November 22nd, 2011
The movie is going to be shown next month at the COP17 climate meetings in Durban, South Africa so it’s time for a new trailer.
THE MOVIE THE SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITIES DIDN’T WANT YOU TO SEE because the scientist-turned-filmmaker in it is a doofus and the movie is riddled with climate skeptics (oh my!)
DUDE, WHERE’S MY CLIMATE STRATEGY
Sadly, my movie, “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy,” is as relevant today as it was in 2008 when it premiered at the Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on the west coast followed by the Woods Hole Film Festival on the east coast. For a while, in the beginning, it actually was a little bit out of synch given the policy that “An Inconvenient Truth” had established of not engaging with climate skeptics because “there is no debate about global warming.”
Well, that strategy didn’t work. I already knew it wouldn’t in 2007 from what I had seen of the evolution community — evolutionists who had tried to go with the “evolution is a fact” tactic in dealing with anti-evolutionists fared poorly. Reality is irrelevant. All that matters with the public is perception — and for both of these topics (evolution and global warming) the perception is that there’s a major debate raging.
The science community finally kinda got this point in 2009 when they had their posteriors handed to them with ClimateGate. That unfortunate event was the best thing that ever happened to my movie. It left me wanting to say, “See … I told you there really is a debate.”
Since then I’ve had probably 50 screenings of “Sizzle.” No one ever again questioned why I included skeptics in the movie. And last week I gave my big talk at the WWF symposium titled, “Dude, where’s my climate movement?” (which they say will be posted next week) I was braced for someone, anyone, to tear into me saying, “You’re saying the climate movement is a failure, that’s not so.” But that didn’t happen. Instead ALL the comments were along the lines of, “Can you believe how bad we’ve failed?”
One nice thing is that they are showing, “Sizzle,” in Durban, South Africa at the next “Conference of the Parties” (COP 17) which is the on-going series of U.N. sponsored meetings of everyone combatting global warming. Glad they’re showing it. Glad I don’t have to sit in a plane for 40 hours burning up fossil fuels to be there.