The inconvenient truth Essay

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An Inconvenient Truth Involving Contemporary Global Commerce An Inconvenient Truth is a film documentary that portrays global warming as a climatic disaster to our planet. Former Vice President, Al Gore, has been passionate about this subject for many years and uses this venue to get his message out to the public in a persuasive and understandable manner. “It is claimed the looming Armageddon is of our own doing because of the burning of fossil fuels that are causing a build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere”(Kininmonth, 2007, ¶1). Dwindling polar caps, thawing glaciers and drowning polar bears in the film signify human activity is profoundly impacting climate change by adding to the greenhouse effect. Soriano states: The green house effect is a naturally occurring phenomenon when it results from solar activity. It is anthropogenic when the greenhouse gases are emitted as a consequence of human activities. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, and water vapor, among others. Burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, the use of chlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration and manufacturing are some human interventions that cause anthropogenic greenhouse effect. (2006, ¶ 3) Whether the audience agrees with Gore or not, environmental and climate changes are taking place and currently, global warming is a real worldwide phenomenon. Understanding Gore is a politician and not a scientist, he makes many suppositions that the scientific community can not confirm, therefore I assert there are multiple exaggerations in the film that provoke an overstatement of the issues, as in any statistical modeling the data can be skewed in a manner to support the cause. “Over the millennia, the planet has warmed and cooled for reasons that are unclear but clearly were unrelated to SUV’s” (Will, 2007, ¶ 4). In the United Kingdom, a High Court judge

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