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Hilarious video on the humanitarian impulse

Okay, full disclosure here — this video is ultimately a fund-raising pitch from a group called Rain Forest Alliance. Feel free to ignore or engage their pitch (which is simple and appealing and almost certainly misleading. But you have to start somewhere).

What’s great about this video is not its pitch to save the rain forests (a worthy cause) but its hilarious portrayal of the naive new humanitarian. Fantastically funny. Thanks to Erin Hohlfelder at ONE for pointing it out:


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.