A Few Things Ill Considered

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Monday, September 18, 2006

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The Great Warming

There is an interesting looking documentary on Global Warming due for release soon in the US, in time for the November elections. It is called The Great Warming, and looks like it will be quite good.
Via a comment here from Lisa T who is involved in the film:

The documentary was produced in Canada (shot partly in BC) and released in 2004 as a 3-part series on Discovery Canada and on Canal D in Quebec. There was a lot of clamour on the website for a US release, but the big networks told us "environment is too depressing for TV" (which may be one reason not much has improved here...). PBS ultimately released a short version last year called "Global Warming: The Signs + the Science".

THIS film is the culmination of all that, with a stronger activist voice, updated science content, inclusion of the faith-based green movement-- and a revisit of Louisiana, where every interviewee in 2002 predicted devastation on a Katrina scale. That part is infuriating, but worth seeing.

The website will give you a pretty good idea of the film (it's also gorgeously shot), and the link to the Call to Action coalition should go live Monday. If you like what you see, we'd appreciate anything you can do to spread the word - we don't have Al Gore's budget!

They don't have Al Gore's budget, but they do have Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morrisette!

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  • At September 18, 2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Lisa T said…

    Coby - Thanks for the good word! FYI, the "Call to Action" went live today. It's at www.thegreatwarming.com/calltoaction/calltoaction.html

    We invite you and anyone (from the US and beyond) to e-sign a pre-election petition demanding action on global warming. There's also good info here on voter questions, ways to reduce carbon footprint, school activities and so on. Hope to see you there!


  • At September 30, 2006 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They don't have Al Gore's budget, but they do have Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morrisette!

    Now that's ironic.


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