The U.N., failing to convince the world, turns to Hollywood on global warming

Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician
Ban Ki Moon

February 22, 2011: “Global warming: The United Nations courts Tinseltown“, Los Angeles Times, California, U.S.A.

“Now the beleaguered multi-national agency, fresh from a disappointing round of climate negotiations in Cancun, wants something more concrete: actual story lines in movies, television and social media drawing attention to the dangers of global warming.

The day-long gathering will feature panels titled … “Making Global Warming a HOT Issue” …

“The science is clear,” he [Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] said in an interview. “Climate change will continue unless drastic measures are taken to stop it …. I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this,” he said, adding that the outreach effort “may be a small start. We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”

Editor’s note: Ironically, even while Mr. Ban (who still fails to address the concerns of climate realists – see here) pushes Hollywood to promote climate alarmist “education”, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just published a useful educational piece “Forensic Meteorology Solves the Mystery of Record Snows” in which they conclude:

“They found no evidence — no human “fingerprints” — to implicate our involvement in the snowstorms. If global warming was the culprit, the team would have expected to find a gradual increase in heavy snowstorms in the mid-Atlantic region as temperatures rose during the past century. But historical analysis revealed no such increase in snowfall. Nor did the CSI team find any indication of an upward trend in winter precipitation along the eastern seaboard.”

Read whole education piece from NOAA here:

NOAA’s CSI explains record snows: global warming not involved

…but get ready for more excited alarmism from Hollywood.”

h/t to Tom Harris at ICSC

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John Q Public
February 22, 2011 6:50 pm

When no one buys a ticket, that will be the end of that. There’s no more mercenary a town than Hollywood.
AGW = Lysenkoism

Steven Hoffer
February 22, 2011 6:53 pm

pretend stories about a pretend problem.
i’ve seen those sorts of movies before, they were notoriously “B” and very difficult to watch end to end.

February 22, 2011 6:53 pm

“……We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”
–Ban Ki-moon
???? This coming from someone with a degree in public administration and a background as a diplomat?????
He’s the one in need of the education.

Theo Goodwin
February 22, 2011 6:57 pm

Call and email your congressman. The UN is misusing funds that it gets from the US. More needs to be taken from the UN budget. It appears that Ban Ki Moon might prove to be as useful as Pachauri. Let us hope so.

February 22, 2011 6:58 pm

Herr Göbbels, prepare some fresh and exciting new propaganda! Ve must implement the ideas of total war and mobilization

Phil's Dad
February 22, 2011 7:00 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
This is presumably because people who do have the expertise and the information already recognise the BS for what it is. Thus only people who do not have the expertise and the information would fall for it and it is to them the UN now turn.

February 22, 2011 7:01 pm

I thought they already did this …….. “The Day After Tomorrow” ……
– or was it the day before yesterday …. can’t remember 🙂

John F. Hultquist
February 22, 2011 7:02 pm

With the suspect stations and data they have a hard time even showing the temperature has gone up. Well, they seem to think they have good evidence of this, even if I don’t.
Even if it has gone up some, isn’t all the hype about what is supposed to happen after mid-century? Isn’t now supposed to be too soon?
Except for a few of its sub-parts, the UN should be de-funded and disbanded. It is a sign of the disconnection of the UN from the real world that its leader thinks Hollywood honchos have to be encouraged to do things that ooze from their DNA.

c james
February 22, 2011 7:02 pm

You need to change the date in the first sentence to February 22, 2011. [Thanx, fixed.
Apparently the Secretary General does not know that the climate always changes. Stopping that from happening would be as difficult as stopping the earth from turning.

Brian H
February 22, 2011 7:02 pm

When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the crevice.

R. Shearer
February 22, 2011 7:03 pm

No one, not ever, is going to stop climate change.

February 22, 2011 7:04 pm

Methinks Ban Ki Moon has left his run a bit late. Congress defunding (yeah I know it’s got the Senate and Obama to go) the IPCC and NASA’s climate agency (they should include RealClimate as well) is the writing on the wall for the great lie. Besides James Cameron has already done Avatar and it appears most who see it don’t really connect it with climate. It was after all just a movie. I don’t think another “Inconvenient Truth” will cut it either. Too many people now either know or suspect the first one was predominately bulls..t.
Then again people lining up in the snow to watch a film on AGW has a certain perverse logic.

February 22, 2011 7:09 pm

“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon….. I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this”
Stories, hmmm……The little boy that cried “wolf” comes to mind.

February 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Ban: “…. I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this, …..”
Many Oscar-worthy fantasy tales already can be found on certain warmist sites.

Paul in Sweden
February 22, 2011 7:11 pm

Maybe the Ban Ki-moon United Nations Hollywood CAGWC movies can be spiced up with Vampires, Zombies and mutants?

Craig Moore
February 22, 2011 7:14 pm

As Johnny Thunder wrote:

Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie
Here we go loop de loop
On a saturday night

What is the science that demonstrates that humankind is capable of stopping climate change?

Mark Twang
February 22, 2011 7:15 pm

The UN is an organization that believes a strongly-worded letter can get dictators to stop dictating. What would “drastic measures” mean to these clowns?

February 22, 2011 7:15 pm

What they do now isn’t over the top enough? I fail to see how that is possible.

Darren Potter
February 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – “The science is clear,”
Really, SG Ki-moon? Because it sure don’t look like science and it sure looks like obfuscation by IPCC and all the pro-pundits of the GW Scam.

February 22, 2011 7:20 pm

The joke continues. They have already had disaster movies and Avatar if you want to spend some time watching blue people. James Cameron , the maker of Avatar, is already a proven hypocrite green. Looneywood has already given Gore an Academy Award for his fictional story. So clearly, Ban Ki moon can see the failure of AGW, especially the defunding of the IPCC, very close ahead.

