Analysis Of The Film ' An Inconvenient Truth ' Essay

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An Inconvenient Truth is a film about the powerpoint Al Gore has been giving for over a decade on the topic of climate change. While a film about a powerpoint sounds incredibly unexciting, it is anything but. An Inconvenient Truth tells a story as gripping as a suspenseful thriller, with the dangers of a real life nightmare. Davis Guggenheim, alongside Participant Media, also use Gore’s human points to drive home the arguments and keep the audience engaged. The overarching message of the film is that global warming is real and must be dealt with soon if we have any hope of reversing it. We must keep social context in mind while critiquing this film. Many of the points he makes may seem common knowledge now, but in 2006 popular opinion was much different. The media had created confusion and painted climate change as the delusion of hippies tree huggers. Gore refutes this idea with the fact out of more than 900 peer reviewed articles, zero denied the validity of global warming. It is made abundantly clear through graphs and facts that global warming is not just a natural cycle, another myth perpetrated by the media. The conflict of the film is the inaction in fighting climate change despite the obvious evidence. Al Gore says, "I don 't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue. Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, "What were our parents thinking? Why didn 't they wake up when they had a chance?" We have to hear that…

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