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“I’m Sorry” – World Leaders get the Photoshop treatment

In the runup to the Copenhagen Climate Conference next week, Greenpeace & tcktcktck.org have put up a series of posters around the city’s airport, showing today’s world leaders in 11 years’ time apologising for what they could have done to prevent “Catastrophic Climate Change.”

Although most of the retouching is well done (especially in the case of Barrack Obama and Zapatero), Sarkozy and Lula do look a bit “unreal” and Brown certainly could be older. Even so, the effect is what counts and that has definitely been achieved. You can see the full gallery at the Greenpeace site.

Another  related site worth visiting is Amchitka Concert: in October 1970, a concert by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs in British Columbia raised money for a new environmental organisation to rent a boat which they called Greenpeace and sail to Amchitka Island at the Southern tip of Alaska, in order to demonstrate against underground nuclear tests. The site details the history of the concert, as well as the Greenpeace Organisation. There is also an extensive photo gallery and if you click on the MUSIC tab, you’ll see a green link that says PLAY LIST AND STREAMING, where you can listen to all the tracks for free!

Strange Random Language Fact:

The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn’t a compound word, is ‘epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen’.

In English it means ‘even with their lack of ability to disorganize’.

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  1. December 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

    those Greenpeace ads are a bit pretentious on one hand, but then again, to have effective advertising sometimes you gotta make some waves

    • December 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Wes,

      I have to say that I normally do find them somewhat pretentious, but that this time they seem to have done it just right. A lot of people here only saw the Zapatero picture in the papers, they didn’t mention anyone else!

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