An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

Activist documentary based around (robbed, former-next-president) Al Gore’s stunning multimedia presentation. The topic: the scientific and moral concerns of global warming on planet Earth. Guggenheim has put it all together in a documentary meant to shock you, scare you, but also as a rallying cry to protect our environment. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely" says Mr. Gore.

Awards

Winner of Best Documentary and Best Original Song at the 2007 Academy Awards.

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Documentary

100mins

USA

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Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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I went around the house turning off the lights...

Hollywood Reporter

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The idea that responsible environmental protection is bad for the economy is exposed here through facts and science for what it is - a Big Lie...

NZ Herald

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This is as important, shocking and thrilling a film as you will ever see. The fact that it had to be made at all is shameful; the need for it to be seen widely is urgent...

Rolling Stone [USA ](Peter Travers)

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Gore keeps us riveted by being charming, literate and profoundly persuasive on a topic that's scarier than anything in a dozen Japanese horror flicks. Vote Gore on this one...

USA Today

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1/2 Haunting and inspiring... What could have been mired in political rhetoric or techno-speak is instead illuminating, fascinating and sometimes frightening. A thought-provoking cautionary tale that is also lively and entertaining, An Inconvenient Truth showcases the dedication, warmth and, yes, charm of the former vice president...

Great for insomniacs

If im having trouble fallling asleep then i put this on and with in 20mins im fast asleep and its not a bad documentary but not engrossing to keep you awake

Curious.....

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Curious.....

Obviously this is an emotionally charged topic, as the evidence of response to certain people shows. I am curious however, that there was a lot of noise over Annes comment, yet when facts are presented by another person - Glenn (although the shortcut to the magazine was a bit much) - those same people have gone quiet.

As I said, curious.

My own opinion leans towards taking anything that has a political edge to it with a grain of salt. Because it seems that no matter who you vote for, Government always wins.

Great

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Great

This was a great powerful movie

I loved it and i would recommend it to everyone

Great documentary, regardless of if you agree.

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Great documentary, regardless of if you agree.

Bollocks to all that below. It's an extremely well put together documentary, certainly trying to sell it's point, but for most rational people it serves to peak one's interest and invite further investigation. Nobody's taking it as a bible on global warming, but it's happening and this is food for thought.


History's Greatest Hoax

You’ve all been sucked in. Badly. Here are some of the hundreds of lies featured in the Inconvenient Truth:

Gore’s alarmist film presents 10 before-and-after photos showing what 20 feet of sea level rise would do to the world’s coastlines. SCARE TACTICS! The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change does NOT forecast rises of 18-20 feet, but rather says, “We project a sea level rise of between 0.09 – 0.88 metres … till 2100”. Zwally (2005) found that the combined Greenland/Antarctic ice-loss-sea-level-rise was a tiny 0.05mm per year during 1992-2002 (allegedly the hottest decade of the millennium.). At that rate it would take another full millennium to raise the sea level just 5 cm!

Cites Tuvlu, Polynesia as a place where rising sea levels have forced residents to evacuate their homes. In reality the sea levels fell during the latter half of the 20th century and even during the 90s, allegedly the hottest decade of the millennium.

Implies that a 2-page photo of Perito Moreno Glacier shows massive melting when the truth is it hasn’t changed in 90 years.

Presents a graph showing the number of Thames River tidal barrier closing from 1930 to the present, even though the modern barrier system didn’t become operational until 1984.

Reports that 48 Nobel Prize-winning scientist accused Bush of distorting science, without mentioning that the scientists acted as members of a group set up to promote the Kerry for President Campaign.

Deliberately confuses fuel efficiency (work per unit of fuel consumed) with fuel economy (miles per gallon) to falsely portray US cars and trucks as inefficient compared to Japanese and European counterparts.

CO2 is NOT “the most important greenhouse gas”, water vapour is.

The “Hockey Stick” is now widely acknowledged to have been based on flawed methodology and inappropriate data.

Claims the rate of Global Warming is accelerating, when in fact it’s been a constant 0.17 degrees C per decade for the last 30 years.

Blames global warming for “mass extinction crisis”. An outright and outrageous lie!

Claims EU emission trading system (ETS) is working effectively. Lie! In fact, ETS is not reducing emissions, will transfer about 1.5 billion pounds from large UK firms to competitors in countries with weaker controls, and has proved to be an administrative nightmare for smaller firms.

And this is just the tip of an inconvenient iceberg that that will refuse to melt folks.


For the rest of the BS...

read Marlo Lewis' "A Skeptics' Guide to An Inconvenient Truth" in the December - January issue of the Free Radical:

http://www.solopassion.com/store-free-radical

There's more than science in them thar hills...

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There's more than science in them thar hills...

Haven't seen the move-e so I can only comment on the comments. Many of those who liked the movie a lot have a lot of nasty comments about those who did'nt and those who didn't don't seem so mean spirited as trying to point out some things to think about. I think that sums up the difference between liberal and conservative.

Stupidity

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Stupidity

It's incredible how many people think that if the message is important, then the movie must be good......or........if someone says something bad about a film, then they must not believe the message.

If anyone actually took the time to read the comments from Vince and Anne below, they will see that neither disagree with the message of the film. They just point out that saying something important does not make a film great.

I agree with both of them and applaud the 2 of them for having the balls (and intelligence) to get past the politically correct mentality, that we don't go near global warming. It is a very real and scary issue, but don't make an icon out of a washed up american politician just because he say's the right thing.

As far as i am concerned, this is nothing more than a poor powerpoint presentation disguising itself as a movie.

I can't wait to see better films on the same topic coming out of our high schools.

And to those of you that will now add me to your kill list, please try to read what we have written and not just what you want to read into it.

Must see this and take action

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Must see this and take action

Brilliant film that addresses a problem that so very badly needs action. Lets hope that if a catastrophe does happen it will kill Vince and Anne and all others in denial that are using up our precious resources for wasted space.

Must See DVD

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Must See DVD

Have just seen this on DVD and it was riveting. Never considered myself a "Greeny" but Oh my God what have we done... Please, please see this , you owe it to yourself and your children. Directors commentary was great and Al Gore does a 2006 update on the DVD extras.