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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | | Documentary | 30 June 2006 (USA)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

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A documentary on the threat that climate change poses to the Earth - it's causes, effects and history and potential solutions to it. Presented by Al Gore through a lecture that he has given to audiences across the globe, plus through more introspective moments. Written by grantss

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$367,311, 28 May 2006, Limited Release

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$23,808,111, 29 October 2006
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In the documentary, Al Gore states the United States is one of two industrialized countries not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the other being Australia. On December 3, 2007 (inauguration day), more than a year after the documentary was released, the new Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto Protocol. 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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The closing credits are interleaved with tips on reducing your own carbon footprint. See more »

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I Need to Wake Up
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
Produced by Melissa Etheridge & David Cole
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Why is it so political and no not based on science?
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

A hint I think may be gathered by the various comments on this thread.

I was quite amazed at the number of people who liked this film who want to make it "mandatory" or "compulsory".

I think this gives us a little bit of insight into the reason this film and the issue underlying it is so polarizing.

The Global Warming issue appeals a lot to people who want to force others to "do right". It appeals particularly to more "liberal" leaning people because it doesn't have to do with bedroom morality which is what usually gets conservatives who want to force you to "be good" going.

And that's the problem with the film. Al Gore is a politician. And a very successful one at that. He just can't help himself from appealing to those people who want to force others to do as they would. The political appeal is just too great.

And there we are left with a scientific issue that may be of huge importance, reduced to a political issue appealing to those in the body politic with a predilection to force other to "do right".

Another interesting question is how did the Environmental movement get hijacked by such people?


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