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Published on March 13th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Juice Media Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Tony Abbot, Peak Oil Proponents, & More In “Rap News” Episode 22

March 13th, 2014 by  


I found this quite well done and funny. Just watch it:

If you don’t do videos for some reason, here’s the summary:

  1. The Rap News crew explains peak oil through rap, especially the increasingly expensive methods used to produce oil.
  2. It then tackles the Keystone XL, Chinese coal, the China–Tibet controversy, conspiracy theorists, and Tony Abbot.
  3. It moves on from that to satirize Elon Musk (dressed as Iron Man on Mars) and Richard Branson (for wanting to mine asteroids and apparently being a womanizer).
  4. Finally, someone with some sense chimes in — Copernicus — and speaks of the 2nd heliocentric revolution.

I think it’s quite entertaining. Overall, the creators seem quite well informed when it comes to energy issues, and seem to be on the practical and sensible side of things. They’re also decent wrappers and video producers, imho.

Though, my gripes are that: the video presents the global warming denier talking points in a way that is funny to anyone who follows the topic closely but might be misleading to people who don’t; it satirizes Elon Musk despite electric cars and solar power being two key solutions to the crises it presents at the beginning (and even despite highlighting the solar solution at the end of the video). But, overall, I’d give it two thumbs up.

Check it out, and share with friends!

h/t Peter Sinclair

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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