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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

James Cameron's Star-Studded Film Slams Donald Trump's Climate Denial

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Climate change took center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night thanks to a short film by James Cameron and remarks by multiple prominent politicians on the issue.

The film, Not Reality TV, knocks Donald Trump's climate denial and tells the stories of Americans affected by climate change.

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"As Americans, we face challenges head-on," presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says in a voiceover in the film that also features Republican former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a string of other celebrities and politicians.

President Obama also touched on the issue multiple times in his speech while California Gov. Jerry Brown and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley praised Clinton for her leadership on climate action and denounced Donald Trump for his climate denial.

Cameron film: Politico, Guardian, Mashable, AP, Pacific Standard, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Variety, LA Times, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, OPB, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Vulture

Political Speeches: LA Times, KPBS, Grist, UPI, The Hill, Politico, Climate Home

Commentary: New York Times, Naomi Oreskes op-ed; Grist, Katie Herzog column; Bustle, Chris Tognotti column; Inverse, James Crosbie column; Daily Beast, Asawin Suebsaeng column

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