An Inconvenient Truth
The documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore is an eye opener and also a wake up call for me. I have heard about global warming endlessly these past few years, but never considered it to be a problem “specific” to myself. Th first time I became aware of the term Global Warming; I thought very little about the subject; I knew even less. As a matter of fact prior to watching this documetnary; I am embarrassed to say my knowledge of global warming extended to “Man, when did it get so hot“?. Now I’m discovering not only why but also the way it effects our world as a whole ? The documentary gave me a deeper understanding of what global warming really is and what the consequences will be if we do not do something about it. The way Mr. Gore presented his argument was very effective due to the presentation. In other word, it doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to follow. Al Gore defined and described global warming in a way a non-science-loving-environmentalist-geek would understand. After watching this, I discovered why this documentary has had such a profound impact and still remains a conflict within society.
“An Inconvienent Truth” showed the basic process of global warming which is the greenhouse gases are trapping the sun's heat in the earth's atmosphere which makes the earth warm. The greenhouse gases are caused by producing too much CO2. When Al Gore compared the old and new photos of the same place, the difference was very obvious. I could clearly see that the glaciers are starting to melt. Al Gore also showed graphs and charts showing that every year the production of CO2 is getting higher while the earth's temperature continues to become warmer.
Other nations are trying to do something about global warming. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is an amendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory emission limitations for the reduction of...