I had a hunch that we would be watching Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and I was pretty excited since I hadn’t found time to actually sit down and watch it yet. Global warming is one of the most popular and currents topics right now in America. It is a tug a war theory or argument being scientists, politicians and activists. Who are what are we suppose believe? On one hand it is obvious that our population is increasing at rapid rates (6.4 billion) causing staggering pressures for food and water demands, which makes one wonder what kind of ecological effect that is having on planet earth. And on the other hand it almost arrogant to think that we as humans could have any real long lasting effects on the environment, the fate of the planet, or on our existence here on Earth.
Everything that Al Gore presented in his movie was very convincing and extremely alarming. It makes sense that our atmosphere is being thickened by the pollution that we make as humans, which causes the earth to heat up from the trapping of infrared waves and in the end directly effecting our ecological system’s balance ex.(rapid rates of glaciers melting around the world). And at the end of An Inconvenient Truth, I felt convinced that it was our fault and our responsibility to do everything possible to fix the problems that we are making as human to repair the grave danger we are inflicting on planet Earth. Especially since the United States is the biggest contributor in carbon emissions.
When we sat down to watch The Great Global Warming Swindle, I had no idea what to expect. I really liked that this video spent no time at all shooting down all the theories surrounding global warming and correlation between Co2 and the rise in climate change. It really made me wonder if global warming is all propaganda and lies. The scientists in this movie felt so passionately about this topic and have spent most of their lives dedicated to the research and the truth behind this... [continues]
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