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.



  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.