Epic Fail – Global Warming Alarmist Group Shoots Itself In The Foot – Video

Posted on Fri 10/01/2010 by

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What is it with those Climate Change/Global Warming alarmists that they think that they can get away with things that would not be acceptable under any other circumstance?

A group in the UK called 10:10 shelled out a lot of money to make a short video to promote the cause of reducing Carbon emissions.

Note how these people cannot even get the correct title of their own cause right.

That should be not stated as Carbon Emissions, but as Carbon Dioxide emissions, and even though that may seem picky, there is a very definite differentiation between the two, a differentiation that these people, and by extrapolation, everyone who has jumped on this bandwagon, cannot seem to get right, and the erroneous term ‘Carbon Emissions’ is what they have all resorted to calling it. It’s supposedly about Carbon Dioxide, not Carbon.

This video that these people have made is extreme in the way it seeks to make its point.

Watch the video, and then read on for some observations I have on all of this.

Be fully aware that this video has some quite graphic content, so caution is advised for all who do watch.

This video was originally titled No Pressure. —ed

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Put aside that this supposed to be an attempt at humour.

Imagine for one second if something of this nature was produced by the other side. The condemnation would have been so resounding and deafening from every corner of the globe who saw it. As it was, the condemnation was deafening anyway.

However, look at the mindset here.

No group on that side of the argument who are euphemistically called ‘deniers’ would have even considered for one second that they could get away with something like this, so if something like this was proposed, it would have never have seen the light of day, because even had it been discussed, those people would be fully aware of the negative imapact it would have had, and if the truth be told, there is every chance it would never have even been thought about, let alone proposed for the possibility of acceptance.

So then, let’s look at what this group has done.

Not only did someone think it up in the first place, it would have had to have been discussed at length by this group, going over all the options, and in depth as well. They would have even discussed the probability of negative impact as well. They would also have then put it to their legal opinion to see if in fact they could do something like this. At every turn, it was then, quite obviously approved.

Then someone wrote the script.

Then they even got high profile people to play the roles in this short video. That football team towards the end is one of the highest profile Football (Soccer) teams in England. Then there was the high profile actress in the last clip. All these high profile people don’t work, or even appear, for nothing. Then notice the actors in the other two clips. It’s hard to imagine so many actors, keeping in mind that they would need people playing the parts who actually knew how to act, and I cannot imagine all of them doing this out of altruism. Then there was all the production crew, also who would not be working for nothing. Then there’s post production, editing etc, all, again, a costly enterprise.

Then, when it’s finally finished, they release it to the public.

At no stage it seems was there a dissenting voice.

It got all the way through this long involved, and time consuming process, and no one thought about it for a minute.

All this would have cost an awful lot of money to do.

But hey, there’s no problem whatsoever with all of that.

Another of our correspondents here at this site, James Delingpole, from the UK, is all over this, and he found out the following.

Now you’ve seen the video, prepare not to be surprised that your taxes helped pay for it.

The 10:10 Campaign is supported by:
ActionAid (Govt of UK 2nd largest funder in 2009);
The Carbon Trust (surely #1 on the list of quangos-to-go);
The Energy Saving Trust.

So it seems that none of this was in fact all their own money. It was all funded by the taxpayer through the awarding of Grant money from the Government. Groups like this are notorious for receiving Government money. It seems that you only need put the term Climate Change or Global Warming in the application for a grant and it’s a dead set certainty that you’ll get approval, and the money. Makes you wonder if these groups are doing this for ‘the cause’ as they perceive it, or just to get their hands on all that free money.

So, the video gets released.

Then, surprise surprise, the condemnation doesn’t sporadically come, it flows over them like a huge rolling Tsunami. All of it is bad. Even those who support this so called Climate Change/Global Warming ’cause’ condemn it, and not politely, but with almost outright rage.

So, within ten hours of its release, this group (ironic, considering the Group calls itself 10:10) pull the video from release, at first without anything to say about it. Then, after another ten hours or so, they release a statement at their site:

Sorry.

Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called ‘No Pressure’.

With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain’s leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis – writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn’t and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.

As a result of these concerns we’ve taken it off our website. We won’t be making any attempt to censor or remove other versions currently in circulation on the internet.

We’d like to thank the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras and who gave their time and equipment to the film for free. We greatly value your contributions and the tremendous enthusiasm and professionalism you brought to the project.

At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.

Onwards and upwards,

Franny, Lizzie, Eugenie and the whole 10:10 team

It seems that this was the only time any thought went into this whole long and involved process.

After the fact. After the complaints. After the condemnation. After the bad press. After everything.

I saw the original reference to all of this just after the video was posted, and it could not be seen anywhere as all copies came with an error message, and the video would not show.

I tried to find it at their site. Nothing.

I went to You Tube. Nothing. Removed from there too.

Some of the sites that ran with this early also had their copy removed with an error message.

The only thing I could find was a short ‘Trailer’ at their own 10:10 site. That trailer showed some of the people taking part in the making of this short video. It showed some of the students rolling past camera showing their excitement. One young girl looked directly at camera and said how excited she was, adding, ‘I’m getting blown up.’

That video has also since been removed from their site, as has any reference whatsoever to the video, except for the lame apology above.

Two of our correspondents here. Andrew Bolt, and James Delingpole, have also commented and posted renewed versions of the video. They are at the following links.

Andrew Bolt Post, and the James Delinpole Post

Evidently, what happened was that when the video was first released, some people saved it, and then reposted it to the You Tube site. This was in fact quite a lucky thing, if something as disgusting as all this can indeed be called lucky, because this is indeed something that people should see and also hear about. Not for the ’cause’ as they would think, but to show that the people who do produce something like this should be condemned for doing so.

Having said that, the simple exercise then was to go to You Tube and chase up a copy of that video.

Good luck with that.

I found six of them. Five had error messages, and the video would not play. Read that statement above from the 10:10 group. They categorically say that they pulled their own video from their own site and from the You Tube site, but that if people did save it and then repost, they would not be censoring those copies.

Well, someone is.

You can only deduce from this that the people removing those copies are those who believe this ’cause’ and can quite obviously see that this video in fact harms that cause, so, not wanting people to see the video, they are removing them from that source. To remove a video from You Tube, you either need to be the one who posted it, or have editing approval, and administration approval to actually remove it.

It would seem that censorship is indeed alive and rampant, especially when it’s something you don’t want people to see.

Then, go back to the above statement from the 10:10 group and read it again. They have removed every reference to the video under their own aegis, but will not censor others who do post it.

Besides being lame, this actually looks to be calculated. They have, and quite obviously so, received legal opinion that under their name they might be liable, but if anyone else posts a copy, then they cannot be held to account for that.

See how clever they have been, at every turn.

They still get their video out there, but they legally cover their own, er, fundament.

They’re not really sorry at all if that is the case, otherwise they would be accepting all responsibility, thus giving that apology more sincerity than this lame attempt.

Here’s the link to the 10:10 site, and unlike my previous visit to their site, nearly every reference to this video has been erased, except for the lame excuse. It would seem that it’s business as usual for these people, almost as if it never really happened at all. Sort of like rubbing their hands together for a couple of seconds, and then saying, “Next!”

We can hope for one thing from all of this however.

We can actually hope that this despicable video achieves its cause.

That of setting back this Climate Change/Global Warming debate by at least ten years.

WHAT WERE THESE PEOPLE THINKING?

I suppose some diabolical person could think this was funny if it was their finger on the button. Or is this the general attitude of the Greenies/Tree Huggers?   —ed

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