The climate-change documentary “Time To Choose” makes the disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” look like a model of judiciousness and restraint.
Charles Ferguson’s alarmist manifesto, narrated by Oscar Isaac, makes sci-fi claims such as “Over 600 million people’s homes will be destroyed if the world’s coastlines are flooded.” Yes, and over 7 billion people will be killed if aliens decide to destroy the human race, but that isn’t going to happen either.
Among other outlandish claims: Oil causes corruption (er, the world’s first and fifth largest oil producers are the US and Canada), two-thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must remain unextracted if we are to prevent catastrophic climate change (put this next to Al Gore’s equally absurd speculation, 10 years and five months ago, that we had only 10 years to prevent catastrophe) and that China’s urban planning is so important that “if they get that wrong, we’re all kind of doomed.”
Ferguson’s film is manic-depressive, though; he alternates doomsaying with equally nonsensical visions of a decarbonized planet. Soon, he says, we won’t need oil to power our cars (wanna bet?). At his most morally reprehensible, he looks at deforestation (to grow soybeans to feed pigs to feed China) and blames it all on billionaires, when in fact what he supports is for hundreds of millions of Asians to be kept around starvation levels of caloric intake to placate the faddish neuroses of limousine liberals.
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