by Michael dEstries
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kilmer_steamexperimentVal Kilmer has been on a kick lately with movies featuring environmental themes — and his latest one tackles the subject of global warming head-on. Inside a steam bath. Filled with attractive people.

Called The Steam Experiment, it features Kilmer playing a scientists that’s gone a bit nutty and wants the world to hear his theory on the destructive power of global warming. The only way he knows people will read it is if it’s the main headline in a major newspaper. To do this, (and giving life to metaphors on global warrming), he rigs a steam room to trap six, conveniently sexy people, and slowly raise in temperature. The longer his crazy theory and headline stay out of the newspaper, the longer the people cook and ultimately die.

Just like Kilmer’s other upcoming flick, The Thaw, this trailer does very little justice to what might actually be a cool movie. Fingers crossed — especially since it also stars Armand Assante and Eric Roberts.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.carbonclimate.info/ JER0ME

    Individuals CAN prevent Global Warming

    I am not completely convinced CO2 has anything to do with Global Warming. That notwithstanding, I am certain that reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is both a good idea and necessary, for a large number of obvious reasons.

    The good news is that we can all make a difference. It goes way beyond buying a few (polluting) low energy light bulbs, and will have a real impact if even half of those concerned about Global Warming follow the proposals. The beauty is that even if only half do this, it makes no difference what the rest do! Renewable energy will become cheaper than fossil fuels with enough investment in the technology, and everyone will move over naturally!

    Firstly, buy renewable energy.

    As far as I am aware, you have the choice to buy renewable electricity in all developed countries. If you cannot now, you should campaign for that inalienable right immediately. Currently our own household buys 25% of our electricity as renewable, costing us about US$33 extra per year. 100% would cost US$183)*.

    Some argue that if millions of householders (and industries, I would hope) buy renewable energy, there will not be enough. If you do not buy it, there will NEVER be enough. If you do, the money will be used to INVEST in infrastructure for future renewable energy, so making the expense just as effective.

    Merely by choosing to buy this, you are immediately and directly investing in the renewable energy industry, and sending a powerful and undeniable message to those who matter, the people who actually generate electricity, not environmentalists or politicians who may have different agenda.

    Secondly, stop investing in ‘Big Oil’ and ‘Big Coal’.

    It comes as a shock to many ordinary citizens to be told that the huge greedy corporations actually make money for THEM, not for some faceless consortium. Sure, corporate flunkies may make millions of dollars, but WE, as investors, make billions, and even trillions. Their huge payouts and massive junkets are insignificant compared to the profits the companies make for their investors.

    You may well think that you do not invest in these companies, but if you have a pension or investment fund, you almost certainly do. These funds will, quite obviously, be invested in the very companies that make the most profits and returns for their investors. All these corporations are doing is actually acting effectively YOUR instruction, ie to get the best possible return. If WE stop investing in them, they fail, and will be forced to change their practices to survive in a capitalist environment.

    The answer is to choose ethical investments (there may be different names). Talk to your financial adviser and make the switch now. ONLY YOU control your investments. Make the choice and stop letting others do it for you.

    The message is that YOU control the future of energy production with your wallets. The bad news is that it will cost, but nothing the environmentalists or governments will ever do about this issue will cost you less than this, and most of what they want to do will take control away from you and waste most of your expenditure in bureaucratic bungling and misguided foolishness, in my opinion. This simple two-step approach has all the potential to work and with no complex side effects that I can see immediately. It has a direct and immediate effect.

    It is so rare that we are able to do something so straightforward in this complex world. If Global Warming concerns you, I urge you to put your money where your mouth is, and make an immediate difference TODAY, before the power is taken away from you.

    * Based on a usage of 5,000 kWh of electricity.
    Source: http://www.originenergy.com.au/1142/Green-energy-FAQs#extracost

    http://www.carbonclimate.info/2009/03/individuals-can-prevent-global-warming.html

  • http://www.remyc.com RemyC

    I don’t know what to make of this… I really don’t… The prospect of experiencing Eric Roberts boil like a lobster may have been appealing some years ago, but all is forgiven! Call me dude! ;o)

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  • Becs

    does anyone besides me remember when val kilmer was in somewhat good movies:) you know. . .ones that had plots and stuff. i miss the old days…

  • SUNNY

    Val Kilmer is awesome in the characters he protrays. He studies them and tries to give each character life from words in a script. He is awesome.

  • Patti Deaves

    I really don’t hate you all that much!
    Still thinking of becoming govenor?
    I can’t quite put my finger on it yet!!! But when I do… I’ll write in again. Interesting though your fans respond to you as an actor an avoid the direct questions about you becoming a govenor.
    Ah…Val Kilmer you Think to much!!!! Little less talk Val Kilmer more action!
    Ha…