Welcome to How to Boil a Frog! An online funhouse of video, info & opportunities to make friends, fun and trouble while saving civilization! Scroll down (and down and down) to find our always-changing collection of 5's – 5 movies, 5 articles, 5 books and so on. Only what you need to know in the time you’ve got to know it! And you’ll also find:

FREE mini-interviews with experts who'll tell you who's screwing us, how much trouble we are REALLY in, and what we need to do to save our butts.
FREE mini-documentaries on some of our local issues, done with the HTBAF brand of snarky humor…and micro-documentaries for those that are really pressed for time!
FREE Flash animation on the topix of the day

& your OWN CHANCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD – join the People's Video Project and help start a revolution…because that's all we've got time for!

* And don't forget to sign up for our mailing list so you'll know when more FREE goodies are coming up - plus you'll be first to get news about the
How to Boil a Frog movie! We're in production now for release in 2009.

Click these links for:
Info on what the movie's about

A list of experts we've interviewed - all will eventually show up on the site!
Your very own downloadable HTBAF movie poster!

"Nobody ever restored democracy to their country by asking permission."
-How to Boil a Frog


A faith in miracles grades seamlessly into excuses for inaction. -George Monbiot

5 Essential Books

Bloom or Bust
Authors: Mark Pearce, Jens Michael-Macha

The Swarm
Author: Frank Schatzing

Where There is No Doctor
Author: Eric Schlosser

Limits to Growth
Author: Meadows, Meadows and Randers

Square Foot Gardening
Author: Mel Bartholomew

Essential Book Archive

5 Essential Articles
Article Archive


Anita Burke
Sustainability Consultant
Ross Gelbspan
Author; Boiling Point
Rick Balfour
Urban Planner
David Strahan
Author; 'The Last Oil Shock'
David Strahan Part 2
Author; 'The Last Oil Shock'

How to Boil a Frog Presents: THE PEOPLE'S VIDEO PROJECT
How to Boil a Frog is about what actual real people can do to stop global warming - but also how they feel about it, and what they think will get us to take action the way we need to. As part of that, we'd like to hear from you - on video! Below are questions for you to answer - please be as brief as possible - but speak from the heart. We want to hear whatever it is you really think and feel.
When done with your video (using a webcam is fine), give it a name that includes a random 6 letter code (pick letters that don't spell anything), so we'll know it's part of the Project and can identify it. >> Sample video title: How to Boil a Frog DJTBMG <<<
Then upload it to www.youtube.com, according to their size & length limitations.  We’re using youtube for 3 reasons:
1. We want the whole world to hear what you have to say
2. We want other people to hear about the project and do their own videos
3. We can link to your video from our website!
When you're done uploading your video, email us at pvpnull@nullhowtoboilafrognull.com to let us know. Include your first name and 6 letter code so we can match everything up! Parts of some videos will appear in the movie itself; if we're going to include your video, we'll contact you first, so make sure to send us an email. But How to Boil a Frog is way more than a movie - it's a movement! The movie is just the tip of the iceberg, and the rest of the iceberg will live online. The People's Video Project is a big part of that. We want the People's voices to be heard, so please forward our website link to friends -- especially friends in other countries - and ask them to participate!
If you'd like to download the questions to print them out, click here. Otherwise, here they are:


Answer some or all - but especially the ones you feel mostly strongly about!

START by introducing yourself. FIRST NAME ONLY PLEASE!!
HOW do you FEEL about the way things are going in the world right now? Sample feelings: Mad, Sad, Glad and Scared.
WHAT do you think are the biggest problems facing the world right now?
Environmental? Political? Economic? Something else?
HOW do you think those problems are connected?
HOW are they affecting the place you live?
WHAT are you doing about them?
WHAT is your vision of the world 50 years from now?
DO you think there's hope?


5 Essential Web Links
Link Archive

The earth is not dying, it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses. -Utah Phillips

  Fraser McArter - Sorry State of the Union Blues
  Rap News 8 – Osamacide
  Rebel Diaz – Which Side Are You On?
  Jon’s Peak Moment TV interview as podcast
  Paul Ehrlich – Humanity on a Tightrope (mp3) (from Radio EcoShock)
  Sounds Archive


5 Essential Visuals
Visuals Archive

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