Climate Change Denial

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January 31, 2008


George Marshall @ 12:21 pm

calor polar bear

Here’s a cracker image from the Calor Gas trade magazine – a polar bear supine in front of the technology that will exterminate it. Just to remind you: according to researchers at the University of Edmonton, the polar bear will most likely be extinct in the wild by the end of this century link… What WAS going through the heads of the staff at Calor Connection? One would like to think it is naivety, but seeing that a previous cover feature was ‘Patio Heaters setting the record straight’ I would say that it another example of the ‘screw the hippies’ macho  posturing that we have found in ads before. A big pic is at link…

guardina business

There has been a welcome burst of interest in this blog after the Guardian ran a feature on our regular postings of denial ads link… So just to show that I have no problem biting the band that feeds, here is a recent juxtaposition of ads from the Guardian Business web site. Fantastic- an Eco Media Player to take on my long haul flights. Hope it fits in my organic cotton ‘This is not a plastic bag’ bag.

Thank to ‘Anon employee’ for the Calor gas cover. Please keep sending me ads, posters, magazine covers that irritate you and nicely illustrate the confused and disturbed times we live in.  I will put them up when I get a good bunch together – George

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4 responses to “MORE DIRE ADS”

  1. Danny Bloom says:

    I came here via a news article in the Guardian in the UK the other day re your website exploring psychological implications of denial of climate change. Good piece. Good site you have here.

    As we “consume! slash! burn!” our way to possible extinction of the human species in 30 more generations or so, your site is important, if nothing else than as an archive of how stupid we were. Or blind. Or comfort-prone.

    Wonder if you have ever posted anything about possibility of polar cities for future survivors of global warming in the yaer 2500 or so, and what the psychological implications of such a concept are? If interested, ask me for more info or visit my website above or google the term “polar cities”. Got an email from Dr Lovelock last month saying: “This may very well happen and soon!”

  2. Henry Thompson says:

    For the bouffant optimists, a toy car: the new Fiat 500. Its 3.5 metres long 1.3 wide, weighs 900kg and makes 70-100hp out of its 1.2 or 1.4 litre engines. It does 50mpg. Underneath the snazzy retro top half the bottom half is a Fiat Panda, the Panda is bigger, a lot cheaper, and more – honest? Why? The old Fiat 500 weighed 500kg, made 20hp out of a .5lt engine. It was a tad under 3m long and 1.6m wide. It got 62mpg. So the new one is 15% longer, a foot wider, double the weight, makes four times the power and is 20% less fuel efficient.

  3. Henry Thompson says:

    “They said we would never get to the North Pole because of the damage the car has already done to the ice cap. Perhaps that’s then what we’ve proved most of all, really. The inconvenient truth is, it doesn’t appear to have even scratched the surface..”

    Jeremy Clarkson on driving to the North Pole…

  4. Paulo says:

    Its not all doom..heres a video to cheers you up

    Bike 2 Oz is a video series about the young British couple who successfully cycled the 17,000Km from Oxford (UK) to Sydney (Australia).
    Rather than damage the climate by flying, they chose to travel from one side of the world by bicycle & cargo ship.
    Watch it on

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