Cool It Poster

Release Date: November 12th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

PG|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Widely known as "the skeptical environmentalist," Danish scientist and gadfly Bjorn Lomborg has been vilified for his views on climate change. In this documentary, a companion to his book of the same name, Lomborg expounds on his opinion that the earth is not facing an imminent environmental catastrophe, contrary to the prevailing opinion of the scientific community. The filmmakers follow him as he travels the planet sharing his views in a series of interviews and lectures.

Director: Ondi Timoner

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It is at its best when examining alternative sources of energy and how their development has consistently been thwarted by the energy industry. show more

  • To devotees of Al Gore's prophecy of a soon-to-be-parboiled Earth, "Skeptical Environmentalist" author Bjorn Lomborg is the devil. So what does an ecologically incorrect demon look like? Like an aging Danish surfer dude, it turns out. show more

  • Despite some interesting ideas, Cool It's conventional camerawork and unexceptional editing don't contribute much additional value to a package that's unlikely to alter Lomborg's outsider status. show more

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