Jay Inslee has made his fair share of exaggerated statements concerning the impacts of climate change. From politicizing the tragic wildfires to making erroneous claims concerning the death of oysters, Inslee has attributed quite a lot to climate change.
But, during a press conference on Thursday, Inslee took his claims to a whole new level of absurdity.
Describing the impact of climate change on our state, Inslee said the following:
“The people who filmed the vampire show, Twilight, the reason they filmed it in Forks is they said they wanted to go to the rainiest city in America. But, last week, in Forks, they had water restrictions on use of water in Forks, Washington. I say this because the fires were the most horrific and visible part of our summer. But, the whole state is under siege right now because of carbon pollution.”
First and foremost, Inslee’s reasoning does not make any sense… whatsoever. He makes a completely false statement about where and why a movie was filmed. Then, he makes a separate statement concerning water restrictions in Forks. The point he was attempting to make is unclear. Based on his line of reasoning, we assume that it is that no other vampire movie will ever be filmed in Forks because it hasn’t rained there recently—and it’s all due to climate change.
What we do know for a fact is that Inslee does not know the filming locations of the Twilight movies—for what that is worth. They movies were filmed in Oregon, not Washington. It is the books that are set in Forks. Obviously, Inslee completely fabricated the story of the people who filmed the movie to fit the bizarre point he was trying to make.
If Inslee is concerned with making Washington more attractive for movie sets, he would do well to consider creating a tax incentive for that purpose. That, after all, plays a huge factor in a production company’s location decision.