Archive for ‘youtubes’

August 30, 2011

Volcanoes and Denialists: The Ominous Parallels

And those parallels are…
*They’re usually quite old, with molten rage seeping through their cracks
*They’re quite unpredictable, even if you’re watching what you are doing
*They throw off far more heat than light
*You could crack a toe or worse on their solidified sludge
*In the short-term, they should only be fatal to the very unlucky or the very slow-witted
*However, they can bring what could be a relatively straightforward journey to a juddering halt.
*The media have a major lavafair with them.

August 29, 2011

Youtube: Volcanoes and denialists

The latest video…

August 20, 2011

Youtube: Gish Gallop in 72 seconds

A gallop through the ‘Gish Gallop’, without any suggestions about how to tackle it. It’s a debating technique involving, well, spouting so much bollocks that your opponent can’t ever tear down each bit. It’s kind of a distributed denial of service attack on the audience’s brains…

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August 7, 2011

Youtube: Carbon Dioxide is natural, therefore nothing to worry about…

Because natural things (taipans, cyanide etc) are NEVER harmful, are they? And the fact that humans can breath air with more than 390ppm of C02 means that there is NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. Right? Includes some classic Doctor Who stills, if that persuades you to waste 150 seconds you will never get back…

July 7, 2011

Youtube: Climate Denialist Ploys- Cassandra and Canute

Three minutes of your life to burn? Fill yer boots…

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July 6, 2011

Youtube: Climate Change is a left-wing issue

Trolls keep telling me climate change is really a communist plot. And, as usual, they have all the evidence on their side. No, wait…

Click below for a four minute scroll through the mainstream politicians and big business who want action on climate change, followed by wild and provocative speculation on some of the psycho-social dynamics of denialism.

UPDATE: USEFUL COMMENT SENT VIA EMAIL –

Not sure I’d characterise it as an old white guy thing. Sure, they mostly are old white guys and the dominance of grey haired old wrinkled faces is striking. But as I’m sure you know, it’s all about the values system that these old guys happen to have.
They would also say it’s not about control, they’d characterise it as the opposite – that it’s about small government and reducing the control government has over our lives. Check out this quote from Roy Spencer (which affirms the values basis for climate denial):
 
“I view my job a little like a legislator, supported by the taxpayer, to protect the interests of the taxpayer and to minimize the role of government.”

July 1, 2011

Youtube: Climate Change is a Hoax, perpetrated by Tim Flannery

Ooh, it’s enough to give you an attack of the (water) vapours…

June 30, 2011

Youtube: “C02 is only 0.038% of the atmosphere”…

Speaks for itself

June 27, 2011

Youtube: Planet of the Not Very Bright Apes

Well, speaks for itself. But before the trolls start accusing me of calling them monkeys I say this – PAY ATTENTION – I CALL EVERYONE, INCLUDING MYSELF, A MONKEY.

June 24, 2011

Youtube: The Anthropocene in a digital minute

Why am I doing this? For the record. The fossil record…