Mark Ruffalo to narrate film on Barack Obama's energy policy

Mark Ruffalo is all set to executive produce and narrate the documentary 'Dear President Obama'

PTI| Updated: Nov 25, 2015, 17:19 PM IST
Mark Ruffalo to narrate film on Barack Obama's energy policy

Los Angeles: Actor Mark Ruffalo is all set to executive produce and narrate the documentary "Dear President Obama", a film about the Barack Obama's energy and climate change policies scheduled to release next year.

The 48-year-old "Spotlight" actor, who is also an environmental activist is opposing the process of hydro-fracking to extract natural gas decide to join the project as he finds the US President's approach to climate change "insane," said The Hollywood Reporter.

"When you have the president saying that climate change is absolutely for real and we must do something about it, and then in the next breath he says we must start drilling in the Arctic circle even, there's a huge disconnect, a cognitive dissonance.

"His own scientists are telling him we have to keep that carbon in the ground otherwise we are doomed," Ruffalo said.

The documentary, to be directed by Jon Bowermaster, will look at the health impacts of hydro-fracking, scientific research on global warming and what can be done to move the US to renewable sources of energy.

"The documentary will implore President Obama to stop this drill, baby, drill, all of the above energy policy that he has taken our country on. You can't have it both ways. You can't keep pushing to take all the carbon out of the earth, which will be burned, while at the same time saying you believe in climate science," the actor said.