Fathom Events and SpectiCast are giving a major push to the anti-global warming documentary “Climate Hustle,” with plans for showings at nearly 400 theaters on May 2.
Variety has learned exclusively that former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is participating in the event. The screening of the documentary, produced by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and Marc Morano’s ClimateDepot.com, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Palin, with opening remarks by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
“I’m very passionate about this issue,” Palin told Variety. “We’ve been told by fearmongers that global warming is due to man’s activities and this presents strong arguments against that in a very relatable way.”
Palin noted that, while governor in 2008, she sued the U.S. government over placing the polar bear on the threatened species list because of the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice. Palin pointed to the high population of polar bears in 2008 and dismissed climate models that predict continued loss of sea ice as “unreliable,” “uncertain” and “unproven,” but a federal judge backed the government scientists’ finding in 2011.
“I wanted facts and real numbers,” Palin said. “The polar bear population is stable, if not growing and the designation would have stymied Alaska’s pursuit of developing its natural resources.”
Yes Sarah Palin is always "very passionate" about ignorance. (Alaska Dispatch reminds us that Palin accepted that climate change was real when she was Governor of Alaska.)
By the way speaking of "facts and real numbers" according to a study released in 2014 the polar bear population in the frozen sea north of Alaska has dropped 40% in ten years.
I just hope these people in Washington recognize that this idiot does NOT speak for the majority of Alaskans who not only recognize that man made climate change is real, but have been dealing with its disastrous effects for the last thirty plus years.
P.S. A lot of people, and news outlets, seem to be under the impression that Bill Nye is appearing on a panel and will debate Sarah Palin over climate change.
As much as I think people would pay big money to see that, that is not what is happening:
Variety reported that, according to a spokesperson for Nye, he was not invited to be on the panel. Instead, footage from an interview involving Nye will be shown.
Trust me none of the mental midgets participating in this farce would want to have Bill Nye there to stick a pin in their climate change denying argument.