Only In Nevada City a Climate Change Film Festival in a Cooling World

Russ Steele

Running to catch up,  the theme of the 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Festival will be “A Climate of Change”  An appropriate theme in the 1990s, but now the world is cooling and the festival folks are worried about anthropogenic warming.

From the Wild and Scenic Festival Web Site:

Despite the 90 degree temperatures, it feels to us like January and the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are just around the corner.  We are busy watching films, creating workshops, inviting special guests, and much more.  And we are excited to announce the theme for the 2013 festival is…. “A Climate of Change”.

While not all content will directly connect to the theme, you can expect to see a number of films, special guests, events, workshops, art and more that will provide insight and commentary on issues of climate change.   At Wild & Scenic we focus on the people, organizations, and communities that are providing solutions and forward-thinking to our most pressing problems.  Consistent with that focus, we will highlight the people and actions that are creating “a climate of change”, in which we can collectively make the dramatic global advancements that need to happen in response to climate change.

I guess that the Festival organizers are unaware that there has not been any global warming climate change for the past 15 years, even though the global CO2 emissions have increased at a steady rate, and has declined to 1990 levels in the United States as the economy tanks.

Climate change is not our most pressing problem. Our most pressing problem in 2013 will be economic recovery.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

6 Responses to Only In Nevada City a Climate Change Film Festival in a Cooling World

  1. I’ll go out on a limb and say the Wild and Scenic crowd won’t abandon the cAGW story line until there’s an ice age scare to take its place.

    BTW I’m intrigued about the mystery and suspense at the WUWT site… given that I’ve been waiting for the promised summer papers from the CERN CLOUD collaboration, I’m wondering if that has anything to do with it… ?

  2. Sean says:

    Perhaps a workshop could be organized on the impact of industrial farming to make corn based ethanol. Or how about sugarcane production’s impact on the Amazon rain forest. My favorite would be the one on Indonesion expansion of palm oil production that is destroing habitat for Ornagutans. For the real bleeding hearts that care about indigenous people, perhaps a seminar on displacement of local farmers so government beaurocrats and international money managers could sell carbon credits. Yeah, I’d say the climate has changed.

  3. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    You should have fun with them Russ

    • Russ says:

      Planning on it. I am hoping that Mother Nature dumps a couple of feet of snow on Nevada City during the Festival as a reminder that she is in charge. She does not read the Democratic Talking points or the lefty AGW blogs before going about her daily activities. She is apolitical!

  4. The fact they are branching out into climate means they are hurting for money. Rather than concentrating on the river and it’s environs as their charter speaks to, they, like all non-profits, have become a big business and need to be fed. So, what better way than to take on additional issues to gain money? So, the benevolent folks who turned out to “save” the Yuba are now rubbing elbows with Al Gore types and probably looking at carbon credit trading scams. When they can’t raise real dollars they will be trying to figure out ways to turn their passion for no dams into cap and trade chips.

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