The denial tango

by Gareth on November 7, 2011

A telling little ditty to start your week with a chuckle: Australia’s Men With Day Jobs perform the Denial Tango (lyrics below the fold). And for your further amusement, Joe Romm at Climate Progress notes an interesting cartoon at the New York TimesHappy Climate Change Denial Season.

“Denial Tango”, by Men with Day Jobs

You say the planet’s warming, but I’m convinced it’s not
Last Tuesday it was rather cool, today it’s not so hot
And if it’s getting hotter, I’m sure it’s not by much
Prob’ly due to sunspots, volcanoes or some such
Or maybe it’s the Chinese, that make more smoke than us
I know there’s many more of them, so let them catch the bus
One thing I am sure of, no need to make a fuss
Fire up those smokey chimneys and sing

Denial … I’m in denial
Don’t talk to me of independent studies or scientific trial
I’m in denial … deep in denial
And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
It isn’t so

I call myself a skeptic, And I believe it’s so
I’m skeptical of anything, I just don’t wanna know
Don’t give me CSIRO or IPCC
I want some wacky viscount with an architect’s degree
He says it’ was much hotter X million years ago
I know that killed a lot of dinosaurs but they were rather slow
It’s just a lot of scientists that think they’re in the know
But I know I know better, let’s sing:

Denial … I’m in denial
When I see those eco-nazis, I raise my arm and shout Sieg Heil
I’m in denial … deep in denial
And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
It isn’t so

Those fires are not raging, No floods deluge the land
Those hurricanes and tornadoes are just flashes in the pan
The animals are doing fine, No species dying out
And half the bloody climate isn’t choking in drought
The ice is not receding, from either polar cap
I’d go with Tony Abbott, It’s just a load of crap
This round-the-world disaster is an evil greedy trap
‘Cause everybody knows the world is flat

Denial … I’m in denial
Don’t talk to me of independent studies or scientific trial
I’m in denial … deep in denial
And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
It isn’t so … oh no

As the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
It isn’t so … oh no

Don’t wanna know
As the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say… glug glug glug

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