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UK Government targets Climate Doubters in TV advert

Disgusting propaganda to push the lie and carbon taxes....
The following article comments from the Times of London comments on the advert and is hardly supportive:

Ministers target climate change doubters in prime-time TV advert

Climate change sceptics are to be targeted in a hard-hitting government advertising campaign that will be the first to state unequivocally that Man is causing global warming and endangering life on Earth.

The £6 million campaign, which begins tonight in the prime ITV1 slot during Coronation Street, is a direct response to government research showing that more than half the population think that climate change will have no effect on them.

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.

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.

The daughter asks her father if the story has a happy ending and a voiceover cuts in, saying: “It’s up to us how the story ends” and directs viewers to the Government’s Act on CO2 website.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change publishes research today showing that 52 per cent of people think climate change will not significantly affect them. Only 33 per cent think that it will and 15 per cent do not know.

Fourteen per cent of people think that climate change will have no effect on Britain, even in their grandchildren’s lifetime. Twenty-six per cent said they could think of no action they could take that would help to reduce climate change.

When asked how they would react if they knew climate change were going to have a serious effect on their children’s lives, 74 per cent said that they would be willing to change their lifestyle. Fifteen per cent said that they would not make any changes.

The Met Office has predicted that the 2003 heatwave, which resulted in 2,000 premature deaths in Britain, could happen every other year from the 2040s.

Joan Ruddock, the Energy and Climate Change Minister, said: “The survey results show that people don’t realise that climate change is already under way and could have severe consequences. With over 40 per cent of the UK’s C02 emissions a result of personal choices, there is huge potential for individual behaviour change to lower emissions.”

But 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.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6867046.ece

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  • An Inconvenient Truth:

    A 20 room mansion (not including the 8 bathrooms) in Nashville, TN. Heated by natural gas. The pool and pool house are also heated by natural gas. This house consumes more energy in one month than the average American household does in one year. The eletricity and natural gas bill average $2400 a month. Who owns this monstrosity? You guessed it....Al Gore.

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    • With that said:

      Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it i More..

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    • We are getting battered from the politicians pushing global warming.
      I wonder how much CO2 all the wars that they have created has caused,
      How much gas does an battle tank burn, helicopters, bombers. How much CO2 is released for every bullet or shell fired? That's not important though, as killing has to done. So, squeeze the ordinary guy and propagandise his children's heads full of lies and fear.
      Words like evil and satanic just do not do them justice

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    • It's to be expected IMO. What kind of people live in and enjoy the country? Conservatives. Hunters are the truest most productive environmental conservationists. They appreciate pristine American wilderness and want to keep it for future generations.

      The flip side of the coin is the urban intellectual elite leftist who can't grab the paper off the porch without bug-spray and sun-screen and checking for stray bears first.

      Gore is most at home in his flying palace, the jumbo jet that he spews CO More..

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  • Absolute tripe, drivel, manipulative demagoguery. 30,000 scientists are posturing to sue Al Gore because this is NOT an issue anyone agrees on. The jury is still out. Prince Charles is a buffoon.

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  • It's very sad, and equally pathetic. Why do they target children? Why do they put childrens' version of the Inconvenient Truth book in schools? Because children take things for granted, and they assume adults are truthful with them. They don't know they're being manipulated and used. You can tell an adult a thousand times the money under their pillow comes from a tooth-fairy, but they can only ever pretend to believe it. Same with global warming.

    These children who are being brainwashed today, More..

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    • Why do they target children??

      Because those children are the ones that will have to live with the blunders of today. One of those HUGE blunders is ignoring global warming.
      Global warming isn't a fantasy ponyboy, don't try and fool yourself.

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    • Yeah right, and heterosexual AIDs is going to wipe us out. Oops, never happened, it's a non-issue. Killer-bees are coming too! Ruuuuun! Oh, wait, nope... I'm still waiting for that ice-age that was supposed to wipe us out in the 80's... Will that come before or after the global warming disaster?

      This propaganda targets children, because children cannot debate, they're impressionable, and those are the only kinds of people who are susceptible to blind global warming alarmism.

      And in a couple ye More..

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    • In a couple of years the planet will be that much hotter, and a couple more after that?

      To deny global warming is like denying gravity, but the corporate propaganda seems to be working well on some folks!!

