There's so much we can do, whether as individuals, institutions, or at the government level. Many global warming policies would result in better public health from less pollution, more jobs and more business opportunities. (Of course, the coal, oil and gas businesses will suffer unless they change.)
The movie tells a story about the human race as well as a human story. The combination of footage from around the world with facts, logic, and data are powerful. Gore is teling us we need to get moving now on global warming, and he's right.
One quibble I have is that he should have looked more closely at carbon cycles and fuel cycles, how we are releasing ancient interred carbon with fossil fuel combustion. Those dead dinosaurs are still trouble!
Please, check it out.
Here are local show times:
http://www.thedailypage.com/going-out/m ... hp?id=4481
And, here are some pesky facts from the site's web site.
The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s already happening and that it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurrence. The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable.
WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢re already seeing changes. Glaciers are melting, plants and animals are being forced from their habitat, and the number of severe storms and droughts is increasing.
If the warming continues, we can expect catastrophic consequences.
- The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the last 30 years.
- Malaria has spread to higher altitudes in places like the Colombian Andes, 7,000 feet above sea level.
- The flow of ice from glaciers in Greenland has more than doubled over the past decade.
- At least 279 species of plants and animals are already responding to global warming, moving closer to the poles.
- Deaths from global warming will double in just 25 years -- to 300,000 people a year.
- Global sea levels could rise by more than 20 feet with the loss of shelf ice in Greenland and
Antarctica, devastating coastal areas worldwide.
- Heat waves will be more frequent and more intense.
- Droughts and wildfires will occur more often.
- The Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2050.
- More than a million species worldwide could be driven to extinction by 2050.
There is no doubt we can solve this problem. In fact, we have a moral obligation to do so. Small changes to your daily routine can add up to big differences in helping to stop global warming. The time to come together to solve this problem is now ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? TAKE ACTION