Video: “The 11th Hour” trailer

posted at 4:49 pm on July 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

Leo DiCaprio’s new documentary on global warming arrives at last. It’s 11:59, the world’s coming to an end, and everyone who isn’t a refugee will be dead. I’ve said this before vis-a-vis the Goracle but I’ll say it again: if they want to make this issue bipartisan, and there’s no reason it can’t be, they simply must de-celebrify it. It’s too closely associated right now with personalities conservatives hate and trendy, boutique “socially conscious” elitist cause celebres to get the right to take it seriously, which makes it a sort of photo negative of terrorism vis-a-vis the left. Get Newt on the horn and any other true believing conservative you can find and enlist them for the cause, then get Gore and Leo on the horn and tell them to take a powder for awhile. It’s sad that partisanship would dictate one’s critical judgment of empirical data but it’s also a fact of life, so adjust accordingly.


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His hair goo causes global warming.

EduardoOTI on July 25, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Pivot on this LEO.
I got your hope right here

400lb Gorilla on July 25, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Oh jeez. Go away Leo. Your guilty concience is really annoying.

Zetterson on July 25, 2007 at 4:55 PM

First icebergs, now this.

Will it never end!

profitsbeard on July 25, 2007 at 4:57 PM

Actors and artists in general are empathizers and communicators. The substance is largely irrelevant. Its the act of communicating something “important” and being ernest, sincere, empathetic, and seeing “what’s really going on man”. Since this is all they know we should just adopt a doctrine of preemption about it. Instead of trying to get celebs to mind their own business, which will never happen, we should just recruit them first. Get them into causes like Darfur, where they are actually in favor of our intervention against bad actors in the Muslim world. Or hard working blue collar Americans who lose their jobs to illegal immigrants because big business is greedy. These guys just want to FEEEEEL about something. Give ‘em something else to feel about and leave my light bulbs alone.

D0WNT0WN on July 25, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Can someone please pass the tangerines?

infidel4life on July 25, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Poor Kid, He still thinks he’s King of the World.

GoodBoy on July 25, 2007 at 5:03 PM

“And the Oscar goes to Leo….”

That’s all he really wants and the only reason he made the film. He’s MiniGoracle.

Brat on July 25, 2007 at 5:05 PM

If i want advice on macro-scale meteorological trends and patterns, I can think of a long list of people I might consult, ranging from Dr. Fred Singer to Stephen Hawking. (Don’t laugh, physicists are very good at figuring out gross air mass movements.)

As for Leo Duh………..

He is on my list.

Right below Daffy Duck, and just above Bruno the Acrobatic Bear.

(AlGore From The Planet Eco is just above Daff’, and below Elmer Fudd.)

cheers

eon

eon on July 25, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Are there folks here that recall the left claimed Bush and his cronies were creating a boogie man (AQ) to keep people scared?

Global warming is the left’s boogie man.

swami on July 25, 2007 at 5:09 PM

That little be-bop car looked as cool as a 1970 Barracuda with a shaker hood. /sarc off

abinitioadinfinitum on July 25, 2007 at 5:10 PM

I don’t have problems with catastrophic anthropogenic climate change because of the personalities who are touting it, I have a problem with it because it’s very bad science. I don’t care whose face spouts crap, it’s still crap.

Bob's Kid on July 25, 2007 at 5:13 PM

I’m going to take refuge at DiCaprio’s mega-mansion. Anybody have an idea how many carbon offsets is necessary to maintain that behemoth?

Blake on July 25, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Did that guy 2/3 of the way through say we should redesign the Zionist Elf? The Zionist Elf needs no redesigning.

dave_lantos on July 25, 2007 at 5:14 PM

The Right has it’s (fake) bumper sticker war on terror and the Left has it’s real war on uhhhh icebergs I mean the sun.

abinitioadinfinitum on July 25, 2007 at 5:15 PM

“but I’ll say it again: if they want to make this issue bipartisan, and there’s no reason it can’t be”

But Gorby said it was the last refuge of communism, so it’s partisan to the core – it’s not about “saving the planet,” which we cannot do – it’s beyond our capabilities – it’s about TAXING everyone into serfdom. Edwards declared that tangerines should COST more. TAX!

naliaka on July 25, 2007 at 5:19 PM

ahhh Leo, if you weren’t so pretty, I’d have to write you off completely…

The Sinner on July 25, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Damn, DiCaprio has browbeaten me into not buying tangerines today.

