New York Post: Weather Channel founder calls Bill Nye ‘a pretend scientist in a bow tie’
The science smackdown started after Nye shunned the film “Climate Hustle,” which Coleman introduces, and warned viewers not to take it seriously. “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,” Nye said of the movie, according to the climate change website. But Coleman, who has been a meteorologist for 60 years, fired back that the flick is legit, saying Nye spouts junk science.
Nic Lewis, an independent scientist often critical of the IPCC, told BBC News: "The magnitude of the increase in vegetation appears to be considerably larger than suggested by previous studies. "This suggests that projected atmospheric CO2 levels in IPCC scenarios are significantly too high, which implies that global temperature rises projected by IPCC models are also too high, even if the climate is as sensitive to CO2 increases as the models imply." And Prof Judith Curry, the former chair of Earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, added: "It is inappropriate to dismiss the arguments of the so-called contrarians, since their disagreement with the consensus reflects conflicts of values and a preference for the empirical (i.e. what has been observed) versus the hypothetical (i.e. what is projected from climate models). "These disagreements are at the heart of the public debate on climate change, and these issues should be debated, not dismissed."
Morano: 'I have a film coming on May 2 (One-Night-Only - www.ClimateHustle.com) which actually shows the climate establishment comparing climate skeptics to Holocaust deniers. It's all an attempt to silence the debate, to sidestep any science and go right to centralized planning. That's what this is all about. The UN has admitted their goal is wealth redistribution and it doesn't have anything to do with environmental policy.'
'They actually think EPA regs and UN rules are going to somehow alter weather storms and hurricanes. It is a form of Medieval witchcraft to belive that, but they don't care about the actual science, they care about central planning, giving the government more power, bureaucrats. They want to impose an ideology, ban energy that works and promote energy that his not yet ready for prime time, so-called renewables.'
ABC News gushes: 'A symbolic photo opportunity designed to remind the public of its duty to protect the health of future generations'
Climate Depot response: 'Sec. Kerry quite simply used his grandkid as a prop of utter nonsense while he signed away U.S. sovereignty by signing an agreement that pretends to control global climate and weather events and is designed to redistribute wealth, centrally plan our future with UN bureaucrats gaining more power over our nation and our lives. Are we supposed to be impressed?'
Coleman: 'Many notable scientists reject man-made global warming fears. And several of them, including a Nobel Prize winner, are in the new Climate Hustle movie. The film is an informative and even humorous new feature length movie that is the ultimate answer to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. It will be shown one day only in theaters nationwide on May 2.'
LA Times: A new study in the journal Nature has found that 80% of the U.S. population lives in counties experiencing more pleasant weather than they did 40 years ago. “Virtually all Americans are now experiencing the much milder winters that they typically prefer, and these mild winters have not been offset by markedly more uncomfortable summers or other negative changes,” write Patrick Egan, a political scientist at New York University, and Megan Mullin, professor of environmental politics at Duke University. It’s hard to complain about sunny days, but the researchers foresee a problem. If Americans think climate change has benefited their lives so far, they’ll have little motivation to demand action or overcome apathy in responding to global warming, the scientists write.
Christian Toto of Hollywood In Toto: 'Climate Hustle' is just the tonic the global warming debate needs'
'A full-throated defense of so-called 'climate change deniers.'
'We see Morano trying to challenge a few scientists, but it typically ends with them fleeing the microphones. After all, he’s no stranger to debate.'
'The film’s most effective moments come when left-of-center experts describe how they abandoned their previous climate change positions. Doing so opened them up to scathing critiques from their colleagues. Some even found themselves unwelcome at gigs they held for some time. It’s another signal that dissent won’t be tolerated in climate change circles.'
Newsbusters: The movie, which is coming to theaters for one night only May 2, 2016, challenges the so-called climate “consensus” and supplies many academic voices underrepresented in the liberal media’s coverage of climate change. The film, hosted by investigative journalist Marc Morano, exposes warming and cooling climate scares, temperature, extreme weather and consensus claims as well as showing how the media have promoted alarmism with a near-religious fervor. “Climate has become a new religion and those who disagree will be treated as heretics,” Professor Richard Tol of the University of Sussex says in a new trailer for the film. In the same trailer, the late paleontologist Dr. Bob Carter says, “We’re not dealing with a scientific issue. We haven’t been dealing with a scientific issue now for about fifteen years. We’re dealing with a determined political issue.”
