Peter Sinclair is locked in a close struggle in online voting for a $5000 grant that he can use to improve the quality of his Climate Denial Crock videos. If you’ve watched any of his videos here, please vote for him. You have to register, but it only takes a few seconds. Saturday, May 15 is the last day to vote. Here’s one of his videos that I haven’t featured before, on global warming on Mars:

Comments

  1. #1 Fran Barlow
    May 15, 2010

    I just cast three votes for his project

  2. #2 Dave McRae
    May 15, 2010

    Same – those videos are fantastic

  3. #3 John
    May 15, 2010

    Voted – good luck!

  4. #4 Trent1492
    May 15, 2010

    Already Voted. He is losing at this stage by about 500 votes. I want to encourage everyone to get E-mail their friends and relative to vote for Mr. Sinclair.

  5. #5 Trent1492
    May 15, 2010

    Sigh. My apologies for the grammar. It should read:

    I want to encourage everyone to E-mail their friends and relatives to vote for Mr. Sinclair.

  6. #6 Craig Allen
    May 15, 2010

    Remember, you can vote up to 3 times. Give him all three.

  7. #7 Stu
    May 15, 2010

    Seems he’s winning now

  8. #8 Paul UK
    May 15, 2010

    Done.

  9. #9 climateprogressive
    May 15, 2010

    Done! Peter’s work has been first-rate: long may he continue!

  10. #10 John
    May 15, 2010

    He may also care to apply to the Heartland Institute for funding.

    Oh, wait..

  11. #11 chek
    May 15, 2010

    Done – though it is a shame Peter has to depend on this kind of ad hoc funding to improve his productions.

  12. #12 Mark Francis
    May 15, 2010

    Done. All three votes cast. He is pulling ahead. Don’t let that stop *you* from voting.

  13. #13 Ian Forrester
    May 15, 2010

    He got my 3 votes.

  14. #14 TrueSceptic
    May 15, 2010

    I didn’t realise you could use all 3 votes on the same project. Greenman’s now got all 3 of mine.

  15. #15 TomG
    May 15, 2010

    I’m in.
    Go Greenman!

  16. #16 MapleLeaf
    May 15, 2010

    I’m voting now…just in time!

  17. #17 MapleLeaf
    May 15, 2010

    At the time of this post Peter is in the lead with 5069 votes.

    Good luck Peter!

  18. #18 sod
    May 15, 2010

    voted.

    i had always hoped that sinclair could pull in some money with his fantastic work.

  19. #19 hankroberts
    May 15, 2010

    While you’re there, if you think their privacy policy is okay (seems so to me), take a crack at their carbon calculator (I’d like to know more about how its result compares to others you may have used) and see what you think of their voluntary offsets ideas. There are a lot of similar programs showing up in various places.

  20. #20 Marion Delgado
    May 15, 2010

    Voted early, and voted often :) (3x, anyway)

  21. #21 Derecho64
    May 15, 2010

    Peter got all three of my votes.

  22. #22 Steve Bloom
    May 15, 2010

    Done, with all three votes, although I do feel a little bad for that high school project. I assume they’ll have other chances, though.

  23. #23 hankroberts
    May 15, 2010

    Signing up gives you, in addition to the 3 votes, a variety of ways of contributing money to the organization that is making the grants — a new grant each month.

    I haven’t looked at the details yet (one is some kind of credit/debit card tie-in). If someone does, please post your recommendations about what they offer after the deadline passes for this month’s vote.

  24. #24 barry
    May 15, 2010

    greenman is ahead by 800 points. He was picking up votes every few seconds as I clicked around. I’m off to add the other 2….

    He picked up ~20 votes in the couple of minutes I registered and voted thrice. He sure deserves this.

  25. #25 Rattus Norvegicus
    May 16, 2010

    I voted for Peter, but I also voted for the Belgrade High CARE project. I sort of had too since I live in Bozeman and work in Belgrade!

  26. #26 hankroberts
    May 16, 2010

    Rattus, I trust someone’s making sure they get their nomination again for next month’s vote and put up a website for their project. They seem to have good local sponsors and will probably get attention from all of us who jumped into the process — deservedly — next round.

    I’m seeing quite a few high school solar projects — just saw a nice detailed one in which they built a solar hot water collector, brazing half-pipes into creased sheet metal, quite a high-tech job, and inspiring.

  27. #27 Paul UK
    May 16, 2010

    I reckon Peter got about 1000 votes on the last day!

    He came out top.

  28. #28 hankroberts
    May 16, 2010

    Did anyone tell the folks over there what was happening?
    “We’re double-checking the tally for this month’s voting period….” — no surprise when the numbers run up fast. If this pays off for them in active participation by new members, it’ll please them once they realize what happened.

  29. #29 sod
    May 16, 2010

    funny, we all voted for him, because we thought only the top project would win. now it looks like several projects do!

    http://brighterplanet.com/project_fund_projects

    congrats to all the winners. (was pretty hard to not vote for that school project…)

  30. #30 Rattus Norvegicus
    May 17, 2010

    It would have been especially hard if people had known that the good people of Belgrade did not pass a mil levy to help fund the schools there. Bozeman, on the other hand always passes mil levies for their schools and it shows, the have a great school system, Belgrade, not so much.

  31. #31 hankroberts
    May 17, 2010

    ps, seriously, folks, have a look at the carbon calculator at brighterplanet. Encourage them.

    Check the level of detail. If you’re obsessive enough about recordkeeping, you can go back and enter all your airline flights for more than a decade, for example, and get suggestions for changing the future like this:

    “Book daytime flights. Jet contrails trap way more heat in the atmosphere at night than they do during the day.”

  32. #32 Paul UK
    May 17, 2010

    Looks like they knocked over 600 votes off of Peters total.
    He got $5000 dollars, which suggest he was the only recipient in that round, because there is still $608 for the next round?

    The total in the kitty was $5608.

  33. #33 TrueSceptic
    May 17, 2010

    32 Paul,

    Yes, I’ve just got this

    Hi TrueSceptic,

    We wanted you to know how much your vote mattered in this
    month’s Project Fund election: with your support,
    greenman3610′s project will become a reality!

    With the seed money you and fellow voters have put in his/her hands,
    greenman3610 will begin work on “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”:

    http://brighterplanet.com/project_fund_projects/138

    although “begin work” isn’t quite right. ;)

  34. #34 Deech56
    May 17, 2010

    TrueSkeptic – got the same e-mail. Glad to see him get some recognition.

  35. #35 Marion Delgado
    May 18, 2010

    Behold the awesome power of Deltoid!