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Upon first impression, I was really hoping that this film wouldn't be a scare-tactic driven horror film showcasing the same CGI rendered "natural disaster in large city" clip that many documentaries seemed to be showcasing at the time.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that An Inconvinient Truth was a pragmatist's warning. It had enough entertainment and humor to make a difficult topic easier to swallow, with enough factual information to make the staunchly apathetic or opposed take another look at our current situation.
Regardless of the reasons that these changes are happening to our planet, you can't deny that the changes do exist. I've even noticed changes in the quarter century I've been alive, especially in the weather.
In 2000, I was offered an internship with NASA to study cloud formations, which have been changing considerably in the past decade due to tropospheric alteration. Although it may seem pointless to document the fact that there are clouds in existance that don't fall into the four major categories, the chemical and physical structures of heavenly bodies can and do affect us. In that particular case, there were cases of rainfall disruption (drought) and global brightening.
I wholeheartedly agree with this review. There needs to be a greater awareness of the correlations and other environmental relationships out there. This data is not just for scientists anymore and I'm glad that people such as Al Gore are trying to get the word out. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding about the state of the planet. Barry's Response
- Thanks Najah.
I'd do the same. Check out the socio-economic impacts of global warming,
too. Björn Lomborg from Denmark or Martin Durkin from the UK are great examples.Search
this site for more information now.
Initially, I had my reservations about "An Inconvenient Truth."
I could also see why you did and I mean, who wants to watch another doomsday-style documentary with all those flashy CGI disasters?
Surprise! It was a breath of fresh air. Rather than a horror show, it's a pragmatic wake-up call. A tough subject is made easier
to digest with a balance of humor and entertainment. It's got enough cold, hard facts to make even the most apathetic people think.
Denying the changes happening to our planet is like ignoring the elephant in the room. Heck, I've seen changes in my lifetime.
When NASA offered you the internship in 2000, I was also studying clouds in preparation for a Canadian internship in meteorology, and let me tell you, those fluffy formations have been doing some funky stuff lately, thanks to all that tropospheric commotion. Things up in the sky can mess with our lives because of their chemical and physical makeup. We're talking about disrupted rainfall (hello, droughts) and global brightness.
I'm all for this review. We need to be more aware of the connections and environmental relationships out there. Data isn't just for scientists anymore.
It's for us all, and people like Al Gore are spreading the word. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who wants a better understanding of our precious planet. You won't want to miss this eye-opener!