An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

I finally got around to watching An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and I was thoroughly impressed. I was also surprised by how little I really knew about global warming.

Gore’s presentation about the dangers of global warming are clear, direct, and undeniable. By making global warming into a moral issue (comparing it to lung cancer and tobacco), Gore makes it clear that only a fool would ignore the catastrophe we face if we choose to be skeptics or worse, apathetic, when it comes to the environment.

I watched part of an Inconvenient Truth with a friend of mine on the weekend and it amazed me how he took the side of the skeptics, who argue that global warming isn’t as bad as Al Gore or the scientific community would have you believe.

In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film.

— Roger Ebert

This friend of mine felt that Gore made An Inconvenient Truth for political gain or to stroke his ego. Yes, there are few attacks on the current US administration, but 90% of the film focuses on the environment and the alarming trends that threaten our future.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative…your mind will be changed in a nanosecond.

— Roger Friedman,

Even if you can’t stand Gore you must have heard of Kyoto or read a headline about climate change. I wonder if my friend has noticed people wearing shorts in the middle of December, in Toronto. Then again, this is the same guy that leaves his lights on 24/7.

If you want to help prevent global warming then turn off the lights you’re not using! Use energy efficient light bulbs. Stop driving around in your gas-guzzling SUV. Use energy efficient appliances in your home. Watch An Inconvenient Truth. All of it! ***

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