The Resource How to boil a frog

How to boil a frog

Label
How to boil a frog
Title
How to boil a frog
Contributor
Film director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There’s plenty of serious documentaries on the world’s environmental problems. How to Boil a Frog takes a different approach, mixing fast-paced comedy with hard-hitting facts to help make complex subjects both understandable and more engaging. The accompanying study guide, done in the same style as the film, is an additional useful and unique resource. This highly entertaining film features everyman dad narrator, Jon Cooksey (a screenwriter in real life), who is a guy worried about his daughter’s future. Cooksey effectively plays a dozen different characters in the film to illustrate his points, from a lab-coated scientist to a surfer. He recounts his own wake-up moment, on the subject of climate change, and his subsequent discovery that global warming is part of a bigger problem: “global overshoot” – humans putting too much demand on our limited natural world. After presenting the consequences of overshoot, Jon launches into a clever review of five major problems and how they’re connected: overpopulation, the war on nature, income inequality, peak oil and finally global warming. From there, he offers a set of positive solutions that can be accomplished by individuals and families to help turn things around. Along with the comedy, the movie interweaves high quality animation and world-class experts in relevant fields (presented both briefly and humorously) to help encourage both awareness and action
Cataloging source
UtOrKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooksey, Jon
  • Renyard, Scott
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • Nature
Technique
live action
Label
How to boil a frog
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/169603
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1169602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 88 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1169602
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942526546
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
How to boil a frog
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/169603
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1169602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 88 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1169602
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942526546
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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