Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” Meets an Inconvenient Snow Storm

 

As tonights  Oscar countdown is upon us where Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth is up and favored to win  for “Best Documentary;” the Midwest was hit with a massive snow storm.

“An Inconvenient Truth,” the 100-minute movie that is essentially Gore giving a slide show about global warming, is the third-highest-grossing documentary ever, with a worldwide box office of $45 million, right behind blockbusters “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “March of the Penguins.”

In the year since his film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, to a standing ovation, Gore has gone from failed presidential contender — and a politician who at times gave new meaning to the word cardboard — to the most unlikely of global celebrities.

However, at the same moment in time a  ”Snowstorm Heads East After Blasting West“. This snow storm coming on the record snow fall limits in New York state and the East Coast.

DETROIT (AP) — A huge winter storm barreled toward the East Coast on Sunday after dumping more than a foot of snow on the Upper Midwest, grounding hundreds of airline flights and closing major highways on the Plains.

Seven traffic deaths in Wisconsin were blamed on the storm.

Parts of Wisconsin could get up to 24 inches of snow, said Tom Zajdel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wis.

What is most unusual is the idea that Al Gore puts forth that some how winning   an Oscar gives his message of global warming credibility. It does? Really? If that is the case and global warming is such a viable issue and Al Gore has been at the forefront of this issues then why is he nor running for President? One would think that this would be the perfect PR platform and vehicle to run in 2008. How come he is not?

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Posted February 25, 2007 by
Academy, Celebrity, Hollywood, Politics | 20 comments


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  • Comments

    20 Responses to “Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” Meets an Inconvenient Snow Storm”

    1. rainier45 on February 25th, 2007 3:00 pm

      Scared Monkeys, you’ve become a real wanker. I really respected you for your outstanding dedication to justice in the Natalie Holloway investigation, but you’re completely out of line with your comments on Al Gore and global heating. With your logic, the only way you would buy into global warming is if not one flake of snow were to fall anywhere ever again in the dead of winter. Actually, if you were open minded enough to absorb and understand the science on the matter, you would learn that increased evaporation off the oceans due to a warmer atmosphere will cause MORE snow to fall, not less. The excessive snow in NY is completely in line with global warming projections.
      I also think that if Gore were running for President, you would then turn around and accuse him of using the climate change issue as a means to his real ends of wanting to become president.

    2. dennisintn on February 25th, 2007 3:49 pm

      the idea of al gore being president of the u.s.a. almost makes aruba sound enticing, but not quite.
      dennisintn

    3. Miss-Underestimated on February 25th, 2007 5:39 pm

      Hey I want to invite Al here where I live. It’s so cold and ice I am starting to wonder if we are revisiting the ice age.

      Hollywood is using their money and mouths to ruin this country

    4. IndyDan on February 25th, 2007 9:05 pm

      #1 – I agree, Al Gores message on Global Warming is hard to ignore. To blame it on politics is borderline phobic.

    5. JusticeforNatalee on February 25th, 2007 9:12 pm

      I hope Gore wins the Oscar.

      And I think science teachers across the nation should show “An Inconvenient Truth” in their classes.

    6. Bodo on February 25th, 2007 9:41 pm

      I think “An Inconvenient Truth” is that Al Gore is in his natural element among those hypocritical Hollywood greenies whose rich and famous lifestyle of conspicuous consumption in their luxurious mansions, extravagant vacation villas, SUVs, limousines and private chartered jets consumes hundreds of times more energy, utilities and fuels polluting the environment in a month than the average working class consumer does in a year.

    7. Miss-Underestimated on February 25th, 2007 10:28 pm

      HOW DID INTERNET AL ARRIVE AT THE AWARD SHOW?

      “DO AS SAY NOT AS I DO”

    8. katablog on February 25th, 2007 10:36 pm

      Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth is full of very convenient lies. Come on #1, can you really truly believe that stuff? How come there are a lot of scientists who debunk what Gore says. And why is it that those who dare to speak out against this bunk are threatened with loss of their weather licenses, etc.?

      The Oscars going Green? Give me a break! Those people attending that ceremony tonight used far more electricity primping and getting ready for the show than the entire state of NY! Think of all that gas wasted by limos! Think of what it takes to light that stage so they can pat their selves on the back! Think of all the sweat shops involved in making those dresses – are they recyclable?

