Saturday, January 26, 2008

Was “An Inconvenient Truth” a success?

Most of you have probably seen “An Inconvenient Truth” Al. Gore’s documentary film that launched a worldwide public focus on the problem of Global Warming. But, do you know how thoroughly researched and effective this documentary has been?

Over the years, I have witnessed the long sloping curve upward in public awareness of Global Warming and then the dramatic, hockey-stick spike on the this issue since the film’s debut. This is only a personal observation. How about something more substantial: some facts about the film, and what specific programs, films, actions, and research that “An Inconvenient Truth” has generated?

Check out: "Convenient Resources for "An Inconvenient Truth" Frederick Stoss -University at Buffalo, State University of New York

"Editor's Note: Before Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar for best documentary film, a member of the Electronic Green Journal's Editorial Board, Fred Stoss, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee. Fred was taught by former Vice President Al Gore and a group of scientists, educators, and communication specialists from The Climate Project to become "climate change messengers" and help spread the word about global warming across the United States. He was selected from thousands of applicants to participate in training sessions sponsored by The Climate Project. Attendees received presentation skills training and educational resources for sharing with others. They also received an intensive overview of the science of global warming. This training provides Stoss with the resources to conduct special versions of Gore's famous global warming slide show that is the basis for An Inconvenient Truth. As a librarian, he is frequently asked for resources to support the data and information described in the slide show." --from Electronic Green Journal

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