Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Just caught a showing of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's "Global Warning". First of all, don't be put off by the fact that it's been labeled a glorified power point presentation, the film rises far above this gross simplification. Gore has shed his wooden public persona and emerged as somebody who's almost likeable. He even gets in some wry jabs at his detractors: "I'm Al Gore and I used to be the next President of the United States." From what I've read the science is sound, but for the uninitiated like myself the pictures speak louder than the tidal wave of facts (pun intended) that wash over the viewer.

Take for instance the dramatic melting of Mt. Kilimanjaro:



The only thing I fear is
the message will reach no farther than the choir. Not only do the parishioners falling alseep in the very last pew need to hear this message but also the passerby in the street. This gospel needs to be preached and all of humanity is the congregation.

For more info check out: An Inconvenient Truth

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