Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cool it?

Cool It," like the Davis Guggenheim film "An Inconvenient Truth," acknowledges that global warming is happening and is a concern, but that is the only thing the two films agree on.

Timoner's documentary takes issue with what it considers to be the fear-based message in "An Inconvenient Truth" and does its part to discredit many of that movie's claims, including the amounts oceans will rise due to global warming, the loss of the polar bear population and the connection between Hurricane Katrina and global warming.

But, perhaps most importantly, the new film completely disagrees with the Al Gore approach of how to work on the issue. The film looks at the hot topic from a position of economics and opportunity cost. It suggests that the $250 billion dollars a year some environmental activists want to spend on global warming would not have a significant enough impact on climate change to warrant the expense. Instead, the film proposes that if these monies were spent on other issues like poverty, hunger and disease, the world would be able to do more good.
You can be the judge. The film already has distribution by Roadside Attractions with a proposed release date sometime this November.

Post by: CNN Entertainment Producer JD Cargill

Filed under: Toronto International Film Festival • movies
'Black Swan,' 'Cool It' stir up buzz in Toronto

OK, say that the scientist who are scared for our future are wrong.
We still can't ignore the fact that peak oil may have already occurred. Demand will exceed supply.  Alternative sources of energy will be required.
The  loss of sea ice in the arctic is fact, not a prediction and the peril the Polar bears and walrus face is tragic.
IMHO those who would reap profits  by creating yet another artificial debate,  about the consequences of dumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, are traitors to their planet, the environment and their species.

Consider these numbers: $350 million in net operating savings over the project lifetimes, 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions, and more than 650 million kilowatt hours of electricity.

These are the astonishing savings unearthed by 51 EDF Climate Corps fellows working at Fortune 1000 companies this summer.
Energy Efficiency Sleuths Uncover $350M in Savings

And who put them in charge?
The head of the American Petroleum Institute, the largest U.S. oil and gas industry trade group, is pushing a proposal in Congress to block the Environmental Protection Agency from capping carbon dioxide emissions.
Washington bureaucrats should not decide the energy policy of the United States,” Jack Gerard, chief executive officer of the Washington-based group, said on a conference call with reporters today.
Oil, Gas Companies Back Effort to Bar U.S. EPA From Imposing Carbon Limits

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