An Inconvenient Truth Summary 7

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An Inconvenient Truth is not a political film; not really, it is rather trying to get people to do something about global warming. When watching the film people do not need to like Gore, or trust him, or even believe him to at least once see something that will scare the hell out of them. An Inconvenient Truth is not really meant to be about Gore, except accidentally it is portrayed that way. The evidence is undeniable by the end of An Inconvenient Truth; there is no disputing the fact of it. Gore and hundreds of researchers have sounded the alarm bells and the only question is, “What are we going to do about it and how fast can we change our ways?” In a power-point presentation put on by Gore, stunning images are shown. Some images shown were a sky-scraping graph of CO2 emissions, before-and-after photos of a balding Mount Kilimanjaro and receding glaciers, a shrunken Aral Sea, and computer projections of Calcutta and Beijing under water leading to millions of environmental refugees. Gore announced how vanishing ice caps meant that the World Trade Center memorial site, if it were ever built, would not exist once sea levels rise. The video does suggest some examples of how the society can cut back on power wastage and pollutants during the end credits. However, leaving office lights on to over packaged products avoids attacking corporate waste. “Gore argues that we do not have to pit the economy against the environment, but that does not mean we should leave the worst offenders off the hook. What about consumer boycotts? What jobs do we create in a less fossil fuel-reliant society?” (Gibson) If An Inconvenient Truth has a flaw, it is that it can tend to be somewhat self-important. The director combines bits of Gore’s biography that are relevant to his longtime interest in environmentalism, which seems to play a bit too much like political hagiography. Yet, some of this background information works to the film's strengths. Such as, Gore’s son’s...
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