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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)


Written by Tim Dirks

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

In the harrowing, fact-based Best Documentary Feature Academy Award winner about the threat of global warming:

  • former Vice President Al Gore's (Himself) opening line: "I used to be the next President of the United States of America"
  • his masterful use of slides, computer graphs and photos - a multimedia lecture that he had delivered hundreds of times, to illustrate the disastrous results of global warming
  • his poignant recounting of the tragic lung-cancer death of his sister Nancy in their tobacco-growing Southern family - explaining how he wished that we could "connect the dots" more quickly
"Global Warming or: None Like It Hot"
  • the short clip "Global Warming or: None Like It Hot" from the animated TV show Futurama, from a 2002 episode in which he guest-starred, about the effects of greenhouse gases
  • his descriptions, illustrated by before-and-after photographs of the effects of global warming on various landmarks, such as the mountain peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and on glaciers at the poles
  • the famous scene in which he used a scissors-style fork lift to raise himself up on the right side of a mammoth graphic to examine annual temperature and the drastically high, rising rate of CO2 emissions levels for the past 650,000 years, measured by Antarctic ice core samples
  • his ultimate conclusion: "I don't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue"; the closing credits included recommendations in answer to the question: "Are you ready to change the way you live?"

Al Gore: "I used to be the next President of the United States of America"

Use of Slides and Graphics

Recounting of Sister's Death

Effects of Global Warming

Use of Fork Lift to Show Mammoth Graphic


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