Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Jim Hamm
Produced by Jim Hamm Productions
DVD Purchase $250, Rent $75
VHS Purchase $250, Rent $75
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 0-7722-1214-7
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0798-4
Climate Change/Global Warming
Awards and Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival
Planet in Focus, Toronto Environmental Film & Video Festival
Conscientious Projector Film Festival
Siskiyou Environmental Film Festival
Turning Down The Heat|
The New Energy Revolution
Renewable energy sources and energy conservation are the solution to global warming.
The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which warms the atmosphere, leading to increased floods, droughts and hurricanes. This film addresses the crisis of global warming and offers renewable energy sources and energy conservation as economically viable solutions to climate change.
TURNING DOWN THE HEAT profiles innovative and successful projects of the new energy revolution, showcasing alternative sources of power. They include solar energy in Holland, Japan and California, biogas in Denmark and Vietnam, wind energy in Holland and India, and hydrogen fuel cells and ground source heat in Vancouver.
We see the effects of global warming already manifesting themselves in the small island nations of the world. But, as Donald Aitken, Ross Gelbspan, Amory Lovins and others make clear, we do have viable options. All we need is the political will.
"Now that the debate about global warming is over, Turning Down the Heat offers a wonderful and hopeful examination of alternative energy sources -- from hydrogen fuel cells to wind energy. Presented in clear language, this film is perfect for any K-12 or university level course that broaches environmental topics."
Mike Sosteric, Managing Editor, Electronic Journal of Sociology
"A super introduction to the field of renewable energy as a solution to global warming...Compelling and upbeat, Turning Down the Heat is ideal for schools, colleges, and anywhere a nontechnical audience can be assembled for a glimpse into the future of clean energy."
Renewable Building News
"Illustrate(s) the need for humanity to change its...energy sources...Besides being utilized in environmental classes, this film is ideal for many others...including...Asian Studies, World Politics, etc...I highly recommend this monumental film."
Ceferina G. Hess, Political Science, Lander University