“Hello Skeptics, Not Our Friends” Starts This Great Parody To Raise Awareness Of Climate Change

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Jeremy Hoffman is a climate scientist who’s tried and tried to convince skeptics that climate change is a real, and potentially catastrophic problem. The data is overwhelming and yet many people don’t believe it. So he took another route – humor. He hopes his parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit “Sound Of Silence” will help convince more people and spur them to action! The lyrics are printed below.

LYRICS:
Hello skeptics not our friends, we’ve come to share with you again
Data proving that the Earth’s warming is a phenomenon that we’re causing
Because the carbon that we burn with such little care has warmed the air among the sound of skeptics

It’s not as if this is unknown, the trends consistently have shown
That global sea levels are rising, But our governments are left compromising
And the public misinformed by your false logic and cherry picks, still hear the sound of skeptics

In the AR5 we saw projections that left us in awe
Droughts and floods without warning, less Arctic sea ice forming
and the cure? We have to cut our emissions bare
But still you dare create the sound of skeptics

What else will we need to show before you’ll agree it’s time we go
Build infrastructure that’s sustainable, an RCP that is attainable?
But propaganda that you spread for the average joe just steals the show and promotes the sound of skeptics.

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Paul has been an actor/director in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years and is very active in the MN theater community. His kid is really cool! You can find his blog at "Parental Writes" blog.