An Inconvenient Truth
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All kidding aside, if you know anything about Al Gore, you know this is a subject he is extremely committed to and passionate about. Very passionate. And after five years of some of the worst, most harmful environmental policy to ever come out of Washington, DC, there is no better time for "An Inconvenient Truth".
I know many consider Gore to be less than a captivating speaker. But in "An Inconvenient Truth" he comes across as a different man because he is so passionate and committed to the subject of global warming, he comes across as a different man. Informed, knowledgeable, conversational and persuasive, if he were like this during the election, there would be no Florida Recount in our history books. Okay, so that didn't happen. But the result is that Gore, much like Clinton and Carter, are trying to do something with their status to help better the world. Gore has long been an environmental advocate and it shows. He knows the facts inside and out; people have provided him with statistics, graphs, charts and more, and he uses them in this presentation.
As Gore states, he has given the lecture more than a thousand times around the globe. Because of this, he is extremely comfortable addressing large audiences, giving them a lot of scientific research to digest. Remarkably, he makes it easy to understand, pointing out key facts, walking us through some of the more difficult to understand ideas and problems. He also knows when the audience needs a break and interjects humor here and there.Read more ›
The entire audience clapped at the end of "An Inconvenient Truth".
It is all too rare to see people act out of idealism and ethics. Those qualities shine throughout this film -- Al Gore has noticed a problem -- a BIG problem -- and he has learned about it, and is trying to solve it. The "news" media gives us little 15-second soundbites instead of news and arguments, believing that we, the American public, are too stupid to comprehend any non-trivial ideas. Gore, on the other hand, clearly has faith in us to UNDERSTAND, to do the right thing, and, above all, to CARE.
This video goes through the basic science of global warming. He also explains what has happened in the past and makes a persuasive prediction for the future. Mr. Gore demonstrates the cause and effect of altering our atmosphere by changing weather patterns and ocean currents. I experienced 7 of the 10 typhoons that hit Japan in 2004 that Al talks about in the film...that wasn't fun. He provides ways to improve our situation, one person and household at a time. The one thing he doesn't explain is the effect of the massive human population explosion. We are our worst enemy by consuming so many resources. Look in your garbage can after one day to see all the waste and unnecessary packaging.
All Americans need to take their own "political agenda blinders" off and stop seeing what you just want to see. We all need to come together and change the course we're on. Global Warming won't affect us as much as future generations, but some day I don't want my grandson/granddaughter to ask "Why I didn't do anything to stop it.Read more ›
Those looking for an introduction to global warming should buy the book in addition to-- or maybe instead of-- the DVD. Obviously, the film parallels the book, but it is, after all, a film of Gore giving his presentation. That means that there's no way to look at the charts and graphs closely or to think about them before moving on. In fact, some of them go by so quickly or lose so much detail as the camera pans out that it's not easy to understand what they're showing.
Further, like the book, this is at most a very general introduction to global warming issues. It's best suited to an audience that doesn't have much of a technical background. (Like me; and, for the record, in the last year, I moved from the skeptic's camp to that of the non-fanatic believers.) There certainly is a little Bush-bashing and a generally negative attitude toward Republican policies. That's not too surprising, considering that Gore has spent his life as a Democratic political figure. In any event, they're pretty mild. While Gore's explanations of global warming are pretty convincing, his suggested solutions to the problem (mostly strict adherence to the Kyoto treaty and living a "carbon-neutral" lifestyle) seem to me to be very much open to debate.
In my view, the impact of the film is somewhat reduced by the occasional personal vignettes about Gore's upbringing, his son's serious accident, and his sister's death.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased a "new" CD but when I received it, the packaging appeared to be used and sure enough, the CD is scratched and won't play past the 45 minute mark... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Douglas Wilton
I enjoyed receiving the information and showing to my 8th grade class; I would like to see an updated version of information presentedPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it again. Showed it to the kids for the first time & they give it 5 stars too.Published 4 days ago by Hhutyera
Great info on the issue of climate change, but strayed off too many times into a biography of Al Gore. Read morePublished 5 days ago by lawnmower man
A very interesting and unexpected book. I would recommend read it though. I will definitely be reading it over and over again. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Danae Martin
H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. I can't believe anybody is still carrying this BS. Do some Googling, people. This movie is CRAP! Read morePublished 10 days ago by KayBee
It is good in providing a piece of the evidence for global warming, but fails to state that the earth goes through warming cycles nor does it state that we are in a warming period. Read morePublished 13 days ago by John
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