My Take on Truth

I just saw An Inconvenient Truth, a movie based on Al Gore’s slide show presentation. Trust me. It’s not as boring as it sounds. Not even close. It’s actually a very interesting and engaging. I highly recommend it.

If you’re planning on seeing the movie and don’t want to read any spoilers, then stop reading right here.

All clear? Okay, on with the spoilers!

Global climate change is real. Global warming is real, and we are causing it. This is not something debated by the scientific community. The facts are in. Carbon dioxide levels have skyrocketed in the last 100 or so years. Yes, there are fluctuations in the Earth’s temperature, but nothing like what we are seeing these days — not in the short term (decades), or in the long term (hundreds of millions of years). If these changes continue and are not reversed, the forecast is bad. Very bad. Thankfully, there is something that we can do about it — after all, if we are creating the problem, then we can create the solution.

Of course, there’s the political stigma of Gore and the environment that can’t be ignored. You may think that only environmentalist nut jobs that care more about mice than people would be interested in this movie. You may think that only loyal Democrats and Gore voters would be interested in this movie. You’d be wrong on both counts. While the movie is every “environmentalist”, it has a strong “Save the Humans” thread too. Face it, it doesn’t matter how rich fossil fuels make us if we don’t have anywhere to live. The movie does touch on Gore’s personal life, but there’s nothing particularly Democratic about it. You have no excuse not to see this movie.