"An Inconvenient Truth" Film Analysis

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In the film documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, former Vice President Al Gore primarily discusses the topic of global warming and the possible adverse effects that the world may have to face due to unawareness of this significant issue. In the movie, Gore seems to portray the general public as careless towards the matter. This is what I believe led his determination to let the issue be brought into further detail such as portraying the very serious and severe effects on many, if not all, parts of the world. Although the general consensus by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not one hundred percent positive on the direct cause of global warming, it has been stated that “The Earth's climate changes in response to external forcing, including variations in its orbit around the Sun, orbital forcing, changes in solar luminosity, volcanic eruptions, and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations” (Bard). Among these the only issue that we as humans can actually help to resolve is the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced, and try to help curve the accelerating depletion of our ozone layer. Gore focuses on topics of greenhouse gas emissions, such as the relationship between CO2 levels and global temperature, the actions that can be taken to decrease global CO2 levels. To further reiterate the issue, Gore goes into detail about the melting of land-based ice and the impact it will have on global water levels, and the severe global impact of the arctic polar ice cap melting. The term Greenhouse Gases generally defines the gases in our atmosphere which keep the earth at an inhabitable temperate climate. Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Ozone and Chlorofluorocarbons are all among the greenhouse gases existing in the atmosphere. A focus Al Gore emphasizes on in the film is the relationship between CO2 levels and its effect on the overall global
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