Thursday, March 01, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth.

Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.

Why I enjoyed this movie:

I enjoyed it cause this is like the cry wolf story. Since when we know that we are the ones making this global warming worst and worst... every single day we hear and read about this. Peope still dont realize that this is affecting us today and that if we keep at this pace well then there wont be no tomorrow. The goverment is way too worried about war when in the future probably their will be no land to fight for, to live in, nothing to eat, drink, etc. For example Katrina that was a warning for the US.

Even when here in Puerto Rico I see the damages this whole global warming and unplanned constructions and other illegal or just not well thought things are done. First when you see all this house breaking just bacuse a river used to run where that house is right now you can see that all this is so wrong. Huge companies buying lands and constructing were they can't makes you wonder what happens with the goverment offices that are supposed to be taking care of those places or rivers. We dont even recycle at our houses. There is no huge and serious program that makes us recycle [here in PR]. Usually the people that make manifestations about this kind of stuff are called rebels. Most of the times they are ignored by the goverment but the worst thing is being ignored by the people that have no concience about this.

If we dont take all this seriously there wont be no Island no place to be proud of because it is so green a real paradise. Still we say that Puerto Rico doest it better. Right we have lot of trash in our vertederos, no control over the trash and plastics, we keep letting all this huge company buy the goverment on their campaing so they dont have any problems developing their housing problems. We let the car industry sell more and more cars each day. If there is like 5 people in the same house that equals 5 cars on the street.

The caribbean wont exist; Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominica Republic, Jamaica and Islas Caiman all gone. India and all those contries that have massive hurracaines, typhoons and tsumnamis is part of this warming too. Petroleo digging too it makes wholes on the earth then they are afraid of the earthquakes when the earth is just trying to fill the empty space the petroleo used. People think!! Hybrid cars wont do the whole work. No using hairspray wont do the job. Even when we are on the edge we still have time to save earth for this future generations that are rising.

It is kind of selfish to think that you wont be around for when that happen and dont do anything about this. The poles are melting the water levels are rising. the deserts are gettin bigger and we wont find any oasis. Anyways... Just watch the documental. It is wonderfull, eye opener. I had watery eyes when I watched the documental cause it feels that it is too damn late.

People get this straight...
This isnt about Al Gore, politics or politicians. This is about saving our world, our home, the planet. Mars is near but there is only one EARTH and like Dorothy said: "There is no place like home."

More Info:
climatecrisis.net/blog/


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