James Cameron, whose eco-epic Avatar has passed another of his movies, Titanic, to become the highest grossing movie of all time, is fed up with the global warming deniers. At a recent press conference, Cameron said:
“I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with these boneheads… Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me. Look, at this point I’m less interested in making money for the movie and more interested in saving the world that my children are going to inhabit. How about that? I mean look, I didn’t make this movie with these strong environmental anti-war themes in it to make friends on the right, you know…But you know they’ve got to live in this world too. And their children do as well, so they’re going to have to be answerable to this at some point.”
And as for the crazed right-wing ranter Glenn Beck, who in the past has called Cameron “the AntiChrist”, Cameron had this to say:
He’s dangerous because his ideas are poisonous…I couldn’t believe when he was on CNN. I thought, what happened to CNN? Who is this guy? Who is this madman? And then of course he wound up on Fox News, which is where he belongs, I guess.
While Cameron may lack some diplomatic skills, it is refreshing to hear honest push back against the denial machine and a call to action from someone with Cameron’s ability to grab the spotlight. Check out this video on the vision that prompted Cameron to make Avatar:
Avatar’s Release to be Environmentally Themed, Thanks to Climate Deniers – TreeHugger.com