Last week, I rented the movie An Inconvenient Truth, a startling documentary produced and narrated by former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.
Al Gore may not have won the presidency, but he has won the hearts and minds of countless people around the world with his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”. Have you seen it?
The documentary has a simple message: humanity needs to change its fossil fuel consumption habits to turn back the Global Warming clock. When polar bears drown in the Arctic after swimming more than 60 miles to find ice to rest on, we have a problem. When majestic glaciers disappear from the peaks of mountains over several years, resulting in drought for people who have been sustained by waters that descend from the ice each year for thousands of years, we have a problem.
When hurricanes strike with the power and devastation of Katrina, we have a problem.
When the elements come in one colossal dump instead of regulated precipitation and there is not a flake of snow at Christmas in Canada, we have a problem. The human population has quadrupled in the last 100 years, magnified the power of our technologies a thousand times over and has lived in a blissful ignorance and apathy concerning the welfare of our Earth for far too long. The good news?
We have everything we need to solve this except political will. Please take some time to watch the videos featuring Al Gore below to hear for yourself. Part I of George Stoumboulopoulos’ Interview with Al Gore on CBC’s The Hour. Part II of the Interview with Al Gore on CBC’s The Hour
To quote Al Gore, “What changed in the US after Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we had entered a period of consequences…”. I cannot stress how compelling this movie is and how dire its message. We only have 10 years to turn back the clock.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, see it as soon as you can. It takes every one of us to make a difference.
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