Tuesday, August 08, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Tonight, I saw a very important movie. I hope that just how important it is won't have to be revealed to me in another 50 years as the movie predicts....


Here's a quote from Roger Ebert's review of it: "In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to."


The name of this important movie is "An Inconvienent Truth." It is a detailed scientific account of how the world is being affected by global warming. Al Gore has put a lot of work in to break each topic down into bite sized pieces.

To be fair, there were a few political references in the movie that may distract from the environmental message some. Unfortunately, it sounds like the key to solving the existing problem is going to involve politics. So, take that part or leave it... but the real message in the movie is the environment.

I was surprised to learn that our country alone produces more than 30% of the emissions for the entire world... along with many other facts.

Anyway, I'll keep this short. If you haven't seen the movie advertised in your area, visit www.climatecrisis.org. It has a list of all the theatres showing the movie, by state. Go, see it, and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Philip said...

Sooo....what you're saying is that I'll pay $8 to go see a scientific film where I learn something? Yeah, I'll save my money for something like a McDonald's cheeseburger in the old styrofoam container.

Jasmine said...

I enjoyed this same film or at least the half I saw of It. It was funny at times... but the most serious part is that the earth is basically going to drown us all. Including we in Florida