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by Michelle Frey

September 22, 2009

Watching The Age of Stupid reminded me of one of my favorite movies, The Usual Suspects. It also starred actor Pete Postlethwaite. "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist." This quote the Usual Suspects was dancing around in my head as the movie showed the year 2020, a world where global warming effects is at its peak and devastation is all around. We have spent so much time and energy convincing all the nay-sayers that global warming truly exists, that we have precious little time to enact solutions that will address issues before it’s too late.

The movie is about an archivist in the devastated world of the future, asking the question: "Why didn’t we stop climate change when we still had the chance?" He looks back on footage of real people around the world in the years leading up to 2015 before runaway climate change took place.

Last night, the movie premiered in New York City. Politicians and celebrities strolled the green carpet past paparazzi into a truly low-carbon solar-powered movie theater.

Hip Hop Artist, David Banner
Hip Hop Artist, David Banner

The premiere was broadcast live last night to 440 movie theaters across the United States. And, today, the global premier3 continues on over 330 movie screens in 63 nations around the globe. The total audience watching this event well exceeds one million people.

Actress, Heather Graham on the green carpet.
Actress, Heather Graham on the green carpet

Check your local theater to see if this movie is playing in your community. And, take action to tell world leaders that you’re ready for a meaningful (with sharp teeth) global climate treaty, now while we still have the chance.

Greenpeace activist Ashley Marabile travels in a 'you-turn-the-earth' globe
Greenpeace activist Ashley Mirabile travels in a ‘you-turn-the-earth’ globe

 

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