James Cameron decides to scare people about climate at Halloween

From the Department of amalgamated dumbasses who own mansions, comes this trailer via Newsbuster’s Noel Sheppard:

Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the public into thinking the world is doomed as a result of global warming.

Coincidentally on Halloween, the cable network released a trailer for the April 2014 series entitled Years of Living Dangerously and credits that identify key Hollywood contributors such as Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (video follows with commentary):

Video follows:

The website describes the series thusly:

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is global warming like you’ve never seen it before. Coming to SHOWTIME in April, this multi-part television event tells the biggest story of our time: climate change and the impact it’s having on people right now in the US and all over the world. Over the course of eight episodes, we’ll report on the crippling effects of climate change-related weather events and the ways individuals, communities, companies and governments are struggling to find solutions to the biggest threat our world has ever faced. An all-star cast of correspondents goes into the field—to Texas, Kansas, California, Colorado, New York, Maine, Montana, Washington, the Carolinas, Florida, the Middle East, Africa, the Andes, the North Pole, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the South Pacific—to meet the people and see the places affected by climate change.

Boo! Scary!

Now check out the stars involved in this nightmare:

Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas L. Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, M. Sanjaya, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, and Lesley Stahl

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138 thoughts on “James Cameron decides to scare people about climate at Halloween

  1. 99 out of 100 scientists say climate change is real, why isn’t that 100 out of 100? No one’s disputing that the climate changes. Why don’t these people ever define their beliefs, anthropogenic warming, or in the case of this film, catastrophic anthropogenic warming.

  2. I pity you poor bastards, in the USA. Stuck with Obama and the luvvie-liberal media and arts crowd until 2016, at least. At last we have dumped our Green-Left government in Australia and are rapidly set about dismantling all the bullshit policies based on the myth of CAGW. Feels good, I have to say. No, it feels f&%king great!

    • I was thinking that it may be time we imported some Aussie political hackers from your conservative party. The greatest danger we face in 2016 is Ms. Clinton.

  3. TBear, I agree add UK to the list of unfortunates and believers. Although Tory Aardvaak runs a good anti-green site.

  4. Dear Cameron:
    The climate’s drastically changing here right now. The chill air has me frozen up like that blonde kid from the sinking ship. Please send coal for Christmas.
    Yours Truly,
    AGW-hopeful

  5. The AGW social movement is religion for secularists. Religion in many ways is all about story telling. Actors and artists are all about story telling, but most reject theism these days. AGW belief supplies all the tenets of religion without pesky things like sin or accountability and going to church. It is sort of like scientology without the E meter.

  6. I don’t subscribe to Showtime, so I’ll miss this. Another reason, I suppose, to be glad I don’t subscribe. Please keep me posted on this so I can be properly terrified. I’d be most interested in reports of any technology they may have to maintain a static-unchanging climate.

  7. Ah, yes. Cameron. He’s a climate athlete. One of the multitude of profiteers of doom who have said they will debate anyone on the climate issue and have then snivelingly chickened out. A couple of years back Cameron’s people contacted Morano’s people and proposed a public debate (at Aspen, CO, if I remember rightly). We said, “Bring it on, Jim, baby.”
    Then they said they wanted to dictate the terms of the debate. We agreed. Then they said they didn’t want the Press there. We agreed. Then they put on their track shoes and ran and ran and ran. There was no debate.
    For as long as lies remain profitable and truth does not, these climate athletes will run and run and run from true debate – or any debate. Like Gore, another climate athlete, they will only talk about the climate if no one who knows anything about the subject is anywhere within camera shot. They will just keep on running. However, as fossil fuels rapidly convert the world’s oxygen to CO2 [credit: G. Monbiot] they will soon eventually out of puff.

  8. Uh, Matt Damon is hardly a fading star… though he is quite the raving liberal, not unlike Ahnold.
    Mark

  9. I honestly don’t really know much about James Cameron, and really don’t care to, but isn’t he the guy who made a movie about a planet inhabited by a bunch of blue people? Why should anyone believe what a guy with such a weird imagination has to say, especially after he takes the world famous “97% of scientists” and magically turns it into 99%?

  10. If Showtime was dumb enough to pay for Global Warming garbage you don’t need James Cameron to produce Global Warming idiocy – with deadbeat Hollywood maggots to act the part of another one of Cameron’s fantasies. They all live in Obama’s America – another fantasy playing a president and so poorly you can’t make this stuff up. Like TBear says – I feel sorry for Americans these days. These are your spokesmen and women representing the United States of America to the rest of the world – who could have dreamed America could fall so quickly?

  11. Now maybe if Showtime made a movie from the people who brought us The Obamacare Website, that warned us of the danger lurking in the Y2K bug, we might have a believable film, but so far I don’t see that anyone involved in this has that much credibility.

  12. Harrison Ford………………..
    Would this be the same Mr Ford who likes flying in his private plane to buy a hamburger?
    I ‘m only asking.

  13. “An all-star cast of correspondents goes into the field…” …via limo and private jet. Actually, it might only be an SUV. The use of ‘all-star’ is quite gratutious, after all. Poor, poor unappreciated actors. *single tear* :'(
    I can speak for one state. Having lived in Montana for two years (and having an ex-wife who lived there 80% of her life), I have come to find that A) the winters are generally milder and B) no one there seems to mind at all. There is still plenty of cold, miserable weather.
    Of course, these are esteemed actors and actresses who are gracious enough to bestow their presence upon a state they probably thought was part of Canada and is still reliant on horse-travel and bartering. That reminds me of how people in Montana view Hollywood blowhards who visit with their millions of dollars, buy up swaths the land and visit their behemoth lodge on the off-chance. (I’ll give you a hint: not too kindly.)
    In fact, I believe AGW-partisan Ted Turner is the largest private landowner in Montana. Hmmm…should he then be blamed for a majority of the ‘warming’ there? Oh my no, it’s the common people who have driven the world to the boiling point.
    Apologies, mum. Apologies…

  14. Ski season starts this weekend in Alberta (and never ends on the Glaciers at Whistler). Didn’t someone say that CAGW was going to be the end of ski resorts? Seems that with all the scare tactics and installation of snow making, the start of the season just gets earlier and earlier. Meanwhile on the farm, I almost didn’t get my shallow waterlines blown out in time as it snowed and froze hard last weekend. My fish pond was completely iced over last night. If we get any more of this CAGW, the ski season will last all summer. Send Cameron north in his Bermuda shorts. (http://www.skinakiska.com/conditions/snow-report.aspx) /sarc off.

