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Postlethwaite lambasts climate deniers on eve of green film premiere [Age of Stupid]
guardian.co.uk ^ | March 14, 2009 | Felicity Carus

Posted on 03/15/2009 8:43:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Oscar-nominated actor compares those who do not accept human-induced global warming with Holocaust deniers

Actor Pete Postlethwaite yesterday denounced climate change deniers as a "negative force" with their "heads in the sand". Ahead of Sunday's premiere of The Age of Stupid, an environmental doomsday docudrama, he compared those who do not accept that human-induced global warming is occurring with Holocaust deniers, and said the evidence for global change is now beyond doubt.

"The naysayers are a negative force," said Postlethwaite, whose new film, The Age of Stupid, premieres on Sunday. "Because that can be really bad for people who are not sure and they'll think 'well it's too late'. There are some people who disagree with it therefore what can I do? Therefore forget it. I think that's really bad."

In the film, the Oscar-nominated actor stars as a future survivor of the 21st century's climate apocalypse, who looks back on the present through documentary footage and asks why humanity failed to save itself while it could.

In an interview with the Guardian, the actor made the link between climate change denial and Holocaust denial: "There are bound to be deniers. Whenever you set up a thesis there's bound to be somebody who comes the opposite way … like Holocaust deniers. They can stick their heads in the sand if they like, but the evidence is absolutely there and graphic for anybody to have a look at."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2050; globalwarming; greenies; postlethwaite

1 posted on 03/15/2009 8:43:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

The movie title matches his IQ, how nice.


2 posted on 03/15/2009 8:46:36 PM PDT by max americana
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To: smokingfrog
looks back on the present through documentary footage and asks why humanity failed to save itself while it could.

If only we sent Al Gore another couple hundred million dollars when we had the chance...

Rube.

3 posted on 03/15/2009 8:47:13 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve never even heard of this fool.


4 posted on 03/15/2009 8:50:18 PM PDT by unkus
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To: smokingfrog

So, a fake documentary? The AGW crowd is getting ever more obnoxious.


5 posted on 03/15/2009 8:51:05 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I already have a Messiah, I don't need another one.)
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To: smokingfrog
The debate is over: The theory of anthropogenic global warming is provably false, beyond any reasonable doubt.
6 posted on 03/15/2009 8:51:25 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: smokingfrog
Holy crap! I was wavering on the issue, but now that I know that no less a scientific genius than Pete Postlethwaite is onboard, well, I guess I'll just have to...

Wait. Who?

7 posted on 03/15/2009 8:51:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: unkus

He’s generally a bit part actor, notably mostly for having a humongous and odd-shaped face.


8 posted on 03/15/2009 8:52:07 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smokingfrog
Oscar-nominated actor compares those who do not accept human-induced global warming with Holocaust deniers...and perceptive, savvy people like me who know that human-induced global warming is a scam compare those like Postlewaite to the dupes who thought the emperor's new clothes were the height of fashion......
9 posted on 03/15/2009 8:53:39 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: dead

He was that gay actor’s lawyer in Usual Suspects..plus he was the hunter in Jurassic Park 2 or 3.


10 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: dead

He looks like a boozer.


11 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:17 PM PDT by unkus
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To: smokingfrog

George Carlin was right on here:

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference?


12 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: smokingfrog

Postlethwaite

13 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: smokingfrog

Who the hell is Pete Postlethwaite and what would a moronic actor know about science, the climate or anything else for that matter.


14 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: smokingfrog

This and Brokaw with his Global Warming mularkey program... seems like the libs are stepping up for the next wave of the Big Lie.


15 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:59 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: smokingfrog

Ohhh, gawd, Pete. You were one of my favorite actors. Ahhhhhh, well. Another one bites the dust.


16 posted on 03/15/2009 8:55:24 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: smokingfrog
The Age of Stupid

Finally, a movie that lives up to its name!




I stole that from a review of "Dumb and Dumber."

17 posted on 03/15/2009 8:56:15 PM PDT by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: max americana
He was that gay actor’s lawyer in Usual Suspects..plus he was the hunter in Jurassic Park 2 or 3.

Yeah, that's the sort of stuff he does - he gave the kid the magic worms in James and the Giant Peach. He shows up, reads his lines, and gets paid. Now he fancies himself a scientist or something.

18 posted on 03/15/2009 8:57:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Actors - Is there anything they don’t know?”


19 posted on 03/15/2009 8:57:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator

“Actors - Is there anything they don’t know?”


