Friday, July 20, 2007

Making the news without news

Since the media won't pay any attention to new developments in the advocacy industry until there's a report, somebody will just have to make one up:

Global warming and the debate over whether man-made carbon gas emissions are having a detrimental influence on climate change has been ranked as the most boring topic of conversation on earth, according to a new report.

… In a key finding, the survey revealed that the amount of damaging carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of discussing the global warming issue now exceeds the greenhouse gas emissions of northern China.
Read the rest here (thanks go to reader Paul Merrifield for the tip).


Fenris Badwulf said...

Brilliant idea! We need to generate paperflurry that looks officalesque. We need a logo, some graphs and mumbo-jumbo, maybe some technobabble. A budget, and a mailing. This will create demand, demand for our activist services! Unleash the printer! Fetch me some ink!

John Nicklin said...

I'm currently doing a study on the alarming increase in the average global telephone number.

MapMaster said...

Prefaced the right way, there's a successful SSHRC application in that for you.

John Nicklin said...

Yes, I'm hoping so. My initial observations are that the average phone number is trending upwards. Now since the APN started to rise at the beginning of the 20th century, it is reasonable to assume a corelation between APN and average temperature increase (ATI)

Now if I can just get that grant.

MapMaster said...

Well, I can't see any flaw in that reasoning. This is bigger than I thought — don't stop at a grant, go for a research chair!