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An Inconvenient Truth

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An Inconvenient Truth

“An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary with Al Gore talking about the concerns of global warming. Is it a real concern or isn’t it?
Some key factors that Al Gore shows in the documentary prove that global warming is a real concern. For example, there is picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1970 showing the top of the mountain top covered in snow, however in 2000 the snow is practically gone leaving only a sliver of a glacier left on the mountain. Another example is the picture of the Grinnel Glacier in 1910 which was fully covered by snow. Today most of the snow and ice has receded and has now been replaced by a valley with grass and flowers. Yet another example is the Boulder Glacier picture taken in 1932 showing a big glacier but in 1988 it is dry with no snow and looks like a desert. Those are some examples of how global warming is affecting Earth.

Al Gore talks about the atmosphere and explains what global warming is. He goes on to explain how the atmosphere is a thin layer around the Earth. Most of the suns radiation is absorbed by the Earth and warms it up. Some of the energy is radiated back into space in the form of infrared waves. The infrared radiation is absorbed by the Earth, which is a good thing. This keeps the temperature of the Earth within certain boundaries and/or livable climate, but if the atmosphere is thickened by the pollution that we create then the atmosphere will keep more of the infrared radiation which causes the Earth to heat up.

Global warming not only increases the temperature of the oceans but also causes stronger storms. For example, Hurricane Katrina started off as a category one when it hit Florida. Once it crossed over Florida and moved into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico it shifted and became a category five. Another example, are the record breaking 1,717 tornadoes recorded in 2004 and a record breaking 10 typhoons in Japan. Now the science textbooks have to be rewritten because scientists thought that a hurricane was impossible in the South Atlantic, however in 2004 the first ever hurricane in the South Atlantic hit Brazil.

My reaction to the documentary is that I do believe that global warming is a real issue. I believe that we are causing major changes to the Earth with the population exploding, industries growing, and forests being cut down to make room for farms and housing. I think that not only are we hurting the Earth but we are also hurting ourselves. The Earth has gone through many stages of life and has survived many millions of years. My question is will humanity survive? I believe that we are polluting and destroying the Earth and I don’t think we will be able to survive the life changes that Earth will bring upon us. Therefore, we need to make a change if we want to keep humanity alive.

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