|How Splattergate broke environmentalists' golden rule|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Tuesday, 05 October 2010 14:55|
Media coverage of Splattergate has gone viral, possibly because 10:10's first non-apology practically encouraged people to continue copying and spreading the video—it ended with the phrase "onwards and upwards." Now, 10:10 has apologized again, and promised they really, really mean it this time, and chosen to censor the comments that apology garnered.
But until the "No Pressure" video, environmentalists have always strictly followed certain golden rules: methods of killing were restricted to the environment lashing back against people, children (sometimes polar bears) were never shown actually dying, and unsympathetic animals—or humans—were never killed. Can you imagine if they showed an overflowing ocean taking out a nest of cobras?
I can understand why the 10:10 campaign was surprised by the reaction to their video. After all, as Marc Morano has pointed out, killing children is not new to the Global Warming community. Copenhagen's climate summit opened with little girl trying to outrun an angry tidal wave, and that's just one of many examples.
So, did the "No Pressure" video succeed at getting our attention? Certainly, and it will continue to serve as inspiration in our fight for a balanced investigation into climate science.
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