DiCaprio: 'It’s an honor to accept the role of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community,” said DiCaprio in a statement. 'I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history - it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.'
Carter & Tom Harris: 'Al Gore was right in one respect: Climate change is a moral issue — but that’s because there is nothing quite so immoral as well-fed, well-housed Westerners assuaging their consciences by wasting huge amounts of money on futile anti-global-warming policies'
'CO2 is said to be responsible for global warming that is not occurring, for accelerated sea-level rise that is not occurring, for net glacial and sea ice melt that is not occurring . . . and for increasing extreme weather that is not occurring.'
Producer 'Robert Kenner’s polished and deftly argued film finds compelling subjects on both sides of the fence, from the proudly sleazy Marc Morano, who boasts of his underhanded tactics to discredit the science.'
Morano on Ezra Levant's 'The Source' on Sun News on September 8, 2014: 'There is a whole hodgepodge of nonsense and silliness. Leading Democrats are tying in the national security issue with global warming.'
'It's a weird mix of Bible citations, Muslims, national security, climate science. Only in America could you get such silliness. And only in the Obama Admin. could you get such political correctness vis-a-vis Muslims, the idea that NASA exists to reach out to Muslims.'
Warmist Kenner says he can learn from Morano: 'Morano's been very successful, and I thought, okay, I could learn from him'
Kenner: 'I really enjoyed being with Morano. He was thoroughly entertaining, he was thoroughly unfiltered. And he, there was a degree of honestly coming from Marc Morano of talking about what he did. So there was no need for me to lose my cool with Marc. He was very straight-ahead, on some levels. And there was no question that he would be offended. There were one or two people who I felt were very thin-skinned; Marc was not thin-skinned. If I asked a tough question, he’d give a tougher answer. At the same time, I don’t think he was really in touch with the damage he was doing, to put it mildly...I don’t think Mark was in touch with the consequences of his actions. But he was very open, and on some levels, he helped inspire how I should tell this story. Saying: you have to connect with humor. It’s ironic, but he’s been very successful, and I thought, okay, I could learn from him.'
'By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of many people currently living on the planet.'
'A consensus on climate change is yet to be reached. There are plenty of people, including scientists and politicians, who challenge the evidence used to support the concept of climate change and are concerned about the costs of the policies being introduced to tackle it. On top of this, scandals such as 'Climategate' have shaken the public's faith in global warming science over the last few years. In US politics, global warming has become even more divisive than abortion, gun control and the death penalty.'