Global Warming Essay & Al Gore Essay P.2

claimed he had invented the Internet; the actual quote, from a CNN interview on March 9 of 1999, was: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet"... Gore's wife Tipper was once known as a leading advocate against violent and explicit lyrics in popular music... Gore replaced Dan Quayle as vice president and was succeeded by Dick Cheney... Gore himself did not win the Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth; the award went to the film's director, Davis Guggenheim. The film also earned an Oscar for Melissa Etheridge for her song, "I Need to Wake Up"... Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.

“An Unconventional Truth”

Not since, well, "The Da Vinci Code" has there been a movie with as much advance fanfare and controversy as "An Inconvenient Truth." The documentary, which is based on a slide show about global warming that Al Gore has been giving since 1990, is being lauded by its advocates as a doomsday call to save the planet and derided by conservatives as junk science. Count me as an advocate. The former vice president opens the film by greeting an audience with his now familiar line: "I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next President of the United States." What follows is a slickly produced chronicle directed by Davis Guggenheim, complete with graphs, flow charts, and computer enhancements of what Gore contends has gone seriously wrong with our global climate. His slow and steady litany of danger zones and warning signs has cumulative force. For example, 2005 was the warmest year on record since atmospheric temperatures were recorded, and the 10 warmest years on record have all been since 1990. Oceans are rapidly warming. Data from Antarctic ice cores show carbon dioxide concentrations higher than at any time during the past 650,000 years. Most devastatingly, we are shown graphic visuals




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