Climate Science Rap Settles the Debate

Wed, 2011-05-11 09:53Richard Littlemore
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Climate Science Rap Settles the Debate

The Australian TV show the Hungry Beast teams up with some actual climate scientists to set fire to the ridiculousness of climate change denial. Some of the villains here pictured are Aussies who won’t be familiar in North America - and some of the language is, how shall we say, down under - but the piece rocks.

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Glad Alan Jones (2GB commercial talkback) & Andrew Bolt (Rupert Murdoch News Ltd) got a mention. While they are one of many in our Australian media, they are probably the most popular deniers on radio & in print here. What’s worse, Bolt has just his own T.V show on Channel 10 so he can spew his propaganda & opinions about climate change. Gina Rhineheart (one of Australia’s richest miners) & Lachlan Murdoch are now part owners of Channel 10 so many could see the writing on the wall that they would want their own FOX news Australia type show.

I’m sure it’s the same in Canada & the U.S, but all commercial talkback radio here in Australia is the domain of denier shock jocks. They will constantly interview & draw on the opinion of any denier “expert” & then have callers call in to vent their expert rage as well.

“It’s the sun dammit! It’s hot! How dumb are these scientists! They never thought of that did they!?”

Let’s encourage Andrew Weaver and his students to get on this bandwagon! The deniers have always accused climate scientists of being in it for the money (like Mike Mann lives the lifestyle of a rock singer, right?). Why not do a bit of pay-back? Yo, Andrew!

The average age of a Monckton or Plimer fan seems to be on the upward side of 60. This is great, but won’t get through to the people who own oil stocks.

In Russia, the fossil-fuel companies own a lot of the media, too.

One thing about this cute film that I think is a bit unfair is to show the clergyman as a denialist.

On the Internet there are these astroturf “religious” organizations, but the Catholic Church accepts the consensus on climate science and even hosts workshops on climate science topics.

The mainstream Protestants also accept the science and have signed joint statements about this with the Catholics.

The astroturf religious organizations such as the Cornwall Alliance are actually attacking real religious organizations that support climate science by suggesting they are some sort of cult. Monckton is associated with that one. The Cornwall Alliance is an anti-religious organization that is targeting religious organizations that support the scientific consensus.

The astroturf “Real Catholic TV” shows a cartoon shadow of a priest instead of a real priest. They even call themselves CIA–“Catholic Information Agency” or something. The purpose of this organization is to fool people about the position of the Catholic Church.

If so many religious people were against climate science, the denialists would not need to create fake “religious” organizations.

It might be better to tell people about religious organizations that agree that there is climate change.
The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy just hosted a workshop about melting glaciers.

I know that the famous Dr. Michael Mann has attended a Vatican workshop in the past. Some of the scientists in the Pontifical Academy are famous climate scientists.

One thing about this cute film that I think is a bit unfair is to show the clergyman as a denialist.

Maybe I can shed some light on what I suspect that reference in the video was to do with. Viewers not familiar with denialist personalities in Australia probably have never heard of Andrew Bolt, Allan Jones, but it’s possible they have heard of denier scientists Ian Plimer ( Think Tim Ball) & Bob Carter (Think Fred Singer).

I believe the clergy reference was a shot at Cardinal George Pell here in Australia that was allowed to table a letter to our Australian senate giving his “expert” advice and opinion on climate change .

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/44454.html

In something almost reminiscent of Christopher Monckton advising the American senate , Pell drew on Ian Plimers widely debunked book “Heaven and Earth” to advise our senate of his discoveries.

On the Internet there are these astroturf “religious” organizations,

Like this?

http://www.resistingthegreendragon.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=blurb&utm_campaign=link

Excerpt: “Without doubt one of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement. Although it’s reach is often subtle. There isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into it’s own mold.
Environmentalism has become a religion.
Environmentalism’s policies are devastating to the worlds poor.
Environmentalism threatens the sanctity of life.”

Apologies my block quotes didn’t work. Here is the inverted comma version.

“One thing about this cute film that I think is a bit unfair is to show the clergyman as a denialist.”

Maybe I can shed some light on what I suspect that reference in the video was to do with. Viewers not familiar with denialist personalities in Australia probably have never heard of Andrew Bolt, Allan Jones, but it’s possible they have heard of denier scientists Ian Plimer ( Think Tim Ball) & Bob Carter (Think Fred Singer).

I believe the clergy reference was a shot at Cardinal George Pell here in Australia that was allowed to table a letter to our Australian senate giving his “expert” advice and opinion on climate change .

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/44454.html

In something almost reminiscent of Christopher Monckton advising the American senate , Pell drew on Ian Plimers widely debunked book “Heaven and Earth” to advise our senate of his discoveries.

“On the Internet there are these astroturf “religious” organizations, ”

Like this?

http://www.resistingthegreendragon.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=blurb&utm_campaign=link

Excerpt: “Without doubt one of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement. Although it’s reach is often subtle. There isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into it’s own mold.
Environmentalism has become a religion.
Environmentalism’s policies are devastating to the worlds poor.
Environmentalism threatens the sanctity of life.”

Embarrassing, regardless of what side of the debate you are on.

Just illustrates the utter desperation to keep the scam alive. Sad

What is the scam anonymous? So you mean to say every scientific institution in the world & most scientists within them are all part of some great conspiracy?

Despite the fact that sure they collaborate on some things, they mostly compete against each other. Yet not one institution or scientist is willing to blow this thing wide open for the past 20 or so years that research has got serious?

Get real & take the tin foil hat off.