What could be funnier than this? Silly Alan Rusbridger launches his 'keep-it-in-the-ground' Grauniad campaign, trying to pressure institutional investors to divest their holdings in hydrocarbon producing companies.
What happens? The price of oil promptly rises, and with it - strongly - the stock prices of oil and gas companies, as nicely plotted by FT Alphaville here. "The Guardian as contrarian indicator" - an amusing idea.
As the FT goes on to say, there will of course be more to report on this as the months go by. Plus, the crude price rebound looks a bit overdone. All the bank analysts are picking the price to increase steadily through 2015-16, but I'd take that as another contra-indicator (not to say self-interested wishful thinking) and point out that the US shale oil (and gas) producers are undeterred by OPEC's efforts. There must be the chance of another material down-tick later this year.