Meteorologist slams DNC ‘inaccurate’ climate video: ‘Same old lie…Recycled footage from two years ago’

Special to Climate Depot

By Certified Consulting Meteorologist Michael R. Smith – Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Executive – AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. 


Climafornication” DNC-Style

I was amused to learn the Democratic National Convention was going to screen a climate movie this evening. I didn’t watch but was intrigued when Twitter lit up about “over the top” and how poorly the movie went over.

So, I went to the DNC web site but couldn’t find the movie. However, I did find it here. And, much to my surprise, most of the early part of tonight’s movie is recycled footage from two years ago! The original program ran on Showtime and it was called Years of Living Dangerously (from James Cameron). I wrote about it here. The title of my piece was an allusion to Showtime’s “Californication.”

Note the photo of Arnold from April, 2014, and the screen capture below from tonight’s movie.

The entire Dangerously video had an intentional sepia tint to make it look “drier” and conditions worse than they were. I lightened up the screen capture above so you can see the match with Dangerously’s advertisement (at top).
Tonight’s movie repeated the same sepia-tinted west Texas footage about the supposed terrible drought in that region (see below), presented as current climate conditions. A farmer is on camera talking about “last year” as if it were 2015 when, in reality, it was 2013.
The only problem with that segment is the drought in west Texas broke long ago. Currently, no part of Texas is experiencing drought conditions.
NOAA’s official current drought index. Browns = drought.
No browns in any of Texas.

Apparently, the climate has been so benign that they couldn’t find new more disasters to film since tornadoes are way down,  there have been zero major hurricanes in the U.S. and the drought in West Texas ended. The same old footage of Hurricane Sandy has gotten tiresome.

The DNC movie repeated the same old lie that the rise in sea level the last 100 years is “largely due to climate change” when the rate of sea level rise hasn’t changed since the end of the Little Ice Age.

I had to laugh at noted climate scientist Jack Black making a prediction about when Miami would be under water.

So, the DMC got to see old footage, inaccurately presented. Typical of Big Climate.


Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on climate change in James Cameron’s DNC video

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.

‘Avatar’ dir. James Cameron creates global warming pro-Hillary infomercial

Cameron previewed a new climate change disaster film at the DNC to help elect Hillary. But are things as bad as Cameron makes them out to be?

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In 2005, Hurricane Wilma was the last major storm to hit the U.S.
In 2005, Hurricane Wilma was the last major storm to hit the U.S.

James Cameron released a global warming disaster movie at the DNC to help propel #Hillary Clinton into the White House and demonize#Donald Trump.

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’)


James Cameron calls Trump a ‘madman’ over climate denial

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.

Sigourney Weaver introduces James Cameron’s film at the Democratic national convention.
Sigourney Weaver introduces James Cameron’s film at the Democratic national convention. Photograph: ddp USA/Rex Shutterstock

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!”…