Pandemonium in Paris at “Climate Hustle’s” sold-out gala premiere

The historic Cinéma du Panthéon in Paris was sold out Monday night as CFACT held the gala, red-carpet world premiere for its highly anticipated new film, Climate Hustle.

Judging by the audience reaction, the phrase most heard was par excellence!

Breitbart columnist James Delingpole wrote, “Climate Hustle is dynamite – at least it will be to most viewers, especially younger ones – because what it says is so totally at odds with almost every documentary, TV programme and film that has ever been made on the subject of global warming.”

“Every person who has ever been exposed to the lies of An Inconvenient Truth should watch Climate Hustle immediately afterwards as an antidote.”

A raucous band of protesters showed up, including women dressed as coal miners who danced and sang, men dressed as howling spoons (we’re still figuring that one out) and the more usual band of drab and dreary leftists.

The film’s host, Marc Morano, pedaled up to the premiere in black tie on bicycle. He dismounted, joked, bantered and good-naturedly posed for pictures with the demonstrators. However, as the crowd swelled and the demonstrators became more raucous, French police arrived, cleared them out of the way and moved them across the street.

With order restored, Morano walked the red carpet, followed by the executive producers, CFACT president David Rothbard and executive director Craig Rucker, and producer/director Chris Rogers of CDR Communications.

A stretch Hummer limousine rolled up carrying a weighty group of climate scientists and policy experts, many of whom appeared in the film. They were escorted by a smiling polar bear. The VIPs included Fred Singer, father of the U.S. temperature satellite program, Australian geologist Bob Carter, Harvard astrophysicist Willie Soon, Lord Christopher Monckton, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore and Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition. They posed for pictures on the red carpet by the “step and repeat.”

The evening began with a Parisian reception featuring wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres. The crowd moved into the theater and after some welcoming remarks the lights went down and the film, subtitled in French, began. Very quickly the theater was filled with ongoing laughter and applause indicating Climate Hustle had hit its mark.

The Climate Hustle project is something new and different in the global warming debate. It couples a deep bench of scientific knowledge with humor and light touches. The film showcases a lengthy history of contradictory, often hilarious pronouncements straight from the mouths of global warming proponents and their complicit media.

As the talking heads of the climate alarm movement solemnly go from ice age to warming, then intone that global warming will cause less rain, more rain; less snow, more snow; less storms, more storms; and everything under the sun, ad nauseum, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

That is the essence of the global warming hustle. Alarmists have created a narrative that can’t be falsified. No matter what occurs, team warming solemnly intones it is all caused by global warming and is all your fault.

Of course, anyone following along with an open mind quickly realizes, as CFACT’s French audience did, that all of these contradictions can’t exist together. They’ve been had. Once you’re in on the joke, laughter’s a natural. That’s why global warming campaigners fear this film. Once the open-minded observer sees for himself that the emperor has no clothes, they can’t “unsee” it.


The Climate Hustle premiere has been making quite a splash with the press, already appearing in the New York Times, Breitbart, Reuters, Politico, The Washington Times, E&E News, Fox News, NewBusters, The Irish Times, Daily Caller, The Australian, Canada Free Press, Executive Intelligence Review, USA Today,, News-Press, The Blaze, Daily Kos, The National Observer, and others.



About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.

  1. physcitech

    Will the film be available on the internet? Maybe pay-walled or something. I think that most theaters won’t offer it (a financial thing). A cable television broadcast might garner quite a bit of interest. I JUST WANT TO SEE IT!

        • Mobius Loop

          Patrick Moore, well I’m quite touched, though if I’m being honest I thought you would be quicker on the uptake, Thomas certainly was.

          I was expressing reservation about the small size of the cinema for such a prestigious denial lobby event.

          Thomas was concerned that the photo didn’t show the cinema properly so I added a section and seat count, a world shaking 162(?), of whom a certain number where paid attendees: speaking of which Patrick, who paid for your jolly to Paris?

        • Constant Gardener

          “At least we’re honest, even when we make a mistake we admit it.”

          If that were a true statement, you’d be ceaselessly babbling apologies for the rest of your days.

    • RealMrTea

      Who cares what a fossil fuel industry shill thinks?

      PS: Merchants of Doubt is a great film, and describes you perfectly… except of course it is about the “A” team deniers, nit the “C” team…

    • Mobius Loop

      Quote from the review:

      the amount of change that has occurred to this day is very very
      small and certainly not a threat to anybody.

      Try telling that to the people of the North of England and Scotland after record breaking rainfall caused devastating floods.

      Oh, and this link is to an article discussing the relationship between the flooding and climate change.

      • TomHarrisICSC

        Do you honestly believe “North of England and Scotland” are representative of global trends? Sheesh.

        • Mobius Loop

          This is my position:

          – For decades scientists have been presenting a clear and consistent case regarding climate change.

          – For decades scientists have been warning that we can expect ever more extreme weather events.

          – For decades an aggressive denial lobby has been telling us that scientists are liars and there is nothing to worry about.

          – For decades an aggressive denial lobby have been put forth nothing more than endless rebuttal.

          – And now people are starting to see the impact of climate in their own lives.

          I don’t “believe” anything, belief belongs in a church.

          What I am seeing (in some cases with my own eyes) are ever more events, that lend support to the mainstream scientific position while stripping the denial lobby of what little credibility they ever had.

            • Mobius Loop

              You are right Thomas cannot acknowledge that, his standard response is to ask which of those organizations has polled their members to find out their opinions……. rather than reaching a position by looking at the evidence.

          • VooDude

            …more extreme weather events.
            Can’t think of anything more extreme than Cyclonic activity – hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, typhoons, tropical storms … all of which have been on the decline.

            • Mobius Loop

              Ah VD my cheating chum, long time no see!

              I’m afraid you’ve come rather later to this party. Everyone’s eaten up and gone home.

              Suggest you switch off the lights on your way out.

    • Constant Gardener

      Fantastic. The world of professional deniers is so tiny,they have to review one another’s work. That explains why you couldn’t fill a tiny theater in one of the world’s leading cities. You fellows are really making your mark!

      On the brighter side, Tom, your comically gaunt face looks just like the drawings of Don Quixote. You must, must use your natural gifts by starring in your local theater’s next production of Man of La Mancha. Your audience awaits.

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