May 16, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

Reviews at WaPo, New York Times, various bloggers

Trailer of Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth (also available via Apple)

via Dailykos

Crooks and Liars has posted the trailer for Vice-President Al Gore's movie debut in An Inconvenient Truth here. The film is an in depth look at the case for global warming as well a graphic illustration of the devastating effects in store for mankind as a result of climate change.
An Inconvenient Truth: About the Film--Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced ... Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

Realclimate--This isn't the "wooden" Gore of the 2000 campaign; he is clearly in his element here, talking about something he has cared deeply about for over 30 years.

There's also a blog and news site, along with a schedule of locations and dates where it will be showing.
Kossack reviews: mperloe; queerbklynboy

NY Times Movie Review: Warning of Calamities and Hoping for a Change in 'An Inconvenient Truth'
Davis Guggenheim's necessary documentary about the dangers of climate change features Al Gore as the surprisingly engaging vehicle for some very disturbing information.

BAGnewsNotes: "An Inconvenient Truth," a film hosted by Al Gore, is like a global warming nightmare roller coaster ride.

ABC World News Tonight on Climate Change

Climate Change is Real
While the Bush Administration has not been committed to curbing our "addiction to oil," legislators from around the world are coming together to try to stop climate change from increasing. SourceCode reports from the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Montreal, where world leaders are enacting the next step of the Kyoto Protocol. And we'll show you how American mayors are taking the steps to stop carbon emissions despite the hesitations of the executive branch.

South East Asia Drought
Greenpeace links rising global temperatures and climate change to the onset of one of the worst droughts to have struck Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia in recent memory. Severe water shortage and damage to agriculture has affected millions.

What are we waiting for?
Two thirds of all energy generated in the UK's nuclear, coal and gas fuelled power stations is lost as waste heat - that's enough heat to meet the whole of the UK's heating and hot water needs. Greenpeace has launched a new short film, "What are we waiting for?" Made by BAFTA award-winning Memory Box Films and narrated by Clive Anderson, the film answers the crucial energy question facing the UK: how can we combat climate change and ensure energy security without nuclear power. Visit the UK Greenpeace site for more details.

Reference: My compilation post with various links on Global Warming and the Environment and also Oil Politics and Energy Alternatives.

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