Nye: 'I was ready to pay Marc Morano $10,000 if 2016 turns out not to be one of the 10 hottest years ever recorded. He didn’t take the bet, because 2016 will indeed be among the hottest. Like most climate change deniers, he’s coming to terms with our situation. He has kids, after all.'
Chris Mooney of WaPo: 'Nonetheless, there remains a significant coterie of skeptics, doubters and outright deniers, including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. At the House Rayburn Office Building. “Climate Hustle,” featuring Marc Morano, publisher of the skeptical website ClimateDepot.com, who takes viewers on a tour through the arguments that some holdout scientists do still make to undermine mainstream climate concerns...Some scientists disagree with the mainstream. “Climate Hustle” features many scientists who have criticisms of various aspects of the scientific consensus on climate change, and in some cases, it appears, pretty much all of it. You can watch a trailer of some of the things they have to say here. Unlike some, I don’t doubt that these scientists believe what they say. That they’re genuinely skeptical.
Skeptics 'still draw significant attention — “Climate Hustle,” according to its producers, is slated to air at a large number of theaters across the U.S. on May 2.'
Thomas Richard - Environmental Examiner review of 'Climate Hustle': 'Morano smartly lets the environmental bullies do the talking, through clips, headlines, ads and promotional videos.'
'The film lays waste to Al Gore's thoroughly debunked movie 'An Inconvenient Truth.'
'While the former VP Gore lectured us on what will happen in a warming world, Morano uses his genial personality and effective talking points to underscore the debate was never over. The perfect antidote to "An Inconvenient Truth's" hectoring host, Morano not only challenges the viewer with pesky facts, but he also engages us with historical precedents....The effervescent narrator gently guides you through a millennia of scientific misdeeds, consensus science, and green zealotry. Morano talks to over a dozen climatologists, a bevy of scientists, meteorologists, a couple of Nobel winners, all the while interspersing archival footage that will shock and infuriate you.'
'Morano's film isn't as much a message to the skeptical as it is to the growing chorus of people who are beginning to question Big Green and the global warming orthodoxy. As "Climate Hustle" points out, more climate scientists are stepping forward and more people are questioning its underlying tenets. The only complaint you may have is that there is so much information to digest, you may want more viewings.'
Lomborg: 'By the United Nations’ own reckoning, this treaty will only achieve less than 1% of the emission cuts needed to meet its target temperatures. Ninety-nine percent of the problem is left for the leaders of the 2030s to deal with. And what does it cost to make such feeble cuts? A great deal. This is likely to be among most expensive treaties in the history of the world. U.S. promises alone — to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025 — would reduce gross domestic product more than $150 billion annually.'
'This treaty will do very little at a very high cost'
Green Energy Bankruptcies Could Cost Taxpayers $2 Billion - CRONYSIM RULES CLEAN ENERGY - Excellent short clip from Friday on Fox Biz. SunEdison benefited to the tune of $750 million from taxpayers, mostly through its purchase of First Wind. Marc Morano discusses green skeletons, Solyndra 2, renewable illusions, and rampant crony capitalism at SunE.
Weather Channel founder John Coleman: "We climate change skeptics have long needed a film to counter An Inconvenient Truth. This may be it. I was honored to be asked to record the introduction of the movie for its May 2nd debut at 400 theaters, so I was provided a preview of the entire film. It is not made for scientists and political activists. It is designed to reach the general public including teenagers. It is my hope that in the years to come it will be shown just before or after Al Gore’s sci-fi epic in every school. I the meantime I will buy tickets and attend the showing at the nearest theater to my new home in Las Vegas. I hope it draws a crowd and holds and pleases the audience."
From a U.S. government scientist: "I want you to know that I have now screened CLIMATE HUSTLE twice. WOW!! Excellent! I only wish all the viewers of this movie would realize how right on what is being presented really is. I especially liked the last sections dealing with those scientists who have turned from alarmists to realists."
Writers who accuse Dr. Soon of wrongdoing despite firm evidence to the contrary are violating the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, which states, among many other points: “Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should examine the ways their values and experiences may shape their reporting. Journalists should support the open and civil exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.” The hostile coverage attacking Dr. Soon could hardly be considered ethical journalism by these professional standards.
Anthony Watts: '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.'
'You can’t help but come away laughing.'
'Monday May 2nd will be an historic night, since there’s never been a skeptic film like this before.'
'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.'
'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.'
'So if you haven’t already, invite a friend who thinks the world is going to hell in a hand-basket due to climate change to sit back and take in the reality with some popcorn. Get a large bucket, you’ll need it.'