WashPost Takes After Climate 'Deniers,' Compares to Big Tobacco and... Bull Connor?
Why didn't 'Merchants of Doubt' feature Morano reading his hate mail?
Small Sampling of Climate Depot’s hate mail: ‘Thank you for being one of the biggest a**holes on planet Earth and for helping to doom every living ecosystem…Go f*ck yourself’ -- 'Maybe you do want to end life as we know it because you are fabricating lots of dirty worthless green numbers in some sick monopoly game. but lemme tell you buddy, you aint worth the ink to print them. Hope if feels good to play god'
Here’s an example that ClimateDepot.com received: ‘I hope they hang you and the rest of the stooges for the fossil fuel industry’
Hate Mail Sent to Climate Depot's Morano: 'Hi I just wanted to let you know what a god**** stupid lying idiot you are. I really hope you are someday put on trial before a world tribunal on charges of 'crimes against humanity'...You are an evil little f*** and you have your head so far up your a**, you can tickle your tonsils when you wiggle your ears. F*** you, 'moron-o'
Romm: 'Climate science deniers have devoted their lives to obfuscating the truth of the greatest preventable threat to humanity — and trying to intimidate climate scientists and others from communicating to the public the increasingly dire nature of the situation.'
'Morano is admittedly a bit player now who runs a low-traffic website (ClimateDepot) with 20th-century levels of social media, but he has found his “niche” in the denial ecosystem — harassing scientists.'
“I’m not a scientist,” Morano jokes, flashing a huge, telegenic grin, “but I play one on TV.”
'Merchants of Doubt' director Kenner, 65, does admire people such as Marc Morano, a professional climate-change denier and founder of the Climate Depot Web site who is, arguably, the star of Kenner’s film. After a stint in the 1990s reporting for Rush Limbaugh, Morano worked briefly as a flack for Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), who famously called global warming a “hoax.” These days, Morano most often pops up on TV shows arguing against the science of climate change. In front of Kenner’s camera, Morano makes for a jocular — and weirdly unapologetic — advocate for what can only be called ignorance.
'Kenner blames the Marc Moranos of the world, who are paid to sow not just doubt but fear.'
Curry on 'Merchants of Doubt': 'Censorship and propaganda; lets call a spade a spade.'
Curry: 'I’ve met Marc Morano a number of times. He is actually quite broadly knowledgeable about climate science and the associated politics. He is the one ‘doubter’ in this whole piece that actually has some influence in the current climate debate.' - 'And coming sometime next fall (I think; no release date set) is Marc Morano’s film Climate Hustle; check out the trailer. Seems to more entertaining anyways than 'Merchants of Doubt.'
New Warmist film by Sony Pictures, 'Merchants of Doubt', portrays Marc Morano as evil nemesis/arch-enemy of climate change promoters - Morano is ‘a grinning-skull nihilist’
Global warming movies sets out to smear skeptics, but ‘features 'a semi-affectionate portrait of professional attack dog Marc Morano'
[Note: The other upcoming documentary, Morano's skeptical global warming documentary, 'Climate Hustle' ,is set to rock climate debate - Release set for later in 2015. Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: 'Morano’s film Climate Hustle; check out the trailer. Seems to more entertaining anyways than 'Merchants of Doubt.'...Stay tuned...]
Warmist Naomi Oreskes: 'People like Morano have made a career out of being contrarians, and they are very good at it. When a scientist comes up against a well-trained, savvy person, scientists will always lose in the debate.'
Morano responds to tobacco smear: 'The warmists have it exactly backwards. It is the global warming proponents who are guilty of the tobacco tactics.' See: Flashback: Warmists’ mimic tobacco industry tactics: ‘Like tobacco industry, Warmists’ manufactured uncertainty & fear by stridently proclaiming certainty & consensus based on dubious & uncertain modeled results predicting disastrous consequences of a warmer climate’
Time Mag: Global food production accounts for one-third of all greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a comprehensive study published this year in the journal Nature Food that looked at every aspect of food production from transportation to packaging. Meat production alone makes up nearly 60% of that total. The study underscores the growing consensus that in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs a dramatic rethinking of how food is produced and consumed...
Increasingly, companies and scientists are viewing insects as an environmentally sustainable alternative source of protein. Crickets, grasshoppers and beetles are already commercially produced and processed for human and animal consumption. Ynsect, a 10-year-old French company, is focused on mealworms, the larval stage of beetles.
Ynsect co-founder and CEO Antoine Hubert: "We are not far from reaching tipping points where then things get worse and it cascades and waterfalls—you can’t stop it anymore. Time is very critical...There is a huge need to reduce our consumption of beef. We should keep beef consumption, grazing, on a smaller scale with high levels of fresh products. But everything that is a processed meat should be 100% replaced at some point by alternatives. Insects will be a part of the answer."