Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Movie Review

posted by The Vidiot @ 7:49 AM Permalink

Saw Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" this weekend.

Wow. What a geek he is. But that's a good thing. I love how he does it all himself on his Mac. (It's been said repeatedly, but it's hard to look at Al Gore because looking at him reminds me of what might've been different these last 6 years.)

Go see the movie. Drag your Bush-loving brother-in-law to see it. Do what you have to in order to get someone who's NOT in the choir to see it. It's that important. It's simple to understand and it's really rather conservative so it should be easy for the red state types to swallow. (And you might get your chance. It had a great opening which means it should be opening in a lot more theaters.)

When you see it, and then you see headlines like these:
GAO Report Faults Voluntary Programs To Cut Air Pollution
European Mosquito Calamity Hits South Moravia
Jet streams off track, may affect weather patterns
Deserts Expanding With Jet Stream Shift
Well, it makes you think. I mean, in the movie, he talked about all of those things. And he offers very simple ideas to make things better. The Kyoto treaty, while not signed on to by the present mis-administration, could work. The Montreal protocol that was signed to reduce CFCs has actually reduced CFCs and as a result, the ozone layer is healing. We can do things now that will have results in the future.

Yet this government continues to do stupid things like cutting funds to Amtrak. When gas hits $7 a gallon, how the hell is an east coaster going to go the west coast? Drive? I don't think so. Fly? Well that will be prohibitively expensive at those gas prices now wouldn't it? The only thing we SHOULD do is invest in our rail infrastructure and make it as energy economical as possible.

Well, whatever you do, do not ignore this movie.


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