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Planet Climatewood

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFeb 28, 2011 5:32 PM

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Can Hollywood save the planet from global warming? The LA Times reports that Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General, made his sales pitch last week at a UN outreach event:

"I need your support," he told entertainment industry insiders during a daylong forum Tuesday that focused on recent heat waves, floods, fires and drought, which scientists link to human-induced climate change.

Despite the lack of lack of nuance in that "link" (disaster movies aren't known for their nuance), industry execs and players featured in the article sounded doubtful they could make much of a difference.

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