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And to the left that certainly suffices for expertise. I mean, after all he and Al Gore share that “distinction”. I’m talking about Avatar’s James Cameron, of course. It seems he believes that those who don’t blindly follow the false god of pseudo science as presented by Al Gore and his minions are, well, “swine”:
“I think they’re swine,” he said at the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, the Aspen Times reported.
The summit hosts such climate scientists of distinction as T. Boone Pickens, Ted Turner, James Cameron, Bill Ritter, Kristina Johnson and Thomas Friedman. Yes, it is loaded to the gills with science.
Favorite quotes from the Aspen Times article:
“A lot of really good American people are being lied to,” added Peter Byck, the director of an upcoming climate change documentary called “Carbon Nation.”
Byck stressed that Americans’ hearts are in the right places, but that skeptics of climate change have such a vast infrastructure in getting what he called their false message out, many don’t know whom to believe.
No, don’t laugh – he probably really believes that. The “vast infrastructure” spoken of are Glen Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Not the vast number of grants and huge amount of government money that has, to this point, been wasted on trying to prove what appears to be the unprovable. And forget Gore’s movie and massive propaganda campaign, it is the skeptics who, with a few blog sites and facts, have been able to successfully blunt the previous onslaught of activist “science” and the left doesn’t like it.
Oh, and after claiming this vast opposing infrastructure exits our precious crew criticized the media:
They also criticized the media for giving half of its attention to a very small — less than 1 percent, they said — portion of scientists who say global warming is not caused by humans.
Less than 1%? Vast infrastructure? Yeah, you reconcile the two. But the important point to recognize is even if it is only 1%, skeptics have been able, through the use of facts and analysis, to stop the “global warming” farce in its tracks.
That brings me to perhaps my favorite quote of the entire Aspen Times story:
Greene, Cameron and a host of other climate-change activists said there needs to be a broad educational campaign, one aimed at convincing voters and politicians that not being able to prove that fossil fuel-produced carbon is changing the temperature of Earth is not a license for inaction.
Emphasis mine. If ever the left was distilled into a paragraph, that’s it. Scientific proof, we don’t need no stinkin’ scientific proof – we feel it in our bones. And that’s reason enough to take mega drastic action that will ruin economies, cause poverty and, eventually, kill people. Of course the “broad educational campaign” aimed at “voters” would be based on, well, nothing. It would be propaganda in its purist form and about as “educational” as a lecture by Gore.
Cameron also apparently challenged the “swine” to a debate at the conference. They invited skeptics and the news media to watch as, one supposes, Cameron and crew would take the “swine” apart. Ann McElhinny, who was to be a part of the debate and was privy to the rules to be followed tells the rest of the story:
But then as the debate approached James Cameron’s side started changing the rules.
They wanted to change their team. We agreed.
They wanted to change the format to less of a debate-to "a roundtable". We agreed.
Then they wanted to ban our cameras from the debate. We could have access to their footage. We agreed.
Bizarrely, for a brief while, the worlds [sic] most successful film maker suggested that no cameras should be allowed-that sound only should be recorded. We agreed [sic]
Then finally James Cameron, who so publicly announced that he "wanted to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out," decided to ban the media from the shoot out.
He even wanted to ban the public. The debate/roundtable would only be open to those who attended the conference.
No media would be allowed and there would be no streaming on the internet. No one would be allowed to record it in any way.
We all agreed to that.
And then, yesterday, just one day before the debate, his representatives sent an email that Mr. "shoot it out " Cameron no longer wanted to take part. The debate was cancelled.
Marvelous. So the man who said in a previous interview, “I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads," crumpled like a wet paper box when finally confronted with the reality of doing so. And then made the “swine” remark. Yes, that’s right, after he had chickend out of a debate he had called for and organized, he called the other side “swine”.
It wasn’t like he was going to be confronted by real, honest to goodness scientists who didn’t believe in global warming. The “skeptics” he was to confront were Marc Morano of the Climate Depot website and Andrew Breitbart, and film maker McElhinny (“Not Evil Just Wrong”).
However, according to Morano, Cameron decided not to take the stage after being warned off by a coterie of environmentalists that “debate with skeptics … was not in his best interest.” Among them was Joseph Romm of Climate Progress who had engaged in such a debate previously with Marc Morano and was soundly and obviously trounced.
So, speaking of demigods, just like this movement’s demigod – Al Gore – they refuse to actually engage in debate, preferring name calling, puffery, pseudo science and propaganda as their tools of persuasion.
And they wonder why fewer and fewer are listening to them.