It is hard to imagine anything more boring in concept than a documentary film of a politician presenting a slide show about a complex scientific subject.
But this is no ordinary slide show, Al Gore is no ordinary politician, and An Inconvenient Truth is almost certain to be the most important film you will see this yearor any year.
A Must-See Film
Gore has been a student of climate change since the 1960s. He knows his subject, he has done his homework, and he presents a compelling case for urgent and immediate action to turn back global warming.
Gore is clearly passionate about his subject. His mission is not merely to inform, but to motivate. He wants his audience not only to understand, but to take action. As Gore explained during a question and answer session at a preview of the film I attended in early May, "If you believe the science, then what else matters?"
Bottom line: Go see this movie. Take your family, take your friends, and then recommend it to everyone you know.
Learn why the producers and the director wanted to make this film, on page 2.