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Her voice shakes.

You sense her very foundation has been shaken.

This isn't an actor, a newscaster, or a spokesperson.  She hasn't planned her words.  She doesn't know what she's going to do next, only knows she has to act.  She uses the word "bullshit," and then apologizes.  

The anger in her voice seems directed mainly at herself.  She'd persuaded "every person [she] know[s]" not to believe in the reality of global warming.  Now she has to change their minds.

Full transcript after the little orange cumulus.  Because in this case, partial just won't do.


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Moviegoer: I'm just -- let me, just let me say what I have to say: that I watch Bill O'Reilly every day.  I love Bill O'Reilly, I'm proud to be an American, but I saw this movie Chasing Ice today, and it hasn't just changed me about global warming, it has changed me as a person.

And, there is something, I don't know what I can do, I'm sixty years old, but there must be something I can do, to help, to help our children, to help my grandkids.

But I'm gonna change it.  Because this movie was fantastic.  Every human being in this world should watch this movie.  Everyone.

Offscreen: And you didn't believe in global warming?

Moviegoer: I did not believe in global warming.  I am going to be sixty on December twenty-one, and every time someone mentioned global warming to me, I told them, if they wanted to remain in my home, they needed to step out.  Because I said it was bullshit.  I didn't believe it.  Excuse my language.

And that is because, I listened -- this is the truth -- I believed Bill O'Reilly.

Offscreen: And now you saw this movie...

Moviegoer: And I saw this movie, and I apologize to anyone I ever talked into not -- into believing there was no global warming.  I have talked every friend, every person I know, into believing there was no global warming.

And now I have to undo my damage.  And I will.  From the moment I go to my car, go to home, go to my computer -- it has changed my life.

Offscreen: Wow, that's great, that's really -- .

Moviegoer: Thank you. Thank you for giving me this moment.  It was a great movie.

Offscreen: Ok, thank you.

Moviegoer: 'K.

Offscreen: Bye.

And here's a trailer for the movie that rocked this devoted denier's world to the ground: Chasing Ice.

Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM PT: Thank you for the recs, everyone!  I'm slowly working my way through the comments.  Just to clarify, since someone thought otherwise: I am not the interviewer/videographer, nor the original poster on YouTube.  I just found this video via Bill McKibben's Twitter, and thought it should be seen here.

Video © its owner.  Original text © cai

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Originally posted to cai on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:25 PM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS.

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