By Joshua Rhett Miller
An Internet-based group of activists who specialize in political pranks say they're seriously determined to expel all the hot air surrounding the highly combustible issue of climate change.
But can the Yes Men -- a group that has previously lampooned former President George W. Bush and impersonated officials from Dow
Igor Vamos, one of the Yes Men's founders, claims the Yes Men's latest venture, beyondtalk.net, is completely authentic. The group is seeking "like-minded people" to participate in non-violent acts of civil disobedience to coincide with the U.N.-hosted Climate
"It's a real site," Vamos told FOXNews.com during a phone interview from Scotland. "But right now, it's still in the planning stages."
Vamos, who uses the alias Mike Bonanno, said the site was created about three weeks ago, but it hasn't been officially launched yet. He says several environmental groups and climate action organizations will join the effort and participate in "very wacky protests" as the climate conference approaches. But Vamos declined to identify those groups.
The Yes Men say they are seeking 10,000 participants to participate in the yet-to-be determined acts of civil disobedience, and they are billing it as potentially the largest act of collective protest in the demand for aggressive action against climate change. As of midday Wednesday, 2,340 people had signed up, according to the Web site.