Skip to comments.STILLWELL: Al Gore's Apocalyptic Environmentalism
Posted on 06/14/2006 7:32:51 AM PDT by SmithL
By far, the most terrifying film you'll ever see.
It will shake you to your core.
A film that has shocked audiences everywhere they've seen it.
There's nothing scarier.
If these lines from a movie trailer make you think you're about to see the next big summer horror blockbuster, then you're in for a surprise. For it turns out that the most terrifying movie of the summer -- the film that has audiences on the edge of their seats, gripping their popcorn tubs in panic and grabbing on to their dates -- is a documentary on the perils of global warming.
Directed by David Guggenheim, "An Inconvenient Truth" is the brainchild of former Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore. Gore figures prominently in the film as narrator and lecturer, gallivanting all over the world to speak to adoring audiences about climate change. The film is largely in homage to Gore himself, with his many personal tragedies, including losing the 2000 presidential election, as backdrop to his newfound role as prophet of doom. Gore warns us that humankind has only 10 years on its current path before we're all toast.
But despite Gore's dire predictions and the over-the-top trailer, which promises scenes of death and destruction, the film itself is a dull affair. Most of it consists of Gore giving lectures with infantile visual aids, including cartoons that seem designed for 2-year-olds. Now and then he throws in an inspiring quote, providing some touchy-feely, Dr. Phil-like moments.
Then there are the scenes of Gore staring pensively out his limousine window as his gloomy narrative drones on in the background. Much like his nostalgic reveries for his idyllic childhood on an estate/farm, Gore seems to want to hearken back to a simpler time before modern technology came
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Gore warns us that humankind has only 10 years on its current path before we're all toast.Like a homeless person, mind gone from alcohol, drugs or mental illness, wandering the streets, muttering to himself. But this one gets and audience. (Of course, it's an audience of equally feeble-minded droolers.)
Last time I "grabbed my popcorn tub in panic" was when I thought Algore might become President of the United States.
From your linked article:
'Carter does not pull his punches about Gore's activism, "The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science."'
Hilarious! Wonder if Katie Couric will report this on the CBS Evening News? That his whole stupid movie is junk.
Exactly, it's all political, just a vehicle for his run for the top in 2008.
I think I am becoming glad that Gore made this film. His claims are being criticized and scrutinized like never before now. I doubt he will make any new converts, I think it will be far more likely the opposite will be true as many respected scientst question his claims.
Sorry, but the B.S. meter just pegged...
Algor is the Ralph Nader of the 21st Century.
"Gore warns us that humankind has only 10 years on its current path before we're all toast."
Sounds so familiar . . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568495870/103-1015620-5651813?v=glance&n=283155
Imagine being lectured by Algore for 90 minutes?
...his black nanny... 'cussin him for getting grass-stains on his jodpers.
Yeah it is pretty shocking seeing ALGORE slepping his bags from hotel to hotel. I understand that is in the film.
Which is consistent with his target audience. Only a fool or mental deficient would take him seriously (as the author claims that Gore takes himself seriously).
Sounds like Ted Danson.
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