Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The Trailer for "An Inconvenient Truth" is Up
Fresh up at Quicktime.com is the trailer for the new global warming documentary called An Inconvenient Truth. It's a documentary about Al Gore's travels around the country telling Americans about the growing threat of global warming. I'm looking forward to the movie, but the trailer's a little heavy with the title cards and the faux Day After Tomorrow weather footage for my tastes. I'll be seeing this when it comes out in May, but I'd really like to see a documentary in which both sides of the global warming debate lay out their views, and each side has a chance to debunk the other. If the debate on global warming is truly over, as some have said, than why are there smart people in the world who still believe it's bogus? Why hasn't the work of all of these Nobel prize winning climatologists been enough to convince the doubting conservatives? I think a good hour and a half on Frontline would do the trick for me. Put George Will and Michael Crichton and Dr. Lacy in front of a camera and ask them, "Why do you think this isn't happening?" And then put in some of the luminaries like Gore, the guy from NASA who thinks we have 10 years to stop the slide before it's too late, other leading lights from the climatologist community, and see what they say to refute these other guys. Or, hell, put them all on Oprah in the same room and see what happens. Anyway, enjoy the trailer.