am

Sure there is. Some are dispensed in the form of

intracranial suppositoria
Euthanasepam-Retard (may contain tungsten) and Euthanasepam-Express (may contain lead) often used during large outbreaks

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 3:16 am

That’s indoctrination in the UK…

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 3:24 am

Yep, they should have glued themselves completely nude, as you said not realizing everything they wore is made with oil including eyeglasses. Can’t fix ignorance as well as stupid!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Mac
July 2, 2022 4:21 pm

I’m sure THE GLUE is also made from petroleum products!

Joao Martins
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 6:31 am

If you are British and if it can act as a lenient: it is “a sad reflection on education” in many other “developed” countries, not only in the UK.

Thomas J. Waeghe
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 6:50 am

Looks like they’re coming unglued by getting glued.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 9:13 am

They are so stupid they don’t even know every carbon atom in their bodies are from CO2.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 9:56 am

They are neither particularly stupid nor ignorant. They are merely cheeky.
All this pathetic show, just like every similar circus before it, is the modern variation of inbred, drunk aristocrats whizzing on a crowd from the balcony and giggling. And will probably end the same way this time. Okay, cheeky and short-sighted, then.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 2, 2022 1:13 pm

They really are practicing the “Art of stupidity” !

July 2, 2022 2:10 am

“For 30 years we’ve been outside Parliament with our banners and our flags, and for 30 years nothing has been done,”

And for 30 years nothing has changed climatically.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  Sunderlandsteve
July 2, 2022 5:19 am

“And for 30 years nothing has changed climatically.”
That is the most important part. I wish more people would point that out.

G Mawer
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
July 2, 2022 11:59 am

I wish more people would point out the real life consequences of stopping oil production. That would an eye opener to them.

July 2, 2022 2:28 am

Get the french cops to deal to this

Rich Davis
Reply to  H B
July 2, 2022 2:42 am

Nah, that would damage the picture frame. The best approach is to apply a tourniquet (to prevent blood splatter), and cut off the hand.

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 2, 2022 4:11 am

Van Gogh would be impressed.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom
July 2, 2022 4:31 am

I hear you

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 2, 2022 5:07 am


Reply to  HotScot
July 2, 2022 7:27 am

Van Gogh only cut off an ear.

Reply to  writing observer
July 3, 2022 2:37 am


Bryan A
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 2, 2022 10:12 am

Unhand that priceless artwork

July 2, 2022 2:28 am

They are liars. They have not been protesting for 30 years as they don’t appear 30 years old. Probably conditioned by fanatical, ignorant schoolteachers.

G Mawer
Reply to  HotScot
July 2, 2022 12:02 pm

Exactly. They have been brainwashed.

July 2, 2022 2:38 am

No to oil painting

Reply to  Lrp
July 2, 2022 3:09 am

oh the irony!

July 2, 2022 2:45 am

“(With climate) Anything can happen, but it usually doesn’t”- Robert Benchley.

July 2, 2022 2:48 am


Joao Martins
Reply to  Notanacademic
July 2, 2022 6:37 am


The said “heads” at least have a FUNCTION! A useful function!

July 2, 2022 3:05 am

They should be left where they are until they wet themselves or preferably til they starve

Reply to  fretslider
July 2, 2022 5:06 am

Yup. That’s my preferred approach, fretslider.

Put up some stanchions – no help or sandwiches from compatriots – and make them part of the exhibit for a while.

Odds are there would be someone in the crowd who would point out the oil in the grafitti, the painting, and their clothes and start in with some pointed ridicule. I’d imagine the ridicule would catch on with others in the crowd and there would be some good old-fashioned humiliation meted out.

The ‘leave them in place’ approach for those who glue themselves to various places is like they put themselves in stocks to be ridiculed in public. much as it was done in days of yore. Enterprising kids could set up nearby and sell rotten vegetables.

A good time would be had by all except by the idiots who did it to themselves.

Rhoda R.
Reply to  H.R.
July 2, 2022 9:33 pm

Not to mention that the oil used in painting comes from pressed linseeds not petroleum.

Reply to  Rhoda R.
July 3, 2022 6:05 am

This is a discussion dominated by ignorance, and objective reality is not welcome.

July 2, 2022 3:07 am

guess skin would give before aged wood would?
use the french solution! rip em off

Hans Erren
July 2, 2022 3:08 am

vegetable and whale oil paintings….

