Essay on An Inconvenient Truth - Documentary Film

1137 Words May 25th, 2009 5 Pages
An Inconvenient Truth An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film that was produced by former U. S. Vice President Al Gore in 2006. The film endeavors to educate people about the environmental crisis. In the presentation, Al Gore thoroughly discusses current serious environmental issues and their likely consequences. Gore’s argument is supported by fundamental theories, scientific data, and solid evidences. The movie declares that every person has the responsibility and power to save Earth. In order to accomplish this, action must be taken. Though the film reveals several trivial logical fallacies, the presentation is generally funny, compelling, engaging, and ultimately convincing. Although some critics declare that the film contains …show more content…
The floods would produce 100 million refugees. Meanwhile, the collapse of the ice sheet would create a harsh habitat for different animals that are vulnerable to climate change. For instance, polar bears are currently drowning more frequently than ever before because there is already less ice on which they can rest. Another possible outcome of climate change is that the melted water from Greenland could overpower the warm currents in Northern Europe and cool the temperatures there. At the end of the documentary, Gore argues that if the appropriate actions are taken and the necessary efforts are made, then these unwelcome consequences can be reversed. By releasing less CO2 and planting more trees (which consume CO2), people can prevent global warming. (P5) Rather than propagating political rhetoric, the whole presentation compellingly engages its interested audience. Gore explores many research-based data studies rather than only environmental theories. By providing measurable data and tangible facts, Gore reinforces the thesis that global warming is a real and potentially catastrophic issue. The keeling curve of the Manual Loa Observatory is applied to measure and predict CO2 levels. Data collected by the Physics Institute at the University of Bern reveals that the CO2 concentration is currently higher than it has ever been throughout the past 650,000 years. Temperature records

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