Dusty on July 25, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Getting politicians such as Ted “big dig” Kennedy and ilk to approve wind turbines in their backyard, and get Al Gore to install as many solar panels as George Bush has done will go a long way towards building cohesion.

Exit question: can you reform hypocrites?

Mcguyver on July 25, 2007 at 5:21 PM

The quote at 11 seconds (near the end) sums it all up, doesn’t it? This (Global warming) is this generation’s WW2. This generation will be the greatest generation. It’s about me me me.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Well, call me when Algore and Leo et al give up their froop-tee-doo lifestyles. Then I might think about believing a word they say.

inviolet on July 25, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Damn, DiCaprio has browbeaten me into not buying tangerines today.

Screw that. I’m planting another tangerine tree in my backyard and mailing them all over the planet out of the spite >:)

lorien1973 on July 25, 2007 at 5:23 PM

What are the current smug levels.

Pretty high I’d say.

mattshu on July 25, 2007 at 5:24 PM

It’s sad that partisanship would dictate one’s critical judgment of empirical data but it’s also a fact of life, so adjust accordingly.

You on board the “Climate Change” express now, AP?

Fred on July 25, 2007 at 5:24 PM

I’m the king of the woooorld!
No?
Okay uh, how about a pretty good actor?
No? Well uh how ’bout a child star that grew up with a smug self-importance that causes me to be out of touch with reality?

BINGO!

TheSitRep on July 25, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Bob’s Kid on July 25, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Bingo.

You on board the “Climate Change” express now, AP?

Fred on July 25, 2007 at 5:24 PM

Oh yeah.

Jaibones on July 25, 2007 at 5:34 PM

And i should listen to this perennial 13 year old because…?

madne0 on July 25, 2007 at 5:34 PM

It’s sad that partisanship would dictate one’s critical judgment of empirical data but it’s also a fact of life, so adjust accordingly.

Oh, God, please don’t let even Allahpundit buy into the hype. The world has been going through cycles in its history many times over. There is global warming on other planets. Were the humans there responsible? While we might add minutely to the problem of global warming, it is not man made. It’s kind of like pissing in the ocean, pardon my French. Being a lady that’s hard to say, but it is the best visual of what humans have done to affect and could to do affect a change in global warming.

doncow on July 25, 2007 at 5:34 PM

You on board the “Climate Change” express now, AP?

Fred on July 25, 2007 at 5:24 PM

Either good intentioned discussion or a great piece of snark.

Mcguyver on July 25, 2007 at 5:35 PM

When you hear themes like the science is settled or that the overwhelming majority of scientists agree, the first of which is anti scientific and the latter, false important questions must be asked as to why all the panic and doomsday threats. The extremist wing of the church of environmentalism has an agenda which, in its results would send the world back to the same dark ages as the Islamist extremists, and it has succeeded in ordaining celebrities as Gaian clergy.

The scientific community itself is driven by the need for research grants and it’s shameful how projects are readily adopted to go for the dough. I’ve met scientists who’ll admit privately that they fudge their projects with language that may get them a grant at least a part of which may be used for research that really interests them. In the so-called environmental sciences one might be surprised to learn that the large percentage of grant money ends up in the hands of political scientists, sociologists others in the humanities who could not pass an entry level university course in chemistry, mathematics or physics all of which are needed to have a chance of understanding the climate and what drives it.

In 10 to 15 years we’ll be hearing about global cooling again, and when this occurs you can be sure that today’s goof balls will say it was because their great warning was heeded but maybe the politicians were over zealous so they’ll ask for more money to fund yet another pseudo-scientific boondoggle.

