Motl's review: 'A great star of the movie is Marc Morano who appears after 1:00:00 or so...Morano is an incredibly good communicator, a man who has learned a lot of facts relevant for the climate debate, and a very likable character, too. I am actually amazed that no one has told Ms Oreskes about the problems with the appearances. When an impartial viewer watches the movie, he or she is bound to end up liking Marc Morano – and hate the nasty evil bitch.'
'Morano reveals that he used to be a door-to-door salesman and knows how to sell things and ideas. He is proud about the publication of the climate alarmists' e-mails and contacts because it's right when those folks learn about the anger from the American public that hates them...Marc Morano says quite something about his career.'
The film has bombed commercially, grossing a mere $US192,000 in March-April on the US cinema circuit. Not to worry, the executive producers have deep pockets. They’re eBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar (net worth $US9 billion) and eBay’s inaugural president Jeff Skoll ($US4.4b). Through their Participant Media offshoot, they’ve made dozens of activist films, including Inconvenient Truth (2005)...
The film’s liveliest interview is with the Washington Climate Depot’s irreverent skeptic Marc Morano, who even manages to get in a reference to “16 years without warming” and accuses the sainted James Hansen of “inspiring people to acts of eco-terrorism”. He adds, “I get death threats. I enjoy them. I email back!”
Marc Morano, the audaciously charming spokesman for ClimateDepot, a fake (anti-)environmental organization, for example, openly admits to the damaging tactics he employs, stating that “it’s fun” to come up with devious methods of misinformation.
'The most fascinating. Marc Morano, a former Rush Limbaugh operative who runs a sketchy website called Climate Depot, is open about his tactics, which include ad hominem attacks are nd the willful reduction of scientific inquiry to politics. First, you work to challenge the veracity of the science, then you move to personally discredit the scientists.'
Harvard Mag: These are all important questions—but even they ignore a central certainty that no one appears to be addressing: what Dan Schrag calls “climate change’s dirty little secret.” “Even if we could become carbon-neutral tomorrow,” says the director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, “the climate will keep changing for thousands of years, the ice sheets will keep melting, and the seas will continue to rise.”
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "So now an allegedly esteemed Harvard professor admits that controlling the climate is futile. Are we supposed to be surprised at this 'secret' that climate skeptics have always known? Even the climate activists will now have to concede that the climate will not stop changing if we refuse to enact the UN Paris pact and the Green New Deal."
Philip Stott, professor emeritus of Biogeography at the University of London, points out that “climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically-selected factor [CO2], is as misguided as it gets. It's scientific nonsense."