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April 6, 2012

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth focuses on Al Gore’s efforts to educate the public about the severity of the climate crisis. He is no scientist, but he manages to convincingly portray himself as an expert on the topic.

Infact the documentary lays out Gore's case convincingly : The case that we are now seeing the beginning of a climate crisis that threatens life on Earth as we know it. The film loses no time showing us the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, data on the record numbers of storms, floods, and other kinds of extreme weather. along with a series of comparative photographs from disappearing glaciers around the world, footage of collapsing ice shelves, , new diseases.

The on-screen evidence is difficult to dismiss--charts and graphs reveal frightening trends.

For example, Gore discusses the possibility of the collapse of a major ice sheet in Greenland, which could raise global sea levels by approximately 20 feet, flooding coastal areas and producing 100 million refugees. Melt water from Greenland, because of its lower salinity, could then halt the currents that keep northern Europe warm and quickly trigger dramatic local cooling there.

The documentary ends with Gore arguing that if appropriate actions are taken soon, the effects of global warming can be successfully reversed by releasing less CO2 and planting more vegetation to consume existing CO2.

"It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely the solutions to the problem are within reach; we are only lacking the political will to do anything about it.

Which makes climate change really not a political issue, so much as a moral one",

Gore says, "I've been trying to tell this story for a long time and I feel as if I've failed to get the message across.

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