Monday, October 12, 2009

Global Warming, Or Mass Hysteria? 'Not Evil Just Wrong' Screened At Washington College

Presentation part of worldwide premiere

Chestertown – The Washington College Republican Club will present a counter-argument to climate-change doomsday scenarists with a screening of the new documentary “Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria,” at Litrenta Lecture Hall on Sunday, October 18, at 8 p.m.

“Not Evil Just Wrong” is being unveiled with similar screenings internationally on that date; the Washington College presentation is being billed as part of “the world’s largest simultaneous film premiere in history.”

Created by the Irish husband-and-wife filmmaking team of Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, “Not Evil Just Wrong” was produced to rebut Al Gore’s 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” which sounded the clarion call of global-warming alarm.

Filmed in Ireland, Uganda, China, England, France and the United States, “Not Evil Just Wrong” seeks to debunk the claims made by Gore and other environmental activists, and to show the harm done to poor populations – be they in the Third World or in an impoverished town in American coal country – by ecology-spurred policy overreach.

As an example, the film chronicles how, after decades of debate, the World Health Organization decided to ban the pesticide DDT in 2006. Since then, some 40 million malaria deaths in the developing world might have been prevented if DDT had not been banned, according to experts cited in “Not Evil Just Wrong.”

On the global-warming front, the film contends that the evidence is inconclusive, compromised by “flawed science and sky-is-falling rhetoric.” If policies being considered are implemented, industries that rely on fossil fuels will be crippled, and entire communities in the heartland will become bastions of unemployment and poverty. “The damage that would be wrought,” the filmmakers assert, “is unjustified by the science.”

Co-director McAleer recently made news while attending a press conference for the Society of Environmental Journalists (of which he is a member) on October 9.

Al Gore was giving his first public question-and-answer session in four years. McAleer pointed out the nine major errors that a British High Court judge declared present in “An Inconvenient Truth” and asked Gore if his documentary should still be allowed to be shown to children in schools. (Gore’s film is still allowed to be shown to British schoolchildren, but teachers are now required by law to point out the nine flaws.)

McAleer’s microphone was then cut off.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to “Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria” is free and open to the public.

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