  15. The dumb and the dishonest fooling the naive.
    History is chock full of scoundrels and fools.
    Today’s episode forms a hockey stick displaying a surge of both.

  16. Bush fires, floods, hotter than average, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, flu, mental illness and depression is blamed on climate change????LOL. No one mentions colder than average! However, they haven’t as yet mentioned the moon? That is believed to affect us too, mostly good especially a full moon.
    Ah well people have to make money, look at that film 2012, but then people are generally lazy and don’t seem to care about what is the truth really. Has anyone cared to think, it is the weather that kills us. Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. I have a young son who believes there will be a holocaust soon, generated from the Japan reactor damaged by the tsunami? I told him the Japanese are no fools handling nuclear reactors having been bombed twice? He also was told drilling for gas involved weapons grade uranium. I said plutonium? Yes. “Plutonium is restricted and very very expensive” (I’m not expert but I would say that mixing gas and plutonium would be a toxic mix) And 18,000 troops were being withdrawn from Russia. But I admit he did ask “Arn’t they enemies?’ “Yap, or rather were! See how the young and worried about the future can be influenced by AGW nut cases and prophets of doom.

  17. Yup, that is why I now live half the year in the Bahamas and half the year in Canada instead of living all 12 months in Canada. Costs the Canadian federal and provincial governments too. It is worth every penny.

  18. Eve I lived in Bermuda in 1969 and I experienced one of the coldest temps since leaving England or Oz. 39F but the warmer months we so humid, mould would appear on leather unless we used a closed fire in the walk in and had air conditioners on in the bedrooms. But if the part of Canada you lived in was within the Arctic circle and reduced sunlight during winter, I can’t blame you. Mind you the sea temp was tepid, beautiful, like swimming in a tropical aquarium. With all the tropical fish around too. Although my hubby got a fright when a huge parrot fish came up to him asking for food (with goggles on it looked like a small shark?) Never saw him swim so fast back to shore. The locals fed them with bread so they didn’t eat the catch? LOL

  19. We don’t have a carbon footprint. Only the little people have a carbon footprint.
    – James Helmsley Cameron

  20. “YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is global warming like you’ve never seen it before.”
    I suspect this much is true.

  21. bushbunny says:
    October 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    …I have a young son who believes there will be a holocaust soon, generated from the Japan reactor damaged by the tsunami? I told him the Japanese are no fools handling nuclear reactors having been bombed twice? He also was told drilling for gas involved weapons grade uranium. I said plutonium? Yes. “Plutonium is restricted and very very expensive” (I’m not expert but I would say that mixing gas and plutonium would be a toxic mix) And 18,000 troops were being withdrawn from Russia. But I admit he did ask “Arn’t they enemies?

    Remind your son (politely) that the enviro’s (please replace with any term you feel most effective and relevant to you and your family!) have expressed and deliberately asked for the death of millions during their speeches and campaigns and books and lectures to “solve” the world’s problems.
    Also, remind him that both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were habitable days after both open air, massive atomic blasts, and that the recent accident in Japan is confined to limited areas of very limited amounts of radioactive material. Not “no radiative material” but very limited amounts. If he chooses to live on a high mountain like Denver or in the Swiss cities, he will get more natural gamma radiation due to that elevation than if he lived within kilometers of the Japanese power plant itself.
    Also, remind him that Bush and Clinton (both US governments) bought thousands of live Russian and Ukrainian nuclear weapons, took out the plutonium from the warheads, and burned that as fuel in the US reactors for many years.
    Ask him how ANY drilling for gas (probably including other lies about fracking ?) could “use” nuclear grade material such as plutonium during drilling? 1950’s era Russian experiments about underground nuclear blasts maybe?

  22. @TBear
    I’m with you – but let’s not celebrate until the whole disaster is put to bed once and for all, eh? Until it’s actually repealed (is that what they do to legislation in Oz) my champagne corks will be staying in place.

  23. Probably worth watching just to see the lengths to which mega-rich hypocrites will go to pretend they are left wing in public.

  24. “Now check out the stars involved in this nightmare” — Imagine the guilt they feel, being leftist and being stinking rich. The guilt must be killing them, so they have to redeem themselves by saving the world.

  25. Well, there’s only one thing that can be said to do justice to, and accurately reflect on this:
    “Trick or treat!”

  26. RAcook, etc., I’ve tried but there is no one so blind than those who will not see. Actually my ex was a captain on RAF vulcans carrying hydrogen bombs, and as a teenager working in the Bank of England we were given regular instruction of how to survive a nuclear blast. If anyone was neurotic about this I was as a teenager, working in the city of London. But when I married my first husband, my fear of nuclear war was lessened. However, that’s what scaremongers do, they add to the fear some have of not being able to control their future. Actually we live 3500 ft absl, on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. But it is a temperate climate in comparison to the rest of Australia and NSW.

  27. …I’m waiting for the heat hiding in the deep ocean to suddenly spring out, like Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction”! /sarc

  28. CRS, DrPH, yeah and so will the Titanic sail again. (sarc) Maybe Al G is financing the pic. Can’t see any worth while film company backing it. I am surprised about Matt as he was the one who spoke up against Sarah Palin’s idea that humans walked with dinosaurs.

