AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Guide (in note form) to portions of the DVD that we will watch:
Section 1: 0:00-10:15 (10 min)
Description: Introduction to Al Gore and his slide show work on global warming. Explanation of how the earth’s atmosphere is thin and fragile and sensitive to damage. Brief synopsis of global warming.
Section 2: 54:30-1:01:38 (6 min)
Description: Antarctica: “the canary in the coal mine”. Visual demonstration of the possible effects if the ice shelves break off due to warmer ocean temperatures: massive coastal flooding.
Section 3: 1:03:50-109:50 (6 min)
Description: “A collision between civilization and the earth.” 3 factors that
have changed human’s relationship to the earth: 1) population explosion, 2) revolution of science and technology and 3) our way of thinking. Contrast between rich/poor countries and the relative contribution of countries to global warming.
Section 4: 1:20:50-1:28:20 (8 min)
Description: Contrast between fuel efficiency standards in the U.S. and
other countries. Changes that can be made to slow carbon emissions. What can be done on a national and global level with cooperation. What we can do as individuals to make a change.
Total viewing time: 30 minutes
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS