Dismal ratings for DiCaprio's Global Warming Epic 'Before the Flood' – beaten by 'Bubble Guppies'

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The weekend ratings are out, and they aren’t good news for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Global Warming Epic ‘Before the Flood‘, which we reviewed yesterday on WUWT. Showbuzz Daily has listed the top 150 TV and Cable programs for the weekend, and in ‘the hottest year ever’, discussing the ‘most important topic ever’, Before the Flood came in at #61 for the weekend.

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Ironically, the kids show “Bubble Guppies” beat it at #53. Ouch.

Perhaps this snoozer didn’t do so well because of the stellar cast of characters?

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I mean, who wouldn’t want to tune in and have a jet-setting actor-millionaire, a government handout beneficiary, a Pope, the globe-trotting Secretary of State, the lame-duck president, the ‘Horndog-in-Chief” and the leader of the U.N. come on for 96 minutes and berate you for doing things like driving your car, eating hamburgers, and just not caring enough about the planet like they do while looking down on us from their private planes?

This review on IMDB, says it all:

Al Gore says it’s so and therefore it is?

30 October 2016 | by pete-801-834182 (United States) – See all my reviews
Basically DeCaprio was told by Al Gore (who has made a hundred millions of dollars by preaching global warming after he retired from political life, gained a bunch of weight and had nothing to do) that anthropological global warming is real, and from that point onward DeCaprio was convinced. LOL! Then DeCaprio presents the ole “97% of scientists” lie that has traveled around the world. In reality 66% of scientists have no opinion about AGW — Those opinions were conveniently thrown out of the messaged John Cook study. Then DeCaprio presents cherry picked anecdotal evidence, without ever questioning whether it’s a case of Texas Sharpshooting. Why didn’t he present the Vostok Station / Greenland ice core data to put the last 100 years IN PERSPECTIVE versus the last 5,000 years, 11,000 years and 420,000 years? And if he’s such a big fan of anecdotal evidence over temperature data then why didn’t he mention that Greenland used to be green? That 20,000 years ago New York was covered by a mile thick glacier? Why didn’t DeCaprio interview Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, who is not part of “Big Oil” and doesn’t buy into AGW? Because DeCaprio suffers from confirmation bias. The rest of this propaganda piece (I mean movie) continues under the ASSUMPTION that humans are causing the planet to warm and we all need to agree to tax ourselves more. No thanks.
Here’s the trailer, you can count how many times smokestacks (venting steam), gas flaring, and other images of petro-doom are presented.

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MarkW

The intellectual level for the Bubble Guppies is higher as well.

1saveenergy

& the Bubble Guppies understanding of science is higher than DiCaprio’s !!

MarkW

According to the 6-year olds that I know, it has the benefit of being entertaining to boot.

Ben of Houston

According to the parents of young children that I know (including myself), the Bubble Guppies are much less frustrating than alternative shows such as the Backyardigans. However, while they aren’t nearly the powerhouse of Dora or the Paw Patrol or the juggernaut that is Spongebob, it’s far from an obscure little show. I would think being beaten by a second-rate truck show on Spike TV or routine news shows would be a better useage for an insult.
On the other hand, this was also available for free on streaming media such as Youtube. I’m certain a large fraction of the audience watched this for free there at their convenience instead of waiting for a certain time for cable TV.

drednicolson

Speaking of Paw Patrol, there was a howler (pun intended) of an early episode involving a power outage. Apparently Adventure Bay gets 100% of its electricity needs via three 10-foot tall wind turbines. XD
But on the whole its a fun CGtoon for the kids, with only the occasional bit of greenie nonsense to deal with.

schitzree

I’ve honestly lost count of the number of times I’ve seen the “whole city powered by two dozen wind turbines) meme. It’s really hilarious when they have the damn things actually be scattered THROUGH the city. Hopefully they don’t ever have a turbine fire or, shudder in terror, Blade Icing.
The winner has got to be Big Hero 6 though, with their tethered wind turbine balloons
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Ya, no way that could ever go wrong. >_<

benofhouston

Given the fact that the premise is a groups of superhero puppies including a dalmatian with an infinite water cannon, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Not to mention higher than Bozobama’s. Bubba’s and Moon”s…

DD More

1Save are you implying DiCap’s advanced degree GED, after dropping out of high school, does not credential him as a ‘Scientist’? ‘Climate Scientist’ I might agree.

Sofa King Bueno
george e. smith

I think he said in the TV flyer that flying around the world looking at stuff “Terrified” him.
Earth to Lennie !
Quit flying around the world if it terrifies you.
Based on ancient advice about knocking you head against the wall.
G

Another case of ego masturbation.

Carbon BIgfoot

And now we have NatGeo with two new propagandies ( cross between propaganda and documentaries )
“Years of Living Dangerously” with Hollywood Moron Jack Black with his sea level projections. And ” Six Degrees Could Change the World”. These bastards are going all out to salvage this FAUX THEORY.

Sofa King Bueno

Thanks – just had to search for “Bubble Guppies” to find out what on earth they are. Now I’ll be plagued by adverts for “Bubble Guppies” for weeks!!

” … plagued by adverts for “Bubble Guppies” for weeks … ”
Thanks. I nearly forgot to open the search engine in “new Private window”.

Dugway

“What time is it?
It’s time for lunch!”
Thanks Mr Grouper.

moderateGuy

Would you rather see “global warming” agitprop for weeks?

I thought “bubble guppies was another name for SJW ..

MarkW

I wouldn’t, but Bubble Puppy might.

Sofa King Bueno
brians356

It’s been all downhill artistically for Lenny since “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. So what else can an artist do but tilt at windmills? Environmentalism is a religion. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Conan The Republican

Long live Dr. Michael Savage!

Truly, It is a strain of narcissism. Libs always angling for the “God” position in every social dynamic.

Sofa King Bueno
elizabethrc

The pitiful ignorance of people like DeCaprio who operate as though we humans can destroy a planet which has existed before us for billions of years (and likely a few more after we are all gone) is embarrassing. How many cataclysmic, life ending events have taken place before we ever came into being? Ice ages, eruptions, meteoric fires yet it’s strange, isn’t it that the planet somehow survived and renewed itself.
If this planet dies, it won’t be caused by our pathetic little lifestyles. In all likelihood, as in every other of these events, it will be from external forces within our universe.
Try controlling that, DeCaprio! Perhaps the pretentious little punk should just shut up and tootle off in his big, shiny gas guzzling jet. ( Does anyone think he understands his own hypocrisy???)

Yi

You go Girl! Amen to that. Liberals have no critical thinking skills.

Len

Not a chance!

Pablo

Well said. What a total moronic hypocrite.

Chid Cram

You don’t think it’s possible the environment could get changed enough that it could no longer support human life? I would guess the planet would survive and renew itself, yet we would no longer be around. I’d have to say that’s the main concern.

Maegan Ricketts

Is this a real comment? or is this a robot throwing in a comment to maybe stir things up? I can’t even understand how an actual human can think this way? Did you even watch this? They who made the film and the people who support this are well aware of the fact that Earth will be fine and move on with or without us…but that does not change the fact that we are still destroying it WHILE WE ARE HERE!! Like you must not have kids..because I can’t imagine how you think the way we live is okay for the future generations. Again…you must not have watched this….or watch or read anything about weather, nature and wildlife…because it’s about all of that..not just human consumption and abuse of resources. Who exactly would you like to make these type of films? Would it be better if it was Kim Kardashion? Opra? a poor homeless man? a college student? Who in your opinion is right to speak on behalf of this issue? I think a person of means who is able to travel the world and who has lived a life of luxury is the PERFECT person for the job. Especially when he gets to see first hand the undeveloped countries and what they have to go through just to be able to eat food…the fact that we are Americans are obsessed with things, money, and FOOD and people elsewhere have NOTHING! Sure, an asteroid can come through and destroy the planet next month….I get that we can’t control what happens in the universe but so what? so we just do everything we can to pollute the planet while we are living on it now? The fact that there are basic resources (sunshine, wind, water, and dirt) for us to use yet we choose to ignore them because we want more, we want bigger, we have to have it all…when really we do not need 85% of the things we are brainwashed to think we need. Your comment and many others on this page are terrifying to me. I don’t ever even read these things…let alone comment on another persons opinion but this…this is unbelievable to me that there are people out there who think this way. You should really go out and hug a tree, take a swim in a clean river, lake or ocean, take a walk through the woods…do SOMETHING to help make your ass a little more compassionate and a lot less bitter about life.

Well said, and so, so true!

Andrea E Black

Did you even look at those coral reefs? Do you even know about the fish & bird extinction records? Have you any idea of our global drinking water future? Do you know how many oil & chemical spills there are a day?The unknown loss from the rain forests alone….oh they must not effect you directly so you don’t see them. How could your opulent life have produced such a narrow mind? You are trying to define our planet with comical fact minutia. You’ve decided to agree with the the sold out scientists & bought media so you can stay in your comfort box.

MarkW

Meagan, as a father of 4, what’s wrong with the way we live.
Just because you are terrified on non-existent boogie men doesn’t mean the rest of us are required to suffer from the same mental deficiencies.

Maegan Ricketts

For the person called MarkW…I don’t know why there isn’t an option for me to reply to your comment that I assume was directed at me…
“Meagan, as a father of 4, what’s wrong with the way we live.
Just because you are terrified on non-existent boogie men doesn’t mean the rest of us are required to suffer from the same mental deficiencies.”
First of all I can’t even take a person seriously when they literally see a name right there on the screen then still manage to spell it wrong. Second of all…. mass pollution of trash in our oceans, the cutting down and wiping out of rain forests in order to make palm oil plantations to mass produce a filler for literally everything that is sold in stores in America, putting drinking water and wildlife at risk just to put another pipeline in, taking away nature and our wildlife to put up more factories, more homes, more shopping malls I mean come on man I could seriously go on forever. Who literally sits there and says someone has “mental deficiencies” and “boogie man” lol whyyyy am I not surprised some idiot would have something stupid to say on what I wrote. I don’t even know why I bothered to say anything…when it’s very obvious the type of crowd I’m dealing with….like most of the comments on here state that they didn’t even watch it once they saw who was in it. LOL okayyy…I’m really happy you are a father of 4 and hopefully for their sake you open your mind someday.

His carbon footprint is horrible and still has the nerve to do this. Same with Harrison Ford (who doesn’t like him, right?) on a guest show telling his fans to take the bus while he owns a dozen airplanes…even more sad was the sheep applauding it.

Jo

I do know one thing, I’ve been conserving & taking care of the environment for almost 60 years, saving water, planting trees, saving energy, buying Hybrids, minimal lawn, solar hot water in 1982, always the best environmental friendly things – long before that grifter Al Gore came along, spewing his garbage, long before the corrupt Scientists who rigged the studies & long before De Caprio.
I have also spent lot of time in the woods & bush, there isn’t a whole wrong with our world, so Maeghan stop worrying & fretting about something you have no control over, or just do your bit & try not to be such a bloody bore – nobody wants to hear it. All that worry & angst will make you old before your time.
What I have seen over the years though, is that a lot of the people/hippies who profess to be stewards of the environment like to drive around in combi vans that spew black smoke – they just talk – they don’t actually do anything.

Matt

Lol. Haters are going to hate. Yes, I have no way confirming or denying what he or the other scientists have said, I am guessing you have no science background to confirm or deny these claims either. I am not quite sure how this got so many positive comments but…….during these billions of years how many of them have had factories, cars, planes, houses, that have run directly off of carbon fuels….. You are gonna base the 4+ billion years on this planet off animals who haven’t done shit to hurt the Earth? Guesing you just completely ignored the facts or just didn’t listen to them? How has the fact the water levels, and the temperatures are the highest in thousands of years, or the fact the ice caps are melting at the highest recorded level ever? Please prove your theory because the evidence seems clear to me. Honestly though, what is the worst that can happen? The worst that can happen from your comment assumes the worst as my grandchildern won’t have a life on this earth. The best that can happen is we change in a small way. Honestly, 90% of the people in the world are going to keep living there life the way they have. It is going to take that 10% to change. If 90% of the USA changed their way of life by .01% we will see a difference. Let’s change the world!

