When I saw the trailer for a film called ‘Greed Lying Bastards‘ on Peter Sinclair’s Crock of the Week, my first thought that this was a joke mash-up. But the truth is, it’s no hoax; and I can’t wait to see it — preferably on the big screen (and then, too, see it scheduled on major television channels for wider couch potato voter viewing).
Paraphrasing slightly from the blog at greedylingbastards.com:
‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ is an award-winning documentary that relentlessly uncovers a trail of environmental destruction, illness and death, and investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing us on the brink of disaster.
The film details the people and organisations who cast doubt on both climate science and the claims that human behaviour has no effect on greenhouse gases. Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that has continually:
- put profits before people
- waged a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change
- used its clout to minimise infringing regulations
- undermined the political process across the entire planet.
I’m not normally one to encourage the use of emotive epithets, but in this case I’ll make an exception. Pass it on (please!).