Annar on July 25, 2007 at 5:35 PM

I can’t wait for Titanic Boy to testify before Congress – yes, another “expert” actor, “educating” Congress.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2007 at 5:35 PM

I like how poorly engineered levies in New Orleans is part of the climate catastrophe they show us.

Had the levies held and New Orleans not flooded, they’d lose about 85% of their ‘the world is doomed’ footage.

Hoodlumman on July 25, 2007 at 5:36 PM

Do these people REALLY believe that humans are meant to live on this planet forever? We’re a species like any other…we’ll die out eventually, and something else will take our place. To believe anything else is just egomaniacal. Climate, as well as the rest of nature is cyclical, libs…google that!

tickleddragon on July 25, 2007 at 5:37 PM

“There are too many of us…”

Translation: “There are too many brown people in third world countries and too many rednecks in flyover country.”

It’s always someone else who represents “overpopulation.”

Leo, racist POS.

Kalapana on July 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Exit question: can you reform hypocrites?

Mcguyver on July 25, 2007 at 5:21 PM

I just “googled” -how to reform a hypocrite- and got nothing…
except stories on tort reform hypocrites…

So apparently not.

Mcguyver on July 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

I’ve said this before vis-a-vis the Goracle but I’ll say it again: if they want to make this issue bipartisan, and there’s no reason it can’t be, they simply must de-celebrify it.

How can it become bipartisan when most people on our side aren’t retarded, which means they’ll never buy this crap?

RightWinged on July 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

I’ve said this before vis-a-vis the Goracle but I’ll say it again: if they want to make this issue bipartisan, and there’s no reason it can’t be, they simply must de-celebrify it.

posted at 4:49 pm on July 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

hmmm… how about the Pope?

Benedict also said the human race must listen to “the voice of the Earth” or risk destroying its very existence.

“We all see that today man can destroy the foundation of his existence, his Earth,” he said in a closed door meeting with 400 priests on Tuesday. A full transcript of the two-hour event was issued on Wednesday.

“We cannot simply do what we want with this Earth of ours, with what has been entrusted to us,” said the pope, who has been spending his time reading and walking in the scenic landscape bordering Austria.

posted on July 24, 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

12thman on July 25, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Had the levies held and New Orleans not flooded, they’d lose about 85% of their ‘the world is doomed’ footage.

Hoodlumman on July 25, 2007 at 5:36 PM

Another example of hypocrites and corrupted politicians causing “global warming”.

Mcguyver on July 25, 2007 at 5:43 PM

Allah that would be impossible. Global warming is inseperable from narcissism albeit of a perculiarly masochistic bent. We are so incredibly important that we have destroyed an entire planet and only we can save ourselves. The sun is irrelevant.

aengus on July 25, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Every time one of these airhead celebs opens their mouth I’m more convinced that the acting profession requires the IQ of a carrot.

(My apologies to carrots)

infidel4life on July 25, 2007 at 5:46 PM

How long is this hoax going to last? Can anyone remember how long the global cooling scam lasted? Was it more than a decade?

Capitalist Infidel on July 25, 2007 at 5:46 PM

Pick any of the models out there, if they are to be taken as reasonably accurate for 100 years from now, shouldn’t they be able to predict with the same accuracy what the average temperature for the whole world is next tuesday?

And really, why do I care what the average temperature of the whole world is anyway? what good does it do me when they say the global temperature is 15.6 degrees C, when it’s 30 degrees C out my window?

And finally, if the global average temperature is going to go up 1 degree C over the next century (+/- 0.6 degree C) who is going to notice when the average temperature where I live is 15.2 degreesC (range +20/-45 degrees over the year)

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on July 25, 2007 at 5:46 PM

“The Hope Is You” Pass the sick bag. They see themselves as the greatest generation for saving the planet even though a) they haven’t done anything and b) they haven’t scientifically established there’s even a real problem.

aengus on July 25, 2007 at 5:49 PM

It’s too closely associated right now with personalities conservatives hate

More than that, it’s too closely associated with personalities that hate conservatives.

