cite as: F. Bi. 2008. The “Sue Us” Petition is up. Intl. J. Inact., 1:116–117
On Wednesday I proposed to send the climate inactivists an open letter, asking them to sue Gore and Hansen as they’d threatened to do numerous times. Since I’ve not received any further criticisms about the letter’s wording, I decided to get the petition up and running. Do sign it! 🙂
As I mentioned before, it’s not easy to conduct a good e-petition, so I’m wondering how I can enhance the petition’s credibility. A relatively quick-and-dirty idea I have is to provide a web button which signers can add to their home pages — perhaps something like this:
…except less stupid. If a signer puts this button somewhere in his home page on his organization’s web site (say), it’ll indicate that he did in fact sign the petition, and the signature wasn’t made up. (Except to those who believe that this is obviously caused by coercion from Ninja Inquisitors sent by the Great Global Warmist Conspiracy, etc.)
Again, what do you think? (By the way, feel free to use the above web button already, if you wish…)
Speaking of climate conspiracy theories, I’d like to talk about Rancourt’s conspiracy theory again. He argues,
Global warming is strictly an imaginary problem of the First World middleclass. Nobody else cares about global warming. Exploited factory workers in the Third World don’t care about global warming. Depleted uranium genetically mutilated children in Iraq don’t care about global warming. Devastated aboriginal populations the world over also can’t relate to global warming, except maybe as representing the only solidarity that we might volunteer.
This sounds logical… except that exploited workers, genetically mutilated Iraqi children, and devastated natives probably don’t care about Michel Foucault either. So by Rancourt’s reasoning, perhaps Foucault’s a figment of our imagination too…