James Cameron, the king of the world, pulls an Al Gore:
ASPEN COLORADO: Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists “came out of the woodwork” to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.
Cameron himself challenged Andrew Breitbart, Marc Morano and Ann McElhinney to a debate during the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. Cameron demanded his own conditions and then repeatedly altered them:
After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes.
Morano was already flying to the event when Cameron backed out. Morano was allowed to speak to the AREDAY group for 90 minutes. He received a warm reception from the tolerant group:
One participant confused carbon dioxide with carbon monoxide. She suggested I kill himself by driving my car into my garage and then close the doors with the engine running.
Cameron has also had some kind things to say about skeptics:
Director James Cameron Unleashed: Calls for gun fight with global warming skeptics: ‘I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads’
“If we don’t do something, we’re all going to die! What’s it going to take, a big f#cking disaster with all kinds of people dying?’ March 1, 2010 – Grist Mag.
“Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me.“ Cameron – March 24, 2010
Then after reneging on the debate he sought, Cameron courageously left a parting shot:
James Cameron, director of the eco-tinged smash film Avatar, on Sunday called global warming skeptics “swine” at a renewable energy conference in Aspen, Colo., according to a news report.
“I think they’re swine,” he said at the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, the Aspen Times reported.
One cannot help but wonder why, given all the certitude and self-righeousness globaloneyists exhibit, that they absolutely sprint in directions opposite to those in which they’d have to defend their allegedly hardened beliefs.
It appears that Cameron has left an impression elsewhere as well:
On Wednesday night, James Cameron was approached by a fan who asked the director to sign his Avatar poster. James refused and walked away from the guy. However, the loving fan didn’t quit.
The guy asked again and James lost it, screaming at the guy, “I don’t owe you a f******* signature … just get out of my f***** personal space.” We wish the fan would have torn up the poster and hit James Cameron in the face.
I’m shocked, I tell you.