I wanted to talk to you about a film I’m working called COOL 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 world’s leading economists to prioritize major global problems — among them malaria, the lack of potable 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.
And just as an FYI- Foreign Policy magazine has just named Bjorn one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2010. Last year’s list included people like Ben Bernanke, President Obama, and Gen. David Petraeus, so he is in good company. The 2010 list, which spotlights “remarkable individuals who have shaped the global conversation over the last 12 months—and will continue to do so in coming years,” this was published in the magazine’s December issue.
We have screeners available upon request and the DVD comes out on March 29th in time for Earth Day. Please let me know if you would like to request one for blogging consideration.
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