This past weekend I was horrified to learn that my little sister was shown the “Day After Tomorrow” as part of her geology class. Scarier, for me, is that it happened at an University level. Shouldn’t students be horrified that they’re paying hundreds of dollars per credit to be fed environmental propaganda?
The “Not Evil Just Wrong” premiere at the Wendy Williamson auditorium on the University of Alaska-Anchorage campus last night–presented by the Young Republicans Club but also attended by a number of democrats and environmentalists–was a GREAT educational experience. It addressed several environmental issues of the day in an even-handed way that–in being fair and balanced–will surely inflame those with environmentally extreme agendas. Every middle school, high school and college student should see it…along with the rest of us.
The documentary was produced by veteran, Irish producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney who also appeared on the Dan Fagan and other radio talk shows yesterday in Anchorage.
Among the many pro- and anti-environmental spokespeople and vignettes were the several appearances of the Congress for Racial Equality’sRoy Innis, who marched with Dr. MartinLuther King during the civil rights movement. Innis described how the bad science promoted by Al Gore and the environmental extremists was resulting in increasing hardship for the poor and those on fixed incomes–with little to no measurable environmental gain. The film provided United Nations statistics and other data verifying that Gore’s fraudulent claim of a 20 foot sea level rise by the end of the century could only happen, possibly, in many hundreds of years.
The film also documented the unintended consequence of the banning of DDT: its frequent and thorough use throughout the United States before being banned eliminated much disease and did not produce the severe harm that had been predicted. On the other hand, its banning has caused the deaths of millions of Africans who have succumbed to the scourges of malaria.
Other lessons the movie documented include: 1) The science supporting the claim of polar bear population losses is in some cases wrong and in other cases absent. 2) The earth has not been warming over the last decade. 3) Energy projects denied in America end up exporting equivalent energy project jobs and allied manufacturing to countries with lax–or more lenient–environmental laws, like China and India.
Understanding environmental issues dujour is important to Americans, Alaskans, Canadian northerners and gas pipeline issue followers in general; for, as climate change legislation, EPA air emission regulations, White House Oceans Policy, endangered species designations, Canadian environmental and Aboriginal policies and carbon-to-renewable wealth distribution plans proliferate, so does the future and lifestyle of Arctic peoples hang–and sway unpredictably–in the balance.
Knowledge is power but does not come effortlessly. Leaving a warm living room last night to traverse icy roads on the way to the theater took effort, but the lessons passed on by McAleer and McElhinney far outweighed the effort.
The situation for the IPCC is getting worse everyday, after having to admit they got it wrong about the Himalayan glacier melting they are now facing another scandal. It’s now come out that the IPCC based its claim that Global Warming was causing more natural disasters was based on an “unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny – and ignored warnings from scientific advisers.”
The IPCC has know this since 2008. This is huge since it was the primary reason that the African nations were demanding $100 billion dollars from the U.S. during the Copenhagen summit.
It is only a matter of time before Environmentalists and some scientists blame the Haiti earthquake and its massive death toll on Global Warming. They have already laid the groundwork with this Sept 2009 article in the UK Guardian newspaper. According to Professor Bill McGuire, director of the Benfield Hazard Research Center, at University College London an upcoming scientific conference would show how “global warming threatens the planet in a new and unexpected way – by triggering earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches and volcanic eruptions.” Despite these claims the earthquake in Haiti was not caused by Global Warming.
The reason so many people died in Haiti is because its people live in poorly built houses and have not benefited from development which brings with it cities and houses which can withstand earthquakes.
But guess who are the most active opponents of cities and modern concrete housing?
The environmental movement, sees cities and growing urbanization as “unsustainable” and something that must be stopped. Mark Fenn, the head of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Madagascar, believes development, in the form of jobs and prosperity, will be a negative for some of the world’s most impoverished people. These environmentalists view development as an evil – destroying indigenous cultures. As the millionaire Hollywood actor Ed Begley Jr. says they may be poor, but they seem happy and development might threaten this happiness. For Begley rampant child mortality and horrible deaths in inadequate houses during earthquakes are small prices for others to pay as long we can visit them on eco-holidays.
