211006: An Inconvenient Truth

Isom 2022-04-23 07:02:18

Al Gore's political propaganda film mainly consists of two parts: speech and major events in his life. Lectures: 1. Earth Photos. The first photo of Earth was taken by Apollo 8 on August 23, 1966, and the first panoramic photo of Earth was taken by Apollo 17 on December 11, 1972. 2. The Simpsons. Throwing ice cubes at the ocean solves problems, funny theories. Macroscopically speaking, considering the earth as a system, it can be refuted by the first law of thermodynamics. Microscopically, according to the second law of thermodynamics, the heat energy released by the ice cube must be more than the heat energy absorbed by the ice cube. 3. Real Evidence: CO2 Curves and Real Evidence Photos. In the short term, ups and downs, the overall rise. The fluctuation is because the vegetation is mainly in the northern hemisphere, so the carbon dioxide content in summer when photosynthesis is strong in the northern hemisphere is less than the carbon dioxide content in winter when photosynthesis in the northern hemisphere is weak. In the long run, it is nonsense to say that the recent high temperature is just a normal phenomenon of a large cycle, because the temperature changes in all high temperature segments are far less obvious than the recent high temperature. The last tip of the glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro, the disappearance of Glacier National Park, the shrinking of the Columbia Glacier, the glacial water provided by the Himalayas for 40% of the world's population will shrink, the glaciers in the Alps will melt, and the Patagonia plateau will disappear. 3. Five hazards. The ocean heats up, causing hurricanes; increasing precipitation causes floods; precipitation redistributes, causing droughts; permafrost thaws, affecting transportation; a certain animal changes, related animal disasters (the insects ripen too early, the birds cannot keep up; the mosquitoes fly high, people disease) 4. Solution: change habits. Old Habits+New Technology=Dramatically Altered Consequence. 5. Past achievements: Abolish slaves, advocate for women's rights, fight polio, land on the moon. Major events in life: 1. 6-year-old son was hit; 2. Lost in the competition with Bush; 3. Female playmate ten years older than me died of lung cancer.

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  • Moshe 2022-03-27 09:01:08

    Environmental protection is not just a personal issue, it is a political issue, a historical issue, and a moral issue. Don't be suspicious, don't belittle yourself. There is always a moment you will remember forever. Start going green. . . Join the team to protect the planet. The earth is already fragile.

  • Adela 2022-03-28 09:01:03

    Best documentary I've seen this year. Heavy fact, I always thought that the sea level rise to submerge Shanghai would not happen in my lifetime, after watching this film, with the current trend, it is hard to say.

An Inconvenient Truth quotes

  • Al Gore: Ultimately, this question comes down to this. Are we, as Americans, capable of doing great things even though they are difficult? Are we capable of rising above ourselves and above history? Well, the record indicates that we do have that capacity. We formed a nation, we fought a revolution, and brought something new to this earth, a free nation guaranteeing individual liberty. America made a moral decision that slavery was wrong, and that we could not be half free and half slave. We, as Americans, decided that of course women should have the right to vote. We defeated totalitarianism and won a war in the Pacific and the Atlantic simultaneously. We desegregated our schools. And we cured fearsome diseases like polio. We landed on the moon! The very example of what's possible when we are at our best. We worked together in a completely bipartisan way to bring down communism. We have even solved a global environmental crisis before, the hole in the stratospheric ozone layer. This was said to be an impossible problem to solve, because it's a global environmental challenge requiring cooperation from every nation in the world. But we took it on. And the United States took the lead in phasing out the chemicals that caused that problem. So now we have to use our political processes in our democracy, and then decide to act together to solve those problems. But we have to have a different perspective on this one. It's different from any problem we have ever faced before.

  • Al Gore: I've probably given this slideshow a thousand times. I would say at least a thousand times. Nashville to Knoxville to Aspen and Sundance. Los Angeles and San Francisco. Portland, Minneapolis. Boston, New Haven, London, Brussels, Stockholm, Helsinki, Vienna, Munich, Italy and Spain and China, South Korea, Japan. I guess the thing I've spent more time on than anything else in this slideshow is trying to identify all those things in people's minds that serve as obstacles to them understanding this. A-And whenever I feel like I've identified an obstacle, I try to take it apart, roll it away. Move it. Demolish it, blow it up. I set myself a goal. Communicate this real clearly. The only way I know to do it is city by city, person by person, family by family. And I have faith that pretty soon, enough minds are changed that we cross a... a threshold.