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Published On: Thu, Sep 2nd, 2010

‘Avatar’ creator James Cameron gets cold feet on Global Warming debate

Hollywood producer James Cameron has an incredible resume of movie success, but took on the climate debate at the American Renewable Energy Day conference in Aspen, Colo., was canceled after Mr. Cameron pulled out at the last minute.

The director of “Avatar,” a science-fiction film with an environmentalist theme that grossed $2.8 billion, and Cameron took issue with “climate deniers” aka – those who don’t believe in global warming.

“I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads,” he said in March.

So off to a debate the filmmaker went….well, not so fast.

Cameron had withdrawn from the great event. “He went from king of the world to chicken of the sea,” Marc Morano, editor of the Climate Depot website, told The Washington Times. “He closed up shop and ran scared.”

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society earlier this month debunked the notion that global warming is producing “extreme” hurricanes.

“The studies show no trends in losses, corrected for changes (increases) in population and capital at risk, that could be attributed to anthropogenic climate change,” the peer-reviewed journal article concluded.

 

James Cameron on the set of “Avatar” photo 20th Century Fox

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