  29. Ok, this is going to be a rant but it’s really starting to bug me. What is it with these wimpy-assed, stubble goatees? If someone wants facial hair, well, why can’t they just quit screwing around and just grow the damn hair? To be honest, I think a wimpy goatee is a window into a man’s soul, and it’s not a pretty picture. Cameron desperately needs a lesson from ZZ Top. Or, I’m pleased to say, from me.

  30. Hey my Glacial Geology Professor (Western Wash. U) is shown in this, and that great genius State Sen. Ranker (a deeply devout Alarmist who won’t let facts get in his way) is shown reacting. They even found some screen time for our ridiculous Gov Inslee who just signed on to the Western Climate Initiative (or anti-coal or something). Gee, I just don’t have Showtime, guess I’ll miss it.

  31. Right. Let me get this straight here.
    A brain dead moron (Cameron) has got a bunch of brain dead morons (Alba, Damon, Ford, Schwarzenegger et al) to pontificate about what another bunch of brain dead morons (Gore, Mann, Jones et al) are claiming, in an effort to find any other brain dead morons (insert who you most wish to nominate here) who may be gullible enough to believe.
    Or am I missing something?
    PS Is that enough morons?

  32. As long as people realize that Mr. Cameron is an expert at taking bits of truth to fabricate a fantastic fictional story (Titanic) in order to entertain the public and make him rich. It’s that simple. Same principle applies to this series.

  33. These people are just a bunch of very nice fools. They don’t really know enough science to ask the right questions or be skeptical, and just like anyone without enough knowledge or experience, they are capable of being fooled by so-called experts selling their version of snake oil. It’s just too bad that most people give credibility to celebrities, as though those celebrities have more education or knowledge. Confusing celebrity/fame for expertise, knowledge, wisdom and/or experience is a big mistake. James Cameron has made some great films–Aliens, Terminator, Terminator II, and True Lies, and he clearly loves the ocean. It’s unfortunate he, his skills and his love of the ocean are being used to convince the average citizen that global climate change is man-made and not natural variability, when the evidence is so poor.

  34. MikeH writes “That had an enviro-nutjob theme of man destroying the earth.”
    I’m hoping for the “James Cameron” kind. Maybe the plot could be Ripley and her crew are out gathering tree rings when they come across an old abandoned space ship…

  35. James Cameron has now bought a lot of land in New Zealand, perhaps the country least worried by climate change. Three quarters of NZ’s power is from Hydro, geothermal and wind. NZ has more coal that can be burned in thousands of years. Even if the sea rises hundreds of metres there’s still plenty of land. However the sea where I live has not risen in 100 years, as photos show. I’d like a few more degrees of temperature if possible, and the trees and grass in NZ will grow even faster with a lot more CO2. Bring it on!

  36. PS to my previous post.
    I am currently a guest in the state of our host, in fact in San Francisco. I am simply not good enough to attempt to mirror Willis Eschenbach’s splendid posts from his visit to my country which is why I haven’t bothered. All I will say is that I’m having a lovely time and intend to carry on enjoying myself until I leave next Tuesday, when I will cease to be in the same country as this Cameron, and rejoin one whose government is led by a different Cameron. There appears to be little difference in their respective mental powers (or, indeed, in those of almost all our current political ‘leaders’). Ho hum.
    Oh yes. One thing which has made my visit so enjoyable was seeing The Raiders win last Sunday. I’m hoping to repeat the experience this Sunday.
    America, I salute you.

  37. Hollywood should stick to science fiction. If they drop the ‘fiction’ part, they are completely lost.

  38. James Cameron actually traveled to the bottom of the Marianas trench so he has seen the devestation of deep sea global warming in the abyssal plain, the shrimp were reddening from the heat.

  39. Its always the same with these agw types, use scare tactics to get people peeing down their leg and then theyre more pliable, its a form of terrorism imho.
    Speaking of which, if you reside in the UK you could always sign my E petition to get greenpeace declared a terrorist organisation, if you want to of course, nothing bad will happen to you if you dont, like a polar bear falling off an ice cube. 🙂
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/56453

  40. Too much deep sea diving has addled the man’s brains. All that green garbage amongst his synapses is going to produce a TV series with more lies in it than Al Gore’s double decade of deceit.
    Remember Jim, we are a carbon based life form and carbon dioxide is neither poison or pollutant…..

  41. Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas L. Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, M. Sanjaya, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, and Lesley Stahl certainly do make a great cast for a farcical comic-tragedy set in an imaginary World wracked by fraudulent Alarmism.

  42. Showtime is owned by the two Oligarchs of CBS fame. That is the problem with liberals now, they are nothing but an intermediary for Oligarch rule. Much the same as their opposition. They are certainly not related to the liberals that led the Colonial rebellion against the British East India Company.

  43. I’ve heard of Harrison (Star Wars) Ford and Arnold (Terminator)
    Schwarzenegger. Great films, real additions to the gallery of visual literature
    and human creativity.
    But who the `Hot Place’ are the rest?

  44. Mr Green Genes says:
    October 31, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    In considering your comment I was struck by the fact that most of us are ourselves most of the time. Acting like someone else is necessarily not being yourself (which is why it is called ‘acting’). So what, precisely, is it that elevates someone that portrays whom they are not (for a living) to anything that resembles trust and respect when, supposedly, they are being themselves (whatever that is)?
    For a great swath of humanity such a question makes zero sense. Powerful people speak power. Authority. I get it. “Ve vill make it dis vay, and ju vill like it!”
    The ‘Burn’ Supremacy
    But perhaps the most interesting question of all is “What else would you expect at a half precession-cycle old extreme interglacial?”
    That being an inconvenient question, reliance is then placed on the attention span of the late Holocene hominid……….played here by James Cameron ad infinitum

  45. “Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas L. Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, M. Sanjaya, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, and Lesley Stahl”

    So just like in the movie 2012 (which I’ve cleverly avoided seeing), they’ll be acting too?