Environmentalists call this sustainable development but the only thing sustained is poverty. In the face of this massive earthquake it has meant visiting death and destruction on some of the poorest people on the planet. Shame on environmentalists, and shame on Ed Begley Jr.
2010 has arrived and our New Year’s resolution is to remain committed to bringing forward the truth about Global Warming hysteria.
During the new year this message must take root and we can accomplish this by having Not Evil Just Wrong shown in every school in America. Last week, a Rhinebeck High School sophomore named Michelle Drewkett stood up to her school board about the biased teaching of climate change. It is a story we hope to see repeated many, many times in 2010. We are in an ideal position to make this coming year a success thanks to your support in 2009. Over 400,000 of you participated in our premiere on October 18th and have continued to support our message discrediting environmental alarmism. Our message is being heard. This was especially evident during the Copenhagen Summit, when environmental alarmists reacted violently to our hard questions about climate change. The backlash to our questions started when an armed UN security guard threatened Phelim for asking Professor Schneider about climategate and continued with the subsequent questioning of Al Gore, who not only ignored questions about climategate, but had our mic killed while literally running away from us. The opposition’s violence reached its climax days later, when environmentalists pelted Phelim with vegetables during a live television interview with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel.
There is a genuine appetite for real questions and real journalism, asking the tough questions about Global Warming hysteria. Which is why we’ve planned a few surprises to expose the hypocrisy of powerful environmentalists in 2010. We can’t go into details (because we want to catch them in the act), but believe us you’ll want to stick around to see the truth about extreme environmentalists and environmentalism.
So far over 1 million people have watched our YouTube reports on the issue. This is an astonishing number and shows that people are rightfully skeptical of what they are being told about Global Warming and appreciate investigative journalism that asks difficult questions of those in power. These same hard questions need to continue to be asked in 2010, and what better place than in our schools? We will be publishing a new lesson plan in the new year to help students learn that climate change as definitive science is anything but settled, but we need your help to ensure it is shown in classrooms. Please persuade and even pressure school boards and teachers to restore some balance in the classroom. Contact us day or night if you want Not Evil Just Wrong shown in your local school in 2010 and let’s make sure the new year is a year when difficult questions continue to be asked.
After a high school student was forced to watch Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in English class, she’s had enough. Rhinebeck High School sophomore, Michelle Dewkett spoke up to her school board about the biased teaching on controversial teach of climate change.
“It says (global warming) will kill us all without offering any alternative views throughout high school,” she said. “This goes against board policy which states ‘Teachers shall approach controversial topics in an impartial and unprejudiced manner.’”
During the school board meeting she brought to the boards attention that the movie shouldn’t have even been shown during English class by citing their own bylaws to them, saying “[The] material will not be introduced for their own sake and must be part of normal instruction.”
It is situations like Dewkett’s that Not Evil Just Wrong was made, and we hope to see more instances where where our film is shown side by side with Gore’s.
A Stanford Professor has used United Nation security officers to silence a journalist asking him “inconvenient questions” during a press briefing at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. Professor Stephen Schneider’s assistant requested armed UN security officers who held film maker Phelim McAleer, ordered him to stop filming and prevented further questioning after the press conference where the Stanford academic was launching a book. McAleer, a veteran journalist and film maker, has recently made a documentary “Not Evil Just Wrong’ which takes a sceptical look at the science and politics behind Global Warming concerns. He asked Professor Schneider about his opinions on Climategate – where leaked emails have revealed that a senior British professor deleted data and encouraged colleagues to do likewise if it contradicted their belief in Global Warming. Professor Phil Jones, the head of Britain’s Climate Research Unit, has temporarily stood down pending an investigation into the scandal. Professor Schneider, who is a senior member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said he would not comment on emails that may have been incomplete or edited. During some testy exchanges with McAleer, UN officials and Professor Schneider’s assistants twice tried to cut short McAleer’s question. However as the press conference drew to a close Professor Schneider’s assistant called armed UN security guards to the room. They held McAleer and aggressively ordered cameraman Ian Foster to stop