from Orwell’s green Britain
Problem: what to do when the public won’t buy your nutty scares, wild claims and dodgy science?
The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans - and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer. The results have shocked campaigners
A visiting Australian authoritarian and deep-green worshipper of the alarmist faith has advice that’s surprisingly unethical, given his job:
Clive Hamilton, Professor of public ethics at the Australian National University, said the majority of the population is still in denial about the risks of climate change. He compared the situation to the psychology of the British and German populations before the Second World War and said the only way to make people change their behaviour is to ”ramp up the fear factor.”
The British Government agrees, and with its plans for huge new green taxes in danger decides besides to launch a new scare campaign that targets the most vulnerable of all its citizens - the children,:and their protective parents.
Ministers sanctioned the campaign because of concern that scepticism about climate change was making it harder to introduce carbon-reducing policies such as higher energy bills.
The advertisement attempts to make adults feel guilty about their legacy to their children. It features a father telling his daughter a bedtime story of “a very very strange” world with “horrible consequences” for today’s children.
What consequences they are, too, drawn not from science but propaganda textbooks:
The storybook shows a British town deep under water, with people and animals drowning.Carbon dioxide is depicted as rising in clouds of black soot from cars and homes, including from a woman’s hairdryer. The soot gathers into a jagged-toothed monster menacing the town..
Have these people lost their minds? The real danger is clearly not global warming but an unprincipled, over-mighty government with totalitarian instincts of the kind Hamilton shares:
Philip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at the University of London and a critic of the Government’s plan to cut CO2, said the advert was an attempt to manipulate people with alarmist language and apocalyptic imagery. “It is straight out of Orwell’s 1984: an attempt to control with images of a perpetual war against something, in this case climate change.”
Here's the video
"Ramp up the fear factor"
from Orwell’s green Britain
I wonder what that sounds like, what with all the lies...oh gee, I couldn't possibly know...
All that aside, that's the BRITISH public, who I see having nothing much to to with the AMERICAN public, and shouldn't be of much worry here, since people over on our side of the pond are TERRIFIED of global warming, what with all the recycling, and producing of those "Recycle your bags!!" bags, which do more harm then good, and gov't measures to "combat" it...
<b>Nothing's perfect... The world's not perfect. But it's there for us, trying the best it can. That's what makes it so damn beautiful.</b> <br /><...
Climate change is natural, but it also is quite clear that overpopulation and over polluting is going to screw up the earth. So even if their message is wrong, their plan of action is still helping.