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An Inconvenient Truth

A Global Warning
(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
An Inconvenient Truth


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Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
Title: An inconvenient truth
a global warning
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount,, c2006.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Documentary.
Released theatrically in 2006; program content: c2005.
"34808 "--Container.
"11111004689"--Container.
Contents: Special features: Commentary with director Davis Guggenheim
Commentary with producers Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns and Leslie Chilcott
An update with former Vice-President Al Gore.
Summary: Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
Audience: MPAA rating PG (for mild thematic elements).
Awards & Distinctions: Cannes film Festival, official selection; Sundance Film Festival, official selection.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 1415724784
9781415724781
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.7387 INC
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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Arthur Blenheim rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A few people of the Flat World Society have denounced this film. Is it because global warming doesn't exist? Is it because there is no climate crisis? I remember reading about the effects of greenhouse gases since 1980 school textbooks. I think it's safe to say that Al Gore didn't create global warming in his mind in 2005. So, what is the motive of these people, then? That's easy: addressing the climate crisis rocks the boat of the current energy profiteers who know that alternative energy and wind turbines will affect the way the natural gas and oil industry is perceived, hence the contemporary American marketing firms and p.r. campaigns where expensive lobbyists have been known to buy a U.S. congressperson or two, and dump money into smearing those with strong alternative energy convictions. Now that I've said that, I can defend this movie on its justified claims! I took Astronomy at a university in 2006, and my own text book had a whole chapter on this subject that contains a few of the same, exact charts and data that was used in Mr. Gore's film to discuss the existence of the climate crisis: "The Essential Cosmic Perspective," 4th ed. I'm talking about this film as a documentary, but as a film, it well-exceeded expectations. It is quite masterfully done. It never bores like other documentaries. This film is one of the five best of its year, and the people who rate this with bomb ratings are people who are siding with energy industry's public relations marketing as justification to ignore the quality of the film based on the issue that motivates it rather than the film as a work of art.

Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I salute 2 Al Gore. I havent read the book but I plan 2 read it sometime...but from what I hav watched....he teaches how global warming will effect the earth in 10 yrs or so if we dont act up...the earth will flood, the ice caps are already melting and the animals are losing their homes..its just terrible...the Earth is at risk now even in 2012 with earthquakes, hot summers, fires, hurricanes, etc...the problem is that sum ppl dnt really care or dnt pay attention 2 these issues..cmon ppl act up! We can save the planet !...just saying...watch this or read it

Report This Jul 11, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a good eye-opener and motivational.

Report This Apr 11, 2010
  • Omer_Younus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing eye opener for people and how they would normaly see the world. Please help protect the earth and the people on it.

Report This Mar 07, 2009
  • lucky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very informational documentary on global warming and what it's doing to our world.

Report This Mar 07, 2009
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Drives the message in a disturbing kind of way. Nonetheless, very effective. Well done. A must-see.

Report This Mar 06, 2009
  • dparent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very interesting and an eye opener.

Report This Aug 15, 2008
  • blackiecat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

better than the book - compelling after I saw the film, I went to the website he recommends for taking action. Website very broken.

Report This Jul 10, 2008
  • pie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The documentary was good but I believe there should be more education on the results of global warming. I enjoyed the Matt Groening skit, it was sadly funny.

Report This Oct 28, 2007
  • RobB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not as good as the book, but gets the message home. Essential viewing for all.

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Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"If you love your planet, if you love your children, if you want to be alive for more years and stay in this planet, you have 2 watch this film and act up! " :D

Report This Jul 10, 2008
  • pie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's important to rescue the frog

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