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The NYT Hearts Lomborg Flick

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorNov 12, 2010 12:05 PM

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The new movie "Cool It" is out today and just wait till people get wind of this thumbs up review in the NYT, especially this passage:

Debunking claims made by "An Inconvenient Truth" and presenting alternative strategies, "Cool It" finally blossoms into an engrossing, brain-tickling picture as many of Al Gore's meticulously graphed assertions are systematically "” and persuasively "” refuted.

If a NYT film reviewer was going to be allowed to pass judgment on the accuracy of Lomborg's movie, then the Times should have assigned Andrew Revkin to review it. Maybe he'll take a shot at Dot Earth. Meanwhile, today's wet kiss of a review in the NYT, as well as reactions to it and the movie, are sure to light up the blogosphere. UPDATE:

Revkin has a meaty post on the movie, which he calls "eminently watchable." Here's the thrust of his review:

Lomborg, as always, is charming and persuasive, frequently shown riding his bicycle through Copenhagen's busy streets "” in what has to be seen as a dig at Gore, who in his film is often seen racing through airports. But it suffers from the same simplification syndrome that weakened "An Inconvenient Truth."

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