filming. The guard threatened to take away the camera and expel the film crew from the conference if they did not obey his instructions to stop filming Professor Schneider. The guard demanded to look at the film crews press credentials and refused to allow them to film until Professor Schneider left the room. McAleer said he was disappointed by Professor Schneider’s behaviour. “It was a press conference. Climategate is a major story – it goes to the heart of the Global Warming debate by calling into question the scientific data and the integrity of many scientists involved.” “These questions should be answered. The attempts by UN officials and Professor Schneider’s assistant to remove my microphone were hamfisted but events took a more sinister turn when they called an armed UN security officer to silence a journalist.” Two officers corralled the film crew and one officer can be seen on tape threatening the cameraman. The Guard can also be heard warning that if the crew did not stop filming their would seize the equipment and the journalists expelled from the conference. McAleer says he has made an official complaint tabout the incident. “I have met Mr Christopher Ankerson the UN’s head of security for the conference and he has confirmed it was Professor Schneider’s staff who asked the security guards to come corral us at the press conference. Mr Ankerson could not say what grounds the security guard had for ordering us to stop filming.” “This is a blatant attempt to stop journalists doing journalism and asking hard questions. It is not the job of armed UN security officers to stop legitimate journalists asking legitimate questions of senior members of the UN’s IPCC.” Professor Schneider was interviewed for McAleer’s “Not Evil Just Wrong” documentary but lawyers later wrote to McAleer saying he was withdrawing permission for the interview to be used. McAleer, who is from Ireland, has gained quite a reputation for asking difficult questions of those who have been promoting the idea of man-made Global Warming. His microphone was cut off after he asked former vice-president Al Gore about the British court case which found that An Inconvenient Truth had a nine significant errors and exaggerations. Almost 500,000 people have watched the incident on youtube.Source
The world premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Not Evil Just Wrong took place last night at 5:00 PM PST. People from all walks of life in 27 countries participated in their own Cinematic Tea Party in cinemas, churches, libraries, community centers, and homes. Human beings standing up for human beings, all celebrating life, liberty, and freedom. Over 3,000 screenings took place right here in North America alone. (CLICK IMAGES FOR FULL SIZE)
As all regular followers of this site know by now, I have been tirelessly working to help promote the Not Evil message and get the good word out to as many folks as possible. As well as plugging the film at every opportunity and helping to organize the Vancouver public premiere, I’ve also been doing my part offline by encouraging friends and family to get involved. I’m happy to report that on Sunday October 18 2009, the world did indeed change. For the better.
Here at the Vancouver premiere which took place at the Hollywood Theatre, we had a lineup down the block half an hour before showtime. An excited, diverse crowd, and even just some passerby wondering why Al Gore’s portrait on the movie poster resembles the Joker and therefore became curious enough to stand in line and check it out. At five o’clock the lights went down and history was being made worldwide simultaneously.
The film played for 90 minutes, and as the credits rolled it was easy to determine the reaction from the crowd. People who have been waiting a long time for this night were very pleased with the final product, and many other people, perhaps some who had not even heard of the film until yesterday, were suddenly re-examining their way of thinking. I swear, you could almost hear the sound of opening minds echoing throughout the building.
This was a very special premiere for Vancouverites. Some lucky moviegoers got their chance to speak with Director/Producer Phelim McAleer, Executive Producer Barton Sidles, and our guest of honour Patrick Moore, founding member of Greenpeace, both at the cinema and at a special meet ‘n greet afterwards. Phelim was busy signing copies of the DVD for guests, and even penned his name on a movie poster for a little girl who is obviously not fretting over mythical dying polar bears or suffering from unfounded eco-anxiety. Which is a good thing, since there are 5 times as many polar bears today as there were half a century ago, and the planet is certainly not warming.
“It’s a powerful film”, said Moore.
Thank you Phelim, Ann, Barton, and Patrick for all your efforts. You’ve managed to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of environmental extremism and you’ve exposed the true human cost of global warming hysteria. The momentum you’ve started is only just beginning. And thank you to all the people who participated by attending a screening or watching from home. Together, we stood up for science. We stood up for humanity.
Also a very special thanks to Vanessa Schneider and the crew at the Fraser Institute for all your hard work and support for the Vancouver screening, and all the other Canadian premieres. We couldn’t have pulled off this magical night without you.
