The advertisement for Live Earth Singapore has young and hip people saying things like “When we tell you that temperatures are rising – we’re not exaggerating.” Or “When we say that hurricanes are getting worse – we’re not exaggerating”.
Mixed into the baseless claims of non-exaggeration is the subtle but intentional message that is delivered by the young, beautiful actors and actresses:
We are young, beautiful, intelligent, educated, hip, cool and popular. If you don’t show that you believe the alarmist claims about global warming unquestioningly by attending Live Earth Singapore, then you are clearly NOT young, beautiful, intelligent, educated hip, cool and popular. Don’t ask questions or stop to think about it – or are you UNCOOL?
I can’t even begin to tell you how presumptious their claims to authoritativeness are… Young and self-important, thinking they know ALLLLLLL there is to know about the subject – about a teaspoon, which was fed to them by the sponsors – and looking down at us poor, ‘uneducated’ ordinary folk who think they’re ‘exaggerating’.
So premature, contested, unproven and biased. So ANNOYING, in both an IPCC-consensus steamroller way and a popular kids at school who don’t think you’re cool way. ANNOYING.
And the BESTEST part about all the smarmy guilt-inflicting hype? Global warming is in all likelihood not even a real danger!!!!! Do your homework, you teeny bopper airheads!
In short, these hip young media star faces promoting global warming hysteria embody almost EVERYTHING that is bad about the personality traits and attitudes of global warming supporters.
So instead, here are a few of my own suggestions for how they really intend to complete the hanging sentence of:
“When we nag you about global warming alarmism – we’re not exaggerating…”
…we’re just sincerely deluded and misguided.
…we’re just plain outright lying.
…we’re just repeating what we heard but have never checked for ourselves.
…we’re just big fans of An Inconvenient Truth, our only source of information on global warming. (Who needs balanced information anyway?)
…we’re REALLY exaggerating.
…we’re just ignorant.
…we’re just being cool, ‘cos after all, you television viewers are NOT. We love us!
…we’re just intentionally misrepresenting the facts in a way that is calculated to best further our agenda.
…we’re just trying to get common people to cut down on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, so that big time entertainment stars and politicians against global warming can guzzle and pollute more.
…we’re just acting for the cameras the way we’re paid to.
…we’re just obfuscating the truth. (If you don’t understand what obfuscating its… That’s obfuscating.)
…we’re just guilting you into following like a sheep instead of thinking it over.
…we’re just stating pre-formed and biased conclusions about a controversial subject that is not factually proven, yet is constantly hijacked by the IPCC appealing to a fake and non-existant ‘consensus’. But it’s not exaggerating.
…we’re just trying to get people to attend a rock concert that is ostensibly to raise awareness about global warming and environmentalism in general, yet will drain massive amounts of energy, pour tonnes of pollution including greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and have negligible effects on the predictably Asian attitude of me-first selfish behaviour that Singaporean kiasu-ites are especially renown for. And THAT’S not exaggerating.
…we’re just annoying. So deal with it.
Feel free to comment with your own paraphrases.