Thursday, March 21, 2013

Greedy Lying Bastards details anti-climate-science PR campaign

By Eric Smalley

Last week I went with some GreeningRozzie friends to see the film Greedy Lying Bastards, a documentary about the public relations machinery behind climate change denial.

The film lays bare the decades-long PR campaign to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt about climate change science. It explores the campaign’s puppet masters in the fossil fuel industry and the industry’s pernicious influence in Congress. Greedy Lying Bastards nicely shows the real-life consequences of the campaign’s stalling tactics in the devastation caused by the 2012 Colorado wildfires.

Though I knew most of the information in Greedy Lying Bastards, it was a powerful experience to have it presented in a single, visually rich package. Here’s the New York Times review of the film: A Blunt Instrument in the Climate War.

Here's the trailer:

The movie’s brief run in the theaters is over, so watch for it when it comes out on DVD.

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