JRR Canada
February 22, 2011 7:23 pm

So whats the producers cut? Does the UN get a credit at the end? I.e Propaganda section financing $xxxx,xxx from UN truthyness section?
The more education schick is old already and I have been re educated by far too many tax sucking experts (of the drip under pressure type) to tolerate another, I feel a re education moment coming worldwide, and the UN is one perfect candidate . Hey UN we are out of suckers with money, so get a job.Our human history goes in cyles and the greedy and cluless have reached their peak and are in decline, hence the desperation and attempts to, renew the message, after all it sold so well last year.
Ban is one of my favorite people to staff the all star human hamster wheel ,of course with the UN work ethic, the output will be mircoWatts/hr without a sever stimulus plan.

Steve Schapel
February 22, 2011 7:27 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”
Yep. The ignorant are the only ones they will have any chance of making headway with, so targetting them is the obvious route. Those who do have the expertise or the information won’t be fooled.

JRR Canada
February 22, 2011 7:30 pm

While it is nasty and frivilous to mock a mans name, Ban Ki Moon sounds a lot like a pseudenoum and a promise, make me secretary general and we banki moon. Based on results maybe not.

February 22, 2011 7:31 pm

What I would like to see Hollywood make is a movie showing what it would truly take to achieve the CO2 reductions required to avoid the purported AGW. Sort of a combination of Soylent Green and Schindler List.
People might start to realize how important it is to get the models right.

February 22, 2011 7:34 pm

All he has done given huge support for the recent vote in Congress — for the US to stop their funding of the IPCC. Next to stop funding the UN as a whole.

Craig Goodrich
February 22, 2011 7:37 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”

No, you tried that, and the more people found out and the more expertise they acquired, the less they believed this unscientific nonsense.
Better adopt the Gaddhafi solution and just blow them up.

Claude Harvey
February 22, 2011 7:37 pm

Appealing to Hollywood dilettantes for support is the last refuge of a lost cause. The Goracle just pulled the same stunt in Aspen in an obviously choreographed effort. Although Hollywood will probably go for it, standing in line for Hollywood’s latest offering with chattering teeth will probably not make for a receptive audience.
Hollywood did a fine job on the “evil oil companies and electric power generators”, but Mother Nature has a voice of her own that does not require access to “the media”.

February 22, 2011 7:44 pm

You forgot Blade Runner.

Frank K.
February 22, 2011 7:48 pm

Hmmm…maybe Steve Mosher can sell the movies rights to “Climate Gate: the Crutape Letters”.
Anthony Hopkins can play Jones. Homer Simpson as Jim Hansen. Hmmmm…

James Sexton
February 22, 2011 8:12 pm

I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this,” he said, adding that the outreach effort “may be a small start.
No, but they can make very poor movies about this. Seems like any B disaster movie made today has the climate change meme automatically written into it.

February 22, 2011 8:16 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”
What about trying to convince those who have the expertise and the information?
They are not buying the tale, see “Slaying the Sky Dragon, Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory”.

Brian H
February 22, 2011 8:24 pm

R. Shearer says:
February 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm
No one, not ever, is going to stop climate change.

Now, now. It was (or will be) done quite routinely on Star Trek: global weather control, doncha know?

R. de Haan
February 22, 2011 8:26 pm

Here is a great plan that will blow up the entire UN Globalist scheme:

February 22, 2011 8:26 pm

Since the English word pronounced most closely to Ban is “pun”, this may be one of his jokes.

D. King
February 22, 2011 8:29 pm

Yeah, make a movie and then issue them an Oscar and Nobel Prize.
Then everyone will believe us.
Has it gotten to this?

Rhoda R
February 22, 2011 8:32 pm

I think a silver screen version of “Heretic” might just be a good idea.

February 22, 2011 8:32 pm

Trying to affect popular culture about warming is very difficult when the masses are freezing. The UN will be laughed out of existence if the angry mobs don’t get them first.

February 22, 2011 8:35 pm

“The science is clear,” he [Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] said…
No! Your motives are now perfectly clear Ki-moon.
Cult cultivating again?

Paul in Sweden
February 22, 2011 8:41 pm

Can’t wait for the Hockey Team members guest hosting Saturday Night Live…

Pamela Gray
February 22, 2011 8:43 pm

Is it just me or does the last name “Moon” bring up other memories of idiots? And when did Hollywood STOP making mega-disaster movies? I believe the original script was written with a grease pencil so you could just change the names of things and make it again.

February 22, 2011 8:51 pm

Ban Ki-Moon is an AGW puppet of the left: click
The sooner the UN is completely de-funded, the better for humanity.
Word up, bro. The truth will set you free.

Patrick Davis
February 22, 2011 8:52 pm

There’s no need for more scare movies to “educate” people about AGW. There’s plenty of material available. Come to Australia, its spat across the TV screens, news outlets, schools, Universities etc etc every day, sometimes serveral times. Its sickening!
Earth hour started in Australia. Earth hour approaches.

Pamela Gray
February 22, 2011 8:55 pm

Title: “The Vengeful Return Of The Warming After The Day After Tomorrow”.

Susan P
February 22, 2011 8:56 pm

We also had to suffer through the horrible “Day the Earth Stood Still” last year…the only time I have ever loudly declared to an entire theater that a movie was a bunch of propaganda as the closing credits were finally, mercifully rolling. I did not see “Avatar” because I am really not the kind of person who likes to make loud comments about propaganda at the end of movies, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself.

February 22, 2011 9:01 pm

Will there be plenty of car chases and stuff blowing up in these climate change movies? Gotta have ‘splody things happening.

