Film Blog: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Today’s featured film is An Inconvenient Truth (2006). This film documents former Vice President Al Gore’s quest to educate people about the facts and misconceptions of global warming.

In our collection, we have a few books on An Inconvenient Truth also written by Al Gore, which I have included below.

In addition to these books, we also have plenty on books on the topic of global warming.

For more information on climate change and the film, take a look at their website. Here are just a few things that have happened since the film’s release (from their website):

  • Over 106,000 tons of carbon were offset in the year following the film’s release, which is equivalent to 225 million car miles.
  • 4200+ tons of carbon were offset just by people swtiching to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Over 15 climate change bills have been introduced in Congress, with the historic Markey-Waxman Bill passing the House in June, 2009.
  • Five countries – England, Scotland, Czech Republic, New Zealand, and Germany – and the Canadian province of British Columbia incorporated An Inconvenient Truth into their secondary schools’ curricula.
  • President Obama created the new position of Assistant to the President for Climate and Energy.
  • The United States House of Representatives established a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
  • The U.S. Senate established a Select Committee On Energy Independence and Global Warming.
  • Over 2600 people have been trained to give The Climate Project presentation and 4 million people on all seven continents have heard the presentation.
  • The issue of global warming reached more than a billion people worldwide.
  • Changed public perception: 33% of people surveyed before the film’s release believed global warming is real versus 85% after the film’s release (that figure has since declined).

A trailer of the film is included below.

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