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13 Feburary 2007 - "The Inconvenient Truth of Al Gore"

Posted by admin on February 13, 2007

Many Dutch people do not is the " 's " to form English possessives. Instead, they use "of". This took on a comedic effect in my Sustainable Development for Aerospace Engineers this past week. We watched Al Gