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The Big Energy Gamble
The Big Energy Gamble
Actor: n/a
Director: n/a
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2009     0hr 56min

As he takes office on January 20, 2009, President Obama must deliver on an ambitious campaign pledge to fight global warming. He need look no farther than California, where Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is already leading...  more »


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Actor: n/a
Director: n/a
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH - Preorder
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/07/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

The Golden State Turns Green?
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 09/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There's a documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin that talks about Gov. Ahnuld like a dog. It implied that he could do nothing right as an elected official. This work, however, says Ahnuld is trying hard to get his state not to produce so much CO2. It makes him look like a very visionary and solid leader.
I have trouble watching many environmental documentaries because they are too depressing. When they imply that nothing can be done, then it begs the question of why anyone should watch the program. This work, fortunately, did not go for doom-and-gloom alone. It said CA must tackle green issues because all its forest fires are caused by doing nothing. However, it also showed how CA as a state has plateaued on energy consumption, with the implication that other states are really the problem.
On the one hand, CA is always important as the nation's most populous state. On the other hand, I do wonder if those of us in the other 49 should care about the discussion here. The documentary notes that cars are a huge problem for this green crisis. However, it makes clear not to say anything that would upset Detroit and the rest of Michigan, for example. I saw a different documentary that said, "Yeah, all this wind energy is great, but it can only be done in the barren West. The East Coast could never impliment all these green tactics." This work fails to address that problem.
This was a strong documentary. I'm surprised that I hadn't heard about it before. I loved that the interviewees were a diverse group, probably a reflection of CA's demographics. I also loved that one didn't have to be a science nerd to understand the conversation here."