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Cool It

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Controversial but hopeful global warming documentary.

Movie PG 2010 88 minutes
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Cool It is forced to deal with the controversy and opposition surrounding its host Lomborg, and it can come across as a bit defensive, causing viewers to question numbers and facts presented here. Nevertheless, regardless of the previous existence of An Inconvenient Truth, Cool It still offers a persuasive, if alternate, argument on the state of the climate crisis.

Director Ondi Timoner does not only focus on Lomborg; he interviews many scientists and thinkers, most of whom support Lomborg's ideas, but some who do not. The good news is that, unlike many issue-oriented documentaries, this one has a fairly positive attitude, and is not out to frighten viewers or make them angry. It simply wants viewers to ask some questions, and not to give up hope. However, as with any documentary -- An Inconvenient Truth included -- it's good to keep an open mind and refuse to take everything that's here at face value.

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