Amidst the varying opinions within the global warming debate is Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg who is on a worldwide mission to deliver the most intelligent solutions to climate change, environmental pollution, and other problems our world is facing.
Based on the book of the same name, Cool It follows Lomborg as he travels the world giving lectures about the real facts and actual science of global warming and its impact on the planet. The focus of his campaign is to deliver fresh ideas that will make the environmental movement less propagandistic and more realistic.
The documentary features scientists and activists who are supportive of Lomborg and who also disagree with his views. The film also challenges Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Also known as the skeptical environmentalist, Lomborg argues that many complicated and expensive actions that are being considered to stop or reduce global warming will cost hundreds of billions and are often based on emotion rather than science, and have little impact on global temperature for hundreds of years.
Lomborg believes we should be putting our efforts and resources into more immediate concerns like fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and supplying a fresh water supply which could be achieved for less cost and save millions of lives across the world.
He questions why the debate over climate change has suppressed rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent.