An Inconvenient Truth Essay 2

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"What we take for granted might not be here for our children." This one of the many quotes environmentalist Al Gore uses in his movie, An Inconvenient Truth. This movie discusses global warming, and the terrible effects pollution can have on our planet. While I do agree that what we are doing is damaging our planet and needs attention, I feel that he used a bit of propaganda to sort of scare us into trying to make a difference.

This movie really gets you thinking about the environment and what we are doing to it. The facts stated and the information revealed has shocked many, including myself. Gore used many graphs and statements to show us that global warming does exist, and it is causing many problems for us and the Earth. For example, he had stated in the movie that the top ten hottest years on record have occurred in the past fifteen years. The hottest year was the same year this movie was released, 2005. Imagine how much warmer it might be getting now! Also, it was shown that temperature increase is largely dependant on the amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) released into the atmosphere. Gore also talks about how all of the fossil fuels we are taking for granted, and not only is it hurting the environment that we're using them so much, our children may not have the same luxury people have today.

Besides the fact that our atmosphere and environment are being altered, Gore talks about how weather is affected as well. Gore states that hurricanes have become larger and more violent in recent years, giving Katrina as an example. "Remember that it was only a Category 1 hurricane when it hit Florida" he said. But when it passed over The Gulf of Mexico, the very warm waters caused the hurricane to grow rapidly and become more powerful, so when it hit New Orleans, the result was devastating.

Gore also mentions the Kyoto Protocol. These our guidelines that help us reduce the amount of pollution that is caused, and ultimately help reduce global warming. After Gore...
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