Claude Wooley

Yay-yuh!

Paul belanger

Truth be known, as Patrick Moore explains in the link provided, and I agree by the way.
Humans may the evolutionary link necessary to rejuvenate life on earth by dequestering CO2.
http://www.thegwpf.org/patrick-moore-should-we-celebrate-carbon-dioxide/

Gray Ammons

Good one.

MLL

I’m with you Maegan! I feel strongly that these folks did not actually watch the film, they just love to tear down its messenger. I’ve been fighting the fight to get the word out about this film and how important it is. There will always be adolescents who enjoy their “clever retorts” more than actually educating themselves. Let’s hope they figure it out and get on board. If not, vindictively, I hope they’re the first to lose their comfortable ways of life.

Koop in VA

This coming from a person that supports a website that about a month ago was writing articles about record arctic ice growth. But, no, please get back to your insightful Bubble Guppy articles and commentary. Absolutely nothing is going on in the Arctic or Antarctic right now.

Balanced Integer

Nothing is going on in the Arctic and Antarctic that hasn’t happened many times before, both before and after Mankind’s appearance on this planet. You alarmists need to get a little perspective on the topic, and come to terms with the fact that the science is far from conclusive.

MarkW

Koop, it really doesn’t help when you start off your insults with such weak lies.
The articles a couple of WEEKS ago dealt with the early turn around of the annual ice loss.
A few months ago there was an article or two that pointed out that ice loss had ended and that on average the arctic was gaining ice each year.
Regardless, the arctic always loses ice when PDO and AMO are in their warm phases, and gains ice when they switch to the cool phases. The arctic also always loses ice when there is a strong El Nino.
Nothing out of the ordinary has occurred in the last few decades, despite the eagerness of many to claim otherwise.

Gregger

I thought so too. Really, I saw the short “trailer” one day on the TV and since it was DiCraprio, had no desire to watch this garbage. Should have known the Lib in Chief was part of the cast.

esefrets

ATTN DEMOCRAT ALARMIST GRIFTERS:
Stop attacking us, our intelligence, our culture and our WALLETS.
We have had enough of your tax grab schemes and AUTHORITARIAN Control Freak regulations.
Lets send a message to Americas own NewLeftistNazi trash:
VOTE TRUMP! DRAIN THE SWAMP!

Wharfplank

Get off the Fence, Vote for Pence!

Evan

Listen to your moronic self…

adrianvance

Yes, and the facts are so simple:
CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and is insignificant by definition. It would have to be increased by a factor of 2500 to be considered “significant” or “notable.” To give it the great power claimed is a crime against physical science.
CO2 absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat producing 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it. Pushing panic about any effect CO2 could have is clearly a fraud.
There is no “greenhouse effect” in an atmosphere. A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover trapping heat. The atmosphere does not trap heat as gas molecules cannot form surfaces to work as greenhouses that admit and reflect energy depending on sun angle. Gases do not form surfaces as their molecules are not in contact.
The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was several Fahrenheit degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was 500 years of world peace and abundance, longest ever.
Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 rises followed temperature by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. Therefore temperature change is cause and CO2 change is effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.
Methane is called “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2,” by Heidi Cullen and Jim Hansen, but it is not per the energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society. It has an absorption profile very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only present to 18 ppm. “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their war against meat consumption.
Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.
Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”
Read the whole story in “Vapor Tiger” at Amazon.com, Kindle $2.99 including a free Kindle reading program for your computer.
Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

Nino Pino

Thanks professor,…..zzzzzz., I can not go rest.

Patrick MJD

“adrianvance November 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm
…present to 18 ppm.”
You mean 1.8ppm/v, or 1800ppBILLION/v as is usually used in the media?

Dieter Hofman

So… what is your source for all these numbers? Most numbers you stated are simply wrong. The only credible source for statistics like these are studies that specifically set out to investigate the impact of greenhouse gases on global temperature, for example. So link those in your reply.
While ‘before the flood’ could have focused more on explaining the science behind what is happening and may suffer from ‘confirmation bias’, spreading false information that non-believers greedily buy into is equally bad.

Dennis Nutter

Geez, couldn’t have said it better myself, thanks Adrian for updating the stats..just follow the money trail to see who is pushing carbon taxes etc

Dude

Disregarding all the other opinions you are presenting, the atmosphere most certainly does act like a greenhouse. If it didn’t, we would have no heat. Heat rises, without something keeping it in, well it would be pretty cold. Study the planet Mars maybe, and you will see how are planet would be without an atmosphere. Or even better yet, study Venus, which has an atmosphere that is choked with greenhouse gases. You seem to lack a basic understanding of science.

Steve

While ‘before the flood’ could have focused more on explaining the science behind what is happening and may suffer from ‘confirmation bias’, spreading false information that non-believers greedily buy into is equally bad.
Dieter, that is the problem. There is no “science” to explain it. The warmists all use manipulated numbers and faulty computer programs to spit out horror stories that have never and will never materialize. Period. There are NO facts at all in DiCaprio’s movie. ZERO

Steve

Great post Adrian. You provided real facts and real data. All the CAGW believers are crying.

Truthseeker

Dude, it is you that has shown yourself to be completely lacking any understanding of science. Venus is hotter than Earth not because of any “greenhouse gas” effect, but because it is closer to the Sun and has a much higher atmospheric density. When you compare the measured temperatures from Venus to the Standard Atmosphere at the same pressures from 1b to 100mb you will see that the ratio is exactly equal to that of the ratio of the distance between the Sun and Venus and the Sun and Earth. In other words the ambient temperature of the Venusian and Earth atmospheres are explained entirely by the density of the atmosphere and the distance from the Sun. Atmospheric composition has no real impact.
The atmosphere has mass and therefore retains heat. The composition of it does not really matter, only the density of it (as represented by pressure). The radiative properties of gasses are largely irrelevant over about 100 mb in pressure when it comes to heat transfer. That is why the Moon actually disproves the “greenhouse gas” theory.