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    • Ah, the go-to nonsense line from those without a real argument to make. People don't want your socialism, so it's because the evil American business people are spreading disinformation. When people don't automatically believe your global warming alarmism, it's the evil American business people again.

      As vague and intangible as the global warming theory itself. As convenient as you need it to be.

      And when you don't have evil business people to blame for your lack of support? Then you bust out More..

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    • Socialism, fascism......bla, bla bla!!
      This thread is about exactly what my comments are about, but you want to spew about everything but the topic.

      Global warming is a reality, wake up!

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  • Wow, they not only drank the kool-aid, they licked the glass and ate the ice cubes as well. Freakin' Al Gore is laughing this crap up all the way to the bank. Gore has a larger carbon footprint from his personal energy use than some third world countries for crying out loud. Brainwashing the kids like this immoral and downright stupid. Global warming and global cooling are cyclical. Arheaological evidence shows and supports that...but the self serving alarmists don't want you to know that.

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  • yeah cut back on CO2 and watch all the plants die, do these idiots forget all plant life lives off of co2. This a an obviously another way of destroying our world. Dissent now, or die.

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    • Calm down! Human emissions of CO2 are insignificant. Plants will survive without us. Our contribution to their survival by CO2 is not much when compared to our destruction by deforestation and destroying fertile soil.

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    • "Cut back on the CO2 and what the plants die"
      Plants were around for millions of years before we started pumping out CO2. If you want to stop plants dying why don't you bring up the deforestation of the Amazon, hmm? You have to be monumentally retarded to think that plants will die if we stop producing CO2.

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  • ice age is coming !

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  • Softening us up for green taxes.

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  • such bullshit, yea lets eliminate pollution as often as we can...but not this bullshit.

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  • Were in a global cool stage right now offseting the real climate changes so they say when the sun spots revert to there normal paterns were in for a massive upsurge of temperature

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    • The convenience of the "theory" is it's ambiguity which allows everything to be considered supporting evidence.

      When a scientist has an agenda, he or she can look for angles, perspective, half-truth, coincidence. etc. to support that agenda. When receiving grant money depends on toe'ing the line, you find a way to make your data look appealing.

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    • Have you heard any of James Lovelocks theorys of whats happening i never really took any notice untill i listened to his ideas on the sun spot thing its just another explanation off whats happening or not as the case may be,were only little pieces but important ones.

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    • Nope I'm not aware of his theories. I do personally believe that the sun is by far the deciding factor. The amount of co2 we dump in to the air is a tiny fraction of the already tiny fraction of CO2 in our atmosphere. The CO2 portion of our atmosphere is .03%, while only 3% (I believe) of that .03% is anthropogenic... That is so insignificant... CO2 is not plutonium gas, it's not cyanide. It has always been considered to be benign. Only now in this politically charged atmosphere (pun intended) i More..

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    • To say people don't metion deforestation in a lie, and you know it.
      Your three lies are a hoot, you should go into comedy.

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    • Indeed but imagine a massive upsurge in volcanic activity and the resulting changes in temps with the change in sun spots were only a smear on a speck of mammal shit compared to geological time check lovelocks stuff out on the intrweb he wrote lots off well known books before his ecological writings he has somthing to offer to this debate.

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  • hose... horse...

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    • It's not even so much what they do. They're no more taxing on the environment or on resources than anyone else who lives in developed areas. And it's more than the hypocrisy.

      It's the policies they advocate being disingenuous and destructive. Anti-environmentalist. When they let politics drive them to advocate ethanol for no good reason and despite the many good environmental reasons not to... It hurts in a lot of ways. It takes the place of good sound policy which might otherwise be in place. More..

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    • "Why do they fight nuclear power?"
      Political activists first become fascinated by a concept, then they become enamored with a concept, then they become wed to a concept, then they become slaves to the concept.
      Once they become active in promoting a concept they build equity in it through the expenditure of time, energy, money and of course emotion.
      Over a period of time the concept becomes all consuming, the most important thing in their lives and they become so invested in it that More..

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    • Damn, (Google *disconfirmation* of belief for more).

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  • Well that's it.
    I'm convinced.

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  • 11 out of the last 13 years have been the hottest on record. Global warming is not a hoax like the corporate media has most buying into.

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