Leonardo DiCaprio Enhancing Clinton's Campaign Through Climate Change MovieBy Julia Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to release a new climate change movie just days before the election. It seems to be an evident effort to increase support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Before the Flood will debut at 9 PM EDT this Sunday on the National Geographic Channel. It will be broadcast in 171 countries in 45 languages. It will be freely available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Hulu.
The public should prepare for a bombarding of global warming propaganda based on the pre-release promotions and trailers. Before the Flood is similiar to DiCaprio's short film Carbon, that was released in the weeks before the United Nations' Climate Summit 2014. The said movie is based on the hypothesis that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are the cause of catastrophic climate change. Natural gas, coal, and oil must be turned off as soon as possible, DiCaprio said.
The actor seems not to know that the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) enumerates thousands of scientific papers that cast or debunk serious doubt on the climate change. Observational data like that of NASA satellites reveal that global warming ceased in the late 1990s. However, approximately 10% of CO2 levels has increased since 1997. This 10 percent is 30% of all anthropogenic (human-related) emissions since the beginning of the industrial revolution. This is contradictory with all climate models based on carbon dioxide, as reported by Daily Caller.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that there was an increase on one and a half degrees of the statistical average of surface temperatures between 1880 and 2012. This is not surprising as the world has been recovering from the Miniature Ice Age since the late 19th century.
Both IPCC and NIPCC concluded that there was no direct relationship between global warming and hurricanes, storms, rainfall, and wildfires in their 2012 and 2013 reports, respectively.