Al Gore’s AGW Friends In The UK In Favour Of A Little Culling? Update – Maybe It Wasn’t Such A Good Idea…
Green Fascism? Global Warming Mitigation Campaign 10:10 claim this video was just a piece of fun to draw attention to the dangers of global warming and what ordinary people can do about it. But given the messianic zeal of the advocates of anthropogenic global warming and the shifty defensive postures they adopted during the furore over the UEA e mails those of us who are a little more skeptical of the AGW doomsayers might be forgiven for taking 10:10’s claim with a very large pinch of salt.
Where does Al Gore stand on this? I think we should be told…..
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.
Some interesting reactions on the comments board
This ‘apology’ is pathetic! ‘Oops’ (on twitter) is not an appropriate response to this disastrous episode. The entire thing is just so incredibly immature, reactionary and irresponsible it is hard to fathom that anyone trusts your board to run an project like 10:10. If there is any integrity in your organization at all there will be serious consequences. This would never happen in an environmental organization which nurtured a less tyrannical attitude. Yup, you certainly evoked shock / horror. Sad.
“Many people found the resulting film extremely funny” says volumes about your organization and the type of people you attract.
Actually the second comment summed it up perfectly. Franny Armstrong, founder and head honcho at 10:10 has made her name making “cutting edge” documentaries. The trouble is she is so consumed by the idea of being on the edge that her priority becomes the media rather than the message and it all goes radical chic – cue Richard Curtis, the very stereotype of chattering class caring. Note the accolade – “Britain’s leading comedy writer” followed by a list of triumphs that appear rather…..dated?
It must have seemed hilarious over the fairtrade coffee at the Notting Hill dinner party – but I don’t expect Curtis’s agent is laughing now.
BTW – at the time of writing the BBC website hasn’t picked up on the story……or am I being cynical?