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Review: 'Cool It' An Uneven But Informative Doc That Challenges Current Notions Of Climate Change

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 13, 2010 7:53 AM
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Let's be frank, "An Inconvenient Truth" hasn't exactly aged well. It's a glorified slide-show at best, and although it brought the issue of the environment to the front of everyone's mind, it did so by inducing fear. It's not that there's nothing to be afraid of, but the way they did it is very questionable and we only have to direct you to the trailer to prove our point. Four years later, documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner ("Dig!," "We Live in Public") decided to retaliate with a movie following Bjorn Lomborg and his logic, which has made him an enemy of big name climate scientists everywhere. Authoring "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and questioning the overall nominal outcome of extremely costly programs being put into place, Lomborg showcases his own slide-show and lectures, detailing a number of different sides and solutions to a problem that too many feel is a closed issue.
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