Another "Climate Trick" Controversy: Copenhagen Prostitutes Giving Freebies

By Brett Israel | December 4, 2009 2:09 pm

red-light-crop-webHad enough of climate-change deniers harping on the “trick” used by researchers working with raw climate data? The Danish government has their own brand of denial for you—they’d like to pretend the country’s sex industry doesn’t exist, according to Der Spiegel:

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming climate conference. Now the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.

The postcards are complete with the catchy and eco-friendly slogan, “Be sustainable–don’t buy sex.”

The Sex Workers Interest Group was unimpressed. So to fight back on behalf of the country’s working girls, they will offer free sex to any delegate that flashes both the government postcard and their conference ID badge.

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  • Doug

    Possibly the funniest thing I’ve read this week. The postcards should have continued, saying “but if you must buy sex, don’t use a condom, those things end up in landfills.”

    Bravo to the red-lighters for thumbing their noses at some silliness.

  • teebubba

    Maybe Al Gore ought to avail himself of freebie. If he wasn’t so anally uptight he wouldn’t have to continue to lie about climate change.

  • Brian Too


  • Steve

    Teebubba, I hope you don’t think that climate change is so black and white, one side or the other, “one big lie”.

    There is misunderstanding and misdirection going on for political, financial, and social benefit by so many groups.

    On the actual issue of how much, most data continues to be gathered by honest, reputable scientists with no agenda other than to build factual knowledge for the well being of the planet and our species. The conclusions to this point are that human beings have affected the earth, and therefore climate, since their existence. Six billion (and growing) of any dominant species does have an impact on ecosystems and the climate to which those ecosystems are linked.

  • bob klinck

    This is a patent example of putting decision-makers in compromising situations in order to control them through blackmail. Given how these ploys have been conducted in the past, it wouldn’t be surprising if the mayor was in on the scheme!

  • CN Suresh

    How I wish I was able to make it to Copenhagen !

  • Haargroeispecialist

    I went to Copenhagen, and all I got was a free handjob!
    (Meaning, a prostitute tried to get me horny by massaging my hand on the street)


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