Al Gore’s Gory Movie

I hope this fall to get back to active posting on this site, but in the interim, I could not miss a chance to comment on this:
I suppose one cold say that climate alarmism jumped the shark years ago. But they have certainly moved to a new level, one for which there is not even a term, in this video. This video has everything – the government school teacher politically indoctrinating the kids, followed by bloody gory death dealt out to the kids who refuse to toe the government line. I am not kidding.

When I first saw it, I was sure it was a skeptic satire, ala Jonathon Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal,’ and I am still afraid that this may be some elaborate put-on because the video and its message — that skeptics need to be killed — is so obscene. But apparently, according to this article at the Guardian, it is totally for real and includes contributions from some fairly prominent artists, as well as funding from the UK government and the 10:10 program (a plea to reduce carbon emissions by 10% per year, eerily with a name probably purposely similar to 9-11).

Our friends at the 10:10 climate change campaign have given us the scoop on this highly explosive short film, written by Britain’s top comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis, ahead of its general release….

Had a look? Well, I’m certain you’ll agree that detonating school kids, footballers and movie stars into gory pulp for ignoring their carbon footprints is attention-grabbing. It’s also got a decent sprinkling of stardust – Peter Crouch, Gillian Anderson, Radiohead and others. But it’s pretty edgy, given 10:10’s aim of asking people, businesses and organisations to take positive action against global warming by cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in a year, and thereby pressuring governments to act.

“Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.

But why take such a risk of upsetting or alienating people, I ask her: “Because we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that’s not worth jumping up and down about, I don’t know what is.”

The latter claim is hilarious. Over the next four years, CO2 levels will likely increase, if they stay on trend, from .0392% of the atmosphere to .0400% of the atmosphere. I would love to see these so-called science-based folks demonstrate how the next .0008% shift in atmospheric concentration triggers the point-of-no return tipping point. In actual fact, the have just latched onto the round number of 400ppm and declared, absolutely without evidence, that this number (which the Earth has crossed many times in the past) will somehow lead to a runaway chain reaction.

Anyway, I have teased it long enough, here is the video. Beware — there is gore (no pun intended) here worthy of a zombie movie.

Wow, its sure good that the world has decided that skeptics are the mindless, thuggish, anti-science side of this debate, because if that had not already been made clear, we might think that key climate alarmism groups had lost their freaking minds. It will be interesting to see if this gets any play in the US media — my guess is it will not. Magazines are happy to spend twenty pages dissecting the motives of the Koch family in funding skeptic and libertarian causes, but environmentalists get a free pass, even with stuff like this.

Lubos Motl is all over this, and has mirror sites for the video if (or more likely when) the video gets taken down. This is one of those propaganda offers that are the product of an echo chamber, with a group of like-minded people all patting themselves on the back only to be surprised at the inevitable public backlash.

  • Mike M.
  • humanpersonjr

    You’ll find plenty who scold and say “ya just don’t understand British humo(u)r.”

    Well, yes I do, and this isn’t it. The film wasn’t intended to be funny, except maybe to an apocalypse-bent mind, who would always cheer when one (or millions) reduce their carbone footprint by nearl 100%, suddenly.

    (Of course, there is a small carbon footprint involved in the final cleanup and disposal of anyone who sacrifices himself, voluntarily or otherwise, in the cause of saving “the planet.”)

    Witness the idiot in Argentina who killed himself and most of his family (he wounded, and failed to murder, one of his children) to avoid seeing them boiled or baked, whatever, in the global heatfest to come.

    I’m telling you. These people must be stopped!

  • Wally

    This is quite sick, and was also discussed in the now 400 strong comments in a recent post.

    The thing that is quite disturbing, is that people often make “jokes” out of things they really believe. Like say a racist making a black joke…

    So while I do not believe people truly want to blow up skeptics, I do believe this is telling us that some sort of violence is by no means out of the question, much the desire for absolute control over anything they deem to be part of our “carbon footprint.”

    BTW, humanpersonjr, don’t forget that as our bodies decompose the bacteria and other microbes that eat us will emit CO2.

  • I was laughing at first when I saw it because I thought it was a parody. Then I found out it was real. I’m wondering if their true intent was to truly discuss the issue or to just reinforce the arguments against the enviro-nuts.

  • Bryan

    Warren has several updates up at his other site where he normally discusses econ/political stuff. Click through to coyoteblog at the top of your screen.

  • netdr

    I have personally been threatened with a reeducation camp, and been silenced on USA today for 6 months because of my skeptical views.

    Just because the individual doesn’t actually own a reeducation camp doesn’t mean if in power those who think like he does wouldn’t use one.

    If you get a chance Google “John Holdren’s book” which advocates forced sterilization. Don’t take my word for it, but I warn you the book costs $100 in paperback. Ask your library to get it for you !

  • Pissed Off Guy

    Fuck your people, fuck your cause. If this is how you are going to portray 10:10, you got some fucking problems. Blowing up kids? Really? Fucking liberal douchebags. The video said how celebrities will be there? Fuck them too. You people should be the ones getting your internal organs blown up and spread across your lame-ass fucking liberal friends.

  • Well, at least they’re admitting they’re the ones murdering children now (too bad they’re not showing how they’re really doing it, through increased poverty), instead of mindlessly accusing the disbelievers:

    http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/CoolAds-ACT-Cannes-2009.jpg

    No, that’s not some out-there hippy-dippy group – this is from a site run by The Discovery Channel.

  • Tina

    This “film” is just self-congratulatory crap spewed from the mouths of converts. Really, if the aim was to win people over to the idea of reducing our carbon footprints, it could have been done is a far less violent and intimidating way. Sure it grabs my attention, but not in a positive way. I think I’m going to go run my car engine for the rest of the day just because I can….

  • Wally

    Haha, Tina, that’s good.

    I tell you though, sometime I get a little giggle thinking about all the CO2 I’m making while I do my cardo.