February 22, 2011 9:03 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information”
Poor little sheeples. You just can’t think for yourselves can you? No worries, we the elites in the UN have all the answers. We’ll show you a movie which will explain everything. Then you’ll be happy to give up your lifestyle, pay more taxes and go back to the dark ages. Goodie! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of those new fangled houses shown at Cancun. My mother used a washboard way back I’m sure my wife would be happy to learn the skill. It’ll be a much better life for our already brainwashed children than Facebook, Twitter, iPhones, TVs, computers, parties, etc. Who needs all that stuff anyway? ….etc ….

February 22, 2011 9:06 pm

This is tantamount to propaganda. If Hollywood had any integrity left they wouldnt let themselves be used like a dirty piece of toilet tissue

February 22, 2011 9:07 pm

Well, Mr. Moon, our sun turns 700,000,000 tons of hydrogen into helium every second–do you think that might have an impact on our climate? (Compare that with the Nagasaki atomic bomb, which converted approximately 1 gram of matter into energy, all in about the same time frame).
Sure, I can see Hollywood getting involved–I mean, everybody takes them SO seriously, you can anticipate all that influence in the decline of movies and television. People would rather play interactive games than watch spoiled, over-paid, uneducated, line-parroting “stars” strut their stuff. May the UN and Hollywood suffer similar fates.

February 22, 2011 9:08 pm

So the UN-Head is now openly treating the rest of the world as complete idiots.

February 22, 2011 9:08 pm

Pamela Gray,
I much preferred you as the heroine in the mythical screenplay I posted a few months ago that went something like this:
Rain is all like super secret seal commando, aka Agent “Syng”man, an’ this Journalist hottie Pamela is his Seoul “sista”..
Super cool Admiral Sean P. Kobe Diddy Bama, (Wesley Snipes?) tells Rain he can rescue the sista…but “no comlpications…dig me?..This ain’t never happened”
…An’ Rain is all like “Aye Aye Admiral Kobe DiddyBama”…respectful-’cuz like we all like know an’ accept how Africans have taught Koreans (like Anglo Saxons) everything there is to know about bein’ cool an’ pumped hard nacho..I mean macho…an’ how they invented e’rythin an’ won all the wars….So Rain gets all geared up in his super cool Michael Jackson stealth ninja threads an’ parachute torpedos into the DMZ…`An he’s all like ..bird of prey ‘..then snap, snap outta the harness buckles……tuck…. rolls…then….WHAT? There’s like a tiger eye to eye with him…Cr*p!..Rain gets all hard an’ tense an’ freezin’up inta his “death stare”…starin the tiger down… an’ then like the tiger snarls an’ gets the hell outta there.. ‘cuz it’s all like “nuh-uh..not messin’ with this bad dude”….An’ Rain gives like the super cool sexy smirk that the chicks get all hot for… (an’ the dudes too!) …Then like BAM! ..15 minute montage of Rain gettin’ locked an’ loaded… cockin’ knives outta his socks, flickin’ knives outta knives..bustin clips inta super cool ninja sniper blade guns…Tearin stuff open with his teeth… a bandana somewheres… Then Agent Syngman is off inta the misty forest… Maybe a wolf howls…CUT TO: Seoul sista in the labor camp bustin’ stones, with like a pick axe…fer some reason… lookin’ fine, an’ all slutty… toned an’ buffed in flimsy tattered rags… She’s showin’ serious clevage while the NK guards are all sneerin’ an’ droolin’ all ready ta rape her… but she’s all like fiesty in yer face American Margaret Cho girl ya know…. all like “Don’t you touch me, scum man!”… An’ they’re all like evil an’ toothless an’ like hehehehehe…

I still see you like that, oldie pervert that I yam…☺

February 22, 2011 9:11 pm

I wasn’t actually aware that there were any movies or TV shows without some reference to the evils of global warming. If there are, could someone please direct me to them. I’m pretty sick of all the propaganda I’m getting through the “entertainment” media.

Christopher Hanley
February 22, 2011 9:14 pm

I’ve got a script idea: a big budget disaster CAGW movie climaxing with a massive storm surge along the Californian coast sweeping Gore’s $9 M ocean-view villa out to sea and carrying Al ( ) with it and disappears.
Tipper (Meryl Streep) is rescued by the Atlantic Pioneer ( ).

February 22, 2011 9:15 pm

I get the feeling the Climate Change needs to be Terminated! I believe there is an ex-Govenor looking for some Hollywood work… could be a match made in UN IPCC dreams.
What exactly is meant by “stopping climate change” BTW? Are we going to create a stationary climate? Perhaps we should stop weather events too…. after all, some folks would have us believe they are linked to climate change, espcially the man-made variety. Perhaps a UN ban on temperature changes… day and night could pose a setback in this area, but if we find a way to stop the rotation of the earth we might fix that one too!
Some many ideas… so little funding…

James Fosser
February 22, 2011 9:16 pm

Ban KI Moon received a B.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University in 1970, and earned a Master of Public Administration . Concerning climate change, Ban Ki Moon says ““The science is clear……..Climate change will continue unless drastic measures are taken to stop it”. Mr Moon knows as much about climate change as does my window cleaner i.e., No more, no less!

Alan Fields
February 22, 2011 9:17 pm

Ban di Moon has a good idea – A very good movie could be made about the future, in a world where the population listened to the politicians and the approved concensus scientists and stopped using the wicked gifts that are in the wonderful earth. No more oil, no coal, no fertilizers, no modern crops, no plastics, no machinery using carbon based fuels, not pesticides, no modern medicines – a beautiful utopia with everyone at one anothers throats through hunger and either freezing or roasting – greenie heaven!

Christopher Hanley
February 22, 2011 9:18 pm

I hadn’t realized Al and Tipper were estranged but that does open up other interesting story twists.

