Sarah Palin lends her unblemished reputation to climate denier film
There’s a new anti-climate change documentary coming to theaters near you! Climate Hustle (no word yet as to whether Ace Hood did the soundtrack) recently garnered support from Sarah Palin, Tina Fey’s less eloquent doppelgänger — and some skepticism from our favorite science guy, Bill Nye.
Climate Hustle — director Marc Morano’s attempt to make mainstream climate science look like an “overheated environmental con job” — is set to open in 400 theaters on May 2. Morano is a famed climate denier and conservative communications specialist who counts Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rush Limbaugh among his former clients. He currently serves as executive director of the pro-fossil fuel, anti-regulation lobbying organization Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).
An April 14 documentary screening in Washington, D.C., will be followed by a “riveting” panel discussion featuring Palin and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a congressman with a history of bullying climate scientists.
In other news, Morano turned down a $20,000 global warming bet with Bill Nye in an interview on the documentary. (Watch the video above for all the cringeworthy moments.)
“Would you take [this] bet?” Nye asked Morano, posing the stipulations: “2016 will be the hottest — among the hottest, rather — of the last 10 years, and 2010 to 2020 will be the hottest decade on record.” Morano declined.
We have a question for Morano, too: Is this film another attempt to protect fossil fuel interests, slow political action on climate change, and confuse the American public about what’s really going on with the planet?
We’re pretty sure the answer is (to borrow a phrase from Palin): You betcha!