Hans Erren
Reply to  Hans Erren
July 2, 2022 3:12 am
Andy Espersen
July 2, 2022 3:13 am

Leave them there for 24 hours – perhaps put the painting on the floor so they can sleep. Give them nothing to eat or drink. Give them a commode each. Then free them somehow, arrest them and charge them with criminal misconduct.

My bet is they won’t do it again – and neither will their mates.

Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 2, 2022 3:24 am

“Give them a commode each.” and put the painting on the floor so they can sleep

Why? Anyone can last 24 hours with no sleep (especially with loud noises). Don’t mollycoddle them.

Reply to  Disputin
July 2, 2022 5:09 am

Yup, Disputin. Just leave them ’til the glue gives way or they rip themselves free.

I pointed out above that this is a wonderful opportunity for ridicule while they are stuck there.

Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 2, 2022 8:15 am

Leave them there with plenty of water laced with a laxative. They’ll find a way to move on their own.

joe x
Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 2, 2022 10:21 am

andy, you are showing way to much compassion.

no to moving the painting,
no to giving them a commode.
no help from fellow knuckle heads.

just let then stand.
cameras rolling.

Rod Evans
July 2, 2022 3:35 am

The easy indoctrination of youth and their lack of experience we can understand.
Kids do dumb things.
What is less understandable is how a multi billionaire mature individual and there are many, why do they support these loons in their public displays of stupidity?

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July 2, 2022 3:38 am

tbey don’t appear to be 30 years of age.

Reply to  lee
July 2, 2022 3:44 am

They don’t even have an IQ of 30

Richard Page
Reply to  lee
July 3, 2022 1:47 pm

He’s 21, arrested several times, 3 months in prison so far; she’s 24, no convictions at this time but probably due to change quite soon. 10 years each should be about right, I reckon.

Bill Toland
July 2, 2022 4:03 am

I think that this may be an example of performance art by two artists who are pretending to be climate activists. The only other possible explanation I can think of is that climate activists are demonstrating that they are halfwits.

Captain climate
July 2, 2022 4:32 am

Why couldn’t they glue themselves to a Picasso or some other garbage?

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  Captain climate
July 2, 2022 5:45 am

Fanatics throughout history have targeted art works …The Inquisition’s friars Maoist cadres Nazi brownshirts Sunni and Shia Islamist militants and now brainwashed radical environmentalists who seem to believe stunts like this might raise awareness of a mythical ‘climate crisis ‘

Jim Gorman
July 2, 2022 4:33 am

“There’s not a pill you can take, there’s not a class you can go to, stupid is forever!”

Ron White, comedian.

July 2, 2022 4:37 am

“Sorry everybody, we don’t wanna be doing this, we’re here glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we’re terrified for our future,” explained one of the protesters, apparently male, in a video published on social media by TalkTV showing him and a comrade glued to van Gogh’s Peach Trees In Blossom in London’s Courtauld Gallery.

Rich Davis
Reply to  zee
July 2, 2022 4:42 am

“apparently male”

Isn’t that how every guy hopes to be described?

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 2, 2022 5:06 am

In this case perhaps more appropriately ‘accidentally male’

Robert Austin
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 2, 2022 1:05 pm

How’s about a swift kick to the ‘nads to check!

John Thorogood
July 2, 2022 4:41 am

Er……. Eric, pls check your numbers, isn’t it more like 50 years of apocalyptic warnings??

July 2, 2022 5:18 am

The oil used in the artworks since centuries isn’t a fossil oil, but a very natural one extracted from flaxseeds.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jack
July 2, 2022 8:51 am

So fossils are unnatural, got it.

Richard Page
Reply to  Jack
July 2, 2022 10:51 am

You mean vegetable oil rather than mineral oil, right? Both being ‘natural’ as it were.

Tom Halla
July 2, 2022 5:20 am

Failure to send them to herding sheep in the Falklands is why they feel free to be yahoos.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 3, 2022 1:49 pm

Dear God, what have the people of the Falkland Islands ever done to you? Send them to the Sandwich Islands – they’re uninhabited.

July 2, 2022 5:33 am

What’s the hourly pay rate and benefit package? Surely they have unionized by now or is this still scabs.

