About 350 people filled the seats of the Harvey Graham Auditorium of Washington State Community College Monday night for a screening of the film "Not Evil, Just Wrong."
"This is an unprecedented movement we travel the country and when 350 people fill seats in Marietta, Ohio, it's amazing," said filmmaker Phelim McAleer.
The film is the counterweight of Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" and covers the dishonesty of environmental efforts by showing the human side of the global warming hysteria, said McAleer.
Husband-and-wife filmmaking team Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney answer questions after a screening of their film “Not Evil, Just Wrong,” which counters Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” in Harvey Graham Auditorium of Washington State Community College Monday night.
McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney said they hope to open people's eyes to the extreme environmentalism by presenting stories of the economic impact it has.
"We felt it was time to show the human cost of the environment and global warming hysteria," McAleer said. "No one seems to ask Middle America their opinion."
Victor Smith of Waterford attended the screening and called the film and its message "significant."
"This film is science," he said. "We need more information like this so we can learn the truth.
"This movie shows that environmentalism has nothing to do with climate control; it's a grab for power."
During time for questions and answers following the 90-minute film, questions ranged from what it takes to be an environmental scientist to where money from environmental causes goes.
"The people who talk about the environment all of the time leave the biggest carbon footprint with all of the flying and traveling they do," McElhinney said.
"Not Evil, Just Wrong" not only tells the human side through stories of families in America's coal country, but also features scientists and environmentalists rebutting claims made in "Inconvenient Truth" and by other environmentalists.
"I don't think there is enough honest dialogue to allow for a free exchange of ideas and this film counters what we have already been fed," said Garry Hogue of Beverly. "There has been too much of a firestorm on one side that it seems to have all of the press and sympathy and the other side hasn't had a chance to speak, until now."
McAleer and McElhinney, as well as the scientists in their film, claim the current global warming is simply one of Earth's many cycles.
"It has happened before and it will happen again," McAleer said. "Man will adapt to many things; there is no perfect weather."