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Climate Change Is the Biggest Story
on Earth. So Why Can’t Hollywood Make
Good TV Shows and Movies About It?

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/17/2021 8:38:16 PM

Last summer, I wrote a short story entitled Rat Island, set in a post-pandemic United States. In it, the rule of law and social order have broken down, with mobs roaming the streets of Los Angeles. A wealthy group of people stand on top of a skyscraper, waiting for the helicopter that will whisk them away, but the crowd storms the building, desperate to board. In the fall of 2020 my agent reported a surprising amount of interest from Hollywood in adapting my story for the screen—but this cooled off after the presidential election, when there appeared to be


Maybe because the whole topic is a terrible bore (like Algore).

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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/17/2021 8:53:11 PM (No. 758031)
There is absolutely no compelling story to be told about climate change. The climate has always changed, and fierce storms etc have been a feature for literature and religion for ever (eg, Book of Genesis). Coupled with the fact that is is darned cold at present in Iowa!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Plex 4/17/2021 9:03:38 PM (No. 758037)
If the solar scientists are correct, we can expect an ice age, not warming. Will be a big shock to Al Gore.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil 4/17/2021 9:03:49 PM (No. 758038)
Time is still in business? After the invention of the cell phone no one reads the rags in doctors waiting rooms. I love Climate Change. If the climate never changed I'd have to deal with dinosaurs, wooly mammoths in addition to the snakes and lizards in my yard. Can't wait for the sea level to rise and flood The Gorebot and OBungle's million dollar sea side bungalows.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Luandir 4/17/2021 9:05:18 PM (No. 758039)
Because credible science fiction requires good writers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 4/17/2021 9:08:47 PM (No. 758040)
Climate is always changing thanks to the Sun and dynamic planetary solar system physics. Man made climate change goes back to Indians doing a rain to bring rain. Fill out your powerlessness list and put climate and weather at the top of it. There is no evidence what so ever that man can manipulate climate. Period. So make movies and write doomsday stories all you want because it’s fantasy and has no basis in reality.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northcross 4/17/2021 9:14:44 PM (No. 758043)
I agree that it is a huge story, perhaps the biggest fraud ever visited on the American public. A great movie would be replaying all the breathless predictions of doom from idiots like James Hansen, Al Gore, and John Kerry.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 4/17/2021 9:21:10 PM (No. 758046)
I have no doubt that a a good fictional story centered around climate is possible. It would be one more Hollywood me too film. But the reality is that faked climate science has been used to support fraudulent claims for political fear-mongering. Now THAT movie might have gotten multiple academy awards back when the academy knew a good flick. Not any more.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 4/17/2021 9:38:50 PM (No. 758050)
Because it is a total FRAUD. The biggest scam ever run in human history.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/17/2021 9:41:55 PM (No. 758052)
The movie "The Day After Tomorrow" is one of my favorite comedies. It's a laugh a minute.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Readaholic 4/17/2021 9:42:40 PM (No. 758054)
The Twilight Zone did a good episode about it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/17/2021 9:46:03 PM (No. 758056)
I loved Cinderella, Snow White, and all the wonderful Disney fantasy flicks. Why wouldn't I love a new one? Bambi. Beauty and the Beast. Even Old Yeller. Will if have the new CGI stuff, too, since it is all make-believe?? At the end, someone should cry out ''Shane!'' or ''Rosebud!'' Get your popcorn now. My parents left me all their Carbon Credits when they passed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/17/2021 10:01:24 PM (No. 758062)
I suggest the author’s next story be entitled “Stupid Island.”
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Reply 13 - Posted by: wordsmith82 4/17/2021 10:27:03 PM (No. 758071)
Because a movie about a 0.4 degree increase in temperature by the year 2100 would be quite boring, quite boring indeed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mofongo 4/17/2021 10:30:42 PM (No. 758074)
Because no one f-ing cares about this idiotic mishugas.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dreadnought 4/17/2021 11:18:59 PM (No. 758083)
Because the stories would be rehashes of post nuclear war scenarios (On The Beach) or ice age disaster scenarios (Day After Tomorrow), or depression era dust bowl scenarios (Grapes of Wrath). Climate change is not a story, it's a backdrop.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Historybuff 4/17/2021 11:29:18 PM (No. 758090)
Tell me when the climate wasn’t changing. Now tell me why you think the earth was finished when you got here
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Reply 17 - Posted by: red1066 4/17/2021 11:50:32 PM (No. 758095)
Climate change is not the biggest story. The biggest story is an administration that is not only inept and clueless, but is making the world in general a much more dangerous place. Besides acting like dictators, they seem intent on thumbing their noses at allies, and ignoring our one real enemy.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: VAPMAN 4/17/2021 11:54:42 PM (No. 758096)
Fairbanks Alaska set a record of most consecutive days 183 of the high temperature not reaching 40 degree F. It must have taken a lot of man made global warming to cause that.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Quigley 4/18/2021 12:29:47 AM (No. 758110)
Because preaching a false piety is tiresome beyond endurance. I have a friend with a huge carbon footprint who preaches global warming. So tiresome. So very tiresome. Like a hypochondriac when asked how he is feeling. So tiresome.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 4/18/2021 7:00:17 AM (No. 758186)
Prolly just coincidental but why is it that the remedy for every liberal issue/crisis is always more government control of everything and everyone??
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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq 4/18/2021 7:20:34 AM (No. 758197)
Agreed, #9. I've watched my copy a dozen times. It tries hard to be serious, and that's what brings the mirth.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bur Oak 4/18/2021 7:35:01 AM (No. 758212)
The change from 273.0 to 273.4 degrees Kelvin isn't much of a change, about 0.000015. Besides warmer is good for living plants and animals. Global average temperature is impossible to measure.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: GO3 4/18/2021 9:04:42 AM (No. 758320)
The last time I looked at a Time magazine it was about as thin as one of my 10 cent comic books from the early 60s.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 4/18/2021 9:28:02 AM (No. 758348)
Jo mentions the work of David Attenborough. His films are well photographed and very educational until he throws in his usual stupid comments about how climate change is responsible for killing life on earth and it ruins the entire production. Yes, some man threw the plastic bottle in the water that choked a turtle but global warming does not cause polar bears to drown. He never seems to mention that their population is increasing due to restrictions on over-hunting. It's also strange that beachfront homes built in Ft. Lauderdale and Savannah two hundred years ago are still above water but the rapidly rising oceans should scare everybody.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/18/2021 9:45:41 AM (No. 758370)
Time magazine here is your answer. No one is interested in the money grubbing hoax and perpetuated lie. The people who pay the bills and attend a movie are not interest and the movie would be a flop. I waited for a new series on TV that looked like I would be interested in watching. The first episode started and five minutes into it the lead actor mention global warming. I immediately turned it off and never viewed it again. I guess the producers were not of my mind set about GW.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: cheeflo 4/18/2021 9:59:41 AM (No. 758390)
Because climate change isn’t the biggest story on earth and because Hollywood can’t make a good TV show or movie about anything anymore.
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