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A review of the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth"

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Introduction

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

What if we are about to die?

Al Gore, the US senator and vice president of the USA under Bill Clinton, advocated that the world is coming to its unprecedented end; he believes it to be a swift stroke of destiny that would leave this planet shattered and broken. What he is talking about is perhaps a very large global disaster that we are all familiar with. Perhaps his advice has already been stamped in every textbook of environmental systems in this world but no one really cared about it and just left it lying there. He refers to the threat of “global warming”.

Director Davis Guggenheim initiated the cult movie “An inconvenient truth”.

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Middle

What is the whole issue of global warming?

To talk about global warming we need to talk a little about greenhouse effect. The incoming solar radiation from the sun does not reach the Earth in all its totality. The earth reflects 30% of the incoming radiation. The remaining 70% is absorbed to warm the Earth. Now to balance out the solar influx with the solar out flux, the Earth reflects some of the radiation in short wavelengths. The short wavelengths are trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere due to the presence of greenhouse gases which impede the outflow of radiation. The greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour. By trapping the heat, the Earth stays warm.

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Conclusion

Gore believes that the only remedy can come from the personal level and urges USA to change its attitude towards the whole problem and look for more environment friendly paths of economic development.

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