UPDATE: Just three weeks after the premiere, Phelim graced us with his presence once again.
Al Gore is the principal prophet of doom in the global warming debate, and the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth is his gospel to true believers. But Gore has misled them.
Two years ago, British High Court Justice Michael Burton characterized Gore’s film as “alarmism and exaggeration in support of his political thesis.” The court, responding to a case filed by a parent, said the film was “one-sided” and could not be shown in British schools unless it contained guidelines to balance Gore’s attempt at “political indoctrination.” The judge based his decision on nine inaccuracies in the movie. The Gore-loving U.S. media largely ignored the story, but starting premiere night Oct. 18, Americans will hear it in Not Evil Just Wrong. To set the stage, here is a recap of Gore’s claims and why they are flawed:
The claim: Melting in Greenland or West Antarctica will cause sea levels to rise up to 20 feet in the near future. The truth: The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change concluded that sea levels might rise 20 feet over millennia — and it waffled on that prediction. The IPCC envisions a rise of no more than 7 inches to 23 inches by 2100 [which follows the natural trend and is right where it should be]. Gore’s claim is “a very disturbing misstatement of the science,” John Day, who argued the British case, says in Not Evil Just Wrong. The judge said Gore’s point “is not in line with the scientific consensus.
The claim: Polar bears are drowning because they have to swim farther to find ice. The truth: Justice Burton noted that the only study citing the drowning of polar bears (four of them) blamed the deaths on a storm, not ice that is melting due to manmade global warming. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, furthermore, found that the current bear population is 20,000-25,000, up from 5,000-10,000 in the 1950s and 1960s. Day says in Not Evil Just Wrong that the appeal to polar bears is “a very clever piece of manipulation.”
The claim: Global warming spawned Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The truth: “It is common ground that there is insufficient evidence to show that,” Burton wrote in his ruling. A May 2007 piece in New Scientist refuted the Katrina argument as a “climate myth” because it’s impossible to tie any single weather event to global warming.
The claim: Increases in temperature are the result of increases in carbon dioxide. The truth: Burton questioned the two graphs Gore used in An Inconvenient Truth. Gore argued that there is “an exact fit” between temperature and CO2, Burton said, but his graphs didn’t support that conclusion. Recent data also do not support it: The global temperature has been declining for about a decade, even as CO2 levels continue rising.
The claim: The snow on Mount Kilimanjaro is melting because of global warming. The truth: The melting has been under way for more than a century — long before SUVs and jumbo jets — and appears to be the result of other causes. Justice Burton noted that scientists agree the melting can’t be blamed primarily on “human-induced climate change.”
The claim: Lake Chad is disappearing because of global warming. The truth: Lake Chad is losing water, and humans are contributing to the losses. But the humans in the lake’s immediate vicinity, rather than mankind as a whole using fossil fuels, are to blame. Burton cited factors like population, overgrazing and regional climate variability.
The claim: People are being forced to evacuate low-lying Pacific atolls, islands of coral that surround lagoons, because of encroaching ocean waters. The truth: By their very nature, atolls are susceptible to rising sea levels. But Burton said pointedly in his ruling, “There is no evidence of any such evacuation having yet happened.”
The claim: Coral reefs are bleaching and putting fish in jeopardy. The truth: In his ruling, Burton emphasized the IPCC’s finding that bleaching could kill coral reefs — if they don’t adapt. A report released this year shows that reefs already are thriving in waters as hot as some people say ocean waters will be 100 years from now. Burton also said it is difficult to separate coral stresses such as over-fishing from any changes in climate.
The claim: Global warming could stop the “ocean conveyor,” triggering another ice age in Western Europe. The truth: Once again, Gore’s allies at the IPCC disagree with that argument. Burton cited the panel in concluding that “it is very unlikely that the ocean conveyor … will shut down in the future.” The fact that the scientific understanding of how the conveyor belt works remains unsettled further exposes the flaw in Gore’s claim.
WATCH THE FIRST TWO QUICK VIDEOS ON THIS LINK TO SEE ALL 35 OF GORE’S LIES, SCIENTIFICALLY DOCUMENTED: CLICK HERE.