03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Acid Test the Movie: Burning It Up

One week ago today, Sigourney Weaver and Frances Beinecke went to Washington to show the ground-breaking movie, Acid Test: The Global Challenge Of Ocean Acidification. It's a great short film, well worth watching, with really incredibly scary conclusions about what will happen to the ocean, not in the distant future but in the next few decades.

Now, let's be honest -- ocean acidification? Really? Even with Sigourney Weaver's voice, not the sexiest topic on the planet.

But a funny thing has happened this past week, and I think it's a great credit not just to NRDC and the creators of this film, but to everyone who has been working so hard to raise the profile of the environmental problems we are facing.

The film, and its message, have been getting a lot of attention. Great, positive attention.

In Maine, lobstermen and commercial mussel growers are facing the facts of what greater acidification would do to their worlds.

In New Jersey, thanks to the leadership of Senator Lautenberg, everyone is realizing what is going to actually happen to that famous Jersey Shore.

But the best media hit of the week goes to Sigourney Weaver, who was a hero on Fox News - teaching a lesson to all Democrats and progressives about how to stand the hell up.