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Saturday 2 October 2010

How the fanatic eco-watchers lost their way - in a big way!

It is shocking to see the propaganda posing as 'humour' that some groups, in this case eco-fanatic group 10:10 (the UK wing is discussed here) feel justified in indulging. They have produced a video seeking to further their aims which they imagined would be 'funny', but which most right-thinking people consider to be a crude exercise in manipulation and intimidation:

- the mealy-mouthed apology which 10:10 have posted in their website is a classic example of insincerity, as I see no real sign that they understand the enormity of how badly astray they have gone, their 'apology' being a mere damage-limitation exercise:


Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called 'No Pressure’.

With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain's leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis - writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn't and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.

As a result of these concerns we've taken it off our website. We won't be making any attempt to censor or remove other versions currently in circulation on the internet.

We'd like to thank the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras and who gave their time and equipment to the film for free. We greatly value your contributions and the tremendous enthusiasm and professionalism you brought to the project.

At 10:10 we're all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.

Onwards and upwards,

Franny, Lizzie, Eugenie and the whole 10:10 team

- this kind of organisation really does need to stop and think what it is doing; its moral compass must be very badly out of order for it to have ever contemplated such a way of promulgating its message.
(thru the mr eugendies blog here)

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