Britain

I won an Oscar for being raped by a bear, I must be smart!

I’ve seen Dicaprio on his private boat with models and strippers and flying around the world jetsetting and he has the audacity to tell us regular folk that we are destroying the planet. This is just a big circle jerks to the dems and Leonardos lending a hand to help them keep the White House. The reson this show did bad is because this country is in a crisis and it has nothing to do with global warming and limosean liberals like Dicaprio have no idea what the crisis is and thinks us regular folk are going to care about his pet project. People would rather see James Franco’s documentary on gay porn then this.

Mara

Well said.

John

What I want to know is, do Guppy Bubbles contribute to global warming. If so, guppies must be regulated.

Average Joe

MarkW Beg to differ- MUCH LOWER than Bubble Guppies.

JVossos

Di Cap Rio has no idea what he doing. Perhaps motivated by the guild of his fortune for pretending to be other people and little else. He is a moon-faced idiot who thinks he’s as important as Fat Albert Gore … who is totally irrelevant at this point. These warmists are fighting a losing battle, it’s getting colder and we have no more money for this stupid stuff anymore anyway.

Horace Jason Oxboggle

Di Crap Rio. There, fixed it!

Sigmund

Great comment. LOL. DeCaprio is surrounded by liberal sharks who are perpetrating the biggest fraud of all time.

BaldwinII

Bubble Guppies is awesome. Best comment I’ve heard. Four year olds are way more intelligent than these Hollywood nut job liberals. And four year olds act more mature than they do. Hollywood liberals will foam at the mouthg, kick, scream, and cry if they hear anything they disagree with.

Horace Jason Oxboggle

Hey! Leo di Sanctimonio just wants to emulate his hero, the Goreness!

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so the guy wants to understand or even help what’s the problem? How is starting a whole page of comments to put down people who are trying to understand informational? you people watching bubble guppies we talking about world issues here how can your opinion hold up here? I mean… watts up with that?

Cast of con artists …

Was there no bit part for Monica L?

She’s not in the same league, although she sucks …

Bryan A

she was under the dask and couldn’t talk

DimpledRumpSkin

Monica should have cameo role. She’d have a sore throat and Bill would feel her pain.

C’mon Ladies and Germs,
If you’re going to be crude, at least be crude AND funny!
I still think Bill should have provided a bit part for Monica.

Bryan A

Waddayoumean…Bill did give Monica a SMALL part

MarkW

Now that thar was crude and funny.

DeplorableCanadien

Cast? Thought it was a wanted dead or alive poster.

MarkW

Do we get to vote on which?

Trebla

And you wonder why the “green” presidential candidate is snaring a whopping 2% of the vote according to the polls?

brians356

The first plank in Jill Stein’s platform is not saving the planet. She leads with “Anyone who wants a job with the federal government, gets a job with the federal government!” And soon Nikita Krushchev will have finally been proven right.

Horace Jason Oxboggle

Who wind up with the rope supply contract?

J.D. Blirbopek

No….I do not wonder why the green weenie is polling at 2%. The enviroliars have been attempting to control policy through scare tactics for decades. Unfortunately, they have succeeded far too often and have destroyed entire industries and the well-being of many families due to spineless pols who refuse to shut them down.

Koop in VA

Well, the Green Party did just basically endorse Trump over Clinton and so you shouldn’t be too harsh with them because it’s likely right up your alley.

Don L

Endorsed Trump? And Judas preached for Christ. What’s your point?

Hot under the collar

I wonder if it would have been #62 if Eric Worrall (who must have a strong stomach) hadn’t ‘taken one’ for all of us by watching it for his review? ; )

I watched it as well, You have to know the enemy and I just wondered if they would have something that would help their case. It didn’t and I wondered how much they had to edit the whole thing to make sure they didn’t actually pushed themselves into a legal corner by avoiding certain subjects like “AG Gate” re ESSO and other legal issues like Steyn and Mann.
I survived but the bottle of wine didn’t! ( It got treated with a lot less respect than it deserved)

Much of the #62 ranking is probably the result of angst ridden eco-daft teachers assigning the propaganda as required watching followed by forced doom writing for grades.
Thus ensuring another generation of students will hate enviro teachers and teachings.

bcv

I saw it was coming on, slightly intrigued, checked the brief (BTFlood), Leo?, Kerry, et.al.; So I missed it and doubt I will try to catch any (multiple) future replays; thanks for you all that did for the the reviews, so my assumptions were correct and 2(?) hrs of my time will not be wasted. TF may most be likely after the next Ice Age, Al. (solar activity decline factored? current aggregate factual data); this is a wealth distribution scheme, from the US middle class (not f**ked enuf already).

Leo seems to have lost his mojo–perhaps the girls who fell for him over “Titanic” grew up?

Greg

The Titanic was based on a total lie to make it a more exciting story. It libelled a heroic scottish office who drowned trying to save the lives of others rewriting the truth to present him a coward who pushed women and children out of the way to get on a lifeboat and save his own skin.
If DiCaprio is so cynical and dishonest why would anyone have any trust in this film?

jorgekafkazar

DeCrapio didn’t write Titanic. He merely acted in it. Wasn’t it Alfred Hitchcock who said, “Actors are cattle?”

Dead right Greg
We went to the Dalbeattie Museum this summer, and saw the real story. First Officer William McMaster Murdoch was grossly impugned by the film.
The museum actually has copies of letters from the film’s producers apologising for their errors.
(Dalbeattie is where Murdoch lived and grew up. He is a long distant relation of my wife, and we have previously visited his memorial and his families graves in the cemetry there)

You’re right he didn’t write it, but since the guy wants to preach to us peons about what a bunch of selfish and wasteful cretins we are, I’d say he’s pretty hypocritical. I would think being part of besmirching somebody’s memory for a few bucks is pretty damn low. Even worse then driving an SUV.

george e. smith

Well any dummy that would sit on the railing of a ship at sea deserves some sort of “falling over”.
G

Patrick B

My carbon footprint is a tiny fraction of that of each of the cast members. I’ve done my part, let me know when they’ve met my standard.

