An Inconvenient Truth

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Guggenheim, Davis. An Inconvenient Truth. New York: Lawrence Bender Productions, 2005. Multiple Formats, 96 min.

From director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his “travelling global warming show,” Gore comes across as never before in the media—funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this “planetary emergency” before it’s too late. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore’s personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective; to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life. With an emphasis on hope, An Inconvenient Truth ultimately shows us that global warming is no longer a political issue but rather, the biggest moral challenge facing our civilization today. (Source: Official Website)

Trailer used by permission.
All rights reserved. © 2006 Lawrence Bender Productions.

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Further readings: 
  • Burke, J., et al. Climate Change, Water and Food Security. Rome: FAO, 2011.
  • Hales, Simon, et al. “Climate Change and Human Health: Present and Future Risks.” The Lancet 367, no. 9513 (2006): 859–69.
  • Sovacool, Benjamin K. "Expert Views of Climate Change Adaptation in the Maldives." Climatic Change 114, no. 2 (2012): 295–300.
  • Adger, W. Niel, and Jon Barnett. "Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict." Political Geography 26, no. 6 (2007): 639–55.