Climategate Hits Hollywood: Should the Academy Rescind Gore's Oscar?

Screenwriter Roger L. Simon and filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd discuss what the Climategate scandal reveals about the shaky foundations of Al Gore’s Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth” and consider how the Academy might restore its reputation.

5 Responses to Climategate Hits Hollywood: Should the Academy Rescind Gore's Oscar?

  1. Torrie December 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    That’s it……….the Govt. should be fired immediately…..period.We The People would probably unanimously agree.We have put up with their nonsense long enough.Time for the 2nd American Revolution!!!!

  2. paul wenum December 8, 2009 at 12:27 am #

    Torrie, calm down. It is called the voting booth. Been there? If not, suggest you do in 2010 and 2012.

  3. Rob N. Hood December 8, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    No, Torrie, you ae absolutely correct.

  4. B Meridew December 9, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    There was a headline question in the UK Daily Telegraph in July 2007 which read “Can Live Earth Save the Planet?”. The simple answer to this question is NO! Despite our damaging the planet’s habitat and resources, the earth is more than capable of looking after itself – man is just another supposedly intelligent inhabitant, although with the hype over Global Warming, I have severe doubts as to the actual intelligence levels of many of the so called “experts” who produce and/or agree with the hype. In this case, these experts can be defined as “X” – an unknown quantity and “sperts” – drips under pressure. I was embarrassed when Al Gore was awarded acolades for his film and would like to see him as well as those who provided the support humbled.

    The driving forces behind the “man is responsible for global warming” scam are politics and finance. World wide, the media, politicians, companies and organisations are only interested in preserving their jobs and/or making profits from this scam. And now we have the Copenhagen Event which will just convince more and more individuals, companies and countries to join the misguided bandwagon of those who peceive money making opportunities whilst at the same time perpetuating the “we are rsponsibel for the CO2 damaging our environment” myth to millions of gullible public.

    It doesn’t help when some misguided Green activists actually believe the hype as well. They welcome anything which will drive technology backwards in the mistaken belief that we will all be better off if we live in the past. They should wake up to the fact most Third World countries are already living in the past because they have not been allowed to get any further! Is that what these Greens want – poverty, disease and short life expectancies?

    There is an abundance of evidence produced by very credible scientists which shows that CO2 is NOT the cause of Global Warming, man-made or otherwise. Unfortunately, because these scientists don’t toe the “Global Warming is Man-Made” line, they are ignored and ostracised. Eventually, the world public will wake up to the fact that we are all being fed a load of hysterical propaganda. Meanwhile, the list of individuals and companies who believe, “we can make money out of this CO2 scare lark”, is growing – you only have to look at the advertising of the automotive and energy companies. Any attempts to reduce energy consumption on a world wide basis is to be appluaded, so if this scam is perpetuated then it is the only good side benefit. Howver, I am sure that there are very highly qualified technical personnel working for such companies who are more than aware that the CO2 hype is fallacious, but who are obliged, (if they want to keep their jobs), to follow the “marketing” line of their company bosses who see financial opportunities.

    Financial gain is being made at the expense of the third world countries, which are “politically” prevented from using the only energy sources capable of allowing them to eventually compete with the rest of us. The forces behind this scam do not want level playing fields. Internationally that has always been the case and Global Warming scare-mongering has added another weapon to their armoury. Unfortunately, it has also become a subject which fits neatly into the media “scary subject” slot which makes more money for the printed media operatives than non scary subjects.

    Global Warming is a natural and perpetual cyclic event which has been going on for hundreds of millennia. Unfortunately, misguided commercial activity and politics for financial gain has also been with us for a long time, so you will forgive me thinking that my comments will probably not make a blind bit of difference. However, I would have liked to have been around 50 years from now to join the chorus of those who would be able to look back and say, “Do you remember that stupid CO2 Global Warming Scam?”.

  5. paul wenum December 10, 2009 at 12:34 am #

    B Meridew, Thank you!

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