February 22, 2011 9:21 pm

The FOOLS continue….because they can.
It is up to us….to stop them in their tracks.
Norfolk, VA, USA

February 22, 2011 9:25 pm

Fifty states!
Make it a competition and a challange.Let all states compete in how to best organize energy environment and economy.Let the cap&traders/windmills/solar compete with Thorium and shell gas. Let the people politicians and entrepeneurs in each state decide wich way to go. Do ya really think the best options/suggestions/solutions will come from the White house? China has more future inspired leadership for thier nation than the misantrophic czars in Washington. Just do it!!! Go independent!!

February 22, 2011 9:34 pm

Craig Moore says:
February 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
As Johnny Thunder wrote:
Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie

Incorrect words and attribution. The actual verse is: Here we go looby lou, etc. This originates from the pre 1930 era and has several variations. What it has to do with climate science is a mystery.

February 22, 2011 9:51 pm

Doesn’t/Didn’t the cigarette manufacturers do this?
The UN is in good company 🙁

February 22, 2011 9:54 pm

If they want to go Hollywood, I recommend that they court Warner Bros. and that it be released under WB’s Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies brand.

Cassandra King
February 22, 2011 9:55 pm

A direct appeal for propaganda assistance?
Now we know just how badly the CAGW fraud is faring in the real world, the CAGW cult has been making stuff up for years and now they need Hollywood to take over the promotion hard sell.
People need to be educated? They most certainly do!

Paul R
February 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Sorta like Scientology meets Climatology. : >

Rick Lynch
February 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Hollywood has already convinced us that businessmen are evil and America is a negative influence on the world. I am sure they can convince us of the dangers of returning carbon dioxide to the atmosphere from which it came originally.

Zeke the Sneak
February 22, 2011 10:20 pm

A very good idea from the UN. Picture all the “drastic measures” which must be taken on the big screen, using the best Hollywood stars and directors available. Show the world what must be done to “stop global warming.” How about Cate Blanchet nobly putting humanity on carbon ration cards, to music by Jean-Yves Thibaudet? Show happy peasants glad to have far less electricity, at last, with music by Yo Yo Ma. Spare no expense; this is to save the planet, after all.

JB Williamson
February 22, 2011 10:25 pm

Who was is said:
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

February 22, 2011 10:35 pm

If so, UN, I suggest you spend my tax take on either:
‘CRU – When FOIA Time Ran Out’ (a MM Production, 2010)
‘Revenge of the Killer UHI Stations’ (Watts 2011?)
(preferably both starring jacqueline bisset)
Can you fix it, Mr Ban Ki Moon?

February 22, 2011 10:36 pm

Phil’s Dad says:
February 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm
“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.”
This is presumably because people who do have the expertise and the information already recognise the BS for what it is. Thus only people who do not have the expertise and the information would fall for it and it is to them the UN now turn.”
I think some of us have had enough of these propaganda based disaster movies anyway.
Let alone the likes of pseudo documentary movies on AGW/CC propaganda of An Inconvenient Truth, The Age of stupid, etc. kind.
AGW/CC propaganda is already creeping into a number of Drama TV shows, etc.
We already get enough of this crap being passed of in TV news and current affairs programs. Ban Ki Moon is going to being pushing it if he thinks he’s going to get more brainwashed AGW/CC converts with a bigger Hollywood PR propaganda campaign!

Ian W
February 22, 2011 10:40 pm

Actually I think he is right, Hollywood could make a really good film about CAGW. How a shadowy group, funding less than professional scientists, used a normal upswing in the world’s temperature to make themselves immensely rich and then tried to move toward global governance. Only they found that they were just too late as the climate started to rapidly cool. Initially their ‘funded scientists’ were persuaded to claim that the CO2 warmth was making the winters cold and the dry weather was leading to floods. But the people are no longer fooled; and the group panic and make last minute attempts to rescue their global takeover plans with more carbon regulations and taxes. However, the irate and starving people start to turn on the scientists and those in power who had over taxed them with ‘carbon taxes’, used food for fuel and forced them to use unreliable power generation.
Yes there are the germs of a good plot in there; I am sure Hollywood could go for that.

Scarlet Pumpernickel
February 22, 2011 10:49 pm

Can’t wait for Inconvenient Truth 2
Carbon Credits = 0 LOL

February 22, 2011 11:00 pm

“We don’t need no education
we don’t need no thought control
no dark sarcasm in the class room
teacher leave them kids alone”
Why did I spontaneous remember this song from Pink Flyod?

Chris Riley
February 22, 2011 11:01 pm

There used to (1960″s)be a nut who lived in a tepee that was in junkyard off of route 206 in rural South Jersey. He had all sorts of homemade billboards expressing his political beliefs. One of these read “get the U.S out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S..” Maybe he wasn’t such a nut.

Martin Brumby
February 22, 2011 11:11 pm

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Well, Mr. Mountebank Loon! I suggest you start at home.
And, as for “the science is clear”, you could certainly have fooled me. The only “clear” thing, is the extent of incompetence and deliberate fraud in climate “science”. And that’s before you even start to look at policy issues and the supposed ‘solutions’ to the problem.

Don E
February 22, 2011 11:18 pm

I like science fiction movies. I never tire of Them or the Andromeda Strain. But if they do propaganda films like Reefer Madness it will be a joke and not good entertainment.

Andy G
February 22, 2011 11:49 pm

Actually, I think maybe Disney would be a better one to re-create the fantasy.
Aim it at the 5 -8 year olds.
oops, I forgot….. they are already trying that through the schools…..

kbray in california
February 22, 2011 11:53 pm

Topic: A Drastic Measure…. (humor)
“The science is clear,” he [Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] said in an interview. “Climate change will continue unless drastic measures are taken to stop it ….
If we speed up the rotation of the earth, the peak daytime temperatures will read lower, showing “cooling” on all the charts….
I propose that everyday, all jets at all airports, point the nose of the plane to the EAST, rev the engines to full thrust, and lock the brakes for one hour. After that brief hour, then proceed with takeoff. This will push the earth east, spinning it faster.
If this works well, it will “cool” the earth by shortening the day by reducing sunlight hours. However, 1 hour of jet blast blowing on those airport thermometers might negate any recorded effect. You’ll need an algorithm fudge model for that one. This plan could go straight to “the moon”. I think the UN would really go for it… really.

