An Inconsistent Truth (2012)
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-3000 experts agreed in the UN report that climate change was man made-- FALSE (less than 100 scientist contributed to the report).
-1997 was the warmest year on record--Somewhat FALSE (accurate records have only been kept for the past 100 years & studies shows that global temperatures were much higher in the middle ages).
See for yourself why this movie is consistently getting 9-10 stars from people who actually watched the movie.
***This movie is not available in the markets that keep giving low stars.***
loved it loved it have a great day at this movie
For years we've heard only one side of the global warming hype and dealt with the consequences.
Phil and crew do an excellent job of getting together with leading climatologists, laying out facts, and interspersing some of his fabulous humor throughout. It's a sensible documentary that debunks the global warming hype and had the audience applauding several times throughout the movie.
Whether you're a global warming believer or a skeptic, this movie is a "must see".
I haven't seen a movie in a theater since '99, but this was a movie I couldn't wait to see. It was WELL worth the money . . . . . AND worth the 80-mile drive to get to the theater!
What disturbed me most of all was the general visceral reaction from Al Gore towards all that wanted to present scientific evidence that CO2 doesn't heat up the earth by contributing to the greenhouse gases. I am one of them, so to Al Gore, I'm a moon-landing denier, a Holocaust denier, and a flat earther. Place a scepter in Gore's hand and we are back to the dark ages. He portrays himself as Galileo and others as the Roman church when the opposite is true. Galileo was chained to a wall,fed prison rations, and surrounded by guards. Gore is chained to the plush seat of a private jet, dines in decadence , and surrounds himself with those that worship his every move-Good analogy Al.Oh, and Galileo was actually correct.
What's really at risk is free speech, free thought, and the scientific method. It's the ultimate extortion scheme when Al Gore's "Charities" get a percentage of all global financial transactions to then invest in Al Gores companies. Bernie Madolf who?
Let me say up front that I do believe in global warming, and do believe man has a part to play in it. I do not however believe everything I hear or read and I actively search out new sources and opinions on research and data interpretation.
Mr. Valentine, through this movie, is not so much trying to disprove global warming as much as he is asking viewers to be skeptical and ask questions. And he asks some VERY good questions. To say he oversimplifies his criticism of the establishment would be a disservice to those who may not be familiar with his viewpoint, and by ignoring it you yourself prove your unwillingness to learn.
It's more than a documentary about bad science, it's politics and social engineering as well.... Interviews with students at Vanderbilt Univ. show how even the best and brightest have drank the kool-aid without really thinking about it.
Valentine effectively asks us to reexamine what we commonly accept as base fact, and causes us to question what the messenger is trying to hide. Ignoring one while accepting another, without fair consideration of both, is a trap.
Thanks Phil, you done good.
Our society needs a wide release of this film.
Someone once said,"Follow the money". Certainly, many truths have been uncovered by doing just that. "An Inconsistent Truth" represents both the latest, and likely the most overdue example of this maxim. This expose' of the spectacular hypocrisy Gore and others steep themselves in, may make many wonder: "Where has our "watchdog media" has been on this issue?(And others...)" These guys have made journalism look so easy, you'd think more journalists would do it!
This is a very enlightening film I hope to see many more times before I'm through. It's quite an accomplishment for Mr. Valentine to self-finance this documentary, and actually produce it. Can I get a DVD or Blu-ray?
My disdain for Al Gore's monumental documentary may come from the fact I was shown it at an age where I was unable to digest information of that size and fall for the film's scare tactics and statistic-advertising, but it also comes from Al Gore's approach to the material, a didactic, "I'm right, you're wrong, this is your fault" kind of approach.
Furthermore, I decided to research opposition on the macro-issue that is global warming, stumbling across radio host Phil Valentine's documentary An Inconsistent Truth, which takes a look at the idea that global warming is either a natural part of the weather cycle or the level of its severity has been greatly stretched and overblown. I want to take this time in saying I still have no idea what the hell to believe when it comes to global warming and believe only time will tell with an issue like this. As with many issues in the scientific universe, for every one-hundred scientists that say something is happening there are another one-hundred scientists who say it isn't happen, both bearing very convincing arguments and statistical data.
Such is the case with the global warming issue, as I consistently find myself ping-ponging back and forth from two sides. On one end I see that perhaps it's better to take action and respond to science by attempting to make our lives a bit more eco-friendly (however you want to define that term), and on another end, I find myself agreeing heavily with Valentine's claims, along with the numerous reputable people he obtains interviews from in this documentary. What's my opinion on global warming? It all depends on what side of the bed I get up on in the morning.
From the minute An Inconsistent Truth begins, Valentine hits the ground running, defining a term like "dirt person," otherwise known as a person who has gone to meticulous lengths to assure they are living a green, environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Valentine also explains how he, himself, while remaining skeptical and often denying the global warming issue, he has combated things like fossil fuel by utilizing biodiesel or vegetable juices to make his vehicle run. Right off the bat, here's a guy who practices a healthy alternative in terms of transportation, while we see a man like Al Gore, who has gone on to make a documentary that grossed millions of dollars, still travel in gas-guzzling vehicles and private jets.
Valentine talks with several individuals who boast degrees in scientific study, meteorology, and other accolades that deem them worthy to comment on the issue of global warming from a scientific standpoint. Dr. Ken Green, a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, along with Dr. John Christy, a man who studies meteorology and weather patterns, state how Americans have been sold climate change in a way that makes them feel like they've been a part of the problem when they haven't done anything wrong. Case and point CO2, which we learn has been criminally misrepresented and shortened to "carbon." CO2 is something plants need to thrive and humans release when they breath, and yet, we've been mislead to think it's a harmful, environmentally-threatening chemical that need be regulated and greatly diminished.
On the topic of man-made climate change, Dr. Roy Spencer offers probably the freshest and most insightful takeaway point in the entire documentary. Spencer, a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Science medal, questions why trees, something that has a great effect on its environment, absorbing sunlight and sometimes detracting it from smaller plants, are allowed to have such a pivotal effect on their environment but people cannot.
Valentine does a nice job at getting his group of interviewees to touch on each sub-area of climate change, from the man-made debate, to the issue's potential impact on storms, to CO2 emissions, to the polar ice caps, etc. More time could be made for some issues (IE: the potential that warmer weather's impact on the severity of storms definitely needed more time put to it), but Valentine's well-roundedness on the subject is commendable.
Furthermore, Valentine has the benefit of clearly not being bought and paid for by an anti-climate change committee or organization. He makes multiple attempts to talk to the opposing side, but is either denied or forced out by security. One hilarious scene comes when Valentine attempts to talk with Al Gore at a local booksigning, but can't get a word in edgewise. When director Shayne Edwards tries to get Gore on camera, he finds himself barricaded and blocked by his entourage and repeatedly denied answers to questions and requests for interviews.
Aside from the onslaught of credible people, An Inconsistent Truth largely gets by thanks to Valentine's personality. The man has a voice for radio and TV, and resembles liberal pundit Bill Maher facially. In terms of facts, I still believe that the only way to prove whether Gore or Valentine is right is to see what happens in forthcoming years. I have no clue what to make of global warming as a whole. To compare it to religion, such questions are too big to answer with complete certainty.