Richard Curtis (of Blackadder and Four Weddings fame) has made a short film for 1010, a carbon cutting campaign called 'No Pressure’. It features people getting blown up for not cutting their emissions.
Now some people have taken this as saying that Greens think we should blow up people who don't cut emissions, which is ridiculous.
10:10 have listened to the criticism and apologized for any offense and left the video on youtube with an apology. Some are saying this means the Greens are censoring debate. Equally silly.
The movie is sort of funny, in a shocking way. Much like Blackadder, who we laugh at while he abuses Baldrick. You can like Blackadder but not want to do as he does; its fiction, and indeed comedy. Similarly in this case, the fil is eye opening & controversial and it will raise a debate. But to claim it says its OK to kill people is empty rhetoric, just the sort of argument used by climate change deniers.
I have been reading comments, the negative ones seem to be from deniers. One says "May you and your children be blown up". So they are complaining about the images of people being blown up by wishing people were blown up? This reminds me of the pro life people in the states who want to kill Doctors. There are some very disturbed people out there; don't let them set the agenda or we really will be in trouble.
Richard Curtis had talked enthusiastically about the campaign. “The 10:10 team are a fearless, energetic bunch, completely dedicated to getting the public fired up about climate change. They also turn out to be surprising good at blowing stuff up,” he said on its release.
Franny Armstrong, 10:10 founder, said the shock tactics were justified. “We 'killed’ five people to make No Pressure - a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change.”
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