Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Global Warming Illogic of the Day

One reason I don't poll filmmakers for politics is because they're incoherent. Take this report from the recent American Renewable Energy Day Summit in Aspen Colorado (emphasis added):
"A lot of really good American people are being lied to," added Peter Byck, the director of an upcoming climate change documentary called "Carbon Nation."

Byck stressed that Americans' hearts are in the right places, but that skeptics of climate change have such a vast infrastructure in getting what he called their false message out, many don't know whom to believe. . .

They also criticized the media for giving half of its attention to a very small -- less than 1 percent, they said -- portion of scientists who say global warming is not caused by humans.
So which is it? Skeptics are a "vast infrastructure" or "less than 1 percent"?

Another reason to ignore movie directors--they're obnoxious:
James Cameron doesn't mince words when talking about people who are skeptical that humans are causing global warming.

"I think they're swine," the renowned filmmaker told an audience member Sunday on the final day of the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen.
Cameron, by the way, promised to debate warming skeptics, then canceled at the last moment.

I'm not surprised (emphasis added):
Greene, Cameron and a host of other climate-change activists said there needs to be a broad educational campaign, one aimed at convincing voters and politicians that not being able to prove that fossil fuel-produced carbon is changing the temperature of Earth is not a license for inaction.
Really, why debate when syllogism and support are scorned?

This is what the left means by "restor[ing] science to its rightful place."

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