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:
…but get ready for more excited alarmism from Hollywood.”
h/t to Tom Harris at ICSC