+ alot

dclark

Exactly. They preach to us about conservation and living “green”, but show me a member of that cast who does that himself.

Steve

My footprint is also pretty small…unless I just ate chili. 🙂

Horace Jason Oxboggle

When the Chinese came up with the saying, “May you live in interesting times, I bet they didn’t know what they were unleashing!

Resourceguy

61 is too good for con artist movie making.

spock2009

Although still somewhat doubtful, it seems that the general public may be finally “wising up” to the propaganda masters. With NASA and NOAA constantly having to change “their past records” in their attempts to agree with the wild model predictions/projections, it leaves those who foolishly claim that our claims of past temperatures and climate must be exact if NASA/NOAA/IPCC etc. says so, in a bit of a bind.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people…

commieBob

Although still somewhat doubtful, it seems that the general public may be finally “wising up” to the propaganda masters.

It’s bad. The public has been lied to and misinformed for so long that it no longer believes anything.

about time that happened

Marcus

As the coming American election will show, the “Silent Majority” no longer believe all the B.S. that the liberal left Eco-terrorists keep spewing forth…They have cried “Wolf” way too many times ..IMHO…

Gunga Din

I’d guess that the timing was hoped to give Hilliarty a real boost.
Hope it helps give her a real boot.

rocketscientist

Leo’s next big movie….MAN-BEAR-PIG produced by big Al himself.
Common guys…he’s cereal…

Mark Manderson

Lol! You just won the internet for this post!

Dan'o

Half man, half bear… and half pig

pinroot

“beaten by Bubble Guppies”…
I think “Bubble Guppies” was more factually accurate, hence the higher rating 😉

Javert Chip

Hey! Why no mention of Powernation: Truck Tech at #57?

Kamikazedave

I’d love to sic Julian Assange on these clowns. I’ll bet the behind the scene shenanigans in the filming of this movie are hilarious.

They’ve already released those emails. You must have been watching the Bubble Guppies marathon, and overlooked this document dump.

My youngest son loves Bubble Guppies. I can never figure out how they go to the beach at the lake when they live under the ocean (and why they have to climb trees when they could just swim; and why is there a tree at all?)?)?

siamiam

Awwww. Things just get spoiled when too many questions are asked.

Steve Honeyman

That’s what Leo is saying as well.

benofhouston

Jeff, just think about why they always swim approximately 2-3 feet off the ocean floor instead of, you know, the entire rest of the ocean.
And if I remember correction the beach and lake instances were imagination sequences.

TinyCO2

When are those who think they care about AGW going to stop canvassing each other for opinions and actually start talking to those they supposedly need to persuade? It doesn’t matter how many times they polish it, their message still looks like sh…
You can PR persuade people to choose something they already want but it’s very hard to nudge them into doing something they will hate. Cutting CO2 is very difficult, expensive, limiting and destructive. The public will never embrace it. They might grudgingly accept it but only with exemplary evidence, a sage plan for the future and an imformed, humble leadership. None of which is currently on the table.
I was pleased by DiCaprio’s movie. It demonstrated that they had even less to show the public than back in Al Gore’s time. No scissor lift to scare people into drawing the wrong conclusion. No spiraling hurricane counts. The evidence that renewables are a failure has rolled in since 2005 and all those green opportunities turn out to be fool’s green (like fool’s gold but less pretty).

Koop in VA

That’s curious that you say that renewables are a failure. We have historically used fossil fuels because they are cheap and plentiful but they produce some nasty problems on the side. The amount of technological advancement we need to make to overcome the natural advantage of the cheapness and abundance of fossil fuels is not insignificant. Fortunately, many of us think that the technological advancement should be done during the time when fossil fuels are still relatively cheap and abundant.
And you know what? I would encourage you to look at the price curves of PV solar and wind and instead of poo-pooing it we should collectively take pride in it. It is really far from a failure. Are they where they need to be to be economically competitive? No, not yet. But the writing is clearly on the wall. Are they as “green” as they were promised to be? Perhaps not but they have much less nasty problems on the side than fossil fuels.
So that as a short hand version of the events in the last 40 years in regards to renewables, why do you consider them to be a failure? The technological leap was/is huge. We are undertaking it at a time when fossil fuels are still relatively cheap and abundant. Aren’t the technological and economic advances we made in renewables a great achievement and put us n a much better position for when fossil fuels aren’t cheap nor abundant?

Udar

They are failure because despite worldwide spending equivalent of at least 100 Manhattan projects per year for 15 years on them they still can not compete with traditional energy sources.

Mickgringo

Hey Koop
How much “energy” goes in to resourcing the raw materials, manufacturing the technology, delivering and assembling the technology that eventually ends up being used to collect, process and deliver the energy that you’ll be using to replace those cheap and plentiful resources currently being used now? Well? Hmmmmmm?

Koop in VA

Hey Udar, perhaps a better comparison would be looking at the amount of subsidies for fossil fuels over the course of their existence to the amount of subsidies to renewables over the course of their existence. Would that analysis intrigue you or make any sense to you?
On a related front, when is the proper time for society to invest in the replacement of a finite fuel which drives it’s economy? Should we be conservative in our estimate of how long we can wait? Should we base it on our politics? Should we base it on science? Should we consider any of the negative effects of the fossil fuel economy or the renewable economy?

Fonzarelli

I’m afraid that you are grossly inaccurate about renewable energy as it currently exists. If it were not for government subsidies and forced regulations these “alternatives” would have “gone the way of all the earth” years ago. As a supplement to REAL petroleum, which by the way, is not fossil fuel, it is a naturally occurring process within the earth. You might try searching for that hypothesis although you use Google at your own peril, considering they, YouTube, and all social/television media are in the pocket of the globalists, who control D.C. (where this Marxist crap is being force-fed to us through regulations, fear-mongering and censorship of opposing views).

