2011-05-14 03:59:55Who Ya Gonna Call???
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Who Ya Gonna Call???

Posted on 14 May 2011 by Daniel Bailey

In every walk of life there is trust.  Trust, that when you go to bed at night your alarm will wake you up at the right time.  Talking HeadsTrust, that when you use your debit card, your financial institution will have the correct amount of money in your account.  Trust, that the talking heads on the boob tube are reading the teleprompter correctly.

And largely that trust is rewarded.  Hence the ongoing placement of your trust.  But when it comes to things climate science-related,  why is it that people continue to place their trust in those who've been show to endlessly perpetuate non-science, memes and zombie arguments?

Bang

    Zombie

 

So, Whom To Trust On Climate Science?  Maybe...Climate Scientists?

MEMEMEWhen my car breaks, I take it to an auto mechanic.  When I get sick, I go to the doctor.  When deciding on a retirement plan that suits my family's needs, I consult a professional in that area.  And when I need the straight poop on matters related to climate science, I go to actual climate scientists.  But why is that?

People who put in a lot of time to understand an issue don't necessarily need to trust anyone, because they can form their own informed opinions.  But nobody can be an expert on every issue, so the 99% of the public that doesn't possess the expertise on a technical subject like climate science would be smart to defer to that 1% who do have expertise.  And of course nobody has more climate science expertise than climate scientists.

Cool

Here's some blunt talk from actual climate scientists (Warning: Some off-color content):

These Aren't The Lyrics You've Been Looking For nono

Yo….we’re climate scientists.. and there’s no denying this Climate
Change Is REEEEALL..

Who’s a climate scientist..
I’m a climate scientist..
Not a cleo finalist?
No a climate scientist!

Droppin’ facts all over this wax
While bit**es be crying about a carbon tax
Climate change is caused by people
Earth Unlike Alien Has no sequel
We gotta move fast or we’ll be forsaken,
Cause we were too busy suckin’ d**k in Copenhagen: (Politician)

I said Burn! it’s hot in here..
32% more carbon in the atmosphere.
Oh Eee Ohh Eee oh wee ice ice ice
Raisin’ sea levels twice by twice
We’re scientists, what we speak is True.
Unlike Andrew Bolt our work is Peer Reviewed… HO!

Who’s a climate scientist..
I’m a climate scientist..
An Anglican revivalist?
No a climate scientist!

Feedback is like climate change on crack
The permafrost subtracts: feedback
Methane release wack: feedback..
Write a letter then burn it: feedback
Denialists deny this – in your dreams
Coz climate change means greater extremes,
Shit won’t be the norm
Heatwaves bigger badder storms
The Green house effect is just a theory sucker (Alan Jones)
Yeah so is gravity, float away mother f***er!

Wow

Who’s a climate scientist..
I’m a climate scientist..
A Penny Farthing Cyclist?
No a climate scientist!
A Lebanese typist?
No!
A Paleontologist?
No!
A Sebaceous Cyst?
No! A climate f***ing scientist! Yo! PREACH!

Climate Scientists Tell All

Interviews conducted with the climate scientists behind the construction of, and performing in, the video can be found here.

A radio version for more genteel audiences can be found here.

  I'm A Climate Scientist (Clean-RADIO) by DanIlic

Did You Know?Drink

The YouTube movie has just gone over 70,000 views...

Feeding The Beast

Hungry Beast is a television show from ABC Oz that focuses on a range of issues, some controversial and challenging from a younger persons take with some irony & satire thrown in. They explore the voracious engine that is the media, politics and the relentless pace and sometimes absurdity and horror of the modern world - the Hungry Beast.

2011-05-14 04:37:31
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Nice.  You might consider noting that people who put in a lot of time to understand an issue don't necessarily need to trust anyone, because they can form their own informed opinions.  But nobody can be an expert on every issue, so the 99% of the public that doesn't possess the expertise on a technical subject like climate science would be smart to defer to that 1% who do have expertise.  And of course nobody has more climate science expertise than climate scientists.

2011-05-14 04:44:07
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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64.129.227.4

By the way, the video got posted on the Guardian, so it's really taking off.

2011-05-14 08:31:55
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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97.83.150.37

Thanks, Dana.  I'll add some verbiage accordingly.  Some formatting tweaks need be done also (will fix these in an hour or two - after family dinner).  Anyone else?

Also, when should I publish this?

2011-05-14 08:53:49on deck
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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64.129.227.4

I don't know if John has anything planned.  It would be good to break up the disinformation denier posts (LI #7 and CC #1), so this one can go before mine.  I don't think Rob's is quite ready, so unless John has something up his sleeve, I think you're on deck.  Maybe tomorrow?

2011-05-14 09:17:19Few suggestions
John Cook

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124.187.6.188

Can you "bleep" out the swearing? Eg - f***ing. We should adhere to our own comments policy.

Maybe mention that the YouTube movie has just gone over 70,000 views.

I suggest adding a link to the clean version:

http://soundcloud.com/danilic/im-a-climate-scientist-clean

And maybe as an aside, link to this behind-the-scenes article or excerpt from it:

http://www.readfearn.com/2011/05/climate-scientist-rappers-reveal-why-they-did-it/

Publish this anytime over the weekend - I'll be away so you kids keep the place in good shape while I'm gone!

2011-05-14 10:31:01
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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97.83.150.37

Changes made, revised as shown at top.

2011-05-14 12:20:55Off Content
Glenn Tamblyn

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121.220.79.249

Daniel

Since there is a 'clean version, perhaps go with the clean version as the embed with a link to unsanitised copy. Also maybe identify that Hungry Beast is a television show from ABC Oz that focuses on a range of issues, some controversial and challenging from a younger persons take with some irony & satire thrown in. They explore the voracious engine that is the media, politics and the relentless pace and sometimes absurdity and horror of the modern world - the Hungry Beast. Perhaps a link to the Hungry Beast website so people can get a feel for where they are coming from.

http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/

2011-05-14 13:59:31I don’t want to be the guy with no sense of humour, but...
James Wight

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121.79.12.89

I don’t think this is worth posting about. If it is published I recommend changing the title – the headline “Who Do You Trust?” will make the reader expect a serious post.

2011-05-14 14:33:24
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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97.83.150.37

Good suggestions, all.

@ Glenn: The clean version is audio-only.  I've embedded the radio player as well as linked to it & noted that it was a redio version in the text.

@ James: I'm open for revisions to the name.  As someone known for being sometimes not serious enough, I'd be happy to make it wittier.  Even if in the Oscar Wilde sense:

OW:  Your Majesty is like a stream of bat's piss.

YM:  What!?! (great consternation)

OW:  I meant that Your Majesty stands out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark.

Aye, that's the stuff...

How about like a Ghostbusters thing:  Who ya gonna call?

2011-05-14 18:03:01
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.92.105.64

Certain to ruffle a few "dodo" feathers. Which is nice.