February 23, 2011 12:31 am

They sound just like prince charles and his overwhelming supporting for homeopathy and talking to plants.

Peter Plail
February 23, 2011 12:38 am

Ban said “The science is clear”, it’s just a shame about the statistics, models and data manipulation used to obscure it.

Al Gored
February 23, 2011 12:53 am

Paul R says:
February 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm
“Sorta like Scientology meets Climatology. : >”
Another form. The current scientology is settled.
Hollywood should do a cop show with the good green cops in electric cars or a war movie with planet saving armies using wind-powered tanks with the bad guys still using evil fossil fuel powered vehicles… no, wait.

February 23, 2011 12:53 am

It’s as clear as mud, Ban.

Patrick Davis
February 23, 2011 12:54 am

Hollywood can call on the massive computing power of the UK Met Office and employ some smart computer animators at NASA.

February 23, 2011 1:01 am

It’s been done:
South Park, Series 9, Ep. 8:
“Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow”

The scientists, namely Randy Marsh, are called in to examine the phenomenon. At a conference, they all declare that the disaster is the result of global warming. At first, it is determined the full effects will take place on The Day After Tomorrow. However, some scientists suddenly burst in and state that it has been proven that the disaster will take place “Two days before the day after tomorrow” to which Randy responds “Oh my God! That’s today!”

February 23, 2011 1:19 am

“Education” = propaganda

February 23, 2011 1:21 am

Do any of you wonder if there is a “fund” somewhere that is in place for actors and “personalities” to be paid to act as if they support the AGW story?
These guys are actors after all and they act for money. A good brand image can carry the “message” to many people who wouldn’t ordinarily be aware of it. Hell I always thought this about Tom Cruise and that intriguing cult he purports to be a believer in.
All the hugely useless Ban is doing is to formalize the situation .

February 23, 2011 1:36 am

“The Day After Tomorrow” was as scary as it get and yet the public took global warming for what it is Hollywood fiction. ;O)

February 23, 2011 1:37 am

I can’t think that the disaster genre has anywhere else to go. I mean after “The Day after Tomorrow” came disaster movies like “2012” which, amongst other things, dumped California into the ocean.
We’ve had “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” (the latter wasn’t a bad film, worth seeing) so where is the angle for a new film? Blow the Earth to smithereens?
Hollywood is very poor at preaching and is basically a fashion business, which means at the moment its monsters, vampires and zombies. When that fashion gets pound into the ground it will look elsewhere.
Greenhouse effect global warming was done in the early 1970s in “Soylent Green” (which is one of my favourite movies), so unless there’s an angle to make lots of money doing something that hasn’t been done before, AGW won’t been featuring very much.

February 23, 2011 1:38 am

Hollywood already tried and failed several times. I’d like them to keep trying. That will actually help people see the lie. As with the public reaction against the bloated union strikers in WI, the message people will get is the opposite of the one that was intended.

February 23, 2011 1:39 am

Ban Ki-moon: “I have traveled around the world and seen it for myself from Antarctica to the Brazilian rain forest to Lake Chad, once a huge sea that has now dried up and become a small pond.”
“Climate change will continue unless drastic measures are taken to stop it”
Stop flying then, stop adding to the “problem”

Rhys Jaggar
February 23, 2011 2:01 am

The problem with people like this is that they are given too much respect. Which is any at all in scientific terms……
It’s time someone asked him if he would lodge his genitals as collateral against global warming being a hoax.
That’s a fair test, isn’t it?
He can spout crap all he likes as long as there is no come back.
But put his balls on the line, then we’ll see what he really thinks eh?
Why is society so appeasing that it won’t confront him in a meaningful way, eh?

David L
February 23, 2011 2:04 am

In other words they have resorted to ramping up
the propaganda. But most media and Hollywood ate already in the AGW back pocket. So how is this any different?

David W
February 23, 2011 2:24 am

People watch movies to escape from reality so I think Hollywood is definitely the right place to portray AGW. Not going to do much for the credibility of the AGW movement though.

February 23, 2011 2:32 am

Ian W says:
February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Now that’s a movie I would like to see.

Roger Longstaff
February 23, 2011 2:36 am

kbray in california says:
February 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm
I love your plot! (speed up the Earth). And I have a suggestion:
Reverse the electrical flow to the windmills, thereby turning them into propellers. These, together with your jets, will make the Earth spin even faster, and, and………
We just need more money to develop the plot a bit (for alcohol, mind-altering drugs, etc). Do you think we could get a grant from the UN? This could be “a nice little earner” !!

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
February 23, 2011 2:39 am

James Fosser says:
February 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Mr Moon knows as much about climate change as does my window cleaner i.e., No more, no less!

Mr. Fosser,
I haven’t met your window cleaner (or Mr. Moon, for that matter) but I do have a high level of confidence that your window cleaner (merely by virtue of being closer to the elements and to reality – not to mention experiencing the vagaries of natural variability) probably knows far more about climate change than Moon.
Shame on you, sir, for tarnishing the reputation of your window cleaner with such an odious comparison!
But, that aside … I wonder what Moon has done about getting the UN’s own “environmental house” in order. The UN’s internal “Joint Inspection Unit” (JIU)’s report (circa May 2010) indicated that:

To win its own Good Housekeeping seal of environmental approval, the U.N. also needs, the [JIU] inspectors said, to “ensure greater accountability of United Nations system entities to Member States, the public and beyond.”
The JIU’s tough report is by no means the inspectors’ only critique of the U.N.’s environmental competence. Only a year ago another JIU inspector issued an even more damning report that said the U.N.’s system of environmental management for the world at large was in the same chaotic shape as the JIU now diagnoses for its internal management.
Among other things, that report noted that the U.N.’s emphasis on “sustainable development” — merging anti-poverty programs with environmental protection — was starving actual environmental agencies of support, causing U.N. environmental mandates to proliferate without coordination, and creating a jungle of contending U.N. bureaucracies that made it impossible to even know how much the U.N. was spending to manage its environmental actions. (The “rough estimate”: $1.65 billion.)
With the U.N.’s external efforts at world “environmental governance” a seeming jumble, and its internal environmental management an apparent mess, the JIU’s inspectors have made a striking case over the past year that one of the major environmental problems the world faces may be — the U.N. itself.

