Today on Planet 100: Climate Change Deniers Get Desperate (Video)


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Today, on Planet 100, Coal Magnate David Koch argues the merits of a hotter, drier planet, Hollywood's first solar-powered blockbuster hits theaters, and top chefs give up endangered bluefin tuna.Deniers Get Desperate
Are climate deniers admitting defeat? After rejecting the validity of climate change for decades fossil fuel companies are resorting to a new approach to protect their dirty energy industry.

Case in point—billionaire coal magnate, tea party funder and New York's second richest man, David Koch, who was quoted in New York magazine earlier this week saying that "Global warming could be good for the planet because a far greater land area will be available to produce food."

Presumably Koch will be enjoying all this extra food from his penthouse apartment as the rest of Manhattan is submerged.

Via: Grist
Solar Inception
You may have been dazzled by the movie Inception's cinematic artistry, but you did you ask yourself where all the megawattage came from to make this supernatural dreamworld a reality?

Turns out, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio, that much of the film's production was powered by the sun. The green A-lister discussed the idea with Warner Brothers' Alan Horn, who made history by greenlighting Hollywood's first truly eco friendly blockbuster powered by an array of portable solar panels and solar trailers.

DiCaprio stresses that Inception is just one step in the right direction. We need to ensure that solar energy illuminates the real world, not just the dreams of a Hollywood back lot.

Via: MNN
Bluefin-free Top Chef
Bluefin tuna has officially been banned Iron Chef America. The move came after chef Makoto Okuwa served a dish using otoro, or bluefin tuna belly—which prompted food blogger Richard Auffrey to public challenge the show to take the endangered fish off the menu—which they did.

Via: LA Weekly
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