MayBee on July 25, 2007 at 5:55 PM

There is only one workable source of energy that doesn’t emit carbon dioxide:

NUCLEAR ENERGY.

And that just happens to be the only thing the moonbats hate MORE than global warming. That’s not a coincindence.

logis on July 25, 2007 at 5:58 PM

Had the levies held and New Orleans not flooded, they’d lose about 85% of their ‘the world is doomed’ footage.

Hoodlumman on July 25, 2007 at 5:36 PM

You mean if the Government did not blow the levees up, right?

abinitioadinfinitum on July 25, 2007 at 6:04 PM

If the damage is ‘irrepairable,’ then crank up the Big Block Chevelles and Harleys, let’s go out LOUD.
Seriously, the premise of this propaganda seems to be that there are just too durn many people. Which, if this whole thing is correct, the famines, floods, and wastelands will take care of until we are balanced again and the flowers can bloom.

Love the Katrina comment. Never mind that much of the flooded parts of New Orleans lay below the level of Ponchartrain, cuz pushing water back to build houses is always a good idea.

TinMan13 on July 25, 2007 at 6:08 PM

Global warming hysteria really has become a sort of a stubborn group-think in which critical analysis really isn’t excepted, even among “scientists”. I have had a personal subscription to Scientific American for probably almost a decade and no other topic generates articles that are so blantantly biased and political as opposed to focusing on actual research.

I have the Aug. issue right here in front of me and there is an article which does things like make an argument from authority from the IPCC(a political body), it has charts for warming and cooling factors in which the margins of error nearly overwhelm the conclusions and makes specific predictions for local regions based on little evidence except to assume the average planetary temperature rise would have a uniform effect. It dismisses alternate theories in single sentences because they are not researched enough or do not have enough evidence (irony?). It concludes with the silly assertion “Plants, animals and humans will be living with the consequences of climate change for at least the next thousand years.” I nearly wrote a letter to the editor asking if the authors are Young Earth Climatologists since according to traditional theory they have already been dealing with that for the past 5 Billion years.

Resolute on July 25, 2007 at 6:16 PM

excepted = accepted

Resolute on July 25, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Annar on July 25, 2007 at 5:35 PM

When you hear themes like the science is settled or that the overwhelming majority of scientists agree

You are hearing a direct quote from one Hans Horbiger, a philosopher in Germany who was utterly convinced that (1) the Earth was hollow, (2) we lived inside it, and (3) the Universe was an optical illusion. He also simultaneously maintained that the Earth was in fact made entirely of ice, and that it had had at least four and possibly five moons in its history. (No, he never explained how both of these theories could be correct at the same time.)

He also headed a campaign in the 1920s and 1930s to force all scientists, first in Germany and Austria and then in Europe, to “recant” their “belief” in present-day astronomy and “pledge fealty to the doctrine of Eternal Ice”. He used threats, intimidation, group pressure, and every other trick beloved of political thugs to achieve his goal.
And he did it. By the early 1930s, in many businesses in Germany or Austria, not believing in “Eternal Ice” was grounds for dismissal, or not being hired in the first place. And his “cosmology” became the house doctrine of the NSDAP, who ran Germany from 1933 to 1945. You may recall we had a little trouble with that lot.

The whole story is told in the book The Morning Of The Magicians, by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier (Avon Books, 1967/ rep. 1972 and later). (You can find it at Amazon.com.) Pauwels and Bergier spend nearly 90 pages of a 400 + page book on this phenomenon, as part of a study of the occultist/irrational belief system that drove Germany into World War Two. The parallels to the modern “global warming” movement are so close as to be almost unbelievable. But they happen to be the facts in the case.

Horbiger believed his “truth” trumped science. So do AlGore and Leo Duh.

They should consider, very carefully, exactly what sort of impression they are making.

Of course, considering anything carefully doesn’t seem to be their strong suit.

cheers

eon

eon on July 25, 2007 at 6:18 PM

“Environmental Refugees”…I like that one…

JetBoy on July 25, 2007 at 6:28 PM

To be a Liberal:
You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV’s.