February 23, 2011 2:40 am

Let them have their movie
How about
‘Total Insult’ starring Arnie and Pachuri – Future quarry worker Quaid and his sidekicks battle the evil sceptics in this blockbuster. No atmosphere, little sense and not a decent beer within half a million miles

February 23, 2011 3:16 am

It’s fascinating watching the unravelling of the entire CAGW mess; each day, a new twist in the plot. Two new twists today, an angry and wildly intemperate Gavin being roasted for his dishonesty by Dr Curry on her blog and the seriously creepy Ban Ki Moon going to Hollywood with his ridiculous plea. I would love to see a movie of the new and popular Brit play, ‘The Heretic’, which in itself is a new twist in the unfolding/unravelling drama.
I can hardly wait for the next plot thread to begin unravelling in public – the MSM have no idea just how much real-life dram they are missing.

February 23, 2011 3:38 am

kbray in california says:
February 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm
“I propose that everyday, all jets at all airports, point the … jet blast blowing on those airport thermometers …”
I’m afraid this second part of your proposal is a little late, kbray. The progressive implementation of exclusive UHI thermometrics is already set to give us:
2012 – warmest year on record.
2013 – warmest year on record.
2014 – warmest year on record.

Alan the Brit
February 23, 2011 3:52 am

“We have to educate people who may not have the expertise and the information.”
It’s so wonderfully Orwellian, don’t you think? The sinister way words are manipulated, Joseph G would be so proud & jealous too! It’s like those creepy psychos in Exeter a couple of years ago claiming that “climate denial” was a sickness! How charming these fellows really are, NOT! How many times has a sci-fi movie about a state or world which appeared benign at first glance, but revealed sinister undertones later, & had characters in it who were removed from public gaze for…………….”re-education”? Moon is either stupid, or more likely he thinks we are he’s that arrogant.

Dan Smith
February 23, 2011 4:26 am

I find myself wishing that Hollywood wrote more global warming stories. Look at the impact it had on the Iraq war: zero. They lose more money on ridiculous pictures and the rest of us laugh.

R Taylor
February 23, 2011 4:29 am

Where would we be without the moral leadership of Hollywood?

Ray B
February 23, 2011 4:44 am

This could turn out to be fun. I appreciate a good weather related fantasy disaster movie like Twister or Day After.
We could have a tornado chaser-like adventure series where some carbonistas get word of winter storm warnings and immediately high five and shout “Climate Conference!”. The would then quickly dash to the storm chasing van to road trip in search of the global warming protest, Al Gore appearance, or climate conference that could break out.
We could have the giant worms from “Tremors” repeatedly pop up out of the earth and munch the CRU members just as they find the un-homogenized data.
We could even have a comedy show where carbonistas have 2 minutes to convince three ‘Deadliest Catch’ guys/contestants that the Arctic is catastrophically melting. The first DC guy to break a straight face is eliminated from the round.
This could be fun.

February 23, 2011 4:49 am

The TV drama “24” already did this. They started having the actors in a ad spot at the end of each show give a stern lecture on global warming.
I quit watching the show.

Dave Springer
February 23, 2011 5:07 am

Climate change will continue unless regardless of drastic measures are taken to stop it…”
Fixed that for ya, Mister Moon.

February 23, 2011 5:15 am

He heads up the United Nations – and is advocating baseless propoganda..? Doesn’t that constitute some sort of international crime..??

Bloke down the pub
February 23, 2011 5:25 am

Mr Moon should be careful what he wishes for. The scope for a film about govt trying to scam the people would seem to be endless.

February 23, 2011 5:33 am

The media is already saturated w/this flup. Watch any government-channel like the weather channel, cnbc, cbs, abc, nbc, cnn, discovery, nasa channel, green channel, history, animal planet, etc, etc, etc. Much of the content and commercials are bought & paid for by the green-mafia-government-propaganda industry — your & my tax dollars. The hippies that decried the “establishment” in the ’60s have become the establishment.
Time to defund the propaganda machine.

February 23, 2011 5:37 am

“……I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this,” he said,
Ya, because they just haven’t done any yet.

February 23, 2011 5:38 am

Ban Ki goes to Hollywood!

Tom in Florida
February 23, 2011 5:50 am

I wouldn’t be too glib about this idea. I have had many a discussion with people who quote movies such as “The Day After Tomorrow” as their source of scientific information.

February 23, 2011 6:11 am

There are no shortages of Sci-Fi disaster flicks coming out of Hollywood, and most of them are light-years ahead of AGW (which is so last decade).
Check out SuperNova on DVD. Guaranteed hoky ending with a smattering of SOHO pics. Your friends will be in stitches.

February 23, 2011 6:45 am

Advertisements almost always have a second message. Climate change and green technology are appearing in advertisements as a message in the background. The movies are famous for one liners that promote a message not related to the plot. Often a character is injected into the movie, with humor, that has the sole purpose of promoting or demeaning a person, idea or group of people. The movie plot is not destroyed as the scene moves on.
Whether in an advertisement or movie it amounts to cheap shots put on a paying and often offended public with no avenue to counter. The cheap shot has wide distribution and is displayed as many times as the advertisement or movie are shown to an audience. Browbeating also comes to mind for this tactic.

