Bjørn Lomborg, the sceptical environmentalist.
Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a globally respected think tank that brings together the worlds leading economists to prioritize major global problems among them malaria, the lack of portable water and HIV/AIDS based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions. Amidst the strong and polarized opinions within the global warming debate, Cool It follows Lomborg on his mission to bring the smartest solutions to climate change, environmental pollution, and other major problems in the world.
Read more – www.coolit-themovie.com
For more information about Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus, a think-tank based in Denmark that tells governments and philanthropists about the best ways to spend aid and development money, visit: www.copenhagenconsensus.com & www.fixtheclimate.com
Director: Ondi Timoner
Country: USA, 2010
Duration: 90 minutes
Ondi Timoner is one of the only directors to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival twice. First in 2004 with DIG!, a film about the two bands The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestow Massacre and then in 2009 with We live in public, a film about an internet gurus grotesque reality experiment.