BTW: Leo, bought a whole corner on the hill he lives on in LA, Tore down a multi-million dollar house and built two homes on that lot, I am sure all the work that was done, was done “Green”. Riiight. But thats ok cause he has a freaking Prius.

These f-ing nut job, sky is falling ego maniacs are making me so sick with this &^%$!!!

americaslaststand on July 25, 2007 at 6:28 PM

There is only one workable source of energy that doesn’t emit carbon dioxide:

NUCLEAR ENERGY.

And that just happens to be the only thing the moonbats hate MORE than global warming. That’s not a coincindence.

logis on July 25, 2007 at 5:58 PM

I believe they really don’t know anything about what they’re talking about. It’s just another cog in their propoganda machine to make conservatives look evil. And if conservatives joined them in their little fantasy, they’d just find something else to use to demonize us.

Kowboy on July 25, 2007 at 6:29 PM

I’m not worried about global warming. If the poles melt, since I’m in Oklahoma City, I’ll have beachfront property. So, don’t worry, beach party at my house!

eon – so, the sun doesn’t revolve around the earth? :O|

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Maybe if that tough woman Kiera Knightly had told me about global warming instead of man-boy Dicaprio I might listen.

Why is it whenever Leo’s in a movie, ALL the women have bigger balls than he does?

BKennedy on July 25, 2007 at 6:54 PM

There is Nothing….I say NOTHING happening with today’s weather that hasn’t happened before in this earth’s vast history! Geez, was Algore around during the dinosaurs and their extinction? He looks it, but I sorta doubt it. Imagine all the calamities this earth has endured long before humans, actors, Industrial Waste and politicians came into the picture.

As a Christian, I say God made this earth and if it has a

FEVER

, He can fix it if He chooses. Algorie can just keep getting fatter and richer cuz he ain’t fixin’ anything. The Cow Turd!

Personally? I do my part in keeping our earth beautiful by planting trees, flowers, picking up trash etc. Its called responsibility and respect for the home we are given.

End of Rant. Thank you~

SouthernPride on July 25, 2007 at 7:01 PM

I thought he drowned after running into an iceberg!!

gary on July 25, 2007 at 7:07 PM

“There are too many of us…”

Translation: “There are too many brown people in third world countries and too many rednecks in flyover country.”

It’s always someone else who represents “overpopulation.”

Leo, racist POS.
Kalapana on July 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Kalapana totally sums it up. “Don’t have kids so I can keep my mansions intact. YOU make the sacrifices.” These people make me thoroughly sick.

inviolet on July 25, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Now I’m really worried, for the second year in a row the estimates for the Hurricane season has been scaled back.

Zaire67 on July 25, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Hey Leo,

You are dumber than a bag of rocks. Oh and one other thing: lay off the hot Israeli models, they make you look ugly.

Andy in Agoura Hills on July 25, 2007 at 7:15 PM

All I can see is that he is still king of the squirrels.

bbz123 on July 25, 2007 at 7:27 PM

I am buying a new SUV this week.

Yup. True story.

After I do, I am going to park in my local library’s “Hybrid’s Only” parking spaces.

When someone protests, I’ll say it IS a hyrbid. It’s specially designed to run off both gas…and JET FUEL!! Booo yaa! Vrooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!!

Montana on July 25, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Hey Leo,

You are dumber than a bag of rocks.

Andy in Agoura Hills on July 25, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Yes, but give Liar, err Leo, a break — he’s trying to save the poor rocks from extinction.

Rick on July 25, 2007 at 7:28 PM

When someone protests, I’ll say it IS a hyrbid. It’s specially designed to run off both gas…and JET FUEL!! Booo yaa! Vrooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!!

Montana on July 25, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Now your talking.

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em (tires, that is — burn, baby).

Rick on July 25, 2007 at 7:32 PM

It’s too closely associated right now with personalities conservatives hate and trendy, boutique “socially conscious” elitist cause celebres to get the right to take it seriously, which makes it a sort of photo negative of terrorism vis-a-vis the left.

