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  • Summary: Greedy Lying Bastards investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations castingGreedy Lying Bastards investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to oil industry front groups, to prominent politicians and Justices, this provocative film unravels the layers of deceit threatening democracy and the ability for future generations to survive on planet earth. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Sep 26, 2013
    80
    We call our House of Commons proceedings Punch and Judy: but the climate-change deniers on Fox News are Punch on steroids. It's a chilling and depressing picture.
  2. 75
    What’s fresh here is the tone – rude, blunt and bordering on shrill. This is a less in-your-face Michael Moore-style take on this subject.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Mar 6, 2013
    75
    What Craig Scott Rosebraugh's film lacks in originality, it makes up for in comprehensiveness.
  4. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    Mar 5, 2013
    60
    It’s too bad that Rosebraugh himself can be so off-putting. The data presented is horrifying enough without sarcastic narration, or his Roger & Me–style pursuit of an interview with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.
  5. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Mar 7, 2013
    60
    There’s a lot to be angry about. And though Rosebraugh shines a light on plenty of jaw-dropping corruption, it plays out like a shrill rallying cry without catharsis for the already initiated.
  6. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Mar 14, 2013
    50
    On the downside, Rosebraugh’s own film is too self-righteous and his attempts to play a humour-challenged, lightweight version of Michael Moore in front of the camera is a misfire. The climate-change deniers are comforting, though obviously wrong. Greedy Lying Bastards is grating, even if it’s right.
  7. Reviewed by: Saul Austerlitz
    Mar 7, 2013
    25
    The film’s zippy graphics are a treat, but its zippy arguments are slipshod.

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  1. Mar 16, 2013
    0
    The lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" exposed: even the world's leading authority, IPPC says you are of full of s**t! In March of 2012, theThe lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" exposed: even the world's leading authority, IPPC says you are of full of s**t! In March of 2012, the IPCC released a special report (google search terms "IPCC SREX 2012") on extreme weather events and its relationship to added atmospheric CO2. The result: it isn't in the evidence (Google the University of Colorado at Boulder's "Roger Pielke, Jr" for his critical distillation that the IPCC got it right "SREX Pielke" will do).

    Furthermore, the Washington Post had to retract the claim that greed motivates the global warming "denialists," because the documented funds for it amount 1% to one-tenth of one percent of the global warming alarmists. Juliet Eilperin (a senior reporter with her husband working for Big Enviro-alarmists in DC a BIG conflict of interest), tried to report "facts" like "Greedy Lying Bastards" does, and the Wash Post was forced into running a correction because both Eilperin was wrong. In fact so wrong that she was soon relieved of her environmental news beat.

    Finally, last December, the IPCCs next (the Fifth Assessment) Report was leaked, showing that global temperatures have flatlined for the last fifteen years, all while man-made CO2 emissions increase at record rates. This means that IPPC models are all wrong: the 30 year warming rates are below the LOWEST predicted level, and nearest those that required maximum CO2 emissions abatement.

    Thus, the lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" is in tatters before you as wrong, wrong, and wrong and therefore complete bad bulls**t.
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