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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.
"Carbon Nation" is an inspiring look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies.
Interviewees who issue hysterical statements like "the sea ice cap is almost gone" go uncontradicted.
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.
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.
Well intended but inert.
Thought-provoking on a macro level in some of its interviews, but its sloppy construction, poor focus and rah-rah boosterism make for a sludgy viewing experience.
The film's hectic pace and flow has more in common with design of a kids' educational TV show, and although the information seems sometimes chaotic. it is always lively, thought-provoking, and inspirational.
Afraid of the dullness of its subject matter, and of being lost in the swarm of patronizing eco-documentaries, Carbon Nation tries really hard to speak to the language of "young people these days."
A sobering documentary which makes a convincing case that climate change is a national security issue.
Mildly captivating albeit one-sided and over-simplified. It merely presents a reader's digest overview of climate change solutions [that's] more overwhelming than inspirational.
A documentary with a varied group of Americans talking about solutions to the very-real crisis of climate change.
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