Last night at 8:00 PM EST, Andrew Breitbart led the Heritage foundation in the premiere of Phelem McAleer’s documentary film, “Not Evil, Just Wrong.” Clocking in right at an hour-and-a-half, the film is a refutation of the so-called “environmental alarmism” promoted by Al Gore and his film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The filmmakers insist radical environmentalists are more accurately classified as anti-human, and according to McAleer, they have no concern for the consequences of their actions on humanity.
The film challenged the continued ban on the pesticide DDT, which has been proven as an effective weapon against the spread of malaria. According to the film, despite numerous studies showing that DDT is not linked to cancer or avian extinction, and a statement by the World Health Organization that there is no scientific basis for maintaining the bans, environmentalists continue to block its usage in malaria-ridden nations like Uganda. Groups like GreenPeace are willing to sacrifice millions of human lives to say they are protecting the planet.
The film also takes a swing at the hypocrisy of many “big-name” environmentalists like Al Gore. While environmentalists tout air travel as perhaps one of the greatest environmental dangers, Al Gore continues to fly his private jet rather than stepping down to more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. On a similar note, the film notes that one of the best ways to rack up frequent flier miles is traveling to and from Copenhagen for environmental conferences. If climate change is such a threat, then shouldn’t we be leveraging the latest videoconferencing technology so that such frequent flights will not be necessary?
The film then takes a look at GreenPeace, perhaps the most radical environmental group. The filmmakers interviewed one of the founding members who later left the group when he felt it had become too politicized and strayed from its original vision. The film asked viewers to analyze GreenPeace with the same scrutiny that they would apply to any other business. They pointed out that the group makes hundreds of millions of dollars each year by promoting environmentalism, and therefore, they have a vested interest in maintaining the controversy. While it’s not meant to disparage the group for making money, we shouldn’t act as if they are an impartial judge. The oil companies aren’t the only people in the world with financial motives.
This last comment set the stage for Breitbart’s announcement, that he will be launching a new website in the near future called BigEnvironment. The site will parallel the theme established by his current sites, BigHollywood and BigGovernment, and seek to fill the void of information about environmental groups. He hopes to introduce the same scrutiny for the Environmental corporations that the public generally holds towards any other company. Scrutiny that is currently lacking in almost every evaluation of environmental groups who are often deemed above criticism because of their “good intentions.”