Breaking news via The Onion:
Nation's Climatologists Exhibiting Strange Behavior
For some reason, climatologists have been running around in an agitated state, waving their little arms and squawking about "global warming."
Wait! Who is that under the heading "climatologists typically quiet, docile"?
Art Robinson? A climatologist?
Sometimes The Onion is actually funnier than The Onion means to be. If you aren't up on Art Robinson, he's the scientist turned politician who ran against Congressman Peter DeFazio last year (and lost).
Art Robinson falls firmly into the climate-change denier camp. But he does indeed sometimes exhibit strange behavior …
Anne Finn of The Onion says including Robinson as a climatologist was not intentional. She says, "From time to time, we'll find that our articles and videos have layers to them that even we don't realize from the outset."
Tired of reporters getting the facts wrong and tired of having climate change denied, climate scientists speak out, in rap form.
Heads up those of you with tender sensibilities there is "explicit language."
Droppin' facts all over this wax
While bitches be crying about a carbon tax
Climate change is caused by people
Earth unlike Alien has no sequel
We gotta move fast or we'll be forsaken,
Cause we (Politician) were too busy suckin dick Copenhagen.
I said burn! it's hot in here..
32% more carbon in the atmosphere.
Oh Eee Ohh Eee oh wee ice ice ice
Raisin' sea levels twice by twice
We're scientists, what we speak is true.
Unlike Andrew Bolt our work is Peer Reviewed... ooohhh
As it turns out, rapping is an excellent way to explain difficult scientific and environmental concepts. The song below is based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation at ProPublica's website here).
Water goes into the pipe, the pipe into the ground
The pressure creates fissures 7,000 feet down
The cracks release the gas that powers your town
That well is fracked….. Yeah totally fracked
What the frack is going on with all this fracking going on
I think we need some facts to come to light
I know we want our energy but nothing ever comes for free
I think my water’s on fire tonight