OK. I admit. I've given the man short shrift in the past. I've been unfair. It all started when Tipper went after rap. I just thought it was really laughable and lame. I voted for he and Clinton and then when they treated the Haitian boat people so badly I was extremely disillusioned. I seethed when he seemed to back down in the fight for his own presidency.
Al. I'm sorry. I was wrong. You had more important things to do.
“surprisingly engaging…intellectually exhilarating,…could hardly be more urgent. “An Inconvenient Truth” is a necessary film” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“…illuminating, fascinating and sometimes frightening.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today (* * * 1/2 out of 4 stars)
“highly persuasive” – Kevin Crust, The Los Angeles Times
Currently we’re 88% fresh at Rottentomatoes.com with 100% Fresh Rating with the Cream of the Crop critics (as of 11am ET)
Gore in 2008!
(Sorry Hil, Integrity is the new black!)
ALSO – please consider writing Viacom/Paramount to complain about the fact that they gave Nacho Libre more high profile ads and distribution than an Inconvenient Truth.
RE: An Inconvenient Truth -Distribution
And to all the trolls complaining about Gore's travel patterns – from Wired:
" Gores and all the employees of Generation lead a "carbon-neutral" lifestyle, reducing their energy consumption when possible and purchasing so-called offsets available on newly emerging carbon markets. Gore says he and Tipper regularly calculate their home and business energy use – including the carbon cost of his prodigious global travel. Then he purchases offsets equal to the amount of carbon emissions they generate. Last year, for example, Gore and Tipper atoned for their estimated 1 million miles in global air travel by giving money to an Indian solar electric company and a Bulgarian hydroelectric project.
Carbon offsets are still an imperfect tool, favored only by a few early adopters. (An Inconvenient Truth directs viewers to a personal carbon calculator posted at http://www.climatecrisis.net.) Gore acknowledges that the average US consumer isn't likely to join what is, for now, essentially a voluntary taxation system. "The real answer is going to come in the marketplace," he says. "When the capitalist market system starts working for us instead of at cross-purposes, then the economy will start pushing inexorably toward lower and lower levels of pollution and higher and higher levels of efficiency. The main thing that's needed is to get the information flows right, removing the distortions and paying attention to the incentives."