Al Gore’s presentation about global warming turned into a movie?
That was my first thought as I watch the trailer for The Inconvenient Truth some time ago. While global warming was a popular topic a few years back, there hasn’t been much media spotlight on it in recent years… so why now?
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self-proclaimed inventor of the Internet and “almost” President of the United States, Al Gore has returned to set the agenda for the world: To put a stop to global warming. Through the dramatic use of “before and after” photographs of the exotic locations around the world, he convinces everyone on the obvious destruction mankind has cause on the environment. You can’t help but sense the political message in this one. Those who’ve seen it seemed impressed, so I’m interested to see whether the film can tell me anything new.
Interestingly, I’m already seeing some kind of post-movie environmental meme going on about electric and hybrid cars.
Tara Hunt noted Fact Company’s article about Toyota’s Hybrid models being the best selling vehicles in North America as of May 2006. Professor Alex Halavais blogged about another movie aptly entitled “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which is coming at the end of June (See trailer here). Yes, we have hybrids now, but exactly happened to the fully electric cars?
In any case, one inconvenience I already face about The Inconvenient Truth is how hard it is to find a theater just to watch it. The official web site doesn’t make it easy by having you download a PDF listing dates and locations. So far I only found one screening on 06/16/06 in Amherst Theater, New York 14226. No other details 🙁
Aside: Al Gore’s surrounded with Apple hardware in the movie, so besides influencing more Mac switchers, I bet we’ll also start to see more Keynote switchers too.