Everything's Cool: A Real Life Disaster Movie


"EVERYTHING'S COOL is a "toxic comedy" about the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action — Global Warming." We saw it in the Hot Docs Festival last night. It is a very funny, very scary movie that describes the attempts of our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CO2: We call it Life) and the American Government to ensure that Americans remain confused about global warming, because as long as there is doubt, they will worry about other things first. It follows the work of Bill McKibben, Ross Gelbspan, Rick Piltz and others to expose the truth, convince America that global warming is real and a threat, and step it up.

It is funny, engaging and full of characters like Bish Neuhouser who is trying to make biodiesel for his old mercedes, and Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, who rode their essay "the death of environmentalism" to fame and fortune, and in particular Rick Piltz, who quit his job after the reports on global warming were censored by the government and blew the whistle on it.

Most TreeHugger readers will know the story and the people, but it is worth watching and will help in spreading the word to others. It is up at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5 and 6 for west coasters. ::Everything's Cool

See also our earlier post on the Denial Machine and thanks to Yuill McGregor for the ticket!

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