Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rod Quantock says Bugger The Polar Bears, This Is Serious

Global Warming is at the front of everyone's mind and in every newspaper...isn't it? Or is it starting to loose it's buzz? The fact remains that Climate Change is going to continue to affect human existence and it's not going to go away by itself. We need change. Big change. And Rod Quantock is using his comic talent to re-awake people's awareness of the seriousness. As he says “If climate change doesn’t scare you shitless, then you just don’t get the science.”

Fortunately Rod does get the science. And when he gives you his take on the physics, chemistry, biology, geology, palaeontology, cosmology and meteorology of climate science you’ll get it too. And then… you’ll be scared shitless!

Rod, as always, has done his homework. He’s talked to leading climate scientists. He’s read the reports and watched the documentaries. He has taken the news stories big and small and joined the dots: worst fires, longest droughts, most devastating storms, mass extinctions, ice caps melting, polar bears drowning…

“I hate polar bears,” Rod said. “Why is climate change always about polar bears? Who’s their agent? It’s not like they’re the only ones who’ll be extinct. Chances are we will all be extinct!

“Victoria will be a smouldering, waterless wasteland. No more Boxing Day Test or Spring Racing Carnival. Further north monsoons, disease, storms and sea level rise will devastate coastlines and that AFL team on the Gold Coast will be exposed as the short-sighted folly it always was,” Rod said.

If we continue to fiddle at the emissions fringe optimists predict only two billion people will left by the end of the century, down from a peak of nine billion in 2050. That’s 7,000,000,000 people gone in 50 years!

If you don’t want to be one of them then it’s time to take climate sides! And if you don’t know what side to be on you owe it to yourself to see Bugger the polar bears, this is serious - arguably the most important show in what’s left of human history.

Rod blends comedy with the facts (he fill 3 blackboards with very important data) and is a must see. He is also talking to schools and other groups so if you are in a position to get Rod to talk to your group, don't miss out!

Click here to listen to Rod Quantock on JOY 94.9.

Venue: New Ballroom, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton (entrance off Lygon Street)
Dates: July 21 to August 15 (not Sundays or Mondays), Previews July 21 & 22
Tickets: Previews $25.00, Full $35.00, Concession $25.00, Groups (6 or more) $30.00.
Time: 8.00 PM (120 minutes, including interval)
Bookings: Online - Phone - Ticketmaster 136-100 OR At the door

For more information on Rod Quantock, please visit

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