An Inconvenient Truth Research Paper

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An Inconvenient Truth “You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this." –Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth - Inconvenient Truth “You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances... it's our only home. And that is what is at stake, our…show more content…
But that article was published in Newsweek and never appeared in a peer-reviewed journal” (Inconvenient Truth). This shows that there are people who are deliberately trying to mislead the public through false publications. The economical and political factors that are affecting this issue are the costs this is going to have on large companies. “The truth about global warming is especially inconvenient and unwelcome to some powerful people and companies making enormous sums of money from activities they know full well will have to change in order to ensure the planet's livability” (Inconvenient Truth). If market capitalism can be made an ally of environmentalism, then businesses will keep track of all the economic decisions made, whether they have good or bad consequences. The most interesting thing I found about this film was the speed of which global warming is occurring. I always thought it would happen at a much slower pace than it actually is. The most surprising part about the film was when he talked about how the extinction rate today is 100 to 1000 times higher than it should be. The most poignant scenes were the ones showing the glaciers melting and the one showing the present day and projected carbon dioxide levels. The glacier scene showed pictures of glaciers 30 years ago progressing up to today. There was a drastic difference in the size of the glaciers and some were almost gone completely. The scene showing the CO2 levels was

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