The BEST climate change vid I've seen


Thursday, December 02, 2010

For those with no brain - A NO-BRAINER

This one not only makes me laugh - it also sums up the absurdity of wasting so much time on debating the rights, the wrongs, the science, the morals, the business case, the political case and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on WHEN IT'S A TOTAL NO-FLIPPIN BRAINER...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Meltdown

I couldn't help thinking, as I giggled through my tears while watching Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown, that Scrat was just wonderful. For me he represents all those terrified businesspeople who are rushing around still desperately chasing the ever-disappearing buck, while all around them the world as we know it is accelerating away from us almost as quickly. I love also the contrast between Scrat's manic terror and the steady, thoughtful, effective activity of the other animals as they seek higher, drier ground. Of course, the absurd chasing of the buck (sorry, acorn) is also shown, only too dramatically, to be the CAUSE of the ecological disaster, when the ice shelf finally cracks. Please sit as many senior businesspeople and legislators as possible in front of this medley of Scrat clips and ask them to do these things: to ponder why they are so scared; to take a long, serious look at what their fear is doing to this miraculous Earth; and to ask themselves the question "for WHAT?" And when we feel uncomfortable with the squirrel's's terrified, clutching, self-obsessed, destructive behaviour, we may choose to reflect on the fact that, unlike the banker's buck, Scrat's acorns are at least edible.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Coulda, Shoulda, Buddha Woulda

Canada's Globe & Mail reported recently on some dastardly goings on among the oil giants:

The world's largest publicly owned oil company announced yesterday the largest corporate profit ever, but news of its near $40-billion (U.S.) windfall in 2006 sparked an angry backlash, coming on the eve of a major report blaming the use of fossil fuels for wreaking devastation on the planet. Exxon shares have risen by about 20 per cent in the past year. Exxon wasn't alone in unprecedented oil earnings. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, an Anglo-Dutch company, and U.S.-run Marathon Oil and Valero Energy, also posted best-ever annual results yesterday. And ConocoPhillips Co., also American, last week posted its highest profits. Profits at the five companies together totalled $91.1-billion -- in a year when drivers paid record prices for gasoline. Both Democratic and Republican members of Congress have also urged Exxon to end its funding of organizations that deny the existence of -- or minimize the seriousness of -- human-made global warming. Scientists yesterday accused the conservative American Enterprise Institute, which receives funding from Exxon, of offering scientists up to $10,000 for articles that undercut a report to be released today from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Last month, the Union of Concerned Scientists ... said that Exxon has spent $16-million over the past 10 years financing organizations that deny the seriousness of climate change. Alden Meyer, a strategist with the group, compared Exxon's efforts to discredit the science of global warming to the tobacco companies' efforts to sow doubts about the link between smoking and lung cancer in order to protect their profits.

These guys' karma must be getting like black death bugs - if you work for any of these companies, GET THE DUCK OUT OF THERE...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

You toadally MUST watch this...

(I sound more like my kids every day) BUT this is toadally superb. In fact there's a follow-up video in which he mops up a small flaw in his argument - but I prefer this one for its cleanliness. Perfect for dinner parties over Christmas when the fat wanker in tweed starts slurring about climate change all being a load of baloney anyway...cos there've always been climate cycles...and it's probably a lefty conspiracy to get slavery banned through the back door and why don't we bring back fagging and what's wrong with the KKK?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This Could Be Huuuuuuuuuuuuuge

I'd say this movie is perhaps (I haven't seen it yet but it comes VERY highly recommended) a breakthrough-maker - all reviews welcome :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

TRAGILARIOUS - Otto Shows His True Colours

This year's Frankfurt Auto Show (the presenter's American so it sounds as if he's saying it's 'Frankfurt Otto Show') has a theme: Green Cars, says our host. He then guides us through a range of supercharged dildos from Porsche (200 mph); Mercedes (an ingenious new eco-technology that allows the car to burn both petrol AND diesel); Jaguar (V6 engines ditched - you can now choose between two different V8s); a new V10 family saloon from Audi and a few others now upgraded with more powerful engines, the non-obscene gas-burners having been made extinct.

Ottoman then mentions that, despite the declared theme of the show, he has noticed that there isn't in fact much evidence of, erm, green vehicle technology.

Thank the gods the theme of the show wasn't high-octane wankwagons.