2011-08-03 14:38:04Climate Video #1: The Difference between Skepticism and Denial
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Quick post on John's first video with TreeHugger.

Climate Video #1: The Difference between Skepticism and Denial

2011-08-03 16:45:01Australian lilt?
John Cook

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I'm not the one with the accent - it's the rest of the world that sounds funny :-)

Thanks for posting this, Dana. Feel free to shoehorn this anywhere in the schedule - it seems TH will be posting the other 5 videos in quick succession (I recorded 6 transcripts in total). Look forward to seeing the finished product when I get back from holiday. I sent them the audio and a few suggested graphics but have no clue how they'll end up.

2011-08-03 16:45:40Oh and thumb
John Cook

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Always forget to click the thumb!
2011-08-04 10:31:05
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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I can hear John now - "it's the rest of the wuhld that sounds funny."  Unless the "r" in "world" is silent, then you've got an accent ;-)

By the way, do you want to change the title on this post at all?  I wasn't sure what to call it besides 'Climate Video #1'.

2011-08-04 16:24:05Title ideas
John Cook

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Hmm, the series is designed to look at the 5 characteristics of denial so possible title is Climate Denial Video Series: the difference between skepticism and denial. So feel free to use that although The d-word does alienate many so I alternate between using it or not. In this case, it's appropriate as I specifically look at denial.

When we meet in December, I'll be on your turf surrounded by Americans so I'll be in no position to comment on your accent :-)

2011-08-05 05:04:53
Alex C

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Is there any way to embed the video so it's not automatically going to play when you load either the page or even the home page?  That could get annoying, especially once more videos appear on the front page.  Having them all go at the same time will be a real nuissance.

2011-08-05 05:18:52
Daniel Bailey
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Alex, I think that's endemic to the Treehugger Player.  When embedding it on the chat thread, I've always unchecked the "Autoplay" option and it still plays automatically.

2011-08-05 05:57:59
BaerbelW

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Instead of embedding the video directly could perhaps just a screenshot be used which then links to the treehugger article?

2011-08-05 06:10:18
dana1981
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I'll just make it so the videos don't show up until you click on the post.

2011-08-05 10:51:09
Alex C

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Thanks Dana, that's better.

2011-08-07 20:10:06"Play video" button?
BaerbelW

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John posted video #3 today and it doesn't automatically start running. Is there a way the other two videos could be posted likewise?

2011-08-07 22:06:24Hmm, didn't notice the difference
John Cook

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Hmm, if they don't play automatically, that means i can put them on the homepage. And (getting excited now), can also include my infographics on the homepage. Coming up roses! :-)

Will look at the code on the earlier ones - not sure what happened there. Probably Dana's wisecracks about my lilt and Morgan Freeman upset the code somehow.