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Heat waves. Melting glaciers. Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Migrating viruses. Population displacement. Over the past 100 years, the mass consumption of fossil fuels, especially in America, has contributed to a dangerous warming of the earth that has adversely impacted the way we live. The cautionary documentary TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE offers a guide to the effects of global warming in the United States.
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  (in credits order)
Michael Oppenheimer ... Himself (as Michael Oppenheimer PhD)
Donald Kennedy ... Himself (as Donald Kennedy PhD)
Stephen Schneider ... Himself (as Stephen Schneider PhD)
Laurence S. Kalkstein ... Himself (as Laurence S.Kalkstein PhD)
Richard Somerville ... Himself (as Richard Somerville PhD)
Daniel Schrag ... Himself (as Daniel Schrag PhD)
Jonathan Patz ... Himself (as Jonathan Patz MD)
Tom Wigley ... Himself (as Tom Wigley PhD)
Kevin Trenberth ... Himself (as Kevin Trenberth)
Paul R. Epstein ... Himself (as Paul R. Epstein MD)
Jonathan Foley ... Himself (as Jonathan Foley PhD)
William Collins ... Himself (as William Collins PhD)
Scott Pattee ... Himself - USDA
Michael Scott ... Himself (as Michael Scott PhD)
Steve George ... Himself - George Fruit Farm
William Reisen ... Himself (as William Reisen PhD)
Lewis Ziska ... Himself (as Lewis Ziska PhD)
Susan Joy Hassol ... Herself
Bruce Molnia ... Himself (as Bruce Molnia PhD)
Harold Wanless ... Himself (as Harold Wanless PhD)
Kerry Emanuel ... Himself (as Kerry Emanuel PhD)
Terry Root ... Herself (as Terry L. Root PhD)
Stephen Hoffert ... Himself (as Stephen Hoffert PhD)
David Friedman ... Himself - Union of Concerned Scientists
Dave Bassage ... Himself - Enviromental Policy Strategist
Robert Barlow ... Himself - Attorney
Paul Dana ... Himself
Ron Lamberty ... Himself - American Coalition for Ethanol

Willie Nelson ... Himself
Christopher Rowell ... Himself - Truck Driver
Kenneth Yates ... Himself - Yates Trucking
James Gustave Smith ... Himself - Yale University
James E. Rogers ... Himself - Cinergy
David Hawkins ... Himself - Natural Resources Defense Council
Tom Porter ... Himself - Mayor of Portland, OR
Howard Shapiro ... Himself
John Emrick ... Himself - Norm Thompson
Derek Smith ... Himself - Norm Thompson
David Yudkin ... Himself - Hotlips Pizza
Temple Dickson ... Himself - Rancher
Gene Wortham ... Himself - West Texas Wind Energy
William McDonough ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Maryann DeLeo (segment director)
Ellen Goosenberg Kent (segment director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Joy Hassol 

Produced by
Vibha Bakshi .... segment producer
Tecia Esposito .... associate producer
Tecia Esposito .... associate segment producer
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer
M. Sean Kaminsky .... senior associate producer
Laurie Lennard .... executive producer
Susan Lester .... producer
Joseph F. Lovett .... executive producer
Joseph F. Lovett .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Rosie Seitchik .... associate producer
Rosemary Sykes .... segment producer
Isabel Vega .... associate segment producer
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
Cinematography by
John Chiappardi 
Maryann DeLeo 
Amanda Micheli 
Film Editing by
Thomas Haneke 
Production Management
Brian Glazer .... production manager
Art Department
Logan Schmid .... graphics coordinator
Sound Department
Andre Artis .... additional sound
John Blackman .... additional sound
Christopher Coughlin .... additional sound
Daniel Daquino .... additional sound
Philippe Desloovere .... supervising sound editor
Chris Foster .... foley editor
Chris Foster .... foley recordist
Chad Grochowski .... additional sound
Chad Grochowski .... sound mixer
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Lehrecke .... additional sound
Tom Mackiel .... additional sound
Eddie O'Connor .... additional sound
Arjun Rao .... additional sound
Esther Regelson .... dialogue editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Vincent MacTiernan .... animator
Logan Schmid .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eli Adler .... additional camera
M. Sean Kaminsky .... additional camera operator (as M. Sean Kamisky)
Larry LeCain .... additional camera
Claudia Raschke .... additional camera (as Claudia Raschke-Robinson)
Greg Sabo .... additional camera
Sheila Smith .... additional camera
Isabel Vega .... additional camera
Doug Weisman .... additional camera
Editorial Department
Dustin Blowes .... editing assistant
Tonya Edmonds .... editing assistant
Stacy Katzman .... assistant editor
Ayana Morali .... editing assistant
Jason Schneider .... editorial assistant
Jenn Singer .... editing assistant
Jason Szabo .... co-editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... colorist
Music Department
Abby Kende .... music clearance
David Bramfitt .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Laura Antonacci .... production intern
Madison Cliff .... production assistant
Paul R. Epstein .... science advisor
Robert Friedman .... legal services
Sean Kassof .... production intern
Donal Kennedy .... science advisor
Marc Minarich .... production intern
Michael Oppenheimer .... science advisor
Jonathan Patz .... science advisor
Shannon Puckett .... rights and clearances coordinator
Stephen Schneider .... science advisor
J. Stephen Sheppard .... legal services
James Gustave Smith .... science advisor
Scott Somerville .... science advisor
Randy Stulberg .... production assistant
Mollie Zipkin .... production intern

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53 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This film gets it half right, half wrong, 31 May 2011
Author: rgcustomer from Canada

The film is right on its main point, which is that human-caused global climate change is real, happening now, and is life-threatening. While this film is sort of a CliffsNotes version of the issue, it at least gets that much right, making it worthy of its title.

However, it's very sloppy, even in that regard. It tends to use a lot of anecdotes, EXACTLY the kind of data that even they admit is not proof of climate change. What they need to focus on is aggregate data, and they simply didn't do that.

Worse is the credulous manner in which the proposed solutions are presented. Ethanol? In just the few years since this was broadcast, we've become aware that this is not a solution, and is even more expensive and harmful to produce than the problem it's supposed to solve. (At least they didn't mention hydrogen!) I won't go into the other solutions, but they are all presented as if all the problems are solved and it's just a matter of flipping a switch. Well, no. We're nowhere near ready, even five years later.

The obvious problem, conveniently brushed aside, is over-consumption per capita, and overpopulation. These are the root causes, and until we address them (and I doubt we have the character to do it) then global climate change will increase, and our children and grandchildren will suffer for it, and some will die because of it.

This will be an interesting historical oddity, like the duck-and-cover propaganda of the cold war era, illustrative of how to dodge an issue while convincing the public you're addressing it.

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