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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth



Quicktime trailer. This is probably the kind of thing that is needed to get the message across to globalised joe public.

9 comments:

Colin said...

Good old Al Gore - I might almost forgive him for letting Bush in. I'm sure the worst offenders will avoid it or contest it, but this film must be a good thing. It's funny the way Cameron has pushed green issues to the front of the political agenda here - however tokenist it might be. They've just been talking about it on Newsnight, and Brown wasn't convincing at all (admittedly just on how green he is at home) - er, recycling, er er, turn the TV off, er er, make sure there's no power going into your mobile phone, er...

Colin said...

Then again, read this.

Tom said...

Jesus, the sheer audacity of Bush government's lies is staggering. It's quite a feat to simply brazenly state the very opposite of what you know to be true.

Cameron is a cynical creep, but it is good that he's pushing this onto the agenda, however disingenously. It will hopefully force the government to do something, but I don't have much hope from Brown - he's too wedded to joyless materialism and economic growth.

I think I'm going to vote Green at the local elections. Arguing about reform of public services is pretty trivial in the context of global warming.

Tom said...

Btw, totally unimpressed by Cameron's "Fact Finding Mission" to Norway. It's so clearly and cynically an excuse for a photo opportunity. If he really wants to know the facts about global warning, I'm sure it would be more useful to read a book instead of visiting a glacier. Wanker.

john said...

I was in Stansted yesterday where the hand dryers in the bogs have signs on them proclaiming they're 80% more efficient than normal ones, thus saving the planet ect ect ect. All very well but they're in a flipping AIRPORT. Shallow environmental tokenism - bah! Almost as bad as Cameron's windmill and visit to Norway. (I feel sorry for poor old Ming having to get rid of the jag though).

Tom said...

Ha - yes, green tokenism in marketing/PR companies is one of the little irritants of modern life. Continuing the aviation theme, I saw the other week that EasyJet had the nerve to claim that they are 'greener' than other airlines, on the basis that their flights tend to be fuller, and so more efficient.

john said...

That bloke who owns Ryanair is more straightforward: "if you're worried about global warming - walk!"

Btw Tom, re your voting intentions - the Green Party are anti nuclear power are they not?

Colin said...

I was thinking of voting green, too. It will be a weird election, with lots of greens and BNP people elected. Like Italian politics or something.

Tom said...

The (impressively slick looking) leaflet from the Green Party campaigning in my area focused on local stuff, but yes - I think they are against nuclear power. Don't know where I stand on that - it seems incredibly complicated, but I'm probably more open to it than the Greens. I think having more Green councillors around the country will be very positive, though as Colin says I also expect BNP to be well.