Cool It

Theatrical Release: November 12, 2010
DVD Release: March 29, 2011
Cool It


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 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 solution to climate change, environmental pollution and other major problems in the world.

Dove Review

“Cool It” is a very persuasive documentary that makes a compelling case for an incremental, practical solution to many of the world’s dilemmas, and at an affordable price tag.

This film presents a revolutionary way of tackling not just Global Warming, but other global issues as well; from malaria to HIV/AIDS to clean drinking water. Economist Bjorn Lomborg examines each topic by looking at them as a rational economics academician, rather than a dooms-day prophet. Lomborg goes on a pilgrimage interviewing scientists and economists looking for short-term and long-term solutions by utilizing the resources that are now available and those that will be in the near future.

This movie is NOT an anti-Global Warming film as some claim. In fact Bjorn Lomborg agrees with the Al Gore crowd that global warming is real and it’s man made. However, he is critical of the ways the government is approaching (or avoiding) the problem.

We award “Cool It” the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Violence: Some scenes of floods; glaciers breaking up and volcanoes erupting.
Other: Some kids are fearful that the world may come to an end as a result of global warming.


Company: Roadside Attractions
Director: Ondi Timoner
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Dick Rolfe