Perfect. Simply perfect. The perfect analogy.

Global warming has been adopted by the far left thus the centrists and right-leaners automatically dismiss it; the fight against terrorism has been embraced by conservatives – including Chimpus Khan the Evil Bushitler Himself – thus liberals must reflexively pretend there is no threat.

You’ve explained perfectly the mirror-image reactions to the two issues.

But there’s one problem:

There are real doubts about global warming. Whether it’s real at all, how much of a threat it is, whether it might even be a benefit, and whether we should – or even can – do anything about climate change.

Conversely, there is absolute nothing to question about terrorism. They’ve already killed thousands of us on our own soil, they’ve slaughtered millions around the globe, and they will destroy us, if they can.

The conservative reflexive reaction to global warming might be worth debating.

The liberal reflexive reaction to terrorism and Islamic fascism is simple insanity.

Professor Blather on July 25, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Just read this….very fitting for Algorie, King Leo and their minions.

A quote from the Poet Olvier Goldsmith:

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

Let it seep into your soul then think about how that relates to your high dollar mansions, private jets, servants, blah, blah, blah.

SouthernPride on July 25, 2007 at 7:42 PM

“Not only is it the llth hour, it’s 11:59.

God that made me laugh so much. It should be illegal to be that amused.

Christoph on July 25, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Wow that was one ugly girl.
What? DiCrapio isn’t a girl?
Wow that was one pretty boy.

srhoades on July 25, 2007 at 8:05 PM

He’s SOOO COOOOL!
He should get carbon credits just for breathing!

*puking*

spike on July 25, 2007 at 8:19 PM

I think he’ funny when he plays tough guy roles. Gangs of NY, The Departed. He’s just so believable. This is another great “role” for him. Remember the Oscars? The adoration when he was staring at Goracle. They had such chemistry. Maybe they should do a movie like this together.

PowWow on July 25, 2007 at 8:38 PM

Gorbachev is in it?…

Dash on July 25, 2007 at 9:07 PM

1) Is Dicaprio one of those neo-Hollywood elites who never went to college? Course, with the crap colleges are teaching today, it might not help. Having an airhead with no education intone in a grave and important way, means he was ACTING like he understood anything he said
2) Is everyone aware that IF the sea levels rose with the complete melting of the Greenland glacier and the Antarctic ice sheets, there would actually be a NET INCREASE in land mass? Antarctica is a continent – a solid land mass – and would be exposed. The Antarctic plate would actually rise as the gazillion tons of weight of the ice melted off it. Lose Florida, Long Island (which are going to erode away eventually anyway) but get a huge new habitable continent.

3) No. 2 is completely hypothetical fantasy because the entire Earth would have to go to boiling point before Antarctica could warm enough to barely make it just to a measly 32 F degrees to melt the ice frozen currently at ranges of -50 to -100 F on it. Anyone recently try to melt ice at … say -30F ?

naliaka on July 25, 2007 at 9:27 PM

Rule #1 of talking: If even you don’t understand what you’re talking about as you say it, Shut Up. No one else understands you either.

BKennedy on July 25, 2007 at 9:34 PM

Regarding the man who presided over the world’s worst ecological catastrophes: Gorbachev:

But ejected from power less than seven years later, he faced a challenge. Unwilling to retire, he needed to find a new outlet for his political energies. This posed a problem, because Gorbachev could not afford to openly fly the banner of his communist convictions, since a declaration of allegiance to this well-discredited ideology would have resulted in his marginalization if not ridicule.

To remain credible, Gorbachev had to look for a more respectable platform from which to continue his efforts. This he quickly found in environmentalism and less than two years after his fall from power he founded Green Cross International, a Geneva-based eco lobby group.

