Uploaded on Oct 6, 2010
10:10 British TV global waming video sparks outrage and results in apology. Talk show host Todd Schnitt blasts the video that shows children being exploded on his show on Monday.
The video is on the left, but be cautioned it is graphic.
The four minute video was produced by the environmental organization 1010global.org, which urges people to cut their carbon emmisions by ten percent. The organization is also calling for a "global day of doing" on 10-10-10.
The video includes four vignettes that show people graphically being exploded.
The first scene shows a classroom where a teacher urges students to participate in the 10:10 campaign. She asks which students do not want to participate, using the hook line, "no pressure." The teacher then reaches for a red button and blows up the children who opted not to take part. Blood and body parts are shown scattered around the classroom as the other students watched in horror.
The second scene shows office workers. After the supervisor asks for those who decided not to participate to raise their hands, he says "no pressure," then pushes a red button to blow them up.
The third scene involves a soccer team. The coach opts not to participate and is exploded into bits.
Actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her work in the X Files TV series and movies, is seen in the last scene. She was shown recording a voice over narration for the 10:10 commercials. When the taping is over, she was asked by the engineer what she planned to do to help. She said that she did enough by recording the voice over. The technician says "no pressure" and blows her up.
The videos sparked outrage around the world. 10:10 apologized for the video, took it down from its Web site and ceased distributing it. In a statement, the organization said it wouldn't try to censor the videos that are already out there.
The 10:10 controversy was one of the main topics of discussion for the popular radio talk show, the Schnitt Show on Monday, October 4. Host Todd Schnitt mocked the video and the video producer's apology. He noted that it was produced, in part, with British taxpayer money and from corporations which have since distanced themselves from the organization.
Schnitt quipped that it would be only a matter of time before environmental extremists would call for mass suicides to reduce carbon warming. Schnitt posted the video on his Web site with the warning of its graphic nature. Schnitt called it a "pornographic snuff film."
Schnitt said that the earth has been significantly warmer than it is now and that earth warming is simply part of a natural cycle. Schnitt said that the 10:10 video suggests that global warming skeptics should be killed. The Schnitt is broadcast locally in the San Francisco Bay Area on KNEW 910 AM, 7-10 p.m.
In the mission statement in its Web site, 10:10 says "10:10 is about one simple idea: we all commit to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% starting this year, then work together to make it happen."
The Web site asked for people to sign up to pledge their support to cut back carbon emissions by ten percent.
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