  46. Olaf Koenders says:
    November 1, 2013 at 1:25 am
    “So just like in the movie 2012 (which I’ve cleverly avoided seeing), they’ll be acting too?”
    Acting, being of course chartered deceit, the answer would therefore appear, repeat appear, to be ‘yes’.

  47. I would have more sympathy, if not outright belief, if those who support green solutions really took the issue seriously and got behind the one means of generating electricity that would resolve much of the issue. Only by utilising the nuclear process can this be achieved. What the world requires for all its peoples is a method that resolves the concerns that have surrounded older reactors, usage of the by products as weapons, what to do with the waste, safety of the reactor in an accident and so on. The answer to all these problems has been there for more than half a century, it is the Molten Salt Reactor. This device, using plentiful thorium as a fuel, would unlock the poverty that holds harness on so many as well as providing polluting free power for the already advanced nations. That this is steadfastly ignored is one of the great failings of todays so called world leaders.

  48. Come on guys. lets face it.
    James Cameron has always been absolutely fabulous at fantasy and science fiction.
    He lives in a MAKE-BELIEVE world, like all the actors he works with.
    Why should he change now ???

  49. You must remember that 97% of people are idiots. They will be massively influenced by a group of famous idols. This could be the death throws of the AGW movement but only if this film cannot influence the idiots. This is unlikely to repeat the stupidity of gore, but who knows.

  50. sophocles says:
    November 1, 2013 at 12:39 am
    “I’ve heard of Harrison . . .
    ” . . . etc.
    I noticed a few years ago I no longer recognize the faces on the glossy magazines as I approach the check-out lines at the local grocery store. Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, James Dean, Katharine Hepburn, . . . not there!
    My hypothesis is . . .
    Wait a second. What is Showtime? Is that like the 25¢ Saturday matinee?

  51. Anybody else abused animals like they did that horse, you’d never hear the end of it. What do you bet nobody says anything?

  52. There’s something distinctly unpleasant about the aristocracy deciding that the peasants are consuming too many resources. In the past the rich controlled the forests, limiting the fuel the poor could burn and the food they could eat. We see a return to that but this time they even want to control the air we breath.

  53. To get starring roles, actors are reliant upon producers and directors liking them. If the director is a political flaming idiot then it pretty well follows that the actor will adopt the director’s political view – in other words, the actor will be a suck up and likely comes to believe the flaming idiocy. It is not unusual to see the actor become a bigger idiot. After all, to remain a big star requires lots of headlines, and being a “champion” of something gets headlines – even if it is idiocy.
    The same thing happens in academia where it is even worse.

  54. They are actors not climate scientists. And the documentary is not peer-reviewed. The CAGW curia is gonna rip them a new one.

  55. Now take a look at the “Science Advisors” to the series:
    Robert Corell, Heidi Cullen, Charles H. Greene, James Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Mann, Michael Oppenheimer, Joseph Romm
    It’s gonna be a seriously twisted series. Pretty much like the Kardashians.

  56. Still waiting for CAGW to throw in the towel?
    There was a special on PBS [check gag reflex] about the War of the Worlds broadcast… how CBS knew there was a problem 11 minutes into the program and asked for a station break. Orson Welles waited another half an hour or so before letting everyone in on the “secret”.
    Funny how they discussed the power of the MSM to deploy propaganda at the time, relating the program to the events in Germany [many thought it was a German invasion], thinking propaganda isn’t a problem today?
    Orson Welles (and Al Gore and other CAGW proponents) laughed all the way to the bank. As long as the mass hysteria can be maintained, why stop until a tipping point is met. Later, like Welles, wring your hnads and claim total ignorance.

  57. What a shame we lost Crighton so early. A much smarter and better storyteller. And not just because he was on our side.

  58. I want to se a reality TV series following the “Science Advisors” to the series:
    Robert Corell, Heidi Cullen, Charles H. Greene, James Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Mann, Michael Oppenheimer, Joseph Romm (great scientist, he).
    Now that would be hilarious.
    And the inevitable disasters would be cheaper to film.

  59. Environmentalism from the guy who coined the term ‘unobtainium,’ that magical stuff that makes whole islands float in the sky, and so named because it’s so difficult to ‘obtain.’ In fact, one must destroy the most primo tree in the universe to er, well, obtain it. Get it? Difficult to obtain… unobtainium? Subtle, no?

    Scene: The university cafeteria.
    Raj: Okay in Avatar when they have sex in Pandora they hook up their ponytails, so we know their ponytails are like their junk.
    Howard: Yeah, so?
    Raj: So, when they ride horses and fly on the birds, they also use their ponytails.
    Howard: What’s your point?
    Raj: My point is, if I were a horse or a bird, I’d be very nervous around James Cameron.
    from The Big Bang Theory – Season 3 Episode 18, The Pants Alternative

    And finally, there’s this sad scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1IcgJ83TKg

  60. So, does anyone think we will ever see the documentary called ” The Warming Planet” , how a slightly warmer planet fed 7,000,000,000 people,?
    I bet we would see the mini-series called “Vikings in Short Pants” first 😉

  61. Showtime is furthering the CAGW “agenda”.
    Who owns Showtime? Who calls the shots? Who are these cabal members?
    These people are a threat to my personal liberty
    Who are they?
    I’d like to know.

  62. James Cameron has history in scaring people. There was Aliens, then Terminator and now this, so what’s new? There’s been plenty of other scary documentaries on. A few investigated the impact on humanity of an alien invasion. One showed how humans could fight back using asymmetric warfare. Nothing new here.

  63. I notice that the chart has two keys. One says that the circles are the average of two baloons. The other says the circles are the average of four baloons. Careless mistakes like this, if discovered, can be damaging to the cause.

  64. It is the most important thing in the history of the world to convince others of what they have convinced themselves of is what passes for humility in their world. As others have noted, they live in, of and by fantastic self-importance.

