Thursday, March 6, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

We finally got around to watching Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, which is an informative documentary about global warming.

One of the interesting things that came out of the documentary is this: They did a review of all the scientific publications on global warming and found that out of close to 400 publications there wasn't a single one that refuted the truth of global warming. On the other hand 53% of the news articles published during the same time period disputed the truth of global warming. What an amazing disconnect.

Both of us basically understand that global warming is bad, but I don't think that either of us could pinpoint just how bad, which the documentary does a good job of illustrating. It is obvious that the presidential loss still smarts, and he does use the movie to toot his own horn a bit, but overall it's a good movie that I would recommend to everyone.

Indianapolis Power and Light actually offers green power, so for a $5/mo all of the electricity that we consume in the house comes from renewable sources, which is pretty cool for progressive Indiana.