Undercover at Hollywood’s anti-coal movie

By |2017-05-18T10:38:21+00:00May 18th, 2017|Climate, Energy|2 Comments

When it comes to pushing radical environmentalism, no one does it with more vigor than Hollywood.

Such is the case with their latest gem, “From the Ashes,” which purports to showcase the evils of America’s use of coal to generate electricity.

As we’ve done in the past, CFACT sent in an undercover operative to a special sneak preview earlier this week to get the early scoop on how the filmmakers are trying to snooker the American public with yet another slick presentation of one-sided facts.

What our operative found was no surprise: A bunch of hype very short on substance.

The movie, produced by (appropriately named) “RadicalMedia,” is being distributed through National Geographic and makes no pretense of being even remotely unbiased.

During an “invite only” reception before the special movie screening, a prominent Sierra Club member was overheard saying there are roughly 350 U.S. Sierra Club members funded by the Bloomberg Foundation (the same Left-wing foundation that bankrolled this film) “who wake up every day with the sole purpose of shutting down coal mines.”

The film itself launched into a number of diatribes against coal use, all bordering on the preposterous:

Fortunately our operative informed us the film dragged on for about 75 minutes, which seemed to tax even this dedicated crowd of true believers’ attention spans. One suspects it will have even less success with general audiences during its upcoming limited release.


  1. Li D May 19, 2017 at 12:35 AM

    Climate models are not failing miserably.
    There is significant warming.
    The theory is not suspect, except by
    conspiracy theorists who dont understand it.
    Cmon Rucker. Be an adult, not a little kid.

    • David Wojick May 23, 2017 at 2:34 PM

      In the satellite record the only warming is small and coincides with the big 1998-2000 ENSO cycle (El NIno-La Nina). There is no warming 1979-1997 and 2000 until the latest big El Nino, but the second flat line is a small amount warmer than the first, no doubt due to the big ENSO.. There is no GHG warming at all!

      The surface statistical models show significant warming 1979-1997 but they are completely unreliable. See my http://www.cfact.org/2017/05/18/fake-temperatures/.

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