July 2, 2022 5:45 am

The French police have a proper way of dealing with those who glue themselves to public property. They do not use solvent, they simply pull them off. That ought to be the rule everywhere.

Mumbles McGuirck
July 2, 2022 6:00 am

As Bob Ross would say, “Beat the Devil out of them.”

Stephen Skinner
July 2, 2022 6:09 am

The human population has grown in prosperity and health over the last 200 years like no other time in all of our history, and that is all as a consequence of the burning coal, oil and gas.

“On what principle is it that with nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?” – Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Too much of what is called ’education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” – T. Sowell

John Bell
July 2, 2022 6:35 am

After the publicity stunt they got in their SUVs and drove home and used fossil fuels.

dodgy geezer
July 2, 2022 6:40 am

Leave them there – they are a good exhibit.

Just remove any oil-based item from them. Almost certainly that will include their clothes, shoes and spectacles.

Bruce Cobb
July 2, 2022 7:03 am

Just Stop Whining About Climate You Nincompoops.

July 2, 2022 7:13 am

Who needs glue when you can just freeze them to death….

South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts – ABC News (go.com)

Walter Sobchak
July 2, 2022 7:16 am

With Their hand glued to the wall, they could not defend themselves from being punched in the face.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 2, 2022 11:09 am

Yes, Performance Art.

John the Econ
July 2, 2022 7:18 am

Extreme affluence combined with self-righteousness and nothing better to do with their time. Just wait until we get “Universal Basic Income” and the whole country will turn into Portland, where the bored self-righteous will only exist to make like miserable for those with better things to do.

Rich Lambert
July 2, 2022 7:20 am

I doubt that the glue bond between skin and the picture frame is very strong. Note how they are holding onto the frame.

Reply to  Rich Lambert
July 2, 2022 8:44 am

In that case, staff should strip them bare, and reattach them by their…genitalia. And close up for the evening.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rich Lambert
July 2, 2022 9:05 am

Nevertheless better safe than sorry. Cut the hand off so it’s easier to manipulate while carefully applying minimal solvent. All that volatile acetone going into the atmosphere! No excuse for that.

hi inseel
July 2, 2022 7:21 am

hope they chop off their hands

Tom in Florida
July 2, 2022 7:26 am

““Sorry everybody, we don’t wanna be doing this, we’re here glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we’re terrified for our future”

No, you are glued to the frame.

July 2, 2022 8:38 am

It seems to me that it could be calmly explained that for the next 24 hours they will be allowed to protest — no food, no water, no bathroom, no sitting, no sleeping. Make sure they have cellphones so that when they are ready to surrender to authorities they can call. Oh and close off the gallery so that they can protest alone. And when authorities get the call they can put it into triage — is this an emergency? No? Please call our non-emergency number. Non-emergency here. I see. You wish to surrender. Are you in danger of escaping? No? We’ll get to you at the end of the shift, if we don’t have more pressing matters at that time.

July 2, 2022 8:43 am

I’m wondering how they stop the oil in their hair. Obviously not from using shampoo every morning as the pictures show.

July 2, 2022 8:45 am

I’m failing to understand the linkage between art museums and CO2 emissions.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  roaddog
July 2, 2022 9:32 am

Neither pose a threat to our climate.

Reply to  roaddog
July 2, 2022 11:02 am

My guess is that they misread the entrance details and thought it was a fart museum. We all know Jacinda’s views on such things!

Shoki Kaneda
July 2, 2022 8:51 am

The UK authorities should hire a French Police consultant. They have a proven method to deal with glue fanatics.

July 2, 2022 9:13 am

notice they were not brave enough to touch the actual art…

Robert of Texas
July 2, 2022 9:16 am

Finish gluing them onto the frames and leave them in the hopes that their cobwebbed skeletons can teach others about stupidity.

Reply to  Robert of Texas
July 2, 2022 10:14 am

Now that would be quite… how do you say?.. “Art nuveau”!

Rich Morton
July 2, 2022 9:17 am

Sentence each of them to one year without any access to ANYTHING made either from, or with the help of any fossil fuel.
My guess is they wouldn’t last a week.

July 2, 2022 9:31 am

Maybe they should try this one next..

Thames Frost Fair, 1683–84, by Thomas Wyke.

