There’s a wonderful story in today’s Guardian, it reports the shock horror news that leading public relations firms will not work with climate change sceptics. You will see in the headline that brilliantly stupid phrase “climate deniers” is used as if there are people who deny there is such a thing as the climate. Here’s a snippet of the report:
World’s top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers
Some of the worlds top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming.
Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives.
Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns seeking to block regulations limiting carbon pollution. Companies include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Text100, and Finn Partners.
We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of climate change, said Rhian Rotz, spokesman for WE.
Weber Shandwick would also not take any campaign to block regulations cutting carbon emissions or promoting renewable energy. We would not support a campaign that denies the existence and the threat posed by climate change, or efforts to obstruct regulations cutting greenhouse gas emissions and/or renewable energy standards, spokeswoman Michelle Selesky said.
Oh no, the world will be plunged into chaos if Public Relations firms withdraw their services from the cause of common sense (not.)
Panic buying will cities as punters stock up on PR. ‘At this rate we will run out of PR all together in less than three years!’ says PR spokesman.
Scientists will beging frenetic efforts to find sustainable alternatives to PR.
‘PR could be made to work entirely on wind’, a leading scientologist abbounced.
Energy minister Ed Davey said, ‘This shows how wise we were to invest in wind turbines. Wind is driven entirely by PR’.
Wind energy produces lots of heat (source)
The cause of common sense does not require expensive PR firms who have demonstrated their talent for getting their arses kicked by the blogosphere. There are plenty of citizen journalists doing a far better job than the pulled pork munching, metrosexual media luvvies who have totally lost the case for Anthropogenic Global Warming (to be fair the professional PR agencies were given the impossible task of selling a pile of steaming bullshit shovelled together by crap scientists whose idea of debate when challenged is to scream “You’re not a scientist so you don’t understand science. Therefore you aren’t allowed an opinion.
Unfortunately for the Warmageddonists there are many in the cybersphere who understand the science very well. Like the guy wot wrote this:
More than 30% of the solar energy at the top of the atmosphere never makes it to Earth’s surface. Ozone and Oxygen absorb some, CO2 absorbs in three bands of incoming, but Earth never gets hot enough to emit in any more than the 14.77 micron range for CO2 absorption. Since water vapor also absorbs in this band it had to be included as a “magic” warming gas. Water vapor absorbs in over 50,000 bands of incoming solar energy. Read a full AGW post mortem, Strange Tale of Green House Gas Gang by Joseph A Olson, PE at Faux Science Slayer
Little Nicky is always more interested in the economic implications than the science bollocks of course, and if we look as the case of the PR firms described in The Guardian, we see an example of a growing trend, business working with government to affect a ‘desired’ outcome: that’s called corporatism, (also known as crony capitalism, but it is about as similar to capitalism as anticlockwise is to clockwise). As Italian fascist leader Benito Mussoline said, Corporatism is fascism.
So what we are looking at as the goal og the Green / AGW agenda is the economic model of Fascism. Of course, as Orwell observed in 1946, fascism has lost all meaning other than to mean something unpleasant. So while the new fascists can get away with describing themselves as liberal or progressive left, people will be tricked into sleepwalking towards fascism, refusing to see what’s staring them in the face.