James Cameron, Chickens**t [Reader Post]


James Cameron, the king of the world, pulls an Al Gore:

From King of the World to Chicken of the Sea: Director James Cameron challenges climate skeptics to debate and then bails out at last minute

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.

Ducking debates is the hallmark of the high Priest of Global Warming, Al Gore.

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:

Avatar: James Cameron is a certified jerk

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.

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I am going on vacation to the outer banks in a couple of days. The rest of my family are all liberals. This global warming nonsense comes up every time we get together. My sister insists on quoting Al Gore, as though he were an actual expert in any field other than snake oil sales. It is maddening. Even after these charlatins were proven liars about this tripe, the left and the media are still pushing it as if there were no evidence to the contrary.


And those three in-question are the “skeptics” “C” team!!!!

The “A” Team”? Anthony Watts, Steve McIntyre, and Chris Monckton.

I am so sick to death of actors and entertainers putting themselves above us “plebes”.
Gawd how I would love to debate any of them!


Here, print this out, and don’t say a word…


More proof that belief in man-made global warming is a religion, not a science.

Serious believers are serenly confident their beliefs are right. Any Jesuit, Rabbi, Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon would gladly debate his faith with you, any time, in hopes of showing you the error of your ways so that you, too, might know the Truth.

Only those whose own belief is shaky need to stifle dissent.

Is anyone actually surprised at this? Leftists do very nicely on panel TV “discussions” which feature three of their own, one left wing moderator and a weakling “moderate”, invariably presented as a champion of some fill-in-the-blank conservative cause. But when reality creeps in, leftists know when to scram!!

“If we don’t do something, we’re all going to die!”

This is some of the same rhetoric the left was accusing the right of using regarding GZM and the Islamists who want to kill us.

Never did I ever hear this coming out of our side.

And did you hear about Pitt considering the death penalty for those “responsible” for the BP spill?

http://bit.ly/c4WQqC James Cameron: Gunslinger

LOL!!! That was great!

“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

No, Mr. Cameron, you have it wrong. You have your own head so far up your own ass, that it’s an amazing wonder you can still direct movies.

@Slyovercountry (somthing I wrote a couple of years ago…)

CO2 and climate change… the PHYSICS do not work.

First, the theory of Greenhouse Gases.

All energy comes to, and leaves the Earth as Radiation.

Radiation comes from the Sun, in a specific spectrum (including light), and is then either Reflected back to space, absorbed by the Atmosphere, or absorbed by the earth’s surface.

Energy is also Radiated by all matter (called Black Body Radiation) in specific wavelengths dependent primarily on the Temperature of the mass.

Matter also will absorb radiation, but different molecules absorb different frequencies of radiation energy… known as the absorption spectrum. This energy will raise the energy state of the molecule, which it will then either reradiate (as blackbody radiation), or loose energy through conduction.

The theory behind a greenhouse gas is that the Gas will absorb incoming radiation from the sun, and through conduction, heat the rest of the air around it. It will also absorb IR radiation radiated by the Earth itself (black body radiation again), and use conduction to spread it to the rest of the atmosphere.

So, is CO2 a Greenhouse Gas? YES, it is, but only up to a point.

CO2 ONLY absorbs IR energy in well known, and clearly defined frequencies, which comprise about 8% of the IR Spectrum. This IR can come from the Sun, the Blackbody radiation of the Earth, or the Blackbody Radiation of the atmosphere itself.

The problem is that ALL of the IR radiation in the Earth’s biosphere, within those frequency ranges IS ALREADY BEING ABSORBED!


The above chart is a visual representation of the Energy absorption spectrums of the atmosphere, and the %’s of those spectrums being absorbed. If you look at the CO2 absorption frequencies, you will see that they are already at 100% absorption…

or, to put it simply, there is no more energy to absorb, thus there can be no Temperature increase by adding more CO2!

So, in conclusion, is CO2 a Greenhouse Gas? YES! But its already reached its maximum Greenhouse effect, adding more will not do anything.

Therefore, the Cap and Trade legislation will not do anything except bankrupt us.

Dr J. You’ve accused Obama of many things but “responsibility for the oil spill”.That’s quite a stretch.

If the required inspections of offshore oil rigs were done IAW regulations, there is a likelyhood of BP using the correct procedured to avoid fines and penalties. Inspections were not done and proper procedures were not followed. The oil spill resulted.

Who is the ultimate person responsible for all the actions of the US Government? Obama. Rich, as a military guy, you should remember that you can only delagate authority, never responsibility!

Romeo. Please stop inundating us with facts. Facts have no business anywhere near the AGW debate and never have. Unless you can come up with some far out story as to why CO2 isn’t killing anything and everything, refrain from speaking.

/ 🙄

Randy I’ve read that take. I believe that as the contractor of the rig B.P. holds MAJOR and ultimate responsibility for it’s operation.Govt regulators are not without blame. Are you suggesting greater govt. regulation and control is required?I understand your position of Obama’s “ultimate resposibility” but I believe,as I think most do, ultimate reponsibility lies with B.P.

“Is the safety of these rigs not in part the responsibility of the government?”

Only when something goes wrong. So long as nothing goes wrong, they’re a credit to the high standards set by private industry and evidence that little regulation is needed.

If the government regulatory agencies aren’t up to the task of supervising the safety of the oil rigs… it speaks volumes to the incompetence of their boss… OBAMA

Not surprising Cameron backed out. Consider that he was brought in by Interior to lend his “expertise and advice” to BP on deepwater and robotic vehicles. BP listened, then moved on.


*snif* I love you man!!! 😀

An addition to your info, is that it was the first 10-60 ppm of CO2 that did almost all the IR-capturing. The subsequent 350 or so, has provided the planet with nothing but this little thing we like to call LIFE!

When it get’s to 10,000 ppm, we’ll call Cameron back to tell us to worry.


Only when something goes wrong. So long as nothing goes wrong, they’re a credit to the high standards set by private industry and evidence that little regulation is needed

No, Greg. Government, and in particular the regulatory agencies themselves, accept responsibility when they administer rules and regulations for industries, especially where government oversight of safety is concerned. Some regulatory actions are well served, and administered to, and as a result, safety is very high. The problem is, those are too rare. More common is regulatory actions that are not policed well, either due to corruption, incompetence, or the regulation itself. This is where problems occur, and when accidents happen, people like you blame the companies themselves.

If you are going to promote authority on something, you’d damn well better accept responsibility too when things go wrong.

Seeing Vince’s post on Crichton’s book Rising Sun reminded me of another Crichton book of particular interest in the AGW arguments.

State of Fear is an excellent look into the fear-mongering taking place in this debate around the world. I recommend reading the book, if not for the insight, at least for the storyline, which is pretty good.