1/09/2007

An Inconvenient Truth

By Mediagonebad

Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is one of the most important films ever made. Gore's presentation makes a very compelling case for the reality of global warming and underscores the urgency for action in the United States, the world's most wasteful consumer society.

Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate and will soon present a danger to islands and coastal areas. Polar bears are already drowning because the shrinking ice sheets prevent them from reaching their winter food supplies. Black bears are reportedly not hibernating in some areas and spring flowers are blooming in mid-winter in the northern U.S. World climate patterns are changing more rapidly than anyone could have predicted.

The Bush administration has been in absolute denial regarding global warming and has even muzzled NASA scientists by editing their work so that global warming appears to be some lunatic fringe theory rather than a fact. Bush's ignorance regarding global warming does a grave disservice to every living, breathing creature on the planet.

See the film and share it with others, then DO something. Change to compact fluorescent lightbulbs. Wash your clothes in cold water. Turn down the thermostat. And most importantly, write to your representatives and demand that they address this as an urgent matter affecting all life on Earth.

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