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Eerder schreef ik over ‘Climate Hustle’, een klimaatsceptische slapstick in reactie op ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ van Al Gore, waarvan de wereldpremière in december in Parijs plaatsvond en marge van de klimaattop. Ik was erbij. Zie hier en hier.

De film werd geproduceerd door Marc Morano (zie afbeelding), aan wie de media sinds kort de eretitel van godfather van de klimaatsceptici lijken te hebben toegekend. Gisteravond vond in vele bioscopen in de VS de Amerikaanse première plaats.

Vooruitlopend daarop werd reeds op vele websites en in verschillende media aandacht geschonken aan de voorstelling.

Ik pik er een aantal krenten uit.

Christian Toto rapporteert:

Marc Morano doesn’t just refuse to accept the notion that the science is “settled” on climate change. The gadfly openly mocks those who insist the world is:

  • reaching the tipping point
  • imperiled thanks to rising CO2 levels
  • already cruising toward catastrophe

That makes his feature “Climate Hustle” the most dangerous documentary of the year. …

The documentary won’t change Al Gore’s mind. What could? What it does is gather a rising tide of evidence that those pushing the climate change mantra have more than science in mind. From that perspective, “Hustle” is brutally effective.

Morano is your guide through a multi-chapter takedown of climate conventional wisdom. It opens with a blast of alarmism straight out of a ’70s disaster film. Talking head after talking head describe the doom we face if climate change isn’t addressed now.

It’s a hustle, Morano says, and we see a street hustler dealing out a hand of “Three-Card Monte.” The comic vignette reveals the film’s modest budget and weakest link, cinematically speaking. Those yuk-yuk asides get in the way of the point-by-point rebuttals found elsewhere.

The production values are occasionally crisp, particularly with the interstitials between the film chapters. Morano and a battalion of talking heads make some very solid points in each, backed by both research and common sense.

For example, the film debunks the “97 percent” figure used by Team Gore regarding how many climate scientists agree mankind is directly influencing the weather. We also get a treatise on what the amount of CO2 in the air means from a biological perspective.

Most of all, “Hustle” paints climate science as inordinately complex, citing model after model that gets weather predictions so very, very wrong.

Lees verder hier.

Bill Nye, een bekend en fervent Amerikaans verdediger van de menselijke broeikashypothese (AGW = Anthropogenic Global Warming), heeft de film sterk veroordeeld. Vanwege het zogenoemde Streisand–effect waren de makers daar erg blij mee.

Anthony Watts schrijft:

Bill Nye invokes the ‘Streisand Effect’ to promote ‘Climate Hustle’ Film

It looks like Bill Nye has just given Marc Morano’s film “Climate Hustle” a huge boost by bringing the Streisand Effect into full force.

Dennis Kuzara writes:

The “Streisand Effect” is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware something is being kept from them, their motivation to access the information is increased.

Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the term after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose 2003 lawsuit to remove “Image 3850″ of her beach front residence in Malibu, California and had only been viewed 6 times, resulted in the image being viewed about a half million times within a month.

Bill Nye, who wants to throw climate skeptics in the slammer, warns moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.” And U.N. Climate Scientist Michael “The End of the Climate As You Know It” Oppenheimer has also condemned the film. He claims.“Marc is a propagandist”.

Lees verder hier.

Iets serieuzer is de bespreking van de film door Anthony Watts:

My review: Skeptic Film ‘Climate Hustle’ to appear in theaters Nationwide one week from tonight

One week from tonight on May 2nd, CFACT’s groundbreaking film Climate Hustle will be shown in movie theaters across the United States for a special one-night event. I’m in the film, and for the record I’m not paid to do so. That’s not a complaint, just a statement for those people who try to link any opinion to some sort of “pay for play” arrangement, since they have so little else in their toolbox to argue with.

I was given an advance showing of the film, and while at first, I thought perhaps the film was maybe a bit too corny, especially when Morano recreates the famous elevator/lift scene from Al Gore’s long debunked movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and does a terrible job of play acting. I thought then that maybe it just wasn’t going to be a credible response.

But then I realized, the film isn’t intended to strike a serious tone all the time, because in reality, who wants to go to the movies for a snoozer of a documentary? This is why some of the other film efforts by greens and green filmmakers fail. For example: Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate movie, The 11th hour, or Greedy Lying Bastards, where the “filmmakers examine how and why oil companies and other special-interest groups cast doubt on climate change and stall efforts to combat it” according to its description. It cost 1.5 million to make, and returned just a fraction of that in ticket sales, earning only $45,000. No, Climate Hustle isn’t like those, and despite the claims of millions of dollars from oil companies we are all supposed to be getting, its production values gives away that it was made on a shoestring, and has none of the glitzy production values of these other films that bombed.

Yesterday Marc Morano appeared on Fox & Friends to unveil the animal that has served as a mascot for both a warming and cooling globe.  Can you guess which animal it is? No it isn’t a polar bear, and it will make you laugh, and that’s the purpose of this film, to make people laugh at the ridiculous claims that have been created about global warming/climate change. Morano does this, and does it well. That’s the power behind this film.

Through the film, there’s a rapid fire series of comparisons throughout the film that illustrate the failure of claims, by using the claims themselves. Morano doesn’t need to spin anything, because when you just look at the claims, counterclaims, the contradictions, and the outright failures of the predictions about sea ice, boiling oceans, species extinction, heat waves, rising sea levels, worsening weather, and dozens of other things, you can’t help but come away laughing.

The film’s strength is its wickedly effective use of slapstick humor, and making use of the words and deeds of alarmists to make you laugh at them. Climate Hustle is a brilliant use of their own ammunition against them.

Here are some trailers of the film:

En deze waarin ook ‘onze’ Richard Tol van de partij is.

Zie verder hier.

Zouden we het nog mogen meemaken dat deze film op onze scholen wordt vertoond, net als Al Gore’s misleidende klimaatpropagandafilm ‘The Inconvenient Truth”?

Voor mijn eerdere bijdragen over klimaat en aanverwante zaken zie hier, hier, hier, hier en hier.

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