At some point, market forces will kick in and make renewable energy sources competitive. But this is not the purview of the government. That path will cost billions of taxpayer dollars without a marketable product being produced…because when the research is subsidized in a time where there is no true demand for the eventual product, there’s no incentive to economize or ever come up with a viable solution. With unlimited cash resources that are written in to some massive omnibus bill, there’s no incentive for researches to kill the goose that laid their golden egg. These individuals are motivated by job security for the most part. The private sector is the best laboratory to produce the next energy breakthrough because a capitalist with resources is incentivized by the possibility of future profits and won’t be throwing money away at dead end research and development. What’s more, there’ll be competition to get there first…and to bring it to the market first and at the cheapest price.

Frank K.

As a mechanical engineer, I have NO problem with alternative energy sources, but those who are fond of this source of energy should walk the walk. Install solar panels on your house, windmills in your yard and completely go off the grid (no city electric, sewer, or water). And no burning of anything for heat (even wood). And no IC engine vehicles for transport (bikes work well, especially in the winter). And no deliveries of goods and services from IC engine vehicles (no Amazon, eBay, …). And no plastics either (made from that evil petroleum).

Bruce Boswell

Believe or not you have made a great point by what you wrote

It concerns me that global warming alarmists are also pro-alternate energy. To me these are different issues and needed to be treated separately. Science seems to be leaning towards an ice age rather than any global warming trend. History shows us that ice ages and warming periods do occur, without any man-made influence. So weather is not a good argument for carbon taxes or alternate fuels, unless we think oil will be gone by the time the next ice age comes. That might be a reasonable argument.
But I am pro-alternate energy, simply because we are overly dependent on a single finite energy source. The fact that oil is so much more efficient than any other source makes it even more concerning that we completely dependent on it. Where I differ is that I also see the value in increasing fuel efficiency. The more energy we can squeeze out of a gallon of oil, the better life will be for everyone. Eco-activists like Koop would be adverse to any investment in oil and gas tech.
I’m not completely against government subsidies for big projects. That’s one of the few arguments for big government existing. Udar mentions the Manhattan Project, which is a big reason we are all not speaking German or Japanese right now. The interstate highway network is a good example of a project that probably couldn’t have been accomplished by the states. The Internet was a government project originally, completely subsidized.
Ironically, solar has the capability to make homes much more self-sufficient. Imagine if you could build a home anywhere on the planet, with access to internet and electricity? Water is still a problem, that will not be easily solved. But I don’t think Koop would be happy if Right-wing nuts could even more easily go off the grid.
And I doubt Koop appreciates the private efforts of billionaire Elon Musk to make solar completely a profit-driven industry. That is not the goal! Liberals want the government to control the transmission lines of power. Why haven’t Liberals praised Musk? It’s sad when even a good idea like alternate energy is really just a wrapper for a big government agenda.

MarkW

Koop, is there anything you know that is actually true?
The problems with burning coal and oil were solved over 40 years ago.
Renewables aren’t 40 years old, we’ve been using wind power for more like 400 years
Using the sun to create heat is as old as mankind and photovoltaics go back closer to 70 years.

MarkW

Once again Koop demonstrates that everything he knows is actually wrong.
There are no subsidies for fossil fuels. That lie has been well and thoroughly refuted many times, but that won’t stop the acolytes from repeating it.

MarkW

alendarflux, we have between 500 and 1500 years to develop whatever will be needed to replace oil and coal.
Don’t sweat it.

hunter

About what one would expect from a GED certificate holder sitting on an immense inferiority complex and stack of cash.

Caligula Jones

C’mon he knows more about models than all the world’s scientists COMBINED.

phaedo

It’s not the worst film in the world … but it’s very close.

Mumbles McGuirck

I notice that the second season premier of “Years of Living Dangerously” also on NatGeo came in 125th!
125 YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 533
This episode was hosted by bearded David Letterman in his un-funniest role yet!

Ed Zuiderwijk

Caprioles de Leonardo. The movies with Donatello, Raphael and Mike (not Mann but Angelo) were funnier.

Amber

A $$20 Trillion debt , a military running around trying to catch butter flies with a tweezer , social unrest ,
mass export of jobs , a completely out of control EPA , a self dealing Presidential candidate running one step ahead of the law , a massive carbon tax about to be sprung on citizens and the current President setting the stage for a new “Save The Planet ” Charity Foundation like the Clinton money machine .
A patronizing Hollywood hypocrite doesn’t even hit the radar . Go Bubble Guppies .

Di Caprio was in the Calgary Alberta Canada region last winter to act for his movie “The Revenant”…. but they had to pull up stakes and move to South America due to a lack of adequate snow coverage needed to the winter scenes……
It seems he was convinced by someone that the lack of snow was due to AGW. But in fact Alberta’s winter climate gets frequent cold reprieves due to a weather phenomena called a “Chinook”. It is like have a few days of warm spring weather from time to time throughout our otherwise cold winter season.
In fact anyone who attended the 1988 Winter Olympics held here in Calgary will recall that we had Chinook weather conditions throughout part of the 88 winter olympics making for very comfortable conditions for tourists and spectators. Leonardo Di Caprio is not well though of in our part of the country because he is ignorant if not downright evil in his efforts on the AGW issues.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_wind

Bruce Cobb

I hear they’re planning a sequel; “The Day After the Flood”. You’ll wish you had an ark.

Steve C

Unless you’re a Bubble Guppy, of course.

Gary Hladik
Patrick M.

Wow! That is a big boat! You know, If there had bee a cataclysmic event like the one mentioned in Genesis, and the world had been covered by a massive flood – then, of course, we should expect to find: fully formed animals (fossils) that had been buried on every continent across the world, some in massive graveyards, and of course some of the fossils may still have soft tissue (including dinosaurs), and of course we should find sea shells on every mountain range due to the rapid uplifting as the fountains of the great deep ruptured – oh wait… that’s exactly what we do find! And what’s more, if Leonardo D. had ventured into that same book he would already know for sure that the world would NEVER be covered by a flood again – at least that’s what the Creator of you, me and Leonard D. said. It’s so simple. Beats makin’ stuff up and passing it off as truth.

