An Inconvenient Truth

I watched “An Inconvenient Truth tonight with the Boyfriend’s Clan … you know that documentary of Al Gore’s presentation on the effects of global warming?

My brother-in-law asked for it for Christmas, so lo and behold, Santa delivered!  The first thing I noticed was that it was packaged differently.  It wasn’t in the normal 1/2-inch thick black plastic case that we’re all familiar with, but rather a cardboard-backing wrapped in a very thin sheet of plastic.

Odd, except when you realize that it makes sense when the movie is about saving the environment … use fewer materials to begin with!  Ostensibly, it’s more enviro-friendly.

It reminded me of some of Michael Moore’s work, “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 911″, except not nearly as biting and controversial.  The former Veep stops just shy of really calling out the current and recent past U.S. government leaders for ignoring and/or compounding the Global Warming crisis.

It is almost understandable … the problem has to be treated both as a Grassroots Action and a national political agenda item.  It seems Mr. Gore is attempting to steer a ship with a tiller the size of the lower-48-states!  As a (former?) professional politician, it seems he might have to temper his message so that it has a broad, far-reaching appeal.

While I might not have been categorically impressed, I was, indeed, motivated to action.  Here’s what I’m going to do:

  1. Talk to Boyfriend about getting a hybrid vehicle (he has more stringent requirements in his vehicles than I do)
  2. Switch to a Green/Renewable energy source for my Electricity at home.
  3. Evangelize about this movie and the real Climate Crisis in my personal and professional lives.
  4. Continue to research how to affect and correct this crisis.

Am I missing anything?  How are you helping to stop and reverse Global Warming?


3 Responses to “An Inconvenient Truth”

  1. 1 Dave December 26, 2006 at 8:16 am

    I would love to go car-less. Autumn and I are down to one car since we moved into Philly, and we try to use it as little as possible. We joined Philly Car Share for when we need a bigger ride to pick up something. I’ve been really happy with the car share experience, and they do have a lot of hybrids.

  2. 2 guamaniac December 26, 2006 at 22:51 pm

    Hey, Dave.

    I used Philly Car Share for a year or so about a year or so after they first came to Philly. Overall, it was pretty good experience. With rugby and Ethel’s training classes, though, it became apparent that I needed a car and that it wasn’t economical to keep using Philly Car Share.

    Now, though, Ted and I both have cars. We need to consolidate to one, that much is clear, but I’d really like to keep a hybrid in mind.

    We’ll probably use Philly CarShare again, just as you and Autumn do!

  3. 3 Dewey March 29, 2013 at 17:01 pm

    Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with
    the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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