It is not at all surprising that Gorbachev – like so many others on the Left – has found environmentalism so attractive given that it in a furtive way tends toward the very essence of socialism. It is precisely this covert quality that makes this brand of activism so palatable to true believers in the post-communist era.

linky: http://www.unitednorthamerica.org/post-77895.html
One of many commentaries available …

naliaka on July 25, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Girly-boy Leo still has that feminine voice, but I guess the women love him……whatever!

So you have a trailer with some polar bears walking through trash dumps, lots of smoke and debris, Leo talking about something he knows nothing about, pseudo-scientific predictions, etc…………it will sell like hotcakes!

All the movie really needs to emphasize is some good ole’ Bush bashing and they have a blockbuster on their hands.

nottakingsides on July 25, 2007 at 9:41 PM

Hmm, it seems this “there are too many of us” line is being bandied about with increasing frequency. Couple that with the “quality of life” talk regarding embryos and the elderly.

Now add it up. The ultimate implications of this line of thinking are a tad unsettling.

Codec717 on July 25, 2007 at 9:42 PM

Prove it! I say, prove that man is responsible for climate change. Where is the evidence? Where is the correlation?
Prove to me that this isn’t just a normal cycle the earth goes through every so often.

Kini on July 25, 2007 at 9:48 PM

I wonder how the Leo’s of the world explain the Five Great Extinctions that occurred on Mother Nature’s watch, long before the first simian brow was raised.

Triassic SUV’s?

Devonian Lear jets?

Cretaceous-Tertiary power plants?

Maybe the Leo’s don’t know anything about the history of our planet.

Other than what’s on the idiot cards in front of them.

profitsbeard on July 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM

“Hmm, it seems this “there are too many of us” line is being bandied about with increasing frequency. Couple that with the “quality of life” talk regarding embryos and the elderly.
Now add it up. The ultimate implications of this line of thinking are a tad unsettling.
Codec717 on July 25, 2007 at 9:42 PM”
Extremely!
USAID foreign assitsance was once heavily into building roads and tangible thoings like food aid. The Clintons shifted it over to focus heavily on two sectors: Environmental Issues and condoms.
Made US foreign aid look ridiculous, and irrelevent to places with more pressing needs fighting malaria, dysentry,dengue, malnutrition, etc. … and more than a bit smutty.
Culturally, in Africa, children are (charmingly) still considered wealth. What do Africans interpret when they ask for schools, educational materials and so forth to give the upcoming generation a shot at a better life, but are offered condoms by the containership-load?
And they’ve commented, plenty.

naliaka on July 25, 2007 at 10:07 PM

Hmm, it seems this “there are too many of us” line is being bandied about with increasing frequency. Couple that with the “quality of life” talk regarding embryos and the elderly.

Now add it up. The ultimate implications of this line of thinking are a tad unsettling.

Yup, there are people on the left who are eager to start euthanizing people in the name of the environment. Think of the victims as sacrifices to Mother Gaia. For now it’s going to be the elderly, but eventually…

This is what happens when you devaule life to the tune of 30,000,000+ abortions.

Kensington on July 25, 2007 at 10:11 PM

That was a guy? I thought it was Lohan.

Kensington on July 25, 2007 at 10:13 PM

I think he’ funny when he plays tough guy roles. Gangs of NY, The Departed. He’s just so believable.

He was very good in Blood Diamond. The only draw back is towards the end they do the social justice thing ad nauseum.

Blake on July 25, 2007 at 11:50 PM

“It’s too closely associated right now with personalities conservatives hate…”

Well, he certainly seems to have gotten that part right.

Jaibones on July 25, 2007 at 11:51 PM

Hey liberals, wipe your tears of guilt with your carbon credits!

The Sinner on July 26, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Allah, if you think that global warming is true, but the only problem is that celebrities are the voice, I got news for you. Man-made global warming is a scam. That is why they are the voice.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3028847519933351566

jihadwatcher on July 26, 2007 at 7:43 AM

What does Condi have to do with shaping environmental policy, she was Pentagon, then State?????

**pulling on the Democrat Party issued tinfoil hat**

Ohhhhhh the evil Bush posse… they all are in on the plan to wreck the environment, kill for oil, supress the technology the aliens have brought to earth, supress free love-peace-happiness, and ban that stinky hippie perfume oil.

