‘Cool It’ Documentary Heats Up The Climate Debate
On Friday, Cool It, a controversial film by the creator of the “Skeptical Environmentalist” will premiere in theaters all over the country.
Although author Bjorn Lomborg isn’t a favorite topic of conversation among climate activists, his movie is meant to act as an antidote to the catastrophic, “end of the world” messages flooding the media.
In the film, award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg in search of the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact.
Watch the Cool It trailer!
Criticized by some who call it the “Anti-Inconvenient Truth,” Lomborg admits that while he accepts the reality of human-caused climate change, he rejects conventional thinking about fixing the problem.
Instead of wasting their efforts on global “feel-good” campaigns like Earth Hour, Lomborg suggests that ‘climate hawks‘ should focus their energy on driving down the costs of solar energy, ocean wave power, 4th generation nukes, and biofuels produced from non-edible feedstocks, so that they can compete with oil and coal (The Daily Green).
Although it might not make him popular among climate activists, Lomborg isn’t afraid to call out fear-mongers on both sides of the aisle. The “juvenile name-calling, ignoble tactics, and intellectual intransigence on both sides” only leave the public scared and confused, Lomborg wrote on the Cool It blog.
One thing that should be interesting to listen for in the movie is how Lomborg proposes to rustle up the political support needed to get the billions of dollars needed for the energy R&D he suggests as a solution.