Imagine a 2018 Oscar telecast in which Hollywood, still in denial over a Donald Trump presidency, creates a "safe space" within the winsome walls of the Dolby Theater.
Imagine further a show in which producers of the Academy Awards put together a segment on Tinseltown’s trendiest topic — climate change.
In a finale fit for a genuine celebrity fabrication, the Best Documentary Oscar trophy is placed in the hands of none other than weather doom and gloom guru Al Gore by the smug slow-clapping friend and ally Leo DiCaprio.
It could happen.
The scene would be a dream come true for Gore who over the last decades has gotten rich with his wrong-headed predictions of the impending end of Earth as we know it.
Hollywood’s least informed, though, continue to give credence to Gore’s hype and hyperbole.
The former vice president is set to debut a sequel to his Academy Award-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth," which is a documentary that warns of imminent worldwide crises due to global warming.
According to Paramount, the studio that green-lighted the project, the latest installment "follows Gore as he continues his decades-long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet."
The film’s financing was provided in part by the left-wing finance specialist, Participant Media.
Gore’s sequel is slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on opening night, Jan. 19, 2017. The movie will reportedly be part of an added attraction at the festival called "The New Climate."
The former vice president will also be a participant in a panel discussion that will take place on the issue of climate change.
Perhaps overlooked by the executives at Paramount, Gore happens to be saddled with a personal record that is riddled with hypocrisy.
He made $100 million in a deal that reportedly carried a price tag of approximately $500 million, when Current TV, a cable network that he co-owned, was sold to a Mideast big oil funded media outlet, Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera is financed by the Shariah law government of Qatar, a country that accounts for more than 13 percent of the world’s oil and gas supply.
In the spring of 2010, Gore, despite the fact that in his original film he predicted calamitous rising sea levels, bought a gated ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres for just under $9 million in prestigious Montecito, Calif.
In addition to a swimming pool, spa, and fountains, the Italian-style mansion, with its 6,500-plus square feet of living space, features sky-high beamed ceilings, six fireplaces, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a family room, and a wine cellar; not exactly a model of a compact carbon footprint.
It was just three years prior that Gore added solar panels to his 10,000 square foot mansion in Belle Meade, Tenn., apparently due to the pressure received over the hypocrisy regarding his high energy use.
Back in 2007, media reports circulated that a research group in Tennessee claimed Gore’s 20-room eight-bathroom home used more electricity in a month than the average American household consumed in a year.
Gore’s hypocrisy may not be the only thing that throws a wrench in the cinematic works. It has been more than 10 years since Gore released his original film, and his own words may come back to haunt him as he tries to pitch the sequel to the public.
Gore’s “Inconvenient” movie predicted that frequent and increasingly more powerful storms would plague the world due to human-caused emissions. " . . . when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms,” Gore lectures in the film, warning of “big hurricanes” and “an all-time record for tornadoes.”
Prior to the release of the initial film, some of the more serious storm activity filled the headlines. However, there has not been an increase in the severity of hurricanes, cyclones, or other forms of extreme weather since that time period.
In the original movie, Gore predicts that the Arctic will have no ice “within the next 50 to 70 years,” but two years later he stepped it up and warned that the Arctic ice would disappear by 2013.
Data from NASA satellite instruments indicate that the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since measuring of the ice caps first began in 1979.
During the fall of 2007, a British judge ruled that “An Inconvenient Truth” contained nine errors. While presiding over a lawsuit that questioned the film’s suitability for British classrooms, the judge cited at the time nine statements made in the movie, which were not supported by the mainstream scientific consensus.
The judge characterized Gore’s claim that Greenland or West Antarctica might melt in the near future, creating a sea level rise as high as 20 feet and causing devastation to coastal cities, as "distinctly alarmist."
The judge additionally pointed out that, according to scientific consensus, if Greenland ever melted, what Gore had predicted would occur "only after, and over, millennia," and also indicated that there was “no such evidence” relating to Gore’s stated claim that residents of low elevation Pacific atolls evacuated to New Zealand because of global warming.
Gore’s claims of ice reduction causing animal deaths were unsubstantiated. He states in the film that "for the first time they are finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances up to 60 miles to find ice."
However, the court researched the matter and found only a single study dealing with four drowned polar bears, the cause of the polar bears’ deaths having resulted from a storm rather than melting ice.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.
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