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March 5th, 2013
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Actress Daryl Hannah looks at climate change denial campaigns in new doc 'Greedy Lying Bastards'

Actress Daryl Hannah is the executive producer of the new eco-documentary "Greedy, Lying Bastards." It's creating some major buzz not just for the name, but for its focus on campaigns that deny climate change.

This morning, Hannah talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" about her move and the importance of stopping climate change deniers.

"They basically are in the business of selling doubt," one person says in Hannah's documentary. Soledad says that's one of the most powerful lines in the movie.

"It's true because there is actually a consensus that it is happening," Hannah says. "That it is also human caused. However - and even - what's really interesting, is even Rex Tillerson from Exxon now has finally acknowledged that climate change is actually happening. Even the Koch Brothers I mean, you know they will publicly come out and acknowledge it. But then yet they will still funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure that climate legislation isn't passed. That there's false information put out about the climate crisis and also about clean energy and its possibilities."

Hannah explains that she hopes her movie helps people try to hold climate change deniers accountable.

"What we're talking about is protecting our ability to survive and...our vital life support systems. Now, there's a way to do that. And still create jobs that are domestic jobs with safe, clean energy. And that's where we should be putting all of our resources," she adds.

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  1. rvwrb

    Herein lies the problem – environmentalists equate climate change to global warming due to AGHG's and so if you say you do not believe that global climate change is due to man's activities – they equate that to you do not believe climate change is happening. These are two completely separate arguments to be debated. Unfortunately if you separate the arguments, the basis for AGHG's as being the cause for global warming (and not climate change) is diminished.

    Wake up Hannah!!! The issue is not about denying climate change exists – it is about the underlying cause of climate change. The sooner you understand this difference, the better off you will be. IMHO your views are skewed and actually harm what you are trying to do. Many people understand and believe that climate change has happened in the past, is happening and will happen in the future so there is no need to focus on climate change deniers – they are a small minority. I myself believe that climate change is happening and while I believe that man has and is contributing to it in some fashion, I believe there is a lot about Climate that we still do not understand thereby making it nearly impossible to arrive at the conclusion that the current climate change is being driven by man. There remain too many additional scientific theories that have yet to be clearly integrated into the models being used today.

    Global warming proponents also use the term "consensus" – how they get to that is by referring to the many scientific \associations who have made statements about climate change and then assuming their statements represent the opinions all of their members – nothing could be further from the truth. That is like saying the President's views represent the opinion of all Americans – hardly accurate at all.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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