On March 30, comedian Sarah Silverman will moderate a climate change debate between skeptic Phelim McAleer and renewable energy advocate Amanda Little. The Lexus-hosted event, touted as “The Darker Side of Green” debate, will be used to introduce the CT 200h premium compact hybrid to North America.
“Lexus hybrid vehicles have been designed to appeal to both the eco-minded and those unwilling to compromise on luxury and style,” said David Nordstrom, Lexus vice president of marketing. “We thought The Darker Side of Green debate was an intriguing way to express this multi-faceted appeal of the new CT 200h.”
Silverman is expected to bring a unique perspective to the event which takes place at the 2010 New York Auto Show. When asked why she agreed to moderate the debate, Silverman replied, “I like the idea that a big schmancy company like Lexus is willing to engage in an unpredictable debate.”
Following the debate between Amanda Little, author of Power Trip, and Phelim McAleer, director and producer of Not Evil Just Wrong, DJs Paul Sevigny and The Misshapes will perform.
Needless to say, this one should be interesting…