UK government ads "exaggerated global warming"

Giving kids nightmares

Really? Why would they do that? Maybe because as the generally intelligent British public becomes more fed up with having the wool pulled over its eyes, that the government has to spin and mislead even more to keep the message going:

Two nursery rhyme adverts commissioned by the Government to raise awareness of climate change have been banned for overstating the risks.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the adverts – which were based on the children’s poems Jack and Jill and Rub-A-Dub-Dub – made exaggerated claims about the threat to Britain from global warming.

In definitely asserting that climate change would cause flooding and drought the adverts went beyond mainstream scientific consensus, the watchdog said.

It noted that predictions about the potential global impact of global warming made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “involved uncertainties” that the adverts failed to reflect.

The two posters created on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change juxtaposed adapted extracts from the nursery rhymes with prose warnings about the dangers of global warning.

One began: “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. There was none as extreme weather due to climate change had caused a drought.” Beneath was written: “Extreme weather conditions such as flooding, heat waves and storms will become more frequent and intense.”

The second advert read: “Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub — a necessary course of action due to flash flooding caused by climate change.” It was captioned: “Climate change is happening. Temperature and sea levels are rising. Extreme weather events such as storms, floods and heat waves will become more frequent and intense. If we carry on at this rate, life in 25 years could be very different.”

Upholding complaints from members of the public, the ASA said that in both instances the text accompanying the rhymes should have been couched in softer language.

After the UK government’s despicable “bedtime story” advert, now they are defiling nursery rhymes in order to advance their extreme green agenda. Nothing is sacred to these people.

And this week’s best “yeah, right” moment:

Ed Miliband promised to better reflect scientific uncertainty about global warming in future campaigns.

My aching sides, I think not.

Read it here.

Comments

  1. Hmmm,

    There was a crooked man
    Who walked a crooked mile
    He drew a crooked graph
    Used in a crooked film…

    Er, does anyone remember the rest of this?

  2. froggy uk says:

    how about this one:

    Twinkle twinkle little star
    how i wonder WHERE you are
    i cant see you in the sky
    due to chemtrails that is why!.
    Co2 is fine by me
    its natural food for a tree,
    now they want to tax a farting lamb
    its all part of the climate scam,
    politicians must be mad
    & the scientists that are bad,
    AGW is one big farce
    so they can stick it up their ****!

  3. Two out of three ads were pulled because of ‘indefinite’ science AT THE MOMENT. What is definite is the harm to the environment and humanity if the 97% of scientists WHO PUBLISH STUDIES in climate science and related fields are correct in their belief that present global warming is ALARMING.

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