Event: Panel discussion with Irish Documentary Filmmakers to Address Climate Change

Irish Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer will be at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, January 26, to present their new film to Alaska audiences. The documentary describes the politics behind the fears of climate change and suggests that those who think they are saving the planet from climate change are only hurting the poor.

Anchorage, Alaska – Irish Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer will be at the Wendy WilliamsonNot Evil, Just Wrong Auditorium on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, January 26, to present their new film to Alaska audiences. The documentary describes the politics behind the fears of climate change and suggests that those who think they are saving the planet from climate change are only hurting the poor.

The film, which will be shown before the panel discussion, includes an analysis of Al Gore’s climate change documentary and compares it with the scientific data used to justify the ban of DDT. After the worldwide DDT ban, the number of deaths in Africa from malaria skyrocketed. The makers of “Not Evil, Just Wrong” believe congressional proposals being considered today will similarly have unintended humanitarian consequences.

Also discussed in the film is the assertion that the hottest years in the United States were 1998 and 2006, and the infamous “hockey stick” graph that attributed a supposedly unique burst of warming in the 20th century to humans.

“The moral questions surrounding climate change have not, until now, been addressed,” said Jeremy Thompson, executive director of the Alaska Policy Forum, which is cosponsoring the event with the UAA College Republicans. “The objections raised against the regime of climate change science aren’t merely economic. There are clear humanitarian reasons for opposing these ideas.”

The film will be shown at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for general public, and can be purchased at the Alaska Policy Forum offices or at the UAA Campus Student Union Building.

For more information, call the Alaska Policy Forum at 907.334.5853 or email jthompson@alaskapolicyforum.org.