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    An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring former United States Vice President Al Gore. The documentary is based largely on a multimedia presentation that Gore developed over many years as part of an educational campaign on global warming.

    An Inconvenient Truth is also the title of a companion book by Gore, which reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists of July 2[1] and August 13, 2006, and again during several months on the list.[2]

    The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opened in New York and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006. It is the third-highest-grossing documentary in the United States to date.[3] Both Gore and Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, have pledged proceeds from the film to further educational campaigns about climate change. The film was released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment on November 21, 2006.
    I finally got the time to sit down and watch this. I've been wanting to see it since it came out in theaters, but hadn't had the time.

    I think he laid out his case in a well thought and constructive way... I mean how else can you explain all that ice melting?

    I hope that we can all contribute as much as we can to solving the global warming issue.

    Personally, I recycle... all glass, pet bottles, cans, milk cartons, batteries, steel, aluminum, etc..., I use mostly florescent bulbs in my home, I drive a 2000cc car, my wife has a 660cc car, and we haven't used our heating system all winter it's been cold as balls, but we're making use of the cheaper kotatsu, hot baths, and loads of blankets.

    I don't want to see our world's ecology getting diseased and killing off species... especially due to man's careless ways...

    Al Gore seemed to know his stuff, he seemed to have had an interest in this long before he was VP, and he seemed genuinely concerned about the world. I hope his presentation has the desired effect and people actually make changes to reduce our impact on global warming.



    View the Trailer:


    And a pretty good review of the film here:
    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php...l-gores-movie/

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    It's the cows I tell you, the cows!

    http://news.independent.co.uk/enviro...cle2062484.ece

    Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post


    Tree Ring Circus Explanation of how the Global Warming side has corrupted the data to support their position.
    Last edited by efc; January 12th, 2007 at 16:30 PM. Reason: Changed to encourage people read the other viewpoint.

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    and

    Al Gore seemed to know his stuff
    yep, he's the one who invented the internet

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    LOL!

    But this is sirious stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post
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    and


    yep, he's the one who invented the internet
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    LOL!

    But this is sirious stuff.
    Three users & one PORN VIEWER who didn't watch the film.

    How do you explain rising temperatures in the arctic and anarctic regions that have resulted in the melting of huge ice shelves? Obviously that is happening.

    You can easily dismiss Al Gore, but not the fact that these huge glaciers are disappearing.. the question then I pose to the naysayers is this, WHY?

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    The very same climate changes\cycles that have been occuring for meeeellions of years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post
    The very same climate changes\cycles that have been occuring for meeeellions of years...

    So you believe humans have no impact on climate change, that this is just nature taking it's course? That industry, lifestyle, and technology have not impacted our environment? And that humans cannot do anything but ride the tide?

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    How do you explain rising temperatures in the arctic and anarctic regions that have resulted in the melting of huge ice shelves?
    The change in direction of warm water ocean currents. Now if you think "global warming" is the cause...I suggest you go to the artic/anarctic and camp for a week in jeans & sweater, tell me how warm it is ? The ice is being melted from below-not above.

    starring former United States Vice President Al Gore.
    I'm not watching an Al Gore movie, sorry.

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    There is a natural cycle for global warming and cooling... but i normally it takes hundreds of thousands / millions of years... it could be attributed that we're accelerating this cycle by 1 or 2 years maybe?

    There have been several doco's, but i think we shouldnt be too 'scared' of warming... its the global dimming that is the MAJOR problem... this creates ICE AGE.

    Warming can be more sun, plants grow quicker and further south/north... Cooling means everything freezes and dies, things that become extinct dont come back.

    I'm more concerned about the level of pollution, i want to be healthy and breathe clean air... not fussed that its 90 degrees instead of 80

    I think the big issues are going to start coming to head when China/India/Africa start getting more industrialised... there will be a major dump of CO2.

    Me, i'm praying Branson gets his space travel/stations working asap... then i'm off to explore the moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site View Post
    There is a natural cycle for global warming and cooling... but i normally it takes hundreds of thousands / millions of years... it could be attributed that we're accelerating this cycle by 1 or 2 years maybe?

    There have been several doco's, but i think we shouldnt be too 'scared' of warming... its the global dimming that is the MAJOR problem... this creates ICE AGE.

    Warming can be more sun, plants grow quicker and further south/north... Cooling means everything freezes and dies, things that become extinct dont come back.

    I'm more concerned about the level of pollution, i want to be healthy and breathe clean air... not fussed that its 90 degrees instead of 80

    I think the big issues are going to start coming to head when China/India/Africa start getting more industrialised... there will be a major dump of CO2.

    I think this is exactly what Al Gore's movie signified.

    After watching the film it got me to thinking more about my own impact on the environment, in terms of pollution, waste and resource use and how that could impact the earth as a whole.


    What really amazed me was that China will no longer buy American cars because we don't meet their environmental standards for efficiency in automobiles...


    and Americans are suffering because of our lack of adopting more efficient and technologically sophisticated machinery and technology.

    If you can get past the political hangups and view the film you will see that it is well-researched and presented in a manner that is both easy to understand and logically drawn out.

    And all of the evidence pertaining to CO2 emmissions, pollution, and the disappearance of polar ice and glacier bodies is practically irrefutable. The projections can be refuted, however I take the case that it is better to err on the side of caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame View Post
    The change in direction of warm water ocean currents. Now if you think "global warming" is the cause...I suggest you go to the artic/anarctic and camp for a week in jeans & sweater, tell me how warm it is ? The ice is being melted from below-not above.
    Had you watched the film fastgame you would have seen that Al Gore and you agree on this issue.

    The ice is melting from below, but the reason you give and the reason Al Gore gives (with evidence) is somewhat different.

    You see there are these things called moulins that cause the ice to melt from the bottom. Huge shafts drill deep into the ice to where it is attached to the bedrock on the bottom, and these shafts dump melted rivers of water that tunnel deep to the bedrock and loosen up the ice. This helps facilitate that melting from the bottom that you discussed.

    Normally moulins are created naturally through huge rocks breaking through huge cracks in the ice. What is happening now is not natural, at least from the evidence that video demonstrated. And this moulin increase might be slight... I dunno. I suppose more evidence and study is needed.

    Al Gore's concern about the melting ice was that it would raise the sea level and destroy coastlines around the world.

    Until I watched that video I had no idea what a moulin was, and how it formed and why it could be responsible for the melting. Now I do, thanks to Al Gore and his video.

    I won't deny that Gore did take a few political pop shots, but mostly to add humor to the video, rather than sending any political message. It was funny, educational and serious.

    He also discussed the changing of the ocean currents and why that might be happening as well. And how dangerous that would be for humans all over the world, but especially in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger View Post

    So you believe humans have no impact on climate change, that this is just nature taking it's course? That industry, lifestyle, and technology have not impacted our environment? And that humans cannot do anything but ride the tide?
    No one said anything about me not believing this. Sure, I believe that people can have some effect on the climate. With all the industrialization it would be foolish to think it has absolutely no effect. But I also believe that our world is somewhat self healing. But I also choose not to believe the rhetoric. there are plenty of Scientists that debunk these "scare" tactics.

    Plus the fact that these changes in warming and cooling of our global environment have been taking place long before we were here...

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