Movie review: Climate Hustle
"No carbon credits were purchased to make this movie"
By George Miller
All sorts of books or movies have been produced about the Climate Change/Global warming issue. An overwhelming number of them agree that the earth is warming rapidly due to manmade burning of carbon-based fuels, that the results will be disastrous and soon. They predict significant temperature increases, problems with crops & wildlife, catastrophic sea rise, weather disturbances, collectively making the planet nearly uninhabitable for human life. Some previously claimed that by now we would already be underwater, crops fried, increasing major weather disaster events, planet nearly unusable.
A much smaller number claim the previous ones are incorrect. As you might guess from the title, “Climate Hustle is one of them. It’s not just “no” on Manmade Global Warming (Also called Anthromorphic Global Warming or AGW), but “hell no and here’s why.” The movie was produced by Mark Morano of CFACT, the publishers of the virulently anti-ManMade GlobalWarming theory “ClimateDepot.com“web site.
There was a special showing of the movie in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard last night. I went, anticipating a boring documentary. But it was much more interesting than expected, fast-paced, humorous, mocking, fact-filled, even slapstick, wrapping up the documentary portion of the movie with a hilarious Global Warming song mocking the fraud. A note appeared on the screen at one point claiming: “No carbon credits were purchased to make this movie.”
The cast was mostly climate scientists, politicians and bureaucrats on both sides of this huge controversy, but heavily weighted toward those who switched sides when they found information undermining the AGW theory. Climate scientist after scientist and other involved figures, who switched sides after they saw the actual evidence, or never believed it in the first place weighed in, such as: Galen Rossiter, Judith Curry, Leighton Stewart, Phillip Stott, William Schweniger, Richard Tol, Tom Harrar, JAMES HANSEN, PATRICK MOORE, William Happen, Lawrence Bender, Ivar Giaever, Don Easterbrook. I don’t know if I got all the spellings right, taking notes in a dark theater, during this fast -paced flick. some 31,000 have signed a statement repudiating the manmade Global Warming theory.
In one portion of the movie, the overblown disaster predictions are acted out, with Mark Morano buffeted by the sun, stifling heat, high winds, rain, floods, etc.
The premises of the movie:
- There is absolutely no evidence that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere creates any danger of significant warming in the quantities existent or predicted.
- Carbon dioxide levels have been much higher in the past and it would be better for plants if were higher now.
- Carbon dioxide is only one of numerous factors having any effect on temperature. It is only 2% of the effect on temperature and the amount of increase is only 2% of that.
- There is minimal warming occurring and in fact the planet is colder now than it was in the past.
- Sea rise since 1850 has been less than 7 inches per century and is decelerating.
- Weather has not gotten more severe.
- Climate data have been altered to make the very minimal increase in temperature look far higher by making the old numbers lower to show a larger increase. This is part of the so-called “ClimateGate” scandal of 2009.
- Satellite data reveal no statistically significant warming since 1998.
- Massive indoctrination is taking place via education system, media, government- with emphasis on younger people
- The real agenda is control, regimentation of society, world government, “carbon” taxation, massive wealth transfer.
Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” who is actually not a scientist, made a cameo appearance in the movie to repudiate everything they said in it.
A video clip was shown of Obama Science Advisor John Holdren desperately fleeing to escape to an elevator to avoid a reporter asking him if he stuck by his unfulfilled climate predictions.
Poster boys such as the Arctic Polar Bear, were never in danger. In fact, their numbers increased from 5000 to about 30,000 in recent decades. arctic ice has receded in certain areas, but advanced in others. Greenland was warmer in the 1930’s than now.
Multiple people in the movie remarked upon the demonization of anyone who
dissents with the current international narrative on “Climate Change,” People have been lambasted, threatened, fired, attempts have even been made to make dissent a crime. They said that people near retirement are most likely to speak out because sanctions have less force on them. People who work for the government privately say that they are afraid to speak the truth. Science involves dissent and alternative views, or it’s not science- it’s politics, opined one. Obama, Al Gore and Prince Charles are among the most highest-profile figures employing this bullying practice, but the folks in the movie just push back hard in the opposite direction. One royal who wasn’t having any of that is Lord Christopher Monckton (who has spoken in Moorpark on the subject). He roasts Global Warming theories and purveyors of them, firing back with his own claims backed by research and a lethal dose of British wit.
The movie wrapped up with a panel discussion led by Brent Bozell, with a panel consisting of Gov. Sarah Palin, Dr. Paul Legates and Mark Morano. Bozell introduced Palin first, then said, “on her left is… well everyone is on her left.”
I am told that Sarah Palin sounded pretty intelligent, much more so than Tina Fey’s infamous portrayal of her, but I didn’t really notice, because I was distracted by her still remarkably shapely legs on display. But seriously, she focused on the political aspects of the fraud being perpetrated on the people of the world by the Climate Hustle scam by many world leaders and scientists. She said there was a predetermined agenda, they are attempting to control the narrative on Global Warming/Climate Change, that they are not stupid and know what is really going on, that they are deliberately delivering erroneous information to the public, to grow government, give it more control. She understands the link of energy resource development to security and prosperity and believes that they have placed it in jeopardy.
Watch for the movie on DVD. Not sure if it will be online.
So who’s right? A wise friend said to read, investigate and judge for yourself.
George Miller is Publisher of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.