Carbon Nation

By Keith Kloor | February 15, 2011 11:45 am

It’ll be interesting to see if this new solutions-oriented documentary finds an audience. The trailer is definitely pretty cool. (I’ll go see any movie that includes a former CIA director and a one-armed Texas hillbilly.) A guy who looks like Mr. Clean in a business suit utters my favorite soundbite:

This is no longer the purview of Birkenstock-wearing treehuggers…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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  • http://ourchangingclimate.wordpress.com/ Bart Verheggen

    Interesting. Looks like it’s well produced. Peter Sinclair (Climate Crocks) also highlighted it with some commentary.

    There is nothing against emission reductions for other reasons than climate change (and there are many good reasons).

    That said, I think it would not be wise to entire decouple energy policy from climate policy and climate science.

    If this movie appeals to the “skeptical” crowd (which seems its intended audience), then that’s great, awesome!

  • kdk33

    I’m all for cheap energy; so, if it’s cheaper, bring it on!

    OTOH (and assuming clean energy is actually less cheap). the notion that a government mandated switch from low cost to high cost energy is a jobs program (full employment even) is rather bizarre.  Similarly, the idea that we’re racing with China to increase energy costs.

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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.

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