Thursday, August 26, 2010
[Note from Marc Morano: "Cameron is now claiming he cancelled the climate debate at the last minute because I am not worthy to debate him. Cameron claims I have not achieved a 'stature in our society' that is 'similar to his. Looks like I may have a long wait to rise to Cameron's level of environmental consciousness! See photo of Cameron's house here."]
[Reprint from E&E Greenwire - August 23, 2010]
Key Article Excerpts:
Morano: “Cameron let his friends in the environmental community spook him out of this debate,” Morano said. “When he was warned that he was probably going to lose and lose badly, he ran like a scared mouse.”
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Cameron Spokesman: “Morano is not at James Cameron’s level to debate, and that’s why that didn’t happen,” Comins said. “Cameron should be debating someone who is similar to his stature in our society.
E&E Article: Global warming debate is scuttled and barbs fly (08/23/2010)
By Robin Bravender, E&E reporter
Director James Cameron blasted global warming deniers yesterday after a prominent climate change skeptic accused the filmmaker of backing out of a public debate on climate science.
“I think they’re swine,” Cameron said yesterday of climate skeptics before an audience in Aspen, Colo., the Aspen Times reported. Cameron, whose blockbuster science-fiction film “Avatar” won acclaim from environmentalists, was a featured speaker at the American Renewable Energy Day summit.
Cameron had been scheduled to debate climate change skeptics yesterday, but the event was canceled at the last minute, according to Marc Morano, director of the skeptic website “Climate Depot” and a former spokesman for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.).
Morano said he and two other skeptics — conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart and filmmaker Ann McElhinney — were planning to debate Cameron last night, but the director pulled the plug after environmentalists warned him against participating in the forum. Morano said the cancellation was made while he was on his flight to Aspen.
“He let his friends in the environmental community spook him out of this debate,” Morano said. “When he was warned that he was probably going to lose and lose badly, he ran like a scared mouse.”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 4:13 am