According to a two year study released Tuesday by UCLA "the film and television industry and associated activities make a larger contribution to air pollution in the five-county Los Angeles region than almost all five other sectors researched"
Although Hollywood seems environmentally conscious thanks to celebrities who lend their names to various causes, the industry created more pollution than individually produced by aerospace manufacturing, apparel, hotels and semiconductor manufacturing, the study found.Only petroleum manufacturing belched more emissions."People talk of 'the industry,' but we don't think of them as an industry," said Mary Nichols, who heads the school's Institute of the Environment, which released what researchers called a "snapshot" of industry pollution. "We think of the creative side, the movie, the people, the actors -- we don't think of what it takes to produce the product."
Seems to me conservation is in order..... we should buy less of their product !Additionally, we need to have government put caps on the amount of product available to the public OR put an additional tax on their product to pay for the environmental damage that they do OR set standards on the amount of all of this that goes on:
Special effects explosions, idling vehicles, teams of workers building monumental sets
I'd say the special tax is appropriate. Make that a double tax for Steven Seagal who gave us all a speech at the end of this movie.