Monday, December 3, 2012

Anything wrong here?

I recently received the following link:  It is a rather frightening story produced by  that claims  "Scientia Productions is a small independent production company specializing in high quality documentaries dedicated to authentic educational television, documentary production and innovative educational websites. We feature the research of many of the world's best academics and scholars presented in multiple formats from web-based video to 1080p High Definition Television. Our staff consists of academics that specialize in New Media Applications, specifically HD video and web-based communication. The company is committed to the principles of academic freedom, quality educational experiences, 'qualified' research and conveying that research to society. Scientia evolved to fill a niche communicating academic research results for applications in society, including formal and informal education and policy development and planning for sustainable futures."

It appears to be founded by:  (from the homepage of Scientia) "James Byrne, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Byrne has an extensive science publication list in environmental change, and he is lead scientist and producer on the a number of New Media Productions, including the Award winning Three-part series Global Change (2002) and Water Under Fire (2004). Global Change was best educational production for 2002 at the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards, and received a Summit International Achievement Award in 2003 for Global Change: Witnessing the Impacts."

The film is based "in part" on a recent Rolling Stone Opinion Editorial "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math" written by Bill McKibbon and the production was supported by the University of Lethbridge (Canada) and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada.

1 comment:

Mathis Hampel said...

2 degrees could function as objective, indisputable dictator. The other numbers as its secretaries. And no one's to blame, there's no one to be put on trial. Ultimate paranoia.