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Cool It! (2010)

Old 02-06-14, 11:17 AM
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Cool It! (2010)

http://youtu.be/eZR3gsY98VU

This was absolutely amazing. Essentially the main dude, Bjorn Lomborg, takes everything the science says as being accurate. Where he differs in how we approach and solve the problem. It also covers some of the propaganda that Climate Change infects people with.

But in the end, he takes the Al Gore number ($250 billion each year for 10 years) that will reduce the planetary temperature by 0.1 degree Fahrenheit by 2100 and shows what we could actually do with that money. Lomborg's think tank took a look at what the problems are around the world and prioritized them. Then he took Nobel Laureates in economics and had them figure out what it would cost to do those things while looking at healthcare, renewable energy, etc. It was truly great. I would love for others to see it so I could see what some of the arguments against this approach are.

edit: I can seem to embed the stupid trailer. Sorry.
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Old 02-08-14, 04:35 PM
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Re: Cool It! (2010)

Well I for one refuse to consider the point of view of a neanderthal who can't even embed a simple YouTube video!
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Old 02-08-14, 05:05 PM
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Re: Cool It! (2010)

Good. I actually posted this thread here to ensure no one would read it anyway.
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Old 02-11-14, 09:47 PM
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Well I AM no one so...hey wait!
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Old 03-15-14, 08:37 PM
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Got a chance to see this, and I completely agree with Dave. This was amazing. If we put this guy in charge of public environmental policy, the US would be a completely different place in under a decade. It had a very positive tone, but it also made me mad at how politics keep so many of these solutions from being implemented.
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Old 03-16-14, 09:08 PM
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Re: Cool It! (2010)

There are two types of people that won't ever let this happen....1) Those that stand to gain power and money from our current course (Al Gore, and everyone in government), and 2) Those that view environmentalism as a religion in which we are the sinners that must go through punishment and sacrifice for our sins in order for any solution to be viable.
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The movie did do a good job of showing the opposing viewpoints, although obviously it sided with Lomborg.
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Old 03-17-14, 12:31 AM
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Re: Cool It! (2010)

Here's my review, suckahs! http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/47660/cool-it/

PS - I agree with you both, although in the last four years the doomsayers seem to be gaining ground.
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Old 03-20-14, 05:28 PM
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Nice review.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:16 PM
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Thanks!
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