About Climate Change

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An Inconvenient Truth

Synopsis. An Inconvenient Truth presents in film form an illustrated talk on climate by Al Gore, aimed at alerting the public to an increasing “planetary emergency” due to global warming, and shows re-enacted incidents from his life story which influenced his concerns about environmental issues.

Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

Country: United States

Genre: Documentary

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Tropical diseases are spreading to higher latitudes. Cities face drinking-water shortages. The ocean is becoming warmer and more acidic, destroying coral reefs and endangering fish populations that provide vital protein consumed by about a billion people.

Worsening droughts and biblical deluges are reducing food production and displacing millions of people. Record-high temperatures threaten to render areas of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, North Africa and South Asia uninhabitable. Growing migrations of climate refugees are destabilizing nations. A sixth great extinction could extinguish half the species on earth.

Al Gore

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This is the crisis we face.

Now we need to ask ourselves: Are we really helpless and unwilling to respond to the gravest threat faced by civilization? Is it time, as some have begun to counsel, to despair, surrender and focus on “adapting” to the progressive loss of the conditions that have supported the flourishing of humanity? Are we really moral cowards, easily manipulated into lethargic complacency by the huge continuing effort to deceive us into ignoring what we see with our own eyes?

More damage and losses are inevitable, no matter what we do, because carbon dioxide remains for so long in the atmosphere. So we will have to do our best to adapt to unwelcome changes. But we still retain the ability to avoid truly catastrophic, civilization-ending consequences if we act quickly.

The pandemic has shown us the dangers of ignoring grave warnings from the leading scientists and experts like Bill Gates who’s been warning about such a pandemic for so long when we get warnings from the leading of virologist and epidemiologist that this thing is coming, we should prepare for it. And the same thing is true of the climate crisis. The secondly the climate crisis has made the ravages of the pandemic worse because the air pollution that comes from burning fossil fuels makes people far more vulnerable to the pandemic. The third connection is that we are seeing today with the first distribution of these vaccines that the scientific revolution is still accelerating in its power and that’s also true where the solution to the climate crisis lies. 90% of all new electricity will come from wind and renewables.

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Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.[4] The film grossed $24 million in the U.S. and $26 million at the international box office, becoming the 11th highest grossing documentary film to date in the United States.[5]

Since the film’s release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of global warming and reenergizing the environmental movement. The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy. A sequel to the film, titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, was released on July 28, 2017.

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By Al Gore

Mr. Gore was the 45th vice president of the United States.

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Things take longer to happen than you think they will, but then they happen much faster than you thought they could.

The destructive impacts of the climate crisis are now following the trajectory of that economics maxim as horrors long predicted by scientists are becoming realities.

More destructive Category 5 hurricanes are developing, monster fires ignite and burn on every continent but Antarctica, ice is melting in large amounts there and in Greenland, and accelerating sea-level rise now threatens low-lying cities and island nations.

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Al Gore On Jake Tapper, CNN

Gore: Biden can ‘rally the world’ to fight climate change

Former Vice President Al Gore has said that President-elect Joe Biden offers a chance for the country to reclaim its “leadership position in the world” on issues such as climate change, after “four years in the back seat” under President Donald Trump.

In an op-ed in The New York Times on Saturday, Gore criticized Trump’s decision to withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, accused the outgoing president of overseeing “colossal failure” during the coronavirus pandemic, and said that “bitter divisions were exposed and weaponized” in recent years.

Gore struck a more optimistic note on the future for climate change and the U.S. under Biden, despite what he called “monumental” challenges ahead.

We are seeing a dramatic advance with nation after nation announcing in the last few months major new commitments the will quickly phase out the global warming pollution that is causing this crisis. Now the crisis is still getting worse faster than we are deploying solutions but with the US restored to its traditional post WW II of leader in the community of nations President-elect Baiden can really rally the world to make more rapid progress in solving the climate crisis. He’ s made the decarbonization of the electric grid, the centerpiece of his economic plan and I think that’s a great start.

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An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American concert/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore‘s campaign to educate people about global warming. The film features a slide show that, by Gore’s own estimate, he has presented over 1,000 times to audiences worldwide.

The idea to document Gore’s efforts came from producer Laurie David, who saw his presentation at a town hall meeting on global warming, which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. Laurie David was so inspired by his slide show that she, with producer Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.

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[Al Gore answered questions about this essay on Twitter.]

Finally people are recognizing that the climate is changing, and the consequences are worsening much faster than most thought was possible. A record 72 percent of Americans polled say that the weather is growing more extreme. And yet every day we still emit more than 140 million tons of global warming pollution worldwide into the atmosphere, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I often echo the point made by the climate scientist James Hansen: The accumulation of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases — some of which will envelop the planet for hundreds and possibly thousands of years — is now trapping as much extra energy daily as 500,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs would release every 24 hours.

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“What lies before us is the opportunity to build a more just and equitable way of life for all humankind,” he wrote. “This potential new beginning comes at a rare moment when it may be possible to break the stranglehold of the past over the future, when the trajectory of history might be altered by what we choose to do with a new vision.”

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State of the Union

Well, I think President Baiden has made the protection of the earth’s climate balance a centerpiece of his economic plan as he should because multiple studies show that the best way to create the tens of millions of new jobs we need to recover from the ravages of the pandemic and the economic ravages of the paramedic is to invest in this sustainability Revolution renewable energy, batteries in electric vehicles and efficiency improvements and is worth pausing for a moment Jake the look at the connections between this pandemic and the climate crisis. Number one.

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