  65. Leo Norekens says:
    November 1, 2013 at 4:38 am
    I suppose the horse at 2:04 is a climate victim, right ?
    Yep, his wisperer buddy told him CO2 had reached 400ppm and he bolted and tried to ‘end it all’ on the fence!

  66. I really really doubt that Harrison Ford actually believes any this nonsense, it’s “go along to get along” when it comes to Hollywood.

  67. Mickey Reno says:
    November 1, 2013 at 5:19 am
    “Environmentalism from the guy who coined the term ‘unobtainium,’ that magical stuff that makes whole islands float in the sky, and so named because it’s so difficult to ‘obtain.’ ”
    He didn’t coin it, he stole it. Everyone including every nerd on slashdot used the term all the time long before Dancing With Smurfs came out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium
    As for the floating islands, he didn’t invent them, he stole them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dean_%28artist%29
    (cover artist for UK prog rockers Yes in the 70ies)

  68. RobRoy says: “Showtime is furthering the CAGW “agenda”. Who owns Showtime? Who calls the shots? Who are these cabal members?”
    1% CEO Matthew C Blank = democrat http://watchdog.net/contrib/10028/matthew_c_blank
    1% Pres. David Nevins = democrat http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2013/01/30/12292/eric-garcetti-campaign-announces-endorsements-ente/
    Plus, Showtime is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation. Think, 1% Dan Rather, 1% Mary Mapes et al fabricating a fake TX Air Guard memo against George Bush.

  69. A back-of-the-envelope estimate of the total floor area of the homes owned by these contributors is around 5 acres.
    This will be a Chris Farley work-out video.

  70. “The time we live in now is significant, unprecedented, meaningful, and anything that happens today is more severe than in the past” — Every sensationalist throughout the history of mankind.

  71. TBear says:
    October 31, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    I pity you poor bastards, in the USA. Stuck with Obama and the luvvie-liberal media and arts crowd until 2016, at least. At last we have dumped our Green-Left government in Australia and are rapidly set about dismantling all the bullshit policies based on the myth of CAGW. Feels good, I have to say. No, it feels f&%king great!
    ———————————————————————————————————
    +1.
    Didn’t Cameron’s ex-wife reckon he was a jerk.?!
    And Mat Damon – stick with movie making buddy your pretty good at it.
    Why movie stars are put up as having credibility on scientific subjects always amazes me.

  72. 99 out of 100 scientists say climate change is real, why isn’t that 100 out of 100? No one’s disputing that the climate changes. Why don’t these people ever define their beliefs, anthropogenic warming, or in the case of this film, catastrophic anthropogenic warming.
    James Cameron is just another shill prostituting his profession to the bottom line. Of course, they can’t state plainly “man-made global warming,” there are lots of deniers. But who’s going to challenge that climate changes? So, they conclude, if climate changes, that’s global warming. 99% of the people he calls scientists are not or don’t deserve the badge.

  73. Actually, the movie ‘2012’ is a refreshingly ridiculous fantasy in that the sun is totally responsible for the Earth’s demise and humanity had no influence or control whatsoever. While the science in the movie is generally ‘off’, the overriding theme that we humans are ‘small potatoes’ compared to the power of nature, is far more accurate than most of the junk coming out of Hollywood, including this upcoming Showtime series.
    I have trouble blaming actors for taking part in this. It takes a fair amount of work and a certain amount of curiosity and scientific background to see through the propaganda of the AGW movement. These are hardly the traits that we find in good actors. Actors have to be somewhat malleable individuals to be good at their craft.
    Imagine that the truth of the AGW movement suddenly became common knowledge, along with the complete stories of the puppet-masters and their evil schemes. They would likely make movies about it. These same actors would gladly appear in the movies that revealed the evil of the AGW conspiracy. Isn’t that what actors do?

  74. @NW Libertarian @ 9.50 pm. Thankfully the gov in BC only send a rep from the ministry of environment rather then making our Premier look like a fool, like the Governors from Cal, Or and Washington state did to themselves.

  75. Trailers like this one reveal the oft-repeated lie told by CAGW zealots that climate sceptics are ‘funded to the tune of $millions’… When was the last time we sceptics managed to rope in a list of Hollywood A-listers (multimillionaires, all) to propagandise on our behalf? Oh, that’s right: it was never – because sadly ‘Big Oil’ never did show up with the money our critics promised us.
    Cameron’s clueless hypocrisy is staggering. Yet again, this fatuous multimillionaire sees fit to lecture and harangue us mere mortals on the subject of his favourite science fiction fantasy: CAGW. To Cameron and his doting acolytes the ‘doomed planet’ scenario is just too sexy to ignore, so he keeps going back to the well to drink some more.
    His assembled cast are the usual misinformed, gullible Hollywood rich-list – all very eager, all the time, to jump aboard the CAGW scare wagon and join Cameron in his fictional rants, accusations and claims. It might even be funny if it wasn’t so damn dangerous.
    I know I shouldn’t get so cross about things like this, but I can’t help it. Impressionable young minds will swallow this doctrinal nonsense entirely – and I think that’s a grave disservice to the cause of the truth in science.

  76. I actually LOVE watching this kind of nonsense. After years of debating climate deniers who only believe something is real if it supports their climate apocalypse cult I find it very cathartic to watch programs like this where they pretend to be sciency while ignoring reams of data, and heck often if contradicting other doomsayers who pretend to be sciency on the topic. They dont even seem to realize they often contradict eachother on claimed settled science. Its like a twilight episode or something. I end up laughing the whole time. Nothing to be concerned over for sure, they have likely converted everyone they can expect to considering all the data piling up against the mythology. They may very well continue to push society to their promsied land of extreme top down control that would make most dictators of the past blush, and of course the fabled carbon tax. It certainly wont be these fools that put them over the top but rather the momentum and fear they already have forged into the devout.
    I cant wait to see all the angles of study of this field we will have in the future, as the mythology crumbles. Just how DID and unproven theory with massive holes from the start that ran from ANY debate and relied on only fragments of nown data convince so many we had something to fear from co2? Strangely even as real enviro threats and issues in the oceans for example are very real and pressing some of which could hit critical periods decades before even the devout tell us agw will outweigh benefits. I expect this will be studied for several generations. I cant help but laugh.

