Friday, 17 June 2011

Climate Porn: Drowning Dogs and Exploding Children

In 2009 the UK government spent £6m on a TV propaganda campaign aimed at families. Energy usage, it explained in dulcet tones, is tantamount to murder. Those who consume energy, and create a heinous carbon footprint, will cause the seas to rise and drown us. A cartoon dog disappears beneath the waves, and a child with beautiful eyes sees how wicked it is to use energy.

Courtesy of and Youtube, you can watch the most disgraceful example of propaganda since Goebbels:

Running a close second is a UK TV advert by 10:10 Ltd. With wry sense of humour (/sarc off/) and high production values, the murder of citizens reluctant to moderate their carbon footprints is portrayed. A button is pressed, some sci-fi-fantasy subcutaneous bomb explodes inside the victims, and we the viewers laugh nervously at the black humour of filmmakers who would threaten the recalcitrant with violence:

These Greenshirts.... they wouldn't, would they? They couldn't, could they? But.... they'd like to, wouldn't they?

Living With Four Degrees

In 2009 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a play entitled "Getting To Four Degrees".

At first sight it's ironic: a sendup of the most Pythonesque excesses of Global Warming alarmism. But, a few minutes in, the sane listener realises that the comedy is unintentional: the play is utterly serious; devoid of humour. The millions of climate refugees heading for Britain and being billeted on unwilling families no joke, they forecast this. The Coastal Relocation Authority banging on the door and evicting people from their houses: no joke, they forecast this.

Interspersed with the fictional portrayal of a world blighted by Global Warming are some experts. There's a University professor who says - and I quote - “I mean there are some things in science, you know, gravity will remain roughly the same, there will be lots of things in science that remain the same. And therefore we can say quite a lot about the physical makeup of the world. And if you know there’s 9 million billion people in there about how they may respond.”

I hesitate to name the distinguished academic from Manchester University. Follow this link to hear him condemn himself with his own equine faecal matter:

Now, who would like to speculate at the intellectual processes of the people who advocate the suspension of civil liberties with such great ease?