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Director: Daniel Gold & Judith Helfand
Here we go, again! For those who have remained unconvinced about the matter of environmental collapse due to global warming, after An Inconvenient Truth and The Eleventh Hour, Everything’s Cool is another documentary that tries once more to break through the corporate shield of doublespeak, to convince the American People that our world is, incredibly close to the precipice of collapse, during the lifetimes of our children, or grandchildren. It is effective, funny and compelling, but, unfortunately, will likely only be seen by people who already recognize the truth.
The focus of this feature is not really to examine the science behind our understanding of global warming, but to shine an exposing light on the conspiracy of misinformation perpetrated by pseudo-scientific organizations funded by oil companies, who also make sure to sufficiently back politicians as to assure their support. The film talks to those who have been silenced by a government that doesn’t want to hear the truth (and even keeps government representatives, as well as the public, from hearing the whole truth), looks at areas already ravaged by global warming, including finishing with a look at the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
This is an entertaining, but disturbing, look at the most serious issue of this, and any other, time. Who will it reach? Everything’s Cool is yet another ringing alarm bell that our global house is on fire. The question is not that global warming is happening and threatening all life on our planet, but how can we convince those who have stuck their heads in the sand to emerge and join our voices in demanding that governments act, and act now.