HBO, 2006


Heat waves. Melting glaciers. Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storm surges. Migrating viruses. Population displacement. Over the past 100 years, the mass consumption of fossil fuel, especially in America, has contributed to a dangerous global warming that has adversely impacted the way we live and promises to do far greater damage if we continue to ignore its warning signs.

"Too Hot Not to Handle" features contributions from leading scientists in the field, including in-depth discussions of such subjects as hybrid vehicles and alternative power sources - showing how businesses, local governments and citizens are taking positive actions to reduce global warming emissions.

The film is available in its entirety as a free HBO podcast. The film is downloadable in four parts from Apple's iTunes Store and from HBO's website.

Premiered at Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences & Georgia Conservancy.


The New York Times

ABC News
By Bill Blakemore
April 6, 2006

“Clear and passionate explanations by world-class scientists, followed by solidly grounded ideas for solutions to help prevent global catastrophe.”

"Too Hot Not to Handle" is executive produced by Laurie David; produced by Susan Lester and Joseph Lovett; edited by Tom Haneke; written by Susan Joy Hassol; directors, Maryann De Leo and Ellen Goosenberg Kent; segment producers, Vibha Bakshi and Rosemary Sykes; original music by Joel Goodman. For Lovett Productions: executive producer, Joseph Lovett. For HBO: supervising producer, Jacqueline Glover; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.