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Trevor in Ontari-owe
July 2, 2022 9:43 am

The protesters aren’t fully responsible. They’ve been indoctrinated over the years as a result of: profoundly incompetent media; low-quality education from K-12 and at universities; ignorant, gutless, virtue-signalling left-leaning politicians (such as our Prime Minstrel™ here in Canada); and more.

If people such as these kids really, really want to make a contribution towards saving the planet, I suggest setting up a “Make Me Part of the Solution” list in every city. Special equipment would be installed at the primary dwelling of everyone on the list, whereby their electricity would trip off whenever fossil fuels are being burned to keep the lights on.

July 2, 2022 9:46 am

I would suggest that they start their protest by not buying petroleum based glues, and not wearing petroleum based clothing. Also they should not use any products that contain petroleum, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant/antiperspirant, soap, plastics, phones, and the list goes on.

The use of petrochemical based glue to adhere yourself to a painting to protest petrochemicles is as stupid as it comes.

Rich Lambert
Reply to  RPercifield
July 2, 2022 2:35 pm

The should use hide glue made from animal connective tissue.

July 2, 2022 10:12 am

Why don’t they glue themselves to an SUV?
What does an old painting have to do with climate change?
I say just remove their pants and let them stand there,

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Kit P
July 2, 2022 10:19 am

My youngist son is ‘terrified’ about his future too. He should be! He is a computer engineer who lives in the Washington DC area. He thinks you can write a program to put food on the table and provide electricty for his computer.

I am a slide rule engineer who worked to put electricty on the grid. It was my honor to serve. Computer are great. It allowed to increase my productivitry by a factor of three. Computer allow each new core to be designed to produce three times as much electricty as with the same amout of uranium.

The opposition is ‘terrified’ of ppt bad sounding things is discharge water and radiation 6 orders of magnitude below back ground.

I would be less terrified except for covid experience. With the data available in the first month, I determined that is was no worse than an average cold a flu season.

My way of dealing with irrational fear is to do a calculation. Old people are dying. I am an old person and expect to die. What I was surprised to find is how many old people got covid and did not die.

Reply to  Kit P
July 3, 2022 6:09 am

Ah, yes, the virtual hamburger.

CD in Wisconsin
July 2, 2022 10:21 am

“Like this 1989 gem of a climate warning from the United Nations, which gave us “a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control” – a time window which expired in the year 2000.”


Looked at the Associated Press article in the link above, and (for the life of me) I don’t see a date on it. Could it possibly be that the AP removed the date on the article to keep it from being an object of ridicule for climate realists?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 2, 2022 10:57 am

Well, when I linked to it, I found the following first sentence: “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.”

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CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 2, 2022 11:50 am

Didn’t read the first sentence. Never mind.

July 2, 2022 11:04 am

I bet museum visitors thought it was performance art.

G Mawer
Reply to  IanE
July 2, 2022 1:49 pm

I bet it was, just to get attention. Unfortunately they did..

Kevin McNeill
July 2, 2022 11:17 am

Apply the French method of removal and then repair the frame, simple.

Reply to  Kevin McNeill
July 2, 2022 1:24 pm

Just take the painting out of the frame,, and re hang the frame.

New exhibit, open to the public, “The Art of Stupidity”..

.. with a box of rotten tomatoes handy so viewers can add their own touch.

Bruce Cobb
July 2, 2022 11:42 am

They also targeted paintings by William Turner, who was a Watercolourist.
So, they are equal opportunity art-attackers.

David Elstrom
July 2, 2022 11:52 am

There is a direct inverse correlation between the absolute number of these bullies, freaks, malcontents, losers, vandals, looters, and power grubbers and the liberty of normal people. The welfare state that supports and subsidizes their stupidity is the antithesis of Darwinian selection, ensuring the continued existence and propagation of its clients—the weakest and worst of the species.

July 2, 2022 11:55 am

I suspect that they each have a bottle of solvent in their pocket to use with their free hand when they need a bathroom call

David Sulik
July 2, 2022 2:55 pm

Preserve the paint. Cut off their fingers. PS I like the bright orange petroleum based colored shirts.

July 2, 2022 3:56 pm

It’s not just “nothing bad has happened,” it’s that every single prophesy they have touted has failed, none of the models their priests put forward match reality and the recent lockdowns have PROVED, beyond doubt, that human CO2 activity has minusculy greater than 0 effect on the planet.

2 years of reduced activity and you literally cannot see the effect in the Mauna Loa data.