Darryl S

This news amuses me. Doesn’t Leo get that he is the epitome of the word hypocrite?

actors are trained to let criticism bounce right off

Bob Kutz

And speaking of shows . . . I happened to catch an episode of “Explorer” on the National Geographic Channel the other night, starring none other than Bill Nye.
Of course the topic was ‘Global Warming’, though it was frequently referred to as ‘climate change’ during the program.
He had a part of the show where parts of southern Florida are already being inundated by “tidal flooding”, as a result of rising sea levels. Some scientist of one sort or another indicated that South Florida and indeed much of Manhattan could be fully flooded by the middle of this century. In fact, Bill said, some banks are no longer writing 30 year mortgages in the area because of the rising waters. I bet.
Another part of the show mentioned certain islands in the South Pacific where rising sea levels have already caused loss of property and potable water . . . from sea lever rise caused by global warming . . . caused by man-made CO2 emissions. Of that much Bill was certain. No mention of the parrot fish, the coral cycle or the fresh water lense. No. No actual science or investigation. Just unsupported pronouncements of ‘scientific fact’. Oh, and the statement that the time for scientific debate has passed . . .
Then they showed a sequestration plant . . . it could put 1 million tons of CO2 into the ground per year. Oh, but manmade CO2 emissions are so much more than that . . . like 30 billion tons or something. They showed a graphic, comparing what this one plant could sequester vs. the total of anthropogenic sources. Of course they didn’t bother showing the non-anthropogenic emissions. A very telling omission, in my humble opinion.
Then he went on about the weather; the hurricanes, the drought in California, tornadoes . . .then he added ‘the tsunami’ to the list of effects of climate change that are accelerating and causing destruction. I kid you not. When he was listing weather phenomena made more dangerous by anthropogenic global warming, he included the tsunami. Then he said ‘this is what the science tells us’, again reiterating that the time for scientific debate has passed. I was dumb struck by his lack of comprehension of the difference between speculation and science. And tsunami’.
Of course there was the hand wringing. The impending doom causing widespread depression amongst climate scientists. Then he visited this guy in New Mexico. This was an actual climate scientist of some sort or another, who gave up. He quite his job as professor of doom . . . er . . . climate science, bought a place in the New Mexico wilderness and set up his dooms day survival ranch. Him and his wife.
This guy says there will be no people left alive on the planet by 2030. I kid you not. Not that the planet would be uninhabitable by then, but that the plants and animals upon which we depend will have been wiped out by then. He didn’t bat an eye, he apparently didn’t even understand the contradiction of what he was saying. (apparently the Earth can be inhabitable by people but not the plants and animals upon which we depend . . . what does that mean, exactly?) It was an official scientific pronouncement, in the opinion of BIll Nye. We’re doomed. Well, even Bill had to admit that was among the more pessimistic views of CAGW. But this is a scientist after all, and you have to believe science. Or at least trust that Bill Nye knows the difference . . . I guess.
And this was on the National Geographic Channel. I watched with my eldest child, explaining at each step which parts were probably scientific (Earth warmed during the 20th century, more likely than not a significant portion was the result of anthropogenic emissions of CO2, etc.), which parts were unfounded speculation masquerading as science (the weather trends, the massively accelerated sea-level rise which would have to happen and which is not found in any actual science anywhere, the notions of ‘tipping points’, the mere concept that tsunami are in any way related to any form of climate change, etc.)
Anyway, with propaganda like this on NGC, its no wonder the uninformed think this is a real impending catastrophe. What chance to dim bulbs like Leonardo DeCaprio and Matt Damon have?
Just thought I’d throw out my $0.02 about the caliber of TV programing re;CAGW.

The Pacific Ocean has more problems from Fukashima thanit does from AGW!!!
[It would be helpful to all if you could expand on the problems Fukushima has caused for the Pacific and back it up with data or links. A bald statement like yours with spelling errors and multiple exclamation marks is unlikely to attract much interest despite your obvious desire to contribute to the debate. Just trying to help . . . mod]

MarkW

Since the ocean is not having any problem with Fukashima, then it follows that AGW must actually be good for the ocean.

Frank K.

The best thing you can do is to cut your cable service to the basic package and get only internet and (if needed) a land line. Cable is a **giant** waste of money, and TV is fast headed for a la carte streaming services. I saved nearly $100/month by eliminating my “premium” cable service.

MarkW

I use an antenna to pull down the local broadcast channels, and have eliminated cable entirely.
If they ever do start a-la-carte, I may jump back in.

wws

This is always the problem with heart felt missionary work, the goal is always to convert the Unbelievers to the True Faith, but you gotta get the Unbelievers to pay attention first. You get together this big, high budget production, get some shiny celebs in on it, make your pitch, and then you end up just preachin’ to the choir. Now of course the choir loves all the attention and is gonna rave about what a good Sermon you gave, but the whole point of the production is gone down the drain when that happens.

Resourceguy

It would be a lot more shocking to see a movie about the hometown of Obama and Hillary. The Wolf is nowhere to be found when real trouble comes along.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161031/BLOGS02/161039991/state-gets-more-awful-news-from-teachers-retirement-system

Svend Ferdinandsen

Does DiCaprio ever look out the windows when he is flying around the world?
Then he would see how small the human influence on Earth is regarding factories and smoke stacks.
The calving glaciers is a good and dramatic picture, but some history and relations would help.
If they were not calving we would really be in trouble. The ice cap would grow or it would be a sign of no precipitation. What would you prefer. The calving is natural for an ice cap to be in general balance.

Resourceguy

Plan 9 from Political Space

ossqss

Should have been named “Before the Dud”, just sayin…….

It’s really too bad that it wasn’t beaten by a South Park rerun of the ‘Manbearpig’ episode.

OneUp1234

I am so trying to stay open minded of both sides of this argument…..but trash like this makes it very difficult.

Staying open minded about Bubble Guppies would probably be a more constructive use of your intellectual time. Leon’s crowd are peddling total fantasy without a scrap of supporting evidence. When they get around to presenting some we can then all so try to be open minded about it.