Vince Causey
February 23, 2011 7:16 am

Fortunately, Moon is a complete idiot, and doesn’t realise that audiences associate Hollywood movies with fiction. It makes no difference to the audience whether it is a film about melting ice caps innundating the world, or attacks by Martian’s with a fatal aversion to yodelling. It’s all fiction. And the more they see Hollywood films with climate change themes, the more they will associate it with fiction.
Perhaps Moon expects the films to close with a banner stating ‘Scientists say this WILL happen unless we mend our ways.’ Howls of laughter.

John T
February 23, 2011 7:30 am

Anyone remember the movie, “Wag the Dog”?
Whenever someone talks about Hollywood “educating” the public, I think of that movie.

Bruce Cobb
February 23, 2011 8:00 am

Amazing. They still think that “what we have here is a failure to communicate” climate change. After decades, not only have they failed, miserably but public opinion is actually increasingly going against them! They still seem to think that if only they try harder, and/or can come up with the “right” formula, the mercury-filled twisty “green” light bulb will go on, and presto, they Believe. But, I guess it’s all they know. It’s either that, or simply let the “Green” dream die of people living in cold, dark huts scrabbling for an existence, with huge, ugly mostly-useless bird-blenders everywhere and solar panels providing a few hours of heat/hot water, but mostly just draining their already-battered wallets. There’s your hollywood film, Moonie.

February 23, 2011 8:43 am

See here’s the problem I have with the whole AGW thing …
Currently human society is probably at it’s worst point since the second world war. An ongoing war in Afghanistan. Virtual civil war in Pakistan. Another one likely to break out in Libya, and maybe in some other Arab states too. The distinct possibility of a ‘real’ (dead measured in the hundreds of thousands) war on the Korean peninsula.
Hezbollah have seized effective control of Lebanon and Gaza counters to fester. Iran is closer to a nuke every day and as soon as the US pulls out of Iraq the Iranian-backed Shia majority takes over.
China’s little economic miracle appears to the be result of the near total suspension of human rights and any sort of regulation. The main point of which appears to be building the military capability to invade Taiwan.
Africa is almost a complete mess, though at least Somalia seems to have a steady source of foreign cash.
Meanwhile the primary concern of the honourable secretary of the UN is an extra few inches in the sea level that even if it *were* going to happen wouldn’t actually impact anyone for another 50+ years.
Oh, and save the whales!

February 23, 2011 8:46 am

If tinseltown picks this up, it’ll be a case for “INSULTINGLY STUPID MOVIE PHYSICS”.

February 23, 2011 8:49 am

Oh, and maybe Mike Roddy’s finally getting to sell his script.

art johnson
February 23, 2011 9:11 am

If you’re still reading these comments, this disagreement as to what was implied and what wasn’t is a small point in the scheme of things. I’m sure, since you’ve given every indication of being a fair-minded fellow, that you agree one could at least reasonably argue a potential lawsuit is implied here absent certain corrective measures from the other side…In general terms, “At the moment” clearly communicates that whatever follows those three little words is subject to change. I don’t see how that can be honestly debated…
But maybe the larger, more important point goes to the inherent biases we bring to the table as human beings. Well meaning people very often simply see things differently. Imagine how that becomes magnified when folks have their careers and reputations on the line. As bad as I’ve come to see that much of the AGW science is, I still believe that for the most part we’re dealing with well-meaning people, or at the least people who have convinced themselves they mean well.
This isn’t always that easy. One need only take a gander at G.S.’s defensive and angry performance on J. C.’s current thread on hiding the decline to see how that’s so. Still, it makes life easer for me to believe this. The anger I already feel about some of the antics on the alarmists’ side simply isn’t healthy.

Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz
February 23, 2011 9:22 am

I would like to audition for the role of “The Cause of Global Warming.”
I think I’m a pretty good fit.

February 23, 2011 9:26 am

“Anyone remember the movie, “Wag the Dog”?
Whenever someone talks about Hollywood “educating” the public, I think of that movie.”
YES! That is precisely what we need! A Global Warming “Pageant!”

February 23, 2011 10:16 am

Yeah, that the problem with global warming, not enough movies!
It’s not that the science is corrupt, the predictions didn’t come true and and the scheme has been exposed….its….eureka.. not enough movies!!!!!

February 23, 2011 10:48 am

Will it be a Smutty Movie? Smutty Climategater meets nutty Scientologist?

Al Gored
February 23, 2011 11:03 am

art johnson says:
February 23, 2011 at 9:11 am
“The anger I already feel about some of the antics on the alarmists’ side simply isn’t healthy.”
Think you have this posted in the wrong place, but on this point I agree. My reaction is replace anger with laughter and simply ridicule the whole corrupt project.
kwik says:
February 23, 2011 at 10:48 am
“Will it be a Smutty Movie?”
Yes, yes, so many possibilities. Is that a hockey stick or are you just glad to see me?

February 23, 2011 11:07 am

“I am sure Hollywood can make good stories from this.”
They did – Soylent Green and Silent Running are classics, IMO. But it’s been quite some time since Hollywood has made any GOOD stories.
Just wondering, though – isn’t there anyone out there who would like to make a movie portraying a contrary viewpoint?

John from CA
February 23, 2011 11:20 am

The UN is encouraging Hollywood to make more SciFi — you just can’t make this stuff up.
Is the UN doing anything of merit these days? Why aren’t they delivering heat and drought resistant strains of common crops to Africa … ?

