When historians look back at the defining issue of our time, it won’t have anything to do with the failing economies of European nations or the wars and revolts plaguing the Middle East. It won’t be about nuclear threats or terrorist threats. It’ll be about none of these.
It’ll be about climate change.It’ll be about a generation of leaders who were coerced into not taking action on global warming even though scientific consensus warned of the catastrophic consequences of not doing so.
And it’ll be about a small group of greedy lying bastards who used money, power and influence to thwart the will to save our planet. It’ll be about David Koch, Charles Koch, CEOs of the fossil fuel industries, politicians like Jim Inhofe and the conservative media who without fail, have done their bidding.
A new documentary, Greedy Lying Bastards, opens today in theaters. It deals with those very issues.
Kert Davies of Greenpeace:
ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute, the Koch brothers, electric companies like Southern Company and a new posse of anonymous donors have collectively dumped millions of dollars into front groups and think tanks they could prompt to say and do things they couldn’t be caught dead saying or doing themselves. The corporate puppeteers knew that sowing doubt and uncertainty would buy them time. A stay of execution. The free market front groupers had hit pay dirt and feel that taking action on climate change is some UN conspiracy to shackle their god given free market freedom.
Treat a denier to a screening of the film. It might not help but it beats doing nothing.