So climate change experts having finally got the message. And the message is: their message sucks. In fact, their "Scare the hell out of us" screed was so awful, researchers claim, that it actually undermined their mission.
Which, I always thought, was to scare the hell out of us.
Yep, according to Cal-Berkeley shrinks, dire predictions about global warming can "backfire if presented too negatively." Of course that raises one question: how to do present dire predictions, positively?
"Hey, were all gunna die. LOL."
Which leads me to a theory: these Berkeley researchers are dopes.
Look the fact is, people like me questioned global warming evidence because we'd seen this hysteria before - with emotional warnings about the coming ice age, the dangers of nuclear power, artificial sweeteners and DDT.
And this caused us to grow cold to such crap, and overlook real threats like terrorism, the resurgence of malaria, and of course, the rise of Ed Hardy t-shirts.
Worse, with global warming, we saw that anyone who dare to question the hysteria would be labeled a "skeptic," and treated like a "leper."
And never get "laid."
But the climategate scandal proved that inevitably, these cocky GW experts would overstep the science, get humbled, retreat into therapy. (Have you seen Gore lately?)
So now, finally, shrinks are saying these experts should rethink their messaging.
Of course, this is still not tackling the real problem. Note that the shrinks aren't telling experts to stop exaggerating consequences - instead, they say, "present solutions to global warming."
Meaning: just assume your lies were right all along and push the curly light bulbs.
That ain't gunna work either.
And if you disagree with me you're a racist homophobic globalphobe.
Nick Di Paolo!
and my mom (i believe, though not sure yet)