An Inconvenient Truth [2006] DVD by Al Gore £2.97
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An Inconvenient Truth [2006] DVD by Al Gore £2.97

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Found 18th Dec 2007
A movie based on a PowerPoint presentation by a former presidential candidate may not sound exciting, but once AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH hits its stride viewers may be surprised how compelling the subject matter proves to be. While many high-ranking political figures continue to argue about global warming, Al Gore has plunged headlong into a serious wake-up call for the planet with a series of lectures about the problem. It's on one of these lectures that this movie from director Davis Guggenheim is based. Guggenheim breaks up Gore's delivery by illustrating his points with film footage, much of which features the former Democratic nominee exploring the globe as he examines the effects of global warming. Gore's speech is neatly divided between calm recitations of the facts about the issue and several stories of a personal nature. His skills as an orator are considerable, and it's hard not to be alarmed by most of what he has to say. Indeed, as Gore relates tales of melting polar icecaps, rising global temperatures, and the reluctance of political leaders to do something about the problem, the film takes on an air of hopelessness and doom, especially as no easy solutions are offered. Gore's advice is for individuals to take steps to reduce their own inadvertent poisoning of the atmosphere, and to persuade others to do likewise. It's a powerful message, and one that is likely to remain in non-cynical minds long after the film comes to a conclusion.

19 Comments

this movie is dire.

Not worth £3.

dudedude;1362049

this movie is dire. Not worth £3.


Yeah, screw the planet, let’s all move to the Moon.

Agharta;1362129

Yeah, screw the planet, let’s all move to the Moon.


No, it really is a sh1te movie!

And I don't say that just because my last contribution to the environment was to cut down a tree and burn it. Though it was. ;-)

Guess Gore's got to pay those massive electricity bills somehow (there's no one home, but the lights are all on), but I'd avoid this.
Oh and don't plant trees to carbon offset, that's a con too.

This is "super serial" . . .

Shima
*thinks Al Gore is just plain wrong

Voted hot. Great price for a docu that everyone should watch.

Scribbles;1363267

Voted hot. Great price for a docu that everyone should watch.



shouldn't they be recycling the dvd player and moving into a cave to cut down their carbon emissions instead?

Maybe if those that breed like rabbits bought more condoms, then there wouldn't need to be a problem in the first place

Well I thought it was informative. And i'd say its worth the £3. Voted hot

Al Gore is a ridiculous hypocrite, but this is an interesting film regardless of that

Scribbles;1367004

Maybe if those that breed like rabbits bought more condoms, then there … Maybe if those that breed like rabbits bought more condoms, then there wouldn't need to be a problem in the first place


don't know about rabbits, but the mass breeding (and farting) of sheep and cows is a major contributor. Sheep are New Zealands biggest polluters.

sburley;1423507

don't know about rabbits, but the mass breeding (and farting) of sheep … don't know about rabbits, but the mass breeding (and farting) of sheep and cows is a major contributor. Sheep are New Zealands biggest polluters.



No, it's Man-Bear-Pig

bianco;1423522

No, it's Man-Bear-Pig


Termites, South American forest burning, my environmentalist next door neighbours 1973 VW Beetle.
Or is that a making it like rabbits term I'm not aware of?

Banned

How can Al Gore win a nobel peace prize for a piece of environmental propoganda when he spends $30,000 a year on his home's electric bill? This film is utter conjecture and should be avoided.

environment.newscientist.com/cha…462

remarkably similar views to Mr Gore, above. But let's not let truth get in the way of a good squabble. Far better to be so arrogant to suggest it's a con than think he may have a point...:-(

Banned

robertoegg;1428412

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn11462remarkably … http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn11462remarkably similar views to Mr Gore, above. But let's not let truth get in the way of a good squabble. Far better to be so arrogant to suggest it's a con than think he may have a point...:-(



Another mug punter taken in by the spin I see

If the content was accurate it might be a bargain but this piece has so many errors and debuncted data (hockey stick diagram and NASA's temperature data for instance- and for the disbelievers just google both of these) that it is shocking that this can be considered as factual.. Absolute trash!

robertoegg;1428412

he may have a point...:-(


He has lots of points, very few of which he obeys himself. I seriously question his motivations and agenda. If we're going to have a hero of the 'green' age, at least make it someone who actually practises what they preach.

robertoegg;1428412

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn11462remarkably … http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn11462remarkably similar views to Mr Gore, above. But let's not let truth get in the way of a good squabble. Far better to be so arrogant to suggest it's a con than think he may have a point...:-(



You could use some of the same arguments he uses against evidence for global warning
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