    9. Patti on February 25th, 2007 11:13 pm

      I think there might be something to this global warming
      business, but what are we supposed to do about it? Are
      we gods? Can we alter the natural order of the universe?

      Sure, I’m all for recycling and using clean energy; I’ve
      completely stopped buying aerosol cans, but if our atmoshere
      is warming, I don’t see how we could ever do much about it.

      We’re like little specks of dust in comparison to the grand
      scheme of things.

    10. amazed on February 26th, 2007 12:52 am

      There do exist intelligent arguments against the existence and extent of global warming. If you are going to tow this line, you should do some research. A snowstorm? How humiliating.

    11. rainier45 on February 26th, 2007 1:14 am

      katablog……man you must be a gullible person.

      patti…..you sound like a defeatist person. It’s a good thing the Allies didn’t say, “I think there might be something to this Adolf Hitler business, but what am i supposed to do about it?”…….we’d all be pledging allegiance to the swastika every morning with that attitude. Of course there is much you can do about it. Visit any number of sites that offer advice, or just visit the Inconvenient Truth site. Be proactive for once in your life! It’s either we do step up to the plate, or our children live in misery.

    12. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 8:08 am

      Let’s add all that hair spray in the ozone too.
      Hollywood represents one of the most hypocrital groups.

      How much waste in the filming, props, etc. Think about it.

      You have as many scientist for as against this global warming hulabaloo.

    13. Para2legal on February 26th, 2007 11:07 am

      Why has global warming become such a political issue in our country? It’s here – and it isn’t an Al Gore production. Science Daily reports a previously rare bacterium can now be found in Alaska waters due to warmer weather. NASA scientists caution global warming might increase droughts across certain parts of the world including SW USA. The European Space Agency says the most authoritative report on global warming to date warns of rising global sea levels and temperatures. Climate effects from global warming will be irreversible in 10 years even with serious reductions in carbon emissions, British researchers have said.
      Events that foreshadow the types of impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming:
      Spreading disease
      Earlier spring arrival
      Plant and animal range shifts and population changes
      Coral reef bleaching
      Downpours, heavy snowfalls, and flooding
      Droughts and fires
      Gosh maybe there’d be more believers if there was a version of “An Inconvenient Truth” narrated by GW. I wish there was then maybe everyone would get their head out of the sand.
      P.S. In my state the jonquils are up and the cherry trees are beginning to bloom…and it’s not quite March. The summers have become so hot and dry we’re put on water restriction, the smog becomes so toxic you’re warned not to go outside because of code red days.

    14. nurturer on February 26th, 2007 11:33 am

      So, Gore contributes to the Ozone issue through use of a private jet. He can, we can’t. No big deal, right?

    15. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 12:24 pm

      13. The problem is …is that they can’t decide what global warming is…the earth is getting too cold or too hot. They’ve yet to clarify that, until then, it is a bunch of smuck. The tundra that melted that allowed the wooly mammoth to come to north american from Asia, melted 1 million years ago,,,,what did that, dinosaur poop fumes?

    16. rainier45 on February 26th, 2007 1:28 pm

      miss-underestimated……um, the mammoths needed an ice-bridge to get across, not melted tundra. They would have sunk in the melted tundra. Did you not even take grade 3 science?!

    17. Para2legal on February 26th, 2007 1:53 pm

      15. The mammoth ancestry began about 10 million years after dinosaurs. We’re in a global warning not created by a natural climatic event but because of human greeenhouse gas emissions. Fossel fuel consumption is 12% greater now than in the 90′s.
      Here some great websites to go to: http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org and http://www.18seconds.org (latter is website by yahoo creators).

    18. Miss-Underestimated on February 27th, 2007 9:28 am
    19. Miss-Underestimated on February 27th, 2007 9:38 am

      This may be still second gradehttp://www.answers.com/topic/mammoth-1
      This might be fourt grade
      http://www.springerlink.com/content/5112132512870241/

    20. rebecca on August 25th, 2007 9:07 pm

      Unfortunately, as global warming causes the atmosphere to hold more and more water (warm air holds more moisture than cold air), storms will get worse. In the Midwest we’ve seen this. We just had the worst rain storms in recorded history.

      It is unfortunate that the way weather works is not more widely understood. If we taught basic weather science in grade school, global warming would be easier to understand.

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