Why do you want to see this film? Are you no longer content living
with ignorant hope? Does the knowledge that you are killing our
only mother with every visit you make to the gas pump wear on your
conscience? Do you generally believe in the “theory”
of global warming and want to learn more? If you answered yes to
one or more of these questions, then you would do yourself a great
disservice by missing this movie. If you failed to answer yes to
any of those questions, then you are among the folks that might
very well doom us all.
So here’s the inconvenient truth: Global warming is real.
It’s not a cyclical climate thing, it won’t go away
if we ignore it, and it will have disastrous effects across the
whole world. But condensing that truth into two sentences doesn’t
make for an enlightening experience. Going through one of Al
Gore’s lectures makes for an educational experience
you won’t soon forget. You not only witness a wealth of data
from the seasoned environmentalist, you get an insight into the
man who almost held the highest office in the land. But we can’t
talk about why he’s not president.
Instead we can talk about the myth and the reality of global warming.
I’ll leave that to Mr. Gore. He’s got a lot more practice.
Al really cares about the environment, too. You can tell by the
energy he put into his lectures that he has a life mission. And
it has nothing to do with ManBearPig. The world of politics no longer
has its dark claws in his soul, and he can freely express himself
without fear of losing his career (you can’t lose what’s
been stolen from you). And, believe it or not, he’s an entertaining
guy and a good teacher. Watch “Futurama” if you don’t
believe me. Al wants the world to know that global warming is the
greatest threat to civilization as we know it. He may or may not
be right, but he makes a damn convincing case that all of our progressive
energy should be directed toward this looming threat. Or maybe we
can just live without all the land that’s less than 20 or
40 feet above sea level.
Why does the son of a senator care about the environment? This flies
in the face of all cynical truth regarding money and power. Well,
not everything is as it seems. The truth is that he is a man with
a soul who has been through dark and light personal moments. He
knows what’s important. The future is important. It’s
really all that matters. There won’t be a future for terrorists
to destroy with their hate if we destroy it with our greed and ignorance.
I know watching a movie about a problem doesn’t fix it.
Mr. Gore doesn’t really have any solutions to the issue other
than education. He doesn’t know how to change the economic
and industrial structure of our society. He doesn’t know how
to use the political process to save the environment. But awareness
is an excellent approach when you don’t know what else to
do. Go see this movie to learn more. Learn more to be a part of
the solution, because, as it quotes from Winston Churchill,
we are entering a period of consequences.