Here’s the latest news on the green brigade’s latest efforts to ‘draw attention’ to ‘man-made global warming’:
ALETSCH GLACIER, Switzerland (Reuters) – Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland’s shrinking Aletsch glacier on Saturday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming.
Tunick, perched on a ladder and using a megaphone, directed nearly 600 volunteers from all over Europe and photographed them on a rocky outcrop overlooking the glacier, which is the largest in the Alps.
Later he took pictures of them standing in groups on the mass of ice and lying down. Camera crews were staged at five different points on the glacier to take photographs.
Glaciers are sensitive to climate change and have been receding since the start of the industrial age but the pace of shrinkage has accelerated in recent years.
The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the shoot, said the aim was to “establish a symbolic relationship between the vulnerability of the melting glacier and the human body.”
Heh. Yeah. The more those glaciers melt, the more their minds turn to mush.
Bookworm Room responds:
Not that any of these people would care, but I should point out that my son asked why Greenland is icy, while Iceland is green. He was just being silly, so I didn’t bother him with the historical truth but let me bother you with it. Greenland got its name because it used to be green, or at least tolerably warm, until the Little Ace Age hit.
Climates changeâ€¦. Those same Alps, over the next few billions of years, will see warm and cold weather, cycling over decades, centuries and millenia. Naked people won’t change that
Captain Ed wonders what’s next for Greenpeace’s nude protestors:
What’s next? I think it’s obvious. The touring show will start in the US this fall, and Greenpeace will call it “Naked Environmentalists On Ice!”
Yes, complete with people hired to do bathroom patrol to make sure attendees and participants only use one square of toilet paper per powder room visit and, er, avoid water at all costs, which should make those bathroom pit stops a bit tricky, not to mention the ice skating.
Incidentally, somebody might want to clue these idiots in on that Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide & Global Change report (which I blogged about earlier this week) which found that temperatures in Greenland were declining and that glaciers there were actually expanding. It would be yet another Inconvenient Truth the agw fanatics wouldn’t want to hear, because in their world, ignorance really is bliss.
To see photos of the Greenpeace photo shoot, go here. Click on that link at your own risk.