Many adults of a certain age are familiar
with Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - the Neil Diamond song on which this animated short is based. A light-hearted
look at the Al- Gore-as-revivalist-environmental-preacher phenomenon.
For a Bit of Comic Relief, Yossi Vardi Fights Local Warming
This tongue-in-cheek 6-minute presentation was delivered at a
TED Conference in 2007. Visit TED.com
for intellectually stimulating videos on a wide range of topics.
CheatNeutral.com is a parody
web site that spoofs the idea of carbon
offsets. On this web site you can assuage the feelings of guilt that
accompany infidelity by making a financial contribution to those more virtuous.
Reads the site: "When you cheat on your partner you add to the heartbreak, pain and
jealousy in the atmosphere. CheatNetural can help you offset
your indiscretions...by funding someone else to be faithful."
The web site creators believe global warming is a
serious problem. Armed with a sense of humor, they poke fun at people who,
rather than changing their lifestyles, choose instead to make up for their
alleged carbon sins by purchasing carbon offsets.
[go to the web site]
Comic George Carlin was known for his politically-incorrect honesty as well as his
profanity. In this clip he explores "the greatest arrogance of all" - saving the
planet. [Read a blog post about this video here.]
Anyone who has read scientific journal papers devoted to one of
the many arcane
topics associated with global warming will appreciate thistongue-in-cheek
published in the Australian cultural journal, Quadrant.
scholarly tones, the paper argues that global warming can be prevented by
appeasing the sun god via the practice of human sacrifice à la the Aztecs: "The evidence supports
a revival of (humane) human sacrifice (HHS) as a mechanism for retarding
environmental degradation and reducing dangerous climate change."
The paper concludes: "In Australia, the government should offer generous
grants to HHS dependants; issue free...sacrificial credits to working families;
create a new Order of the Bleeding Heart; and restructure the now redundant
carbon emissions trading scheme as the Human Pollution Reduction Scheme. These
initiatives would send a strong message to the world...that this country is
serious about climate change."
[read the paper here]
Like the tyrannical Dolores Umbridge in the
fifth Harry Potter
novel, DeSoggyBog thinks those with alternative points-of-view should be forced to
"I must not tell lies." DeSoggyBog is a project of NOconsensus.org
Stop Global Whining
- a catchy 2-minute music video by folks who don't think the climate is in crisis.
"The Earth's been heating up and cooling back down since
the day it started spinning 'round and 'round."
polar ice caps have revealed nearly 200 clandestine lairs once buried deep
beneath hundreds of feet of Arctic ice," reads this article from the satirical
publication, The Onion. The article does a great job of capturing the
tone of numerous real-life news stories written about such topics.
""We always assumed there would be some secret lairs here and there, but the
sheer number now being exposed is indeed troubling," said noted climatologist
"In August alone we discovered 44 mad scientist laboratories, three highly
classified military compounds, and seven reanimated and very confused cavemen.
That's more than twice the number we had found in the previous three decades