Cool It (film)

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Cool It
Cool it poster.jpg
Directed by Ondi Timoner
Produced by Terry Botwick
Ondi Timoner
Written by Terry Botwick
Sarah Gibson
Bjørn Lomborg
Ondi Timoner
Starring Bjørn Lomborg
Music by Sarah Schachner
Cinematography Nasar Abich Jr.
Edited by Debra Light
Brian Singbiel
David Timoner
Interloper Films
1019 Entertainment
Distributed by Roadside Attractions
Release dates
  • November 12, 2010 (2010-11-12) (United States)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cool It is a 2010 documentary film based on the book of the same name. It stars Danish author Bjørn Lomborg, who wrote the book. It premiered in September in Canada at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and had a theatrical United States release on November 12, 2010. The film was directed by Ondi Timoner.[1]


The film focuses on Lomborg lecturing and brainstorming ideas to make the environmental movement less propagandistic and more realistic, which includes de-emphasizing efforts to stop global warming. Interviews include many scientists and activists both supporting and disputing Lomborg.

Critical reception[edit]

While many non-scientist critics welcomed the upbeat, positive nature of the film,[2][3][4] most scientific critiques noted some scientific inconsistency and glossing over of facts, a summary of which can be found on the Yale Climate Media forum.[5]


  1. ^ Global Warming and Common Sense. New York Times, November 11, 2010
  2. ^ [1] New York Times review of "Cool It"
  3. ^ [2] Hollywood Reporter reviews "Cool It"
  4. ^ [3] LA Times review of "Cool It"
  5. ^ [4] A Critical Review of Bjorn Lomborg's "Cool It"

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