Alden Pyle on July 26, 2007 at 7:48 AM

profitsbeard on July 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM

That’s easy, there were no libs to keep an eye on how ole Mother Nature was screwing things up. We are a lucky generation!

srhoades on July 26, 2007 at 8:02 AM

If it’s “global warming”, how is it that it only affects the NORTHERN hemisphere? Wouldn’t that make “hemispheric warming”? Oh, and on the topic of GLOBAL WARMING, wasn’t there some story about 70 Peruvian children FREEZING TO DEATH? Global warming is simply another attempt by a group of Marxists to take control of the economy and your life.

Check out Joseph Farah’s obit for ALGORE Sr. at World Net Daily, from 1998. He clearly shows the links from Lenin to Stalin To Armand Hammer to Al Gore, Sr.

oldleprechaun on July 26, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Wow its 11:59 already its lunchtime! I have brought this up before, but I thinks its a vaild point, if the left cares so much for future generations why do they advocate aborting them?

Too many people…using too much of the resouces…No not ture.

http://www.envoymagazine.com/backissues/2.3/coverstory.html

Irenaeus on July 26, 2007 at 12:58 PM

This generation gets to completely change this world.

And thus, C.S. Lewis becomes the oracle of our time. (When reading the following, understand that the author is writing in Great Britain immediately following World War II)

‘Man’s conquest of Nature’ is an expression often used to describe the progress of applied science. ‘Man has Nature whacked’ said someone to a friend of mine not long ago. In their context the words had a certain tragic beauty, for the speaker was dying of tuberculosis. ‘No matter,’ he said, ‘I know I’m one of the casualties. Of course there are casualties on the winning as well as on the losing side. But that doesn’t alter the fact that it is winning.’ I have chosen this story as my point of departure in order to make it clear that I do not wish to disparage all that is really beneficial in the process described as “Man’s conquest,’ much less all the real devotion and self-sacrifice that has gone to make it possible. But having done so I must proceed to analyse this conception a little more closely. In what sense is Man the possessor of increasing power over Nature?
Let usconsider three typical examples: the aeroplane, the wireless, and the contraceptive. In a civilized community, in peace-time, anyone who can pay for them may yse these things. But it cannot strictly be said that when he does so he is exercising his own proper or individual power over Nature. If I pay you to carry me, I am not therefore myself a strong man. Any or all of the three things I have mentioned can be withheld from some men by other men – by those who sell, or those who allow the sale, or those who own the sources of production, or those who make the goods. What we call Man’s power is, in reality, a power possessed by some men which they may, or may not, allow other men to profit by. Again, as regards the powers manifested in the aeroplane or the wireless, Man is as much teh patient or subject as the possessor, since he is the target both for bombs and for propaganda. And as regards contraceptives, there is a paradoxical, negative sense in which all possible future generations are the patients or subjects of a power wielded by those already alive. By contraception simply, they are denied existence; by contraception used as a means of selective breeding, they are, without their concurring voice, made to be what one generation, for its own reasons, may choose to prefer. From this point of view, what we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

- The Abolition of Man, Chapter 3

The extreme arrogance of that statement made near the end of the video clip that “This generation gets to completely change this world”, causes me to point out that any group of humans given the authority to make changes which affect all other humans, those contemporary and all generations to follow, will destroy the human race. Madmen of every era desired to “rule the world” through force, and were rightly opposed because they would kill most of humanity to accomplish that goal. These would rule the world through their selective decisions, and guess what, the environmental crowd is also the “reduce the human population” crowd, and would destroy much of humanity to accomplish their goals. They too must be opposed, just as strongly and for exactly the same reasons.

Kyoto was a trial balloon for them. Don’t be fooled.

Freelancer on July 26, 2007 at 5:54 PM

lol, my favourite is “if we could redesign design itself”.

I mean … HEY wow!!! … that is like … man … so deeep!

Aylios on July 27, 2007 at 7:50 AM