Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Can the IPCC brand be damaged any further? Note that IPCC AR5 lead author Roger Jones seems proud of his part in a profane, stupid 2011 climate propaganda video

2011: We're Climate Scientists (Australian)
Here is a transcript of the lyrics:
...I'm a climate scientist..
Droppin facts all over this wax
While bitches be crying about a carbon tax
Climate change is caused by people
We gotta move fast or we'll be forsaken,
Cause we were too busy suckin dick Copenhagen: (Politician)
We're scientists, what we speak is True.
Unlike Andrew Bolt our work is Peer Reviewed... ooohhh
Feedback is like climate change on crack
The Green house effect is just a theory sucker (Alan Jones)
Yeah so is gravity float away muther f**cker
IDEA » Making of the awesome “I’m a climate scientist” video
Mr. Ilic emailed a few climate groups in Australia 2 weeks before filming, and a few scientists were interested. Dr. Roger Jones (Victoria University) was the most senior scientist to get involved. Dr. Jones did student comedy in his younger days, and also wanted to support the video project by lending the credibility of a “professor.” He had some other senior colleagues would have also participated, but couldn’t make the video shoot. As Mr. Ilic wrote the first drafts of the lyric, he worked closely with Dr. Jones and Dr. Katrin Meissner (University of New South Wales) who fact checked the lyrics, and provided Mr. Ilic with material to mine for lyrics.
Dr. Jones says he is “contemplating more guerrilla-type actions but not sure what works (a repeat wouldn’t).”
UQ Scientist named Coordinating Lead Author for next IPCC report - The University of Queensland
Other Coordinating Lead Authors from Australia in Working Group II include:

• Roger Jones, Victoria University, Ch. 2, “Foundations for Decision Making”
[Jones promotes the video on his own blog here]: Hungry Beast « Understanding Climate Risk
From my point of view, communicating the science from a respectable, learned position can get pretty boring if it’s the only thing going. This was fun to do.
The NSFW 2-minute video is here.  Roger Jones sports his "global warming killed frosty" T-shirt from the video here:

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