Smoking Gun (UPDATE: Parody)

13 04 2014

Earth

This is ordinarily the kind of SVNT I would ignore.  And in that spirit, I’m not going to link to the nut’s blog.

But there is something instructive in what this nut writes.

Here goes:

Part of being a science communicator is hoping a natural disaster kills as many members of the audience as possible, as soon as possible, with as much media exposure as possible. As a communicator myself, I’d like nothing better than for thousands of middle-class white people to die in an extreme weather event—preferably one with global warming’s fingerprints on it—live on cable news. Tomorrow.

The key takeaway is “middle class white people.”

Environmentalism, in the way this nut thinks about it, isn’t saving the Earth or preserving ecology, it’s wiping out the white middle class.  That said, it’s easy to figure that there is a cabal of cheap labor gluttonous global mega-corporations behind such “environmentalism.”

UPDATE

I’ve been fooled again.  It’s a parody.

And now that I know that, it’s going onto my blogroll.


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13 04 2014
lowlywhisper

Please put yourself in ClimateNuremberg’s shoes. We’ve invested literally uncountable amounts of keystrokes and science into making a climate parody resource, only for you to treat it as a big joke.

Forget the sheer hurtfulness—think about the cause. Let’s just say that kind of attitude wouldn’t help the narrative. Not one bit.

We encourage you to keep commenting, but try to treat the science with the seriousness it deserves, okay?

Do people take this site seriously?

Yes, but not to the extent we’d hoped. We’ve analysed the comment threads by tone, and only about 80% of our visitors seem to think this is an honest-to-god, alarmist website.

13 04 2014
countenance

Oh brother.

I’m having a really bad streak lately in recognizing parody.

Which is really bad news because I rely on sarcasm and snark.

13 04 2014
lowlywhisper

It’s not that I recognized it as such, because, of course, it wouldn’t be all that out of the ordinary for the pinkos to think along those lines; it’s that I always check the ‘About’ info on a website to get a clue as to who is who.

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