Director James Cameron: Global warming skeptics are “swine”

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

The Aspen Times reports on some harsh words the award-winning filmmaker had to say at a recent “renewable energy summit” in Aspen (via):

ASPEN — James Cameron doesn’t mince words when talking about people who are skeptical that humans are causing global warming.

“I think they’re swine,” the renowned filmmaker told an audience member Sunday on the final day of the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen.

Just before saying that, Cameron received a standing ovation for a short documentary he screened about a coalition of people he joined who are opposed to a massive hydropower project in Brazil that would displace a large tribal community there.

It was during a series of talks Sunday about the strong effect the right-wing punditry — Cameron named the regulars: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, who are known for their sharp attacks on environmentalists — has on Americans.

“Effing demigods,” as green communications strategist Richard Greene called them.

“A lot of really good American people are being lied to,” added Peter Byck, the director of an upcoming climate change documentary called “Carbon Nation.”

Byck stressed that Americans’ hearts are in the right places, but that skeptics of climate change have such a vast infrastructure in getting what he called their false message out, many don’t know whom to believe.

Greene, Cameron and a host of other climate-change activists said there needs to be a broad educational campaign, one aimed at convincing voters and politicians that not being able to prove that fossil fuel-produced carbon is changing the temperature of Earth is not a license for inaction.

In other words, peeps, the skeptics are making progress in changing people’s minds on the issue of the threat of so-called “man-made” global warming, and these self-important twits don’t like it one little bit. Let’s also not forget that the global warming alarmist community doesn’t exactly help advance “the cause” when it is repeatedly caught massaging data to suit a particular agenda. If the science was supposedly “settled,” what would be the point in manipulating the data in the first place?

Yet it’s Glenn Beck and Rush who are the “problem”? Right.

Anyway, more from the people who want to “save the world” – in this particular case, at the expense of innocent people in Afghanistan:

Harvey Wasserman, a senior adviser to Greenpeace and author of the book “Solartopia!”, told audience members that if the government would stop its military operations in Afghanistan, it would be able to refocus those dollars on finding substantive solutions to climate change.

“We have to stop this g** damn war in Afghanistan,” Wasserman said.

Got it? We must save the people from imminent “climate change disaster” but it’s ok if we do it at the expense of innocent lives in a faraway country. What does it matter if we made a commitment to stay there 1) in order to continue to wage war against Islamofascism, and 2) until the Afghan government and people could take charge of their own destiny without outside help? Wasserman belongs in the Moonbat Hall of Shame, right along with the nitwits who advocate population control laws and forced abortions and sterilizations in the name of “preserving the environment for the trees and animals.”

Oh, and speaking of James Cameron, the issue of global warming and getting the word out about it is so important to him that he …. backed out of a scheduled debate that was supposed to take place at the renewable energy summit. Climate change skeptic Ann McElhinney wrote about that this past Sunday (hat tip: Noel Sheppard). Make sure to read McElhinney’s post in full as you’ll recognize a lot of similarities between Cameron and other noted prominent global warming alarmists who are unafraid to talk the big talk when unchallenged but are afraid to actually walk the walk when it comes to debating the science – not to mention when it comes to living the sacrificial “green” lifestyle they demand others live in the name of “saving the planet.”

It’s hard to forecast the weather out beyond a few days, but these guys are about as predictable as it gets. Don’t agree with them? Well then you’re nothing more than a treasonous “denier,” are a proponent of slavery and Nazism, have to be a flat-earther type, and deserve to be brought up on charges in “Nuremburg-style” enviro-trials.

Sheesh. And they call us intolerant and hateful?

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano has much more.


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17 Responses to “Director James Cameron: Global warming skeptics are “swine””


  1. Carlos says:

    And don’t forget, he is so concerned about AGW that he probably flew to Aspen in a private jet to be sure he got there in time to diss on the rest of us for our “carbon footprints”.

  2. Zippy says:

    Even his ex, Linda Hamilton called him ‘the biggest a$$bleep she ever met’. I’m sure she’s not lying.

    As for GW, studies are showing that since we’ve been focusing on closing the ozone layer, this in itself is creating the greenhouse effect more so than what is being handed to us on a platter. So, in effect, what we are trying to fix is killing us slowly.

  3. Phineas says:

    First Krugman calls me a “traitor to the planet,” then Ellen Goodman says I’m like a neo-Nazi Holocaust denier, and now I’m a swine according to a guy who makes movies about giant smurfs. And all because I disagree that there’s man-caused global warming.

    Who knew that I was such a paragon of evil! Cool! >:)

  4. Zippy says:

    What amazes me Phineas is that those who preach tolerance, understanding and peace only direct their humanity and compassion towards those who believe the incredibly overly inflated out of touch with reality truth they selectively abide by. Tolerance does not apply to those who disagree. Amazing.

    LMAO traitor to the planet? Sorta like kryptonite eh?

  5. John Bibb says:

    Cue up the HIDE THE DECLINE video again. Cartoons work better with the mentally challenged “greenies”. Don’t confuse them with facts and real data–they can’t handle them.

  6. your mama says:

    And yet Cameron and the biggest wind bag Gore will not debate the skeptics,hmmmm.Telling very telling.

  7. Steve Hussein Skubinna says:

    Why doesn’t it ever occur to these people that, if what they tell us is true, it would not need to be supported by corrupt, manipulated, or false data?

    Yeah, the same reason it never occurs to them to ask “If the Tea Party is racist, why don’t we have recordings of them making racist statements and have to make them up?”

    There’s regular ol’ truth, which relies on facts and evidence, and you know, being true. Then there’s capital letter Truth, which relies on making lefties feel better about themselves and superior to us.

    So okay. I hereby stipulate that James Freakin’ Cameron is a superior being, and waaaaaay better than I am. I also stipulate that if he ever comes down off his mountain to get in my face I will snap him off at the ankles.

    Stay in your bubble, James. You would not like real life.

  8. MissJean says:

    I’ve re-read the last paragraph of the article three times and I still don’t get understand it. Someone, please help me figure out this part of the quote:
    not being able to prove that fossil fuel-produced carbon is changing the temperature of Earth is not a license for inaction.”

    So, being able to prove that it’s changing the temperature WOULD be a license for inaction?

    Or, Cameron and others want people to take action based on nothing?

    Or, this is some test of faith for Cameron’s new religion based on a belief in Great Mother Gaia?

  9. TexasDoc says:

    Coming from the likes of James Cameron, we should take this as a compliment. He is as big a conspiracy theorist whackjob as Oliver Stone, and even more self-important, clueless and narcissistic as Chairman Zero. Add a dash of Sean Penn’s stupidity and VOILA…you have James Cameron.

  10. Marshall Art says:

    Another bastion of environmental concern is Brad Pitt who is reconsidering his position on capital punishment, suggesting it would be appropriate for BP executives. How sad to be unable to separate Hollywood fantasy worlds from the real world.

  11. Jo says:

    There is only one thing we can do: Do NOT support these pompous, elitist idiots’ ‘films’ (wonder how big the ‘carbon footprint left behind by Avatar was?). This is the reason I don’t go to many movies and don’t support most of the Hollywood left. Follow the money.

  12. CZ says:

    Coming from a rabid rodent, being called swine ain’t such a bad thing.

  13. ShiftyJ says:

    So he back out of a round table climate change debate because his opponents weren’t kosher?

  14. Carlos says:

    Nah, he backed out of the debate when he discovered his opponents really don’t believe in AGW, as opposed to the ones who argue the degree to which man is responsible.

    Typical nut case. Can’t debate on facts and real data.