Al Gored
February 23, 2011 11:28 am

Tony says:
February 23, 2011 at 11:07 am
“Just wondering, though – isn’t there anyone out there who would like to make a movie portraying a contrary viewpoint?”
Michael Crichton’s novel ‘State of Fear’ would make a great movie! But so far, not surprisingly, the Hollywood gang has ignored that one. Other than all the inconvenient themes and information incorporated into it, maybe that is also because the Hollywood airhead eco-celebrity in that story was eaten by cannibals in the end and they don’t want to give the little people any ideas.

k winterkorn
February 23, 2011 12:12 pm

Yup! “Terminator 4: The Heat” starring an ex-Gov from somewhere on the Left Coast. The Machines, seeing as they cannot directly kill the Humans, John Conner being so tough and all, decide to destroy the Earth Climate and cook all living things. They create mega-CO2 producing machines (giant SUV’s and air conditioners and massive incandescent light bulbs), but the John Conner of the future sends back to the new present another modified Terminator (who looks just like a certain ex-VP) to join one of the other Terminators he already sent back (the ex-gov one). The Terminators and John Conner rally the humans, destroy all the Giant SUV’s, air conditioners, and light bulbs and the world is saved, for now.

Al Gore's Holy Hologram
February 23, 2011 12:17 pm

And if Hollywood doesn’t work out there’s the porn industry just over the Hollywood hills for the UN to consider. Bang Mi Moon Presents ‘Hot Women Hot World’

February 23, 2011 12:23 pm

Great idea. I’m thinking a car chase with a Prius pursuing an evil Dodge Viper. Commandos with bows and arrows vanquish the machine gun wielding baddies. A plucky little windmill could power the good guys’ computers and command centre until … oh drat, back to the drawing board.
Hollywood – a beacon of integrity and education for CAGW believers. Says it all, really.

February 23, 2011 1:37 pm

I say do another “The Day the Earth Stood Still Version 3”. Alien comes to earth (Al Gore) to warn earthlings that unless they act now to stop climate change which is affecting the whole Galaxy they’ll send Bruce (Gort) Willis to vapourise all of us. Yeah great stuff.
Nicto Barada……………..

February 23, 2011 2:40 pm

Now I fully understand why it seems most leading politician, and, apparently, business people as well, thinks he is a complete moron.
On the one hand, if he succeed to get the Hollywood propaganda machinery to sport UN’s interests before US interest only means UN’s gonna have to rub a lot of greasy hairy backs to get the real US greens. On the other hand to willingly hire a bunch of blue smurf who’s a bunch of self made cowards who run in fear from their own PR gigs . . . how brilliant is that. o_O

George E. Smith
February 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Well the reverend Moon, better think twice about going to the Church of Hollywood, to try and convince scientific skeptics.
Who else do you know; other than Hollywood; say Gene Roddenberry for example (rest his sole) who would actually program an interstellar space ship to actually bank, while making a turn. Where the hell did the Universal Gravitational field come from that requires you to bank to make a comfortable well co-ordinated turn.
Bah ! Humbug !!

February 23, 2011 3:06 pm

This is a hoot. The UN seeking out Hollywood. The blind leading the blind.
The agw issue is surely reaching its inevitable conclusion: the dumpster.

P Wilson
February 23, 2011 3:13 pm

sounds like a good idea of sorts, especially if its on Frasier.
will be branded as a form of popular entertainment.
“OMG its warm in here.”
“Yes honey, I turned the heating up. Its freezing snow outside, and the meteorologist said it was caused by glabal warming. I just thought I’d try and get my head around the idea by turning the heat on full”

February 23, 2011 3:59 pm

Banki’s favourite hamster has died but the wheel is still turning…..shall we tell him?
…………or leave it to Hollywood ?

February 23, 2011 4:49 pm

JB Williamson says:
February 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm
“Who was is said:
‘You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.'”
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US.

February 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an interview: “Climate change will continue unless drastic measures are taken to stop it.”
Now, Mr. Ki-moon, just what might stop nature from operating in it is usual way? That’s got to be the inane “quote of the week.”

Pete H
February 23, 2011 7:28 pm

Oh Heck! Cue Ed Begley Jr! Perfect for playing Gavins part!

February 23, 2011 10:12 pm

What I don’t get is, as far as I can tell, isn’t Hollywood about 9000% on-board with this agenda already?

February 23, 2011 10:33 pm

Hmmm. Maybe they should come back in…June. Seems like it’s snowing all over Kaleefornia. “Warming” is, you know, kinda out there.

February 24, 2011 2:56 am

What’s the fuss? They have a fictional story called CAGW and they want Hollywood to make a movie about it. Isn’t that what Hollywood does? Fiction movies?

February 24, 2011 3:07 am

The day-long gathering will feature panels titled … “Making Global Warming a HOT Issue” …>>>
Well that ought to be an easy script. Scarlet Johannsen bundled up from head to toe in winter clothes, standing on a beach next to a frozen lake. She says into the microphone…
This is the way I’m dressed now, but if the world warms up just ONE degree, I will have to take THIS off…
And if it warms TWO degrees, I’ll also have to take THIS and THIS off.
And if it warms THREE degrees, I’ll have to take everything except this strong bikini off.
You see what a HOT problem this is? Do you want to live in a world this HOT? Am I making this movie HOT enough for you? Do you not see the dangers of a HOT world?
I think if well produced it could be hottest selling video the year!

Patrick Davis
February 24, 2011 4:45 am

“George E. Smith says:
February 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm”
Remarkable isn’t it. Banking, during a turn, in space. Remember the public don’t like surprises (Futurama).

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
February 24, 2011 9:54 am

Then again, perhaps Moon has a “hidden” agenda here: in his spare time, he’s written a movie script for Pachauri’s potboiler of purple prose and he’s trying to find a producer for the flick version!

February 24, 2011 4:28 pm

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on.” Bush following advice given to him by Democrat Robert Strauss

March 12, 2011 8:44 am

we can always stimulate the economy by building huge mental facilities to house the global warming nuts in after we revoke their credentials because they are a danger to them selves and a danger to society!

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