Saturday, 17 October 2009

Climate change Ad has received over 200 complaints so far.

From The Guardian:

The advertising regulator has received more than 200 complaints that the government's latest TV campaign on climate change is misleading.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change launched the £6m campaign, in which the government throws its weight behind the scientific evidence that climate change is man-made and will affect us all, last Friday.

The campaign, by ad agency AMV BBDO, marked a significant change in the government's marketing around its umbrella Act on CO2 initiative. The DECC said it has taken the stronger approach because research has shown that more than half of the UK public think climate change will have no effect on them.

However, over the past week the Advertising Standards Authority has received 202 complaints about the campaign (click on the drowning dog to watch the video).
There is a No10 Petition to get this Government propaganda pulled:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Stop wasting taxpayers' money on climate change propaganda designed to frighten our children.

The government's latest TV advertisement on climate change is pure propaganda designed to frighten our children. Showing kids a puppy drowning in the centre of what looks like a British town is beyond fiction. It shows a weakness of argument for a government to have to resort to fear to bring the public "in line". This advertisement should be pulled immediately.

In the current economic climate, surely the government can find something better to spend six million pounds of taxpayers' money on.

Click HERE to sign the petition.


bushy said...

I think that another attempt be made at this petition and this time put in an entry at Wattsupwiththat to publicise this. There is a substantial UK readership. Wont do your own blog ant harm either.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

It's an awful ad - it concerns adults as well as frightening children and is totally misleading and not factual.

Publicise the petition everywhere you can as it should not be given any airtime at all.

Daily Referendum said...


Will do. I've sent you an email. Please forward it on to your friends.



Anonymous said...

What is in the advert that is not factual?

Anonymous said...

I'll ask again

can anyone point to anything that isn't factual?

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Er... all of it

"The affect of human activities on the Earth is insignificant compared to the radiation from the Sun, the magnetic and gravitational fields and eccentric orbit of Jupiter, the moon and the tilt of the Earth's axis. These not only affect the temperature of the Earth, but tides, menstrual cycles, human and animal behaviour, earthquakes, tsunamis, El NiƱo, volcanoes, winds and rains, aurora borealis and the temperature of the oceans. Global warming caused by human emissions of carbon dioxide is a hoax and a myth. Solar ultraviolet radiation doubles and declines in eleven-year cycles. Carbon dioxide does not cause cyclones, as Al Gore says. Jupiter's magnetic field increased the heat in the interior of the Earth, raising the temperature of the ocean and causing cyclones and other results of a hotter Earth interior."

Will there be a happy ending?
Only if you and the rest of the Eco-Nazis get your Swine Flu jabs.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha

you idiot!

how very scientific!

the eccentric orbitr of Jupiter?

oh dear, oh dear

thanks for the entertainment

anyone else?

Anonymous said...

and by the way

I'm a scientist and not of the green or eco persuasion. I don't care much for either of those groupings but I know what I'm on about. You lot don't. I mean REALLY, you don't have a clue.