  77. Mike M says:
    November 1, 2013 at 7:47 am
    CBS Corp’s President & CEO Leslie Moonves & Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone are unusual among media execs in sometimes donating to GOP candidates. Redstone was for Kerry (in the primaries) before he was against him in the 2004 general election. If they could find some anti-CACA celebs to entice viewers, they might be open to producing a pro-reality movie about climate.

  78. They will of course all be acting in order to earn their next meal, Not many actors have much between their ears to listen to the true debate and come to their own conclusions. Just like the AGW crowd of so called scientists who are prepared to act and lie against empirical scientific facts in order to keep milking the grant stream which gives them a lifestyle they could not otherwise achieve.

  79. Here is some dialog to add to the script.
    Winston, how many fingers am I holding up to represent Arctic ice left? Four fingers sir. ZAP Argh! …..Crying
    Winston, how many fingers am I holding up? Whatever you say. What is the right answer? ZAP argh! …..Crying.
    Winston, how many fingers am I holding up? No fingers and no ice left sir. That’s the right answer because you say so. Now please stop
    Winston, who are we at war against? Carbon sir, we are at war against carbon. Now please stop the pain. And Winston, if we say carbon is hiding in the deep oceans and no one can see it are we right? Yes, you are always right sir. Good Winston, very good.
    Now we will move to room 101. What is in room 101 sir? It is Al Gore’s science room Winston.
    …pain, crying follows

  80. Trailer Summary: Carbon footprint leading celebrities band together to show the rest of us how we should be living. Neato! Where’s the movie that shows fuel poverty happening all over the world as the result of green mandates?

  81. I noticed Bob Inglis (former Congressman from SC) in the trailer, saying something like he didn’t understand why republicans don’t believe the scientists about AGW. If the producers think Bob Inglis is a responsible advocate for the AGW “crisis,” they are really confused. I live in Inglis’ congressional district, helped elect and re-elect him for 4 terms. However, when he began insulting his own voters and adopting the Al Gore AGW – Carbon Tax policies, I parted company with him, and we voted him out 3 to 1 in favor of Trey Gowdy. I have spoken with him and questioned him at a few political townhouse meetings. He has no scientific or engineering background, and was virtually incompetent when he was Ranking Member on the House Committee on Science and Technology and the Subcommittee on Enerty and Environment. He has a small general law practice in Greenville and is Executive Director of the “Energy and Enterprise Initiative” based in Virginia. Believe me, any one of the regular posters to WUWT can “take him to the woodshed” on AGW or probably any other scientific issue. I can’t wait to see this film.

  82. @ Mr Green Genes says:
    October 31, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    Right. Let me get this straight here.
    PS Is that enough morons?
    Only if you also count all the brain-dead morons who subscribe to Showtime. I mean, how good is your brain really going to function if you spend all your waking hours in front of a gigantic flat screen TV watching CGI fantasy that purports to be fact?
    (Sigh!) What proportion of the population really spends their time that way?

  83. I’d like to see someone make a British comedy about how bogus CAGW is, once it gets de-throned.
    Just sayin’

  84. Best put the following tag on the trailer James:
    Indiana Jones, Terminator, Jason Bourne fighting for CAGW truth justice and the American way.

  85. Just a thought if anyone watches this film, check out the disclaimer at the end, Blair Witch 1 was thought to be factual, and my younger son was caught until I told him the disclaimer at the end of the film. ‘Fictious’. Maybe Cameron is after another academy award? Like Gore?

  86. I read:

    YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is global warming like you’ve never seen it before….

    Now here is how to live dangerously. But first a quote from James Cameron:

    James Cameron
    We’re going to have to live with less” [LA Times]

    In 2010 it was reported that James Cameron owns the following.
    3 adjacent villas in Malibu (total 24,000 sq ft of living space) + 3 heated pools.
    A 100-acre ranch in Santa Barbara
    JetRanger helicopter
    3 Harleys
    a Corvette
    a Ducati,
    a Ford GT
    a yacht
    a Humvee fire truck
    a fleet of submarines
    Now how about that ladies and gentlemen? There are many, many more like him in Hollywood. “Do as we say, and not as we do.” Yeah, that’s the ticket. This is why I pay no attention to these bastards.
    http://youtu.be/TKZ4RolQxec

  87. http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/230269921.html
    “The government also signed an agreement this week with western U.S. states called the Pacific Coast Collaborative, to extend efforts to put a regional price on carbon. California has launched its own cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, and B.C. continues to administer a carbon tax on fossil fuels imposed in 2006.
    B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak signed the agreement in San Francisco with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and California Governor Jerry Brown.
    Kitzhaber said more than 500,000 people on the North American west coast now work in green economy jobs, and the region will lead the way in the future.”
    Is that claim real or does it include civil service too?

  88. TomRude says:
    November 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/230269921.html
    “The government also signed an agreement this week with western U.S. states called the Pacific Coast Collaborative, to extend efforts to put a regional price on carbon. California has launched its own cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, and B.C. continues to administer a carbon tax on fossil fuels imposed in 2006.
    B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak signed the agreement in San Francisco with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and California Governor Jerry Brown.

    This agreement has no teeth, as an editorial in Friday’s Seattle Times lamented.

  89. “global warming like you’ve never seen it before”…
    I don’t think these assclowns understand that the louder they shout, the further folks living in the real world put their fingers deeper into their ears. As for ‘stars’, oh really? If it is, epic credibility fail and further evidence that there is no science involved.

