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Carbon Nation (2011)



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Carbon Nation is a feature length documentary about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. 'Carbon Nation' is an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or slow down) the impending climate crisis. We already have the technology to combat most of the worst-case scenarios of climate change, and it is very good business as well. We meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way, including entrepreneurs, visionaries, scientists, business, and the everyday man, all making a difference and working towards solving climate change. We interviewed over 200 people - included in the film are Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group), Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times), Former CIA Director James Woolsey, Van Jones (Founder, Green For All), Col. Dan Nolan, U.S. Army (Ret), Bernie Karl (Geothermal pioneer from Alaska,) Amory Lovins (Chairman, RMI), Art Rosenfeld (Commissioner, California Energy Commission), Denis Hayes (Founder of Earth Day), Ralph Cavanagh (NRDC), Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), John Rowe (CEO, Exelon), Jim Rogers (CEO Duke Energy), Cliff Etheredge (West Texas wind pioneer,)and more climate change pioneers. Public opinion is sliding the wrong way - far fewer people are concerned about climate change than even a year ago. We've made Carbon Nation to give a majority of people an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: its good business. Carbon Nation's optimism and pragmatism are appealing across the political spectrum. Carbon Nation is a film that celebrates solutions, inspiration and action. -- (C) Official Site

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Bill Kurtis
as Narrator

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What we get is the filmic equivalent of a smiley face. But enthusiasm and sincerity don't make the hard questions go away.

March 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Carbon Nation" is an inspiring look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies.

February 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Interviewees who issue hysterical statements like "the sea ice cap is almost gone" go uncontradicted.

February 11, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

This film seems blissfully unaware that political obstructionists are paralyzing the legislative process; that deep-pocketed influence peddlers have a vested interest in maintaining the fossil fuel culture; that, in general, people resist change.

February 11, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Alternative energy sources-algae, wind, and geothermal-are showcased, but Carbon Nation is most persuasive when it focuses on the individuals utilizing those supplies in their communities.

February 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Well intended but inert.

February 7, 2011

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