Not like anyone needs a reason to share this video anytime, but in the wake of the 2014 UN Climate Summit, this segment by John Oliver (featuring Bill Nye) perfectly communicates one of the major factors in the United States’ science illiteracy problem….communication of science itself.
Watch, laugh, then realize that this is hardly humorous. Our future is being throttled at the helm of capitalism and the corrupt industries who rely on climate change denial think-tanks which have PR departments whose 9am-5pm grind focuses on taking advantage of others’ ignorance.
Have a chuckle, because we all need a laugh, but share this and pay it forward, because there are far too many people still relying on mainstream media as their primary source of information and education.
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact."
Streets in New York City and other towns were taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate change protest in history. The People’s Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week’s U.N. Climate Summit.
Overall, organizers estimated around 310,000 people joined the New York march alone. Protesters elsewhere also celebrated large turnouts. A Twitter feed at the march’s website showed crowds of demonstrators marching in Perth and Melbourne, in London and Dublin, and in Johannesburg and Tanzania.
Lenar Whitney exhibits willful ignorance and a desire to have dominion over the world via a wasteful energy policy.
This Sarah Palin wanna be is in a position of some power to influence people and kids so it’s important to point out how terribly misguided and absolutely wrong she is about the “lame stream media”s depiction of global warming. The mean global temperature is not cooling but in fact getting warmer, and it’s caused by humans.
The largest organization of scientists in the world, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has come out with a simply written 11-page report on what’s known about climate change. Here’s the link for the free pdf:
1. Climate scientists agree: Climate change is happening here and now.
2. We are at risk of pushing our climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts.
3. The sooner we act, the lower the risk and cost. And there is much we can do.
"But we consider it to be our responsibility as professionals to ensure, to the best of our ability, that people understand what we know: Human-caused climate change is happening; we face risks of abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes; and responding now will lower the risk and cost of taking action."
President Barack Obama slammed pundits and members of Congress and called them what they are…..“fairly serious threat to everybody’s future.”
“Today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change, They’ll tell you it’s a hoax, or a fad.”
He criticized those who ducked the issue by claiming they weren’t qualified enough to speak on the matter, like House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).
“Let me translate, What that means is, ‘I accept that manmade climate change is real, but if I admit it, I’ll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot.’”
"I’m not a scientist either, but we’ve got some good ones at NASA,"
Let xkcd put global warming temperature rise projections in perspective for you.
Who knows what the “?” will bring, but my guess is it won’t be fun. It may be too late to prevent change altogether, but it’s not too late to minimize the suck.
it’s not too late to minimize the suck
I don’t give a fuck about the climate, climate change can go suck a bag of dicks
this planet has been going through ‘climate changes’ for 5 billion years.
It wasn’t even an issue last century
but all of a sudden we’re supposed to care about it, well I don’t, animals will adapt or die, plants…
I like to play the role of Minnesota Nice. I try. But I cannot let this pass. I need to say something about this even though it won’t change your mind or mine on the subject.
It’s true that climate change is a natural phenomenon. But you’ve conflated natural with human-made climate change, saying it’s always happened when in fact there is no other generation of humans that have made such a lasting and deep impact on the earth’s natural systems than yours. I say yours because you seem older and in that “greatest generation” that is leaving us with the aftermath of rampant capitalism.
If you agree that we should care about the next generations after us then we may have something in common. But you said “adapt or die” which is not only callous and short sighted but is against almost any moral structure religious or otherwise. You’re asking people that had nothing to do with the poor decisions of greedy elites and careless wasters of your generation to just fend for themselves. And that’s pretty shitty when it was people not giving a shit that put them in that position.
I better stop now and count to 1000 before I regret typing more…. have good life sir.
A Hitch logic bomb for any climate change skeptics.
But we invest in non-polluting sustainable and renewable energy to what end? Clean water, air and food? How will that line my pockets?
John Oliver’s takedown of the way the media covers climate change last night was fantastic.
THIS is why we love comedy.
Truth in comedy.
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According to two new studies, the collapse of much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may now be irreversible. That could ultimately mean 10 feet of sea level rise.
Ten feet. Ha. Don’t be fucking naive. Greenland is turning to mush and that’s like sixty feet. I’ll be honest with you: I won’t miss Florida one bit, except for maybe the Keys. Louisiana, though, I think was a special place. Oh well. I think it’s possible that some of the big cities might be saved by seawalls, Netherlands-style, but I dunno, the Sandy experience should have been edifying and it obviously was not, just like pretty much every flood disaster that’s ever happened in this country. It is astonishing how people don’t get it. It’s astonishing how they keep chasing after the hotdog on the stick labeled “The Economy” without realizing that it’s the likes of the Koch brothers holding the stick and they’ll be dead soon and they’ll win because they’re going to die holding the most toys (i.e. members of congress).
I had to put up last week with some federal bureaucrats telling us (scientists) how we need to do a better job communicating to the public. No, I don’t fucking think so. I think we’re doing just fine, it’s the public that’s not doing a good job paying attention. They just don’t want to hear it. Have fun chasing that hotdog, people. And learn to swim.
Pay attention to the duck. He’s a scientist. And stop listening to the bullshit artists/con men in Congress.
The shit’s gonna hit the fan and the rivers gonna rise on into DC.
nothing to see here, move along
This is really happening. There’s nothing to stop it now.”
" a rise in sea level of 10 feet or more may be unavoidable in coming centuries"
I hope someone puts all of the stories of human greed, hubris and inaction in a time capsule for future generations. No doubt some will survive this but at what cost?