Now and then we like to say here on Power Line—”Pass the popcorn!” Well, last night I literally (as in actually) got to say to John “Pass the popcorn” at a special screening of the documentary film “Climate Hustle” sponsored by the organization John now leads, the Center of the American Experiment.
About 250 people turned up for the special screening, and John and I conducted a Q & A and discussion of the subject after the film ended, and nearly all of the audience stayed!
“Climate Hustle” was produced by C-FACT, the Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow, and the film, narrated and hosted by the great Marc Morano, goes through all of the exaggerations and scientific weaknesses of the catastrophic
global warming climate change hypothesis. One of the most interesting aspects of the film is the number of left-leaning scientists it features who have come to doubt and publicly oppose the catastrophic climate scenario. But the film also features a number of my friends and heroes, especially Judith Curry of Georgia Tech, Roy Spencer of NASA/University of Alabama, and Richard Tol of the University of Sussex, one of the world’s leading environmental economists. Tol used to be a lead author for one of the IPCC’s key chapters on the economics of climate change, but he grew so disgusted with the IPCC’s shoddy and politicized work that he has quit the process.
Here’s a short trailer for the film, which we encourage you to see if you get the chance. (You can watch much of the film in individual segments posted here.) It is funny, especially all the clips of the media grandees making fools of themselves predicting the end of life on earth any moment now, along with the many global cooling/new ice age stories the media breathlessly reported in the 1970s. And it is also devastatingly effective.
[It’s Coming! CLIMATE HUSTLE DVDs and Blu-rays are NOW AVAILABLE! Pre-order yours today! Groundbreaking film that packed theaters across America on May 2nd called “brutal and extremely funny” by National Review, “tremendous” by Cal Thomas, and World Net Daily says it “could be the …
- There is no 97% consensus of scientists. In a recent survey of the professional members of the American Meteorological Society, only 52% believed that global warming was primarily man-made – much less dangerous.
2. Heatwaves are not getting worse. According to the EPA, the worst heatwaves in the US (by far) occurred during the 1930’s – when the Midwest commonly saw temperatures over 110 degrees, and as high as 120 degrees.
3. Droughts are not getting worse. According to NOAA, the US has been getting steadily wetter over the past century.
4. Scientists say that California has had much more severe droughts in the past, lasting as long as 200 years. The past 100 years was the wettest century on record in California.
5. Hurricanes are not getting worse. The US is experiencing a record quiet period for hurricanes.
Jul 27 2016
No hurricanes have entered or developed in the Gulf of Mexico since September 2013, a stretch of well over 1,000 days. By the end of this week, the streak will be the longest on record, dating to the 1800s.
6. According to the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Arctic Ocean is full of thick ice. There is more ice on the Russian side than there has been in years, and a group of global warming sailors are currently blocked by impenetrable ice in the Northeast Passage.
Scientists predictions have consistently failed.
7. Polar Bear populations are not decreasing.
8. Sea level has been rising for 20,000 years, since the end of the last ice age. Most of that time much faster than now. It has nothing to do with humans.
9. According to …
Posted July 27 2016 — 8:51 PM EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, and James Cameron were among the Hollywood celebrities delivering a warning about the dangers of climate change at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Schwarzenegger, the Republican former governor of California andsuccessor to Donald Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice, appeared in a short film produced by Cameron to highlight the immediate and ongoing effects of global warming.
“Because of global warming, mountain snow now melts earlier each year,” Schwarzenegger says in Not Reality TV, over images of raging fires. “When that happens, the ground dries up earlier too.” He is then seen walking through a charred landscape in firefighting gear.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is not ruling out the possibility of a federal appeals court striking down portions of President Obama’s landmark climate regulations, a Clinton adviser said.
Trevor Houser said Wednesday that even though the Clean Power Plan has been halted by the Supreme Court until all legal review is competed, Clinton is “optimistic that it will be upheld.”
Oral arguments will be heard Sept. 27 in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, just about five weeks before the election in November.
Houser suggested Clinton’s campaign has thought through scenarios in which federal judges send the rule back to the Environmental Protection Agency to make fixes, which would mean reproposing the plan under a Clinton presidency.
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Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, the “Not Reality TV” 5-minute piece is like a “walk through the book of revelations” despite the fact there simply hasn’t been an increase in extreme weather events.
The pro-Hillary piece, already being called ‘over the top’ by some critics, is a collection of clips featuring hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, tornadoes, flooding,and more.
At one point, Weaver gravely intones that “our crops are failing” and that “our children are in danger,” while making the case that only Hillary can save us from ourselves. “We all know it’s happening. It’s real. It’s happening now,” Weaver declares at one point.
Flashback 2010: From King of the World to Chicken of the Sea: James Cameron challenges Morano, climate skeptics to debate and then bails out at last minute
ASPEN COLORADO: Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists “came out of the woodwork” to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.
Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot’s Marc Morano and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of ‘Not Evil Just Wrong.’ The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?”
After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes. According to AREDAY organizers, activist Joseph Romm of Climate Progress urged Cameron not to go ahead with the debate as well.
Cameron’s cancellation of the agreed to debate did not happen until one debate participant (Morano) was already in mid-air, flying from DC to Aspen on Saturday August 21 to attend the debate. (AREDAY did grant Morano a 90 minute slot to speak at the summit. See: Climate Depot’s Presentation at Warmists’ Summit Met By Hostile Interrupting Moderator and Crowd; Call for Morano to Kill Himself!)
(Morano Note: After ducking debate, James Cameron boldly slammed global warming skeptics as “swine” on the day he was supposed to be debating them. “I think they’re swine” Cameron told a friendly audience at the AREDAY summit. Also see: Cameron Morphs Into Gore, Quits AGW Debate: ‘Chickened out–even after he won Gore-like concessions that there would be no media and no audio or video record kept’ — How does Cameron square ducking a climate debate he set up when just a few months ago he seemed so confident? See: Director James Cameron Unleashed: Calls for gun fight with global warming skeptics: ‘I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads’)
ames Cameron has called Donald Trump a “madman” and criticised the Republican presidential candidate over his denial of climate change, according to the Associated Press.
The Avatar director, speaking ahead of the premiere of his new documentary short, Not Reality TV, at the Democratic national convention, said that Trump’s assertion that he would tear up the Paris climate agreement and his repeated dismissal of the science behind climate change was “incredibly reckless and dangerous”.
Cameron’s film, introduced at the DNC by Sigourney Weaver, who provided the voiceover, details how US workers have been affected by droughts and adverse weather in recent years. “Crops are failing, food prices are rising, our children are at risk,” says Weaver, before a victim of Hurricane Sandy describes how she lost her daughter to the storm.
The film features well-known figures including Jack Black, Don Cheadle and the Pope, who is shown describing a planet teetering on the brink of “suicide”. Hillary Clinton makes a late cameo, but the starring role is saved for Trump himself, who is shown at various rallies ridiculing the idea of climate change. “We need some global warming,” he says at one point. “It’s freezing!”…