Yes. A lot.


20 posted on 03/15/2009 9:01:48 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus
“Actors - Is there anything they don’t know?”

Most of them know only how to appear, not how to be.
21 posted on 03/15/2009 9:04:59 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: smokingfrog
"The naysayers are a negative force," said Postlethwaite...

Well we just can't leave these "negative forces" mucking about gumming up the works, can we Peter? They will obviously have to be neutralized. Now how can we best accomplish this most noble of social goals? Does recent history, say in the last century, offer us any hints?

22 posted on 03/15/2009 9:07:26 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: aruanan

There are no Jimmy Stewarts today.


23 posted on 03/15/2009 9:12:30 PM PDT by unkus
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To: smokingfrog

Global warming was caused by a lack of electrolytes. Everyone knows that. They are what a cloud needs!

24 posted on 03/15/2009 9:25:34 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: smokingfrog

“The naysayers are a negative force,” said Postlethwaite...”

“Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves!

Oddball, “Kelly’s Heroes”


25 posted on 03/15/2009 9:28:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: smokingfrog

How would Postlethwaite know where OUR heads are, with his stuffed so far up his own ass?


26 posted on 03/15/2009 9:29:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: smokingfrog

What a shame! I liked him as Kobayashi in “The Usual Suspects.”


27 posted on 03/15/2009 9:29:15 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: dfwgator

Yep,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw


28 posted on 03/15/2009 9:29:24 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: smokingfrog

I caught a Science Channel program this morning that said the earth goes through a 21,000 year cycle, during which time many changes occur that are definitely outside man’s ability to control. Things like the shape of our orbit around the sun and stuff like that. There’s never been a time in the history of this planet when there wasn’t climate change. Gore, Postlethwaite and others are simply too myopic to see that there are bigger things than our carbon emissions at work here.


29 posted on 03/15/2009 9:34:47 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: smokingfrog

He played the really creeeeepy disgusting guy on Sharpe’s Rifles, right?


30 posted on 03/15/2009 9:35:27 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: smokingfrog

31 posted on 03/15/2009 9:58:39 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: smokingfrog
Still, it's the most well-named movie ever, so you have to give it credit for that.

I looked up the plot summary on IMDB and it was apparently filmed on several continents--North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I trust that the filmmakers traveled to each location on gliders and bicycles.

32 posted on 03/15/2009 10:17:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: smokingfrog

Just another actor taken in by the emotion of the anthropogenic Global Warming carp.


33 posted on 03/15/2009 10:27:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: sockmonkey
He played the really creeeeepy disgusting guy on Sharpe’s Rifles, right?

Yes, he did. I believe he was the Sergeant who ordered Sharpe's flogging early on in his Army career. Dang! I wish I could remember his name!

34 posted on 03/15/2009 10:31:03 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ; sockmonkey
I wish I could remember his name!

Pete Postlethwaite... Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill

I once read that Sgt. Hakeswill's nervous tic and talking into his hat weren't in the script, Postlethwaite came up with that on his own.

35 posted on 03/15/2009 10:44:36 PM PDT by RJL
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To: RJL
I once read that Sgt. Hakeswill's nervous tic and talking into his hat weren't in the script, Postlethwaite came up with that on his own.

Naw, he didn't come up with it, those mannerisms were in the books. The author of the books, Bernard Cornwell, did.

36 posted on 03/16/2009 1:35:34 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: unkus
"I’ve never even heard of this fool."

I remember him from the movie In The Name Of The Father, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. It was a well acted film based on a real story.

Postalwaite and Daniel Day-Lewis

37 posted on 03/16/2009 1:36:47 AM PDT by Mila
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To: smokingfrog
OK, the Hollywood actors and a certain former Vice-President handsomely profiting from "global warming" are certain there is man-made climate change and 650 distinguished scientists have signed a letter denying the science of that assertion.

So, do we go with the Hollywood actors and the whack-job V.P. (whose own Nashville mansion has a higher monthly electrical bill than most people's mortgage payment) who really do know it all?

38 posted on 03/16/2009 3:18:28 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: smokingfrog; Horusra; Delacon; CygnusXI; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

39 posted on 03/16/2009 3:18:59 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: smokingfrog

“”The naysayers are a negative force,” said Postlethwaite”

No. Those who frighten little children with ecological lies are the negative force.


40 posted on 03/16/2009 5:57:41 AM PDT by RoadTest (The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? - Jer.17:9)
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