I saw the Al Gore documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”:http://www.climatecrisis.net/ last month. It’s a very important movie, and I hope everyone has a chance to see it.
They handed out copies of Seed Magazine at SXSW this year. There were a few articles on global warming, including “this depressing quote from James Lovelock”:http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/05/doomsday_scenarios.php, the environmental scientist responsible for the Gaia hypothesis:
bq. “The prospects for the coming century are pretty grim: If these predictions are correct, it means that all of the efforts that have been made, like the Kyoto and Montreal agreements, are almost certainly a waste of time. They should have been done 50 or 100 years ago. It’s too late now to turn back the clock, so to speak.”
What are we supposed to do with that? If we are scared and powerless, nothing will change.
The Bush administration agenda too is based on fear. Fear led us to IRAQ, to no-warrant wiretapping. Instead, with An Inconvenient Truth you leave the movie theater inspired, with a new sense of urgency. This is beautifully woven together — personal highlights from Gore’s life with his talk with facts with videos.
And as a Mac user, it’s nice to see “Keynote played such an important part”:http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2006/05/inconvenienttruth/ in the production of his talks (via “James Duncan Davidson”:http://www.duncandavidson.com/).
Also, this on YouTube: “A Terrifying Message from Al Gore”:http://youtube.com/watch?v=5BjrOi4vF24 (Futurama!)