  90. The elite seem to be unaware of the negative connotations of hypocrisy. In fact it seems to be a positive trait; a badge of honor.

  91. TBear says October 31, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    I pity you poor bastards, in the USA. Stuck with Obama and the luvvie-liberal media and arts crowd until 2016, …

    Make that 2014, known as the “mid-terms” (mid term election meaning the “mid term of the president”).
    What is problematic is the consistent lack of backbone in some prominent leaders in the opposition party to the dems (note how I did not classify what part that is), perhaps remedial (made right or corrected) in the 2014 mid term elections. Maybe … nothing is ever for certain in politics. The race to watch this year is in the election this coming week in Virginia, the governor’s race. We’ll see how ‘fed up’ the electorate is with the ‘one’ (the “O’s”) party …
    .

  92. _Jim says:
    November 2, 2013 at 9:31 am
    VA gubernatorial race is relevant to this blog, since if the Republican “Cooch” wins, Mann is in trouble. It’s a three-way race, but the crony “capitalist” Democrat McAu remains ahead. Democrat turnout, usually lower in off-year elections, will decide it.

  93. WUWT says, “From the Department of amalgamated dumbasses who own mansions
    Matt Damon was actually recently working really hard campaigning for the failing public schools in Los Angeles. While campaigning about “the importance of public education,” he was in fact sending his children to a private school. “Matt Damon Refuses to Enroll Kids in Los Angeles Public Schools. Choice ok for Damon, why not everyone else?”

    “Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal. And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don’t have a choice,” Damon told the publication.
    “I mean, I pay for a private education and I’m trying to get the one that most matches the public education that I had, but that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system. It’s unfair.”
    The publication noted Damon’s public campaign against teachers’ pay being pegged to children’s test results.
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Jeb-Bush-Matt-Damon/2013/08/06/id/519086?s=al&promo_code=1470E-1

    The Newsmax article concludes with this description of Damon’s latest movie: “”Elysium” as a “big-budget action film that condemns a future Los Angeles where the super-rich use their wealth and privilege to separate themselves and their families from the city’s poor.”
    Obviously he will not need any acting capabilities to perform that role.

  94. Ed Mertin says, “Speaking of health, look who has a Gold Rolls Royce plan.
    Ted Cruz Gets His Health Insurance Through Goldman Sachs, His Wife Confirms”
    Ted Cruz has worked to strip funding for Obamacare. So what is your point? Meanwhile, the architects and legislators who have supported and passed this 2700 page monstrosity are all getting exemptions from Obamacare, and are handing them out to their political constituents such as Unions, and the IRS itself!
    Conservatives voted over 30 times to repeal Obamacare, and have continued to work to defund it and EXEMPT AMERICA.

  95. Ed Mertin says November 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Speaking of health, look who has a Gold Rolls Royce plan.
    Ted Cruz Gets His Health Insurance Through Goldman Sachs, His Wife Confirms

    There is a practical lesson to learn here (for the astute with a modicum of social skills):
    . . . . Marry up! (a practice also known as “hypergamy”)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergamy
    .

  96. I didn’t really have a point, Zeke, just ramblings from atop the Ozarks from the mountain man. Sorry about my low social skill, 4-5-600 miles a day of travel doesn’t give much time. I only ramble because Smokey snips it, left alone I’d probably long ago just went port side so your blood pressure doesn’t elevate.
    No thanks to the sedition led by Ted Cruz, with the survival budget the United States of America will get past its gravest crisis since the near Oligarch takeover during the Great Depression, or from Civil War … by basically the same Oligarchs. I suppose if you count Cruz as an agent of Imperial Canada the attempted overthrow could be treason instead of sedition.
    Conservatives were vehemently opposed to freeing the slaves. It is interesting to note that, in 1860, the Democrats were the conservatives, while the Republicans were the left-leaning radicals.
    Lincoln believed that rich Americans should pay more than their less wealthy friends and neighbors.
    In shear numbers, more Americans died during the Civil War than in all other American Wars combined, of course this total includes the deaths of Confederates. It’s totally appropriate that the Tea Party wave the traitors flag Stars & Bars in defiance of the twice elected black President.
    Conservative Oligarchs tried to undermine the Colonial rebellion against the British East India Company.
    Conservatives vehemently warned us that it was unnatural to rebel to our Sovereign Lord, King George III, and that doing so would plunge the colonies into disorder.  They assured us, as the father of Conservatism, Edmund Burke echoed, that social stability would only come from the small group of wealthy aristocrats ruling over the poor majority.  Conservatives reiterated that it was the duty of the poor to obey their “betters.”  Their rewards, after all, will come in Heaven.
    Conservatives burned the houses of liberal soldiers and drove their families into the forest, ten percent of Americans died from this carnage before the United States came to be.
    Thanks to the $24 billion exercise in Sedition the Sept jobs numbers came in nearly three weeks late. The 148,000 new jobs created last month were more than twice the rate of new workers entering the workforce, and you have workers leaving into retirement at a higher than normal rate with the peak of the Baby Boomers leaving for the rocking chair. This is basically what’s pushing down the unemployment rate and not huge numbers of ‘discouraged’ workers the media likes to talk about. Although a lot of older folks would keep working if they could find a decent job. We can’t all be paid blog personalities in our twilight years like Smokey.
    The best estimate for the economic damage from the right wing Sedition is a 0.25% reduction in GDP or about $40b per year for the foreseeable future, that is until the economy fully recovers from its current slump. The Republicans have already hindered GDP growth by one percentage per year for the three years that they’ve controlled the House. They are currently cutting output by 3% or about half a trillion dollars each year and the damage continues to build.
    All but the most stupid of Republican leaders know that this is the effect that they’re having on the economy. You can tell because they create talking points that say exactly the opposite.

