[Vision2020] Spokesman-Review on Economist Lomborg's Cllimate Change Film "Cool It"

Ron Force rforce2003 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 29 14:55:01 PST 2010

According to Teh Google, it opened at AMC River Park Square, but it's gone 

 Ron Force
Moscow Idaho USA

From: Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com>
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Sent: Mon, November 29, 2010 8:27:19 AM
Subject: [Vision2020] Spokesman-Review on Economist Lomborg's Cllimate Change 
Film "Cool It"

The following source indicates the film "Cool It" had a release date
in Spokane of November 19, 2010, but I have yet to find in what
theater in Spokane.  The fact the Spokesman-Review online ran a review
of this film on November 19, suggests the film is showing in the
Spokane area, yet unless I missed it, this review does not indicate
where it is showing.  The Moscow/Pullman area is too far into the
commercial cinema weeds for this film to be now showing in this area,
just as the second expanded release of "Avatar" did not show (though
it might later) in Moscow/Pullman:


A short review of the film "Cool It" is pasted in below, from the
Spokesman-Review, that indicates  "...Lomborg repeatedly notes that
climate change is “real, it’s man-made and it is a problem.”


November 19, 2010 in Features
‘Cool It’ leaves big questions of credibility
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

There’s plenty of room for debate within the broad scientific
discussion of global climate change. The question raised by the new
documentary “Cool It” is whether censured Danish economist Bjorn
Lomborg deserves a place at the table.

The author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” doesn’t deny global
warming, which may disappoint some of those who embrace his “discredit
Al Gore” mission.

But Lomborg’s attack on the orthodoxy of climate change policy has won
him friends in the conservative and business communities and enemies
in both science and environmental circles.

The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty found him ill-qualified
to be making the arguments on a subject that lies outside his areas of

“Cool It” does little to remove that taint. It’s a “What Me Worry?”
spin on the science that suggests we stop letting ourselves be
paralyzed into inaction by the scale and cost of the “worst case
scenario” that “An Inconvenient Truth” hurled at us.

The film by director Ondi Timoner (”Dig!,” “We Live in Public”) opens
with the voices of children blurting out what they know about climate
change. When you hear the fear and doomsday prophecies they parrot,
you’re inclined to hear Lomborg out.

He talks about allocating resources toward attacking real human
problems (malaria, poverty) instead of the tiny changes he expects
from all our efforts to lower the planet’s temperature over the next
100 years.

But he bends numbers, something you notice in a movie built on a
point-by-point attack on Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary.

No, sea levels won’t turn Earth into Kevin Costner’s “Waterworld.” But
you can’t help but notice Lomborg talks to experts who agree with him,
to a point, about Antarctica, and yet somehow leave out the rapidly
shrinking Arctic ice pack.

There are few dissenting voices in “Cool It.” With people like NASA’s
sober-minded James Hansen and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich there to give
Lomborg a bit of cover (they don’t address him or his ideas directly),
the film avoids being shrill or overly political.

And Lomborg repeatedly notes that climate change is “real, it’s
man-made and it is a problem.”

But as useful as it is to chew on ideas that don’t hew to climate
change dogma, “Cool It’ leaves big questions about Lomborg unanswered:
Is he qualified? Is he honest? And who is funding him?
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

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