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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

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A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim.  An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.  "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore. Written by Plantation Productions

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We work together to fix the problem we created See more »

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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31 August 2006 (Thailand)  »

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$25,413 (Argentina) (24 November 2006)

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$25,413 (Argentina) (24 November 2006)
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The slide-show that is shown throughout the film is made in Keynote, Apple's presentation program. Al Gore sits on Apple's board of directors. See more »

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When Al Gore shows the slide of the ice core graph at the beginning of the movie (about 20 minutes in), the numbers on the y-axis are wrong - the average is at 0.5, and the negative numbers are flipped. This graph is correct in the book; the slide is wrong and therefore misleading. See more »

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Al Gore: You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this."
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Chicken Little revisited
21 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a slick selling job by a formidable used car salesman (who happens to be an ex-VP). I won't go into the details here, but the conclusions by scientists today are far from conclusive as would be indicated by this film.

If you are interested in obtaining information and facts regarding the other side of this issue, may I suggest the book "State of Fear" by Michael Creighton (of Jurassic Park fame).

This movie is a slick selling job to whip the viewers into a "state of fear".

And the pro-environmentalist/alarmist talking points are well distributed in the postings in this "review" section of IMDb.

As far as the cause of (and for that matter, the danger of) Global Warming, the jury is still out and the majority of the scientific community is not in agreement on this issue.

This movie brings to mind one of H. L. Mencken's more profound observations.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H. L. Mencken

And what better way to keep the populace "alarmed" then by having an ex-VP attempt to sell us this bill of goods.


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