Big m

Just when I am about to give up on humanity for being sheep I stumble across this great selection of comments by awake and aware common folk.
Sadly, nye, DiCaprio, gore, obummer and their ilk all work for the NWO and their money printing minions. They gladly exchange the freedoms and future of their fellow slaves for a few million shekels. It seems to me it is finally time to totally destroy these inbred freaks who have been running the world for maybe 2000 years. The last generation of so called elite seem so inbred and idiodic to me I think they will bring their entire system crumbling down. I for one will not comply with their forced vaccine and GMO food murder campaigns.
I also recommend folks start watching some flat earth videos and research the NASA space scam and sandy hook, Boston bombing and pulse shooting hoaxes. It is all one big giant total and complete lie. And it is all crashing in on these idiot inbreds who took things too far and now are waking up the sleeping sheep who are going to be $&/@issed.
I’m not an inbred scumbag “elite”. I’m the real deal. The real leadership. The “elite” can kiss my white ass. I can print fake money too, scumbags. You are NOT nearly as smart as you dirtbags think you are. And poisoning our kids with tainted vaccines??? What did the little kids do to you to deserve that???

lower than CNN?!! what a downer.

‘Bubble Guppies’ is about a make believe underwater city. My theory is that the Alarmists tuned in to that show by accident, saw a city underwater, and just assumed they were watching Dicaprio’s show.

Does Leo still think Chinook winds are something that just began a few years ago?

Kevin

Will there be more or less Chinook winds with a warming planet?

MarkW

Yes

Have to say he’s not entirely blank. He still likes chilling on mega-yachts with supermodels brought in by helicopter on a rotation basis. I would too but I would not be telling other people to turn down the AC and car-pool in a Prius.

Resourceguy

What is TV again? I forgot.

Harry Passfield

Looking at the ‘cast list’ I figured DiCrapio was ‘played’ by Al Bore.

Stevan Reddish

video ad keeps pulling page back to it. How to stop?
SR

JohnWho

Happening to me, too.
Very aggravating.

Samuel C Cogar

Steven , so glad that you mentioned that.
I’ve been fighting that silly assed “ad” for the past 3 days and was beginning to think it was malware in my System10. I finally gave up on reading WUWT, closed it out and played Solitaire.
I got by that hiccupping “ad” 2 or 3 times by end-tasking the Adobe Flash Player and/or re-loading IE.
Even the Fox News website has so damn much “jumping”, ”flashing”, “jiggling” ads and “talking videos ads” on the PC display that there is hardly any space left for displaying the “text” of the News article.

Maybe try uBlock Origin or the equivalent. Don’t leave it on indefinitely as it deprives our esteemed host of earnings. I think it might have an immunizing effect for a while. I’m only getting a well-behaved ad for dot blog; “whatever you make, make it yours”.
Hmmm everything I make is unmistakably mine unfortunately.

I watched the movie just to see what sort of bat to take to the next discussion with some local liberals. The interesting part is that Micheal Mann has completely gone off his rocker and is now a full on “conspiracy theorist” come political commentator (he is also being hunted by nasty threatening inferred to be “right wing crazies”). The other interview that was interesting was one he did in India with an Indian eco-loon who stated the case pretty well for why slowing down the rate of electrification is a hard sell in the developing world.

I saw the first fifteen minutes, it’s narcisistic and boring. It seems dI Caprio really believes what he says, doesn’t realize it’s way overdone. And incredibly boring.

TA

“It seems dI Caprio really believes what he says, doesn’t realize it’s way overdone. And incredibly boring.”
I think you are right, DiCaprio does seem to be a true believer, and a pessimistic one at that. And the video *was* incredibly boring.

Brian R

I think what’s even funnier is that Truck Tech on PowerNation beat it by 4 places. Not saying that Truck Tech is nearly as bad as DiCrapio’s dribble, but that a show that is really the antithesis of CGW gets a higher rating.

Bruce Cobb

DeCarpio should write a book. He could call it “Blathering Heights”.

Gamecock

‘Before the Flood came in at #61 for the weekend.’
Good enough for an Emmy!

Big Bear

And the Nobel Prize!

Ken in Kelowna

I watched it! The whole thing! It got me thinking that Leo is possibly the stupidest man on the face of the earth…or…this was a very subtle and cleverly construed comedy. Factless, ridiculous, and I hope NatGeo is totally embarrassed for broadcasting this garbage propaganda.

stpaulchuck

NatGeo went to the dark side years ago. Same with the History Channel and several used to be science magazines.

Raul

I agree totally… haven’t read Scientific American in years and even American Scientist is starting to suck out loud with junk science and alarmist innuendo.

LOL, well said.Why do dumb as bricks actors believe they are as smart as the parts they play???

DiCaprio just needs a better soundtrack. How could he possibly compete with this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5lslcw4QKM

Brian R

Maybe they could speed up the video 2-4 times, play “Yakety Sax” and make it like the Benny Hill show.

stpaulchuck

LOL

Alan Robertson

Apparently, someone is trying to generate viewership numbers for Leo’s latest, as I just got an offer to rent the movie for free in email, from “fandangonow.com”

rogerthesurf

OMG it is labeled as a “documentary”.
That has to be the greatest misnomer in history!
Cheers
Roger
http://www.thedemiseofchristchurch.com

Gunga Din

Spell Check Alert!
“Doctoredmentory”.
This wasn’t the first.

rogerthesurf

I would have classified as fiction or fantasy:)

joelobryan

Leo will forever be “Bob” from Titanic in my mental image.
http://media.giphy.com/media/YE9A1qSEn0gV2/giphy.gif

James Fosser

Sitting in a Doctors waiting room yesterday and picked up a 29th October 2016 New Scientist. Expecting to see the words”Climate Change” or ”Global Warming” on every second page, I was surprised that it was actually full of science Never saw ”Global Warming” or ”Climate Change ” anywhere (I was then called in to see doc and no chance to read magazine more closely.

Bubble Guppies looks more like a fact based documentary than does DiCaprio’s Global Warming Epic ‘Before the Flood’ .

Hyman

I LOVE BUBBLE GUPPIES!!!

LoL.
The warmer’s scam relies on gruber funding.
Should be bankrupt in 6 months.