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Cool It (2010)

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A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis.


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Credited cast:
Himself - Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hashem Akbari ...
Himself - Head of Heat Island Group, Berkeley Lab
Joe Barton ...
Himself - Representative, Texas (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Jagdish Bhagwati ...
Himself - Professor of Economics, Columbia University
John Boehner ...
Himself - Representative, Ohio (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
John Dingell ...
Himself - Representative, Michigan (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself - Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Myron Ebell ...
Himself - Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy, CEI
Kerry Emanuel ...
Himself - Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT
Tom Foreman ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis.

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A light bulb won't solve global warming. This guy's bright ideas just might.



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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 June 2011 (Denmark)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,847 (USA) (12 November 2010)


$62,713 (USA) (24 December 2010)

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Devastating critique of the global change industry
9 February 2012 | by (Silicon Valley) – See all my reviews

I've read that polar icecaps are unusual in the history of planet earth.

I've read that the polar sea wasn't frozen a few million years ago (a short period of time geologically speaking) and I've read that Antarctica had lush forests and fauna just a few million years ago, and that lost ecosystem is now buried under miles of ice.

And even more worrisome would be if a large volcano where to erupt and block the sun for a year or more. We would really want as much global warming as possible in that case.

Further I read that when the earth gets colder and has polar ice caps that the weather is much more volatile and extreme. And except for the past couple of hundred years the earth was drifting deeper into a polar ice period with temperatures getting colder and colder. This sounds awful. By sheer dumb luck, man is making the earth warmer. And perhaps better than ever.

I also wonder if scientists are given grants based on the "scariness" of their investigations. Perhaps scientists are more likely to get grant money if their predictions are dire.

I also read that farm land become more productive the warmer it becomes.

With these notions above in mind, I was a global change skeptic of sorts.

Then I watch this film and my skepticism has hardened considerably. I now I pity/fear/despair anyone that carries on about carbon footprints, global warming or polar bears. And to watch giant corporations engage in fear mongering about global warming is truly alarming.

If you like to talk about this subject, no matter what your position is on global warming, you need to understand the ideas in this film to avoid looking stupid.

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