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March 5th, 2013
01:00 PM ET

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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