Cool It (2010)

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Climate catastrophe? Normal solar activity? The end of civilization as we know it? Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Acclaimed award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder of the economic think tank, Copenhagen Consensus, which brings together the world's leading economists to prioritize major global problems -- among them malaria, the lack of potable water and HIV/AIDS -- based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions. Amidst the strong and polarized opinions within the global warming debate, Cool It follows Lomborg on his mission to bring the smartest solutions to our energy needs, carbon emissions and other major problems in the world. -- (C) Roadside Attractions
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All Critics (43) | Top Critics (17)

Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning.

Full Review… | December 3, 2010
Globe and Mail
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Blond, boyish and with an irrepressible faith in human adaptability, Mr. Lomborg is the anti-Gore.

November 12, 2010
New York Times
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It can be a little hard to digest so many ideas, especially in such rapid succession. The movie is never boring, but there may be some information overload for laymen in the audience.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Arizona Republic
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It's been five years since Gore warned us that we only have 10 years to fix global warming -- hey, Al, my apartment is near the Hudson River. Wanna bet it's still above water in 2015?

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
New York Post
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Some of it sounds, quite frankly, nuts. And a few of Lomborg's enemies have said as much. But throwing tons of money at the problem with little result? That also sounds kind of crazy.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Washington Post
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By bringing in a diverse group of big thinkers to take part in a very animated, sometimes agitated, discussion, the filmmaker has succeeded in bringing what could have been a very dry mountain of data, theories and experimental research to vibrant life.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Cool It

A movie that corrects a lot of what was fundamentally wrong with An Inconvenient Truth. A good watch. It's a shame none of his ideas will probably be put to practice.

Will Schuster
Will Schuster

Wow what a great offset to Catastrophe. I love the emphasis on "Adaptation"... Seems every other solution requires massive sacrifice from the worst off people,(read this genocide), with the alternative shown here we have a solution to most of the problems plaguing us earthlings right now! Let's do it spend the $250,000,000,000 a year on the solutions to the problem instead on solutions that solve very little... Common sense rules over crises management...

Jesse Bourus
Jesse Bourus
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I like this film because I agree that the question is not whether global warming is occurring rather how are we going to try to fix this....this guy presents some interesting solutions...i love the debate and agree that we need to channel more dollars toward researching ideas like these...for it could only take one or two of these ideas to work and it would fix a lot.

Shawn Wade
Shawn Wade

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