Everybody knows that weather isn’t climate unless it’s hot outside. That’s why unusually warm summers are evidence of global warming, and so are unusually cold winters. The theory is completely unverifiable, and if you even try, you’re a “climate denier.” That’s how you know it’s science!
Now, the greatest scientists in the history of the world are mulling a big comeback to remind us what we’re supposed to think.
Al Gore might need to dust off his projector. The creative forces behind the Oscar-winning environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth are hatching plans for a sequel to the film that raised global awareness of climate change. “We have had conversations,” producer Lawrence Bender tells THR. “We’ve met; we’ve discussed. If we are going to make a movie, we want it to have an impact.”
Oh. Like a bomb!
The first film certainly did. Released in 2006 by Paramount and Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media, the Davis Guggenheim-directed doc grossed nearly $50 million worldwide and helped propel Gore, its narrator, to a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. But Bender believes that during the ensuing years, the fossil-fuel industry has changed the dialogue with a misinformation campaign. “They did a really good job of pushing back and confusing people,” he says. “Some people actually believe global warming doesn’t exist.”
I know, right? People used to say the same thing about unicorns and the Tooth Fairy. Good job, idiots!
Let’s hope the sequel premieres on a night in June, when it’s somewhat less likely to get snowed out. And let’s hope Al Gore flies all over the world on a private jet to promote it, because that crap is hilarious.