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.


Isaac Epp and Kerry Laws said...

That's so cool that Indiana has added that option for you guys! I must admit I'm a little surprised :)

Kerry and I had similar reactions when we finally got around to seeing it. We'd put it off assuming it was more of the same and ~2hrs. of bummer that we weren't looking forward to, but it was optimistic and forward looking enough that, in the end, I felt more informed having seen it.

So now the question is... have you seen King of Kong!!!

Marc said...

King of Kong roxxors. Glad that they 21 galaxies people came around in the end.

Diremirth said...

if my power wasn't bundled into my rent i would so excercise that green option. go IPL being all progressive.