J. R.
July 2, 2022 6:52 pm

a) They have made themselves a captive audience. This is a great opportunity for climate realists to go in, set up a computer, show them videos and lecture them about why they are wrong.

b) With one hand glued to the frame, they wouldn’t be able to defend themselves well if someone decided to slap some sense into them.

c) Somewhere an “oil-free” prison should be built for these people: a caged area where absolutely nothing has had any connection to fossil fuels. Let them see how they like living like cavemen for three months.

July 2, 2022 8:20 pm

But they are using petroleum-based products to glue themselves….

Furthermore, petroleum-based distillates will be used to dissolve the glue.

David S
July 2, 2022 8:25 pm

If you shut down oil nearly all transportation will come to a screeching halt. Tractors used in agriculture won’t run. Trucks used to deliver food to stores won’t run. People will starve. Vehicles used to get people to their jobs won’t run. The economy will collapse. About half of US homes are heated by fossil fuels. Those homes will be unheated and people will freeze to death in their own homes. These idiots who are glued to the paintings should be held accountable for the deaths.

July 3, 2022 2:52 am

In France they glued to the road and a policeman just raised them without much regard :-))))))))

Geoff Sherrington
July 3, 2022 3:54 am

Way back on 24 Feb 1979, “The Australian” newspaper kindly published yet another of my many letters to the Editor. Here is part of it:

“You quote Mr. E. Hegerl of the
Australian Littoral Society as saying:
“Some Queensland Cabinet ministers
would be capable of using the Mona Lisa
for kindling a fire on a cold night.”
Somehow, this is part of Mr. Hegerl’s
attempt to stop oil exploration in the
seas of Queensland. The Littoral
Society cares about clean water.
The Mona Lisa, Mr. Hegerl,
is an oil painting, not a water

July 3, 2022 4:20 am

Oh look, they’ve got the T-shirts and everything. I don’t suppose any planet-killing methods were used to make those.

George Daddis
July 3, 2022 6:27 am

“We expect to be arrested.”
A major contributor to this and similar problems is that for most activists “getting arrested” is a trivial inconvenience.

They will face a magistrate who will immediately release them for a hearing and at worst they will be given a minimal fine or sentenced to community service for a week or two; the leniency because they acted on behalf of a “just cause”.

Gandhi, Mandela, MLK all knw that their arrests for civil disobedience would result in substantial jail and prison time.

Richard Page
Reply to  George Daddis
July 3, 2022 1:56 pm

He’s been arrested multiple times and already spent 3 months in prison, which appears to have only encouraged him. A longer stretch in a more punitive establishment might help focus his mind onto what is important and what is fecking stupid.

Bernard Hassan
July 3, 2022 8:43 am

Take the picture off the wall. Remove painting. Return frame and hands to wall. Set up a 24-hour guard. No bathroom breaks. No coffee breaks. No meals. No chairs. A day or two of confinement may do for galleries what the law is too stupid to do. Then charge them for the guards and for all costs related to restoring frame. A little humiliiation can do wonders for these enlightened Wunderkinder.

July 3, 2022 11:43 am

They would make nice ornaments in the gulag compounds of western China.

July 3, 2022 8:08 pm

Just Stop Oil Paintings: Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Art by Van Gogh, Turner”

Frames get repaired/refinished all of the time. They’re not the painting itself.

Call France and ask for some Gendarme assistance.

Then fine the terrorists the full cost of repairing the frame’s finish and all gendarme expenses coupled with severe financial penalties against the terrorists and their supporters.

July 3, 2022 11:32 pm

Leave 1 guard on duty , turn off the lights and go home .There is no requirement to give them anything including water . See how long they can stand there , they can’t reach the floor ! When they do give up charge them with vandalism and the full cost of repairs to the frame plus all other costs of removal . Sorted !

July 4, 2022 5:31 pm

Knock ’em out, remove the paintings from the frames, and then use a sawzall to remove their hands from the frame. And then superglue some ping-pong balls on their asses and dump them in the river..

July 5, 2022 12:30 am

Rip their grubby little hands off the paintings. Hopefully it will leave large chunks of skin behind. Having to actually suffer some consequences would do wonders for these useless brats.

July 12, 2022 3:44 am

Was the glue produced from petroleum? Will the solvent be a petroleum derivative? Just asking.

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