Eco-authoritarians

From the global movement that brought you “the debate is over” and the push to tax that which is most intricately linked with productivity, industry, er, life… CO2.

Warning: graphic

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All those in favour of keeping away from power those with a violent, intolerant, and dogmatic view on how humans should collectively and individually behave… don’t raise your hand.

UPDATE: The producers of the film have responded to the predictable response,

Last week, 10:10 made available a short film. Following the initial reaction to the film we removed it from our website and issued an apology on Friday 2 October.

Subsequently there has been negative comment about the film, particularly on blogs, and concern from others working hard to build support for action on climate change. We are very sorry if this has distracted from their efforts.

We are also sorry to our corporate sponsors, delivery partners and board members, who have been implicated in this situation despite having no involvement in the film’s production or release.

We will learn from this mistake. Today I have written to supporters and stakeholders explaining that we will review processes and procedures to make sure it cannot happen again. Responsibility for this process is being taken by the 10:10 board.

The media coverage of the film was not the kind of publicity we wanted for 10:10, nor for the wider movement to reduce carbon emissions.

If people have been in touch with us personally about the film, we will be replying to individual emails over the next few days. Meanwhile our thanks go out to all those who support 10:10 and who work to combat the threat of climate change.

Eugenie Harvey
Director, 10:10 UK

Comments

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  • Hunter

    Sony Canada has sent out a press release distancing themselves from 10:10, but not CO2 emissions reduction. http://www.sony.ca/view/press_941.htm
    Too little, too late. All these corporations are jumping on the climate bandwagon without any regard for what their customers actually want. Less money spent on “eco-causes” would mean lower prices for their products.

  • Alan

    On the weekend I bought a new TV.
    Was looking at a nice new Sony and a nice new LG, and have been doing some pretty heady comparisons and reading all sorts of reviews over the past few weeks.
    They both seemed pretty equal in most respects. Either TV would’ve been more than satisfactory.

    I ended up buying the LG. The 10:10 video and it corporate sponsorship by Sony was the (negative) deciding factor.

    And it felt good to stick it to the jerks that put together and helped finance that regrettable video.

  • Brad_mary

    because this is your blog stephen i will refrain from what i REALLY want to say (it would be just as suitable for children as this film is), this has gone too far.
    of course, if only it had staying power in the MSM, it would actually be good for those of us with a head on our shoulders to see the green movement exposed for what it really is, a cantankerous bunch of terrorists armed with no facts and plenty of vitriol for humanity in general, a movement which should be crushed with rapidity and little remorse for the outcome.

    brad maynard

  • Anonymous

    The video is funny – Monty-Python gory/funny, going WAAY over the top, which is part of the humour. Not to everyone’s taste.

    Was it a good choice, or effective as a pro-green message? … Nope. Clearly not. If only because it has to be explained to you that it was self-parody, playing to the anti-global-warming ostriches characterization of them as “eco-terrorists”.

    Still… a poor choice.

    So, you’re in the drivers seat (oops, poor metaphor choice) …What would convince you to cut your personal carbon output by 10%?

  • YoungHaligonian

    Man I thought this was a video from people disagreeing with man made climate change, pointing out the vicious methods used by Enviromentalists. I watched the video before actually reading the description, and was appalled that Stephen was supporting something so vile as this on his site. One thing I’m happy to see it was the opposite and Stephen wasn’t supporting such trash, and another my view is that video does little to support it’s cause because it’s entire message was lost and showcases the enviromental movement in a negative light.

    On Retrospect I understand the message attempted to be made, basically doing nothing is setting yourself up for failure. The message however would be lost on the basic viewer where I can see a large portion tuning away early or getting the opposite message that was attempted to be put forward. It’s definitely a failure as a marketing attempt.

  • p.f.

    The blogosphere has labelled this one “Splattergate”. You know its important when it has a banal “gate” attached to it.

  • p.f.

    Oh, and to avoid Grammargate, “its” should be “it’s”.

  • batb

    Eco-authoritarians?

    ‘How about eco-assassins?

  • batb

    Eco-authoritarians?

    ‘How about eco-assassins?

  • Liz J

    Speaking of Econuts, how about our own Jim Prentice going on a little “camping trip” with Suzuki? Is he trying to get a monkey off his back? Trying to make Ms May jealous?

    Going green is one thing but paying the price of it is quite another.

  • Observant

    Perhaps this campaign was motivated by our Suzuki who said anybody who denied man-made global warming should be put in jail. This goes one step further and blows up the naysayers.

  • Observant

    Perhaps this campaign was motivated by our Suzuki who said anybody who denied man-made global warming should be put in jail. This goes one step further and blows up the naysayers.