It is based on a slide show on climate Gore has presented to audiences worldwide over times in the past 15 years, but it is not purely a documentary. In brief, Al Gore has the right idea--climate change is an urgent issue that requires immediate action, and his thoughtful movie is a welcome addition to the usual array of mindless Hollywood summer fare.
Jeff Masters' Climate Change Blogs Al Gore's global warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," aims to call attention to the dangers society faces from climate change, and suggests urgent actions that need to be taken immediately.
It is based on a slide show on climate Gore has presented to audiences worldwide over times in the past 15 years, but it is not purely a documentary.
Gore's movie is an advocacy piece that is part documentary, part biography, and part campaign ad. I'll discuss all three of these aspects below.
In brief, Al Gore has the right idea--climate change is an urgent issue that requires immediate action, and his thoughtful movie is a welcome addition to the usual array of mindless Hollywood summer fare.
However, the movie has flaws. The presentation of the science is good, but not great--I rate it a B, which is the rating I give the movie as a whole.
The excessive details on Al Gore's life make the movie too long, and his insistence on using the movie as something of a campaign ad detracts from its message.
However, this is a very important movie, as was recognized in the Oscars, where it won best documentary. It's a movie everyone should see.
An Inconvenient Truth as a biography of Al Gore The creators of the movie presumably thought that simply presenting Gore's slide show would be too dull, so they decided to give the movie some human interest by interweaving a biography of Al Gore's life.
Al Gore has led an interesting life, but "interesting" and "Al Gore" are not words one can often put together. Al Gore is boring, and the 20 minutes or so of biography presented in An Inconvenient Truth is too much for a movie that is 1 hour and 36 minutes long.
For example, I didn't really need to see the road where Al Gore totaled his car when he was 14 years old, or a replay of his loss in the election.
On the other hand, some details of his past were interesting and relevant, such as the fact that he took college courses in the late s from Harvard's Dr. Charles Keeling were the pioneers in measurements of atmospheric CO2, and thus Gore got a very early exposure to the now infamous "Keeling Curve" Figure 1showing the build-up of atmospheric CO2.
This early exposure to the significant impact humans were having on the atmosphere deeply affected Gore, and in the movie he details efforts he made to call attention to the issue long before most people had heard of it, back in the s and 80s.
Gore's slide show appropriately displays many graphs of the Keeling Curve, as it is probably the most important and most famous finding in climate change science.
The science of An Inconvenient Truth The science presented is mostly good, and at times compelling, but there are a few errors and one major distortion of the truth. Gore does an excellent job focusing on the most important issues, and usually presents them with a minimum of hype and distortion.
The only exception to this comes in his treatment of global warming and extreme weather events such as hurricanes. Basic global warming science Gore begins the science part of his talk with a very easy to understand presentation on the basics of how the greenhouse effect works.
His speech is clear, the graphics top notch, and he spices it up with a hilarious two-minute cartoon depicting roughneck global warming gases preventing poor Mr. Sunbeam from escaping Earth's atmosphere. Gore addresses the argument of skeptics who claim that the Earth is too big for humans to affect by showing Space Shuttle photos of how thin the atmosphere really is compared to the vast bulk of our planet.
The build-up of CO2 has virtually no effect on the density or thickness of Earth's atmosphere.
The correct thing to say would have been, "The problem we now face is that this thin layer of atmosphere is being made more opaque to the transmission of infrared radiation heat by huge quantities of carbon dioxide. Most dramatically, he shows Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro, whose 11, year-old glaciers are almost gone.
While not all the world's glaciers have retreated in the past century, Gore's presentation is an effective and reasonable way to show how global warming has affected the majority of the world's glaciers.
Greenhouse skeptics, including Michael Crichton in his State of Fear book, are fond of bashing those who use Mt.Al Gore, certainly the most vilified proponent of climate change anywhere in the world, earned most of this enmity through the success of a film he presented called An Inconvenient Truth (AIT).
The film was a staid presentation of climate science to date, a round-up of research, science and projections, with many cinematic sequences .
Published: Mon, 5 Dec The film chosen for the analysis is “An Inconvenient Truth”. This is a documentary film made in , directed by Davis Guggenheim and presented by Al Gore, the former Vice-President of USA and a US presidential Candidate.
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