Earlier today, a UK-based Environmentalist group called 10:10 – a campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% starting in 2010 – posted this highly produced video, including English soccer stars and actress Gillian Anderson, to encourage people to “take action” on climate change. The video, called “No Pressure”, features various green advocates asking people to reduce carbon emissions by taking trains to work instead of driving, changing to CFL light bulbs, etc. Those that decline are told, “No pressure.” But then, the Environmentalist presses a button which explodes the “skeptics” in a shower of blood.
Again – this video was meant to encourage action on climate change, not to satirize the increasingly hysterical, bullying and … well … creepy nature of the Green movement.
The organization has already apologized and taken the video down, explaining that they “wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh.”
Instead, it looks like they just gave the world another insight into what Greens think of people who disagree with them. Before the negative publicity, they explained to The Guardian, a left-wing British newspaper:
-- "Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction … What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody's existence on this planet? Clearly we don't really think they should be blown up, that's just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?" jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.
-- "…we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that's not worth jumping up and down about, I don't know what is."
Here’s another over the top commercial. This one from the last Super Bowl, intended to tout the “green” benefits of Audi’s “clean diesel” car. Again, the environmentalists wound up unintentionally satirizing the increasingly authoritarian nature of the Green movement.
Hat Tip: Steve Milloy.