“The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See.”

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on Dec 21, 2009
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"most terrifying video you'll ever see"

With nearly now 8 million views, now, this guy seems to have hit it out of the park re: how to talk about the most important question of our time.

Update: followup is here.

Pass it on.

Over 7,500,000 total views.

Now there’s a book:
“…superbly crafted…. A must read.” -Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

“This book trumps most of our accounts of the global warming crisis.” –author Bill McKibben

“Al Gore should share his Nobel peace prize.” -The “New Scientist”

“This is a tremendous book and well worth anyone’s time to read…. You’re in for a treat—Craven is funny as well as exceptionally clear, and wise.” –Kim Stanley Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy and Science in the Capital

“This is a terrifically thoughtful book…. Cravens book shines an illuminating floodlight on how we think about global warming.”
–Ross Gelbspan, author, “The Heat Is On” and “Boiling Point”

On Amazon: http://snurl.com/kjpvp

Greg Craven (that’s me!), the creator of “The Most Terrifying Video” never intended to write a book. It just sort of happened. All as a result of the two-year back-and forth I’ve had with the YouTube community about this video and its follow up marathon “How It All Ends.”

So now “What’s the Worst That Could Happen? A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate” is available from Amazon and other sellers through the links at www.gregcraven.org, as well as your local bookstore (I hope!).

Check it out if you’re intrigued by the argument in this video.

On Amazon: http://snurl.com/kjpvp

Trailer for the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e10ZN…

What the critics are saying: http://www.gregcraven.org/en/the-book…

Download a 25-page preview: http://www.gregcraven.org/en/the-book…

In the press: http://www.gregcraven.org/en/the-book…

The reason the comments are closed on this video is that most of the criticisms of what’s presented here have been addressed by the bruisingly thorough 7-hour How It All Ends video project, the discussion is happening over there. I spent months combing through literally tens of thousands of critical comments to find every single objection, criticism, “Yeah but,” and “You missed a spot” that I could to this video.

You might find the results interesting, and hopefully, helpful: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

You can post comments there. But to tell the truth, the conversation has moved even farther along, since the criticisms to those videos gave rise to the book, which now has it’s own discussions going at http://www.manpollo.org/forums/index….


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5 Responses to ““The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See.””

  1. Thanks guy in video for that video! Now when I get messages of doubt or close-mindedness like this, which I get a lot,

    M: Waylon Lewis and anyone else who cares about our planet, I can't stress the importance of this enough.
    ‘Hackers’ Reveal Corrupt Science At Climate Research Unit – The Tech
    Over the past few weeks anonymous “hackers” entered the computer systems of the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the UK. This intrusion has been confirmed by the university and …

    I answer like this…

    Thanks bro! If this is in reference to "Climategate"…check this out. http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2009/12/cru-… and even if there is a possibility that our millions upon millions of cars, planes, buildings, cows didn't magically somehow have an effect, there would be this inescapable logic, no? Comment on this link, get a good discussion going, the elephant crowd could use it: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/12/the-most-t

    This is pretty good, too:

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  3. Christopher G says:

    I'm a "believer", but what hideous logic — pay any cost, no matter how high, to avoid any negative future conceived. I thought he was going somewhere with the "no matter how bad A1 possibly is, B2 already incorporates the risk and is still riskier". But no, he went with "no matter how much hype global warming has, I can wrap it with an even more hyped video".

  4. Nathan says:

    What this man fails to understand is that he basically assumes his first box in the A column doesn't incorporate the disasters of the second box in the B column. Pretty weak.

    That said, fight the power. Climate change is real.

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