An Inconvenient Truth Summary 8

1623 Words Jun 23rd, 2008 7 Pages
Former Vice President Al Gore is starring in a new movie called “An Inconvenient Truth.” It is a documentary about global warming. This is a subject that Mister Gore has been interested in for many years.For the past six years, Mister Gore has been traveling around the country and the world giving talks about global warming. He has given the talks more than one thousand times. Most of “An Inconvenient Truth” is filmed at these events. Mister Gore speaks to groups of people with a big screen behind him. Satellite pictures, scientific models, graphs and other images appear on the screen as he talks. The subject of global warming has been debated for years. Factories, power stations and vehicles produce carbon dioxide and other …show more content…
These included examinations of rings on very old trees, studies of growth and loss of glaciers, cave research and many other methods. The evidence from all the sources was then organized to try to provide a whole picture of climate changes in the past one thousand years.The model of climate change it provided has been nicknamed “the hockey stick” after a stick used to play the sport of hockey. The graph shows a timeline at the bottom and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on the side. The levels are mostly the same for hundreds of years but rise sharply toward the end of the timeline that represents the last hundred years or so. Scientists at the American space agency, NASA, study climate change from direct temperature measurement. They report that two thousand five was the hottest year ever recorded. You are listening to SCIENCE IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.European astronomers have discovered a planetary system with at least three planets. These are all low mass and similar in size to Neptune in our own solar system. The planets orbit a star about forty-one light years from Earth. One light year is a distance of more than nine million million kilometers. The star is named HD six-nine-eight-three-zero. It has a little less mass than our sun. It is part of the star group Puppis, the constellation known as the Stern. The astronomers used a European Southern Observatory telescope in South