  97. Another academy award he is chasing? I think he forgets that submarine volcanic vents create chemosynthesis conditions and where there is no sunlight these represent early life of this planet when they adjusted to no photosynthesis. Oh Well, I watched some joker talk about how we are killing the planet etc., and while studying film at University, we learned that people are attracted ie. the likely audience, to genre that interest them. Well obviously the audience he will attract will be alarmists and the IPCC. Only the believers and most will watch out of interest I suspect. Giving them the confidence to copy and quote his beliefs. He is a smart film maker, he knows he will have a large audience qualifying the expense of the movie. Let’s hope it gets poor reviews.

  98. According to sooth sayers, there will be a great economic division one day. But they forget the middle class the meat in the sandwich so to speak. The employed or business owners, but we employee class or pension class are neo surfs. We are beholding on welfare to treat us well or being able to maintain a permanent job.

  99. re: Ed Mertin says November 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Making stuff up wholesale now Ed? Sure looks like it from where I stand …
    What I’m wondering, is, how does a man cultivate a perspective so warped? Does this take a constant diet of MSNBC? ANd the other MSM outlets? A full half-hour of non-stop indoctrination (excepting Cialis et al commercials) 7 nights a week at 6:30 PM eastern or 5:30 PM central? Does it require a paid-up subscription to the Utne Reader or Workers World? Mother Jones? An IQ that tops out at under 80 maybe? Can you enlighten us on your ‘secret to success’ and your key to understanding the political world, Ed?
    At what point would you ‘petition’ your govt for redress of an issue? When you are the last man standing and all others are enslaved? What issues would take up in protest? Any issues at all? Taxes? Excessive taxes? Abuse of ‘power’ granted the Executive branch? To what level of abuse? What was your reaction to Clinton’s impeachment? I have to assume at this point you approve of all that the present administration has done, and the way they have done it or the ‘manner’ in which it is has been done.
    We so seldom get your ‘type’ under a microscope for examination, and I’m curious what makes an odd-duck like yourself ‘tick’.
    .

  100. LOL at this just below … Ed, you work very hard to self-deceive … or is this just straight-away dissembling on your part for our ‘benefit’?

    This is basically what’s pushing down the unemployment rate and not huge numbers of ‘discouraged’ workers the media likes to talk about.

  101. DirkH says:

    [James Cameron] didn’t coin [the term ‘unobtanium’], he stole it. Everyone including every nerd on slashdot used the term all the time long before Dancing With Smurfs came out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium

    Thanks for the correction. Not that I’m surprised. It seems an egregious violation to convert ‘unobtainium’ from it’s ironic use by the slash dot crowd, to a serious and literal use for his smurfy enviro-polemic.

    As for the floating islands, he didn’t invent them, he stole them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dean_%28artist%29
    (cover artist for UK prog rockers Yes in the 70ies)

    Thanks again. I owned some of those albums. Yes, Uriah Heap, etc. I like the artwork, but it wasn’t all that important to me, so I never knew the artist’s name, till now. Which album cover(s) had the floating islands?
    A few years back, I briefly played World of Warcraft (I didn’t have a life). One of the off-world expansion map areas had floating islands in the sky, which I thought were the inspiration for Cameron. Do you know if Roger Dean was credited in that design? Or did Blizzard ‘borrow’ his work, too?

  102. This movie should really seal it ….the zenith of scaring and crying wolf …..btw Jaymam …..James Cameron buying land in NZ is sort of ironic giving the recent bout of earthquakes that have been occurring there …good luck to him …

  103. Blockbuster alert. Cameron did not get the Oscar for Avatar, his ex-wife stole it away. Now, Jimmy boy goes for a sure hit, climate change. And with a line-up only matched by Sylvester Stallone’s “Expendables”, or maybe old, classic “The Dirty Dozen”, this really could make some dollars, some awards, and maybe even a Nobel Peace price.
    The only problem is, the whole thing is based on climate-alarmist lies. Propaganda sells lies. What You want to show in this series has never, and will never be the truth. It does not matter how many stars You line up, Jimmy, a lie is a lie. It does not matter how many dollars You spend. You should listen to the dialogue from your own Terminator movies: “What’s wrong with this picture?” The emperor has no clothes on. The tailors have fooled him, and they have fooled You too.
    Climate alarmism is falsified by the evidence. We do not need this series, it is pre-1998 propaganda, and most of the points You are trying to make have long since been rejected by most climate-informed people on the planet.
    Look, Jimmy-boy. It’s okay to stick to science-fiction, and if You are moving along this line, You keep making science fiction, with emphasis on FICTION, NOT SCIENCE. But I feel this will be a bore compared to some of Your movies.
    More in line with Your creative and anti-authoritarian Genius would be to reveal the truth about the total corruption of the climate science by the left-wing alarmists, through an action hero in a solid, epic tale, making him or her save us from the Global anti-scientific, media pumped-up, dollar-stealing industry of the IPCC, Michael Mann, James Hansen and Al Gore.
    That would be a movie to remember, whereas this series idea of Yours will be of no use to mankind.

  104. Jimmy, You got that one wrong.
    You should be saying: “If Your doctor lied to You, telling You that You had a terminal, malignant illness, and 99% of all doctors did the same, would You trust Obamacare?”
    Well, alas, this is the case of Your so-called climate scientists. They are paid to tell us that something is wrong with the climate system, and that mankind is to blame, even if it is a lie. This is the core of the IPCCs mission.
    Would You, James Cameron, trust a doctor who was paid to make You believe that your lifestyle, no matter how healthy, would lead to lung-cancer, heart failure or alzheimers? And if he or her was also paid to falsify all health test You supposedly took, or to tell You that a cold or a pimple on Your nose would lead to Your imminent death, would You trust it? These are the inner workings and methods of Your so-called climate scientists.
    So, Jimmy boy, if You should ever get a symptom of any kind, a sunburn, a scratch or something … And Your trusted doctor would present Your diagnosis the same way Your climate ‘scientist’ would, if I were You, I think I really would be getting a second opinion.
    Be a mensch man, don’t do this series.

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