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FORA.tv Exclusive Interview with Thom Yorke @ COP15

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merany Avatar
merany
Posted: 01.11.10, 11:33 AM
Thom Yorke doesn´t actually have a clue what he is talking about. And why should he, he is only a pop star.
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Mark Sullivan
Posted: 01.07.10, 09:48 PM
At first I didn't know who Thom Yorke was (I am old!). I thought it was a bum off the street they interviewed to show how broad minded and inclusive they all were.
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mavallarino
Posted: 01.07.10, 07:35 AM
Thom Yorke is a great artist, no doubt. Like all artists they are full of contradictions. 40% reductions means 40% less touring for Radiohead? I would like to know the carbon footprint of this edition of COP15. If it doesn't resolve anything it is a complete waste. His frustration is understandable.
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Plonge
Posted: 12.22.09, 06:33 AM
This interview is fairly pointless and full of trite language, so there's not much to say about it, except for one thing: Could the man conducting the interview be any more of an ass? "...possibly the only guy here not wearing a suit." Bravo, my man. As we all know, the surest means of getting a considered, meaningful response from your subject is to make him feel as uncomfortable as possible. I'm sure it also goes without saying that the opinions held by any man who doesn't happen to be wearing a suit can only be invalid, and that anyone behaving in such an absurd manner as failing to wear said suit should always expect to elicit a smirk like the one seen at 00:24 in this video. I'm not saying Thom Yorke doesn't look difficult to take serious on matters of global climatology and the frequent failures of political discussion (he looks a bit drunk). If artists feel compelled to participate in these talks, then they should make sure they don't give their cause's opponents any ammunition. However, going out of your way, as a journalist, to ridicule someone's appearance makes you look unprofessional.
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kisekiman
Posted: 12.21.09, 01:40 AM
If Thom Yorke is your god then you need to get atheism, I recommend the Richard Dawkins video on FORA.TV as a good place to start.
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lisbartlett +
Posted: 12.21.09, 12:28 AM
interesting to check out Thom Yorke's blog for more extensive comments on this. http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/
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JPARKS
Posted: 12.20.09, 01:09 PM
lame.. Thom Yorke is god.
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Pingieking
Posted: 12.19.09, 02:10 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Mosscat The more people like this the climatology cult leaders give credence to, the more comfortable I am that this global scam will fail. The earth is going to obey some silly treaty? Who is this guy? He looks like the people pushing shopping carts down the street looking for used beer cans in dumpsters. This whole global warming thing is amusing and annoying at the same time. Of course the earth is getting hotter, that is why Canada & Northern USA are no longer covered with mile -thick glaciers. Guess what: It is not caused by capitalism. Oh, and for the poor? I would rather the earth get hotter than colder. Hot is uncomfortable, cold kills. Dude, since you're human (I assumed you are human, my apologies if you're not), stop working with inhuman time scales. If you actually knew logic, you'd be able to reason out that hot kills a lot more efficiently than cold does. It's indirect killing (via diseases mostly), but the corpses can't tell the difference. The only slightly redeeming part of your post is the sentence about capitalism. It's not caused by it, but so far capitalism has done a fairly good job accidentally dumping oil onto the fire. Not really anyone's fault, but the companies just have to be aware of stuff like this.
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Mosscat
Posted: 12.19.09, 05:06 AM
The more people like this the climatology cult leaders give credence to, the more comfortable I am that this global scam will fail. The earth is going to obey some silly treaty? Who is this guy? He looks like the people pushing shopping carts down the street looking for used beer cans in dumpsters. This whole global warming thing is amusing and annoying at the same time. Of course the earth is getting hotter, that is why Canada & Northern USA are no longer covered with mile -thick glaciers. Guess what: It is not caused by capitalism. Oh, and for the poor? I would rather the earth get hotter than colder. Hot is uncomfortable, cold kills.
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Mark Sullivan
Posted: 12.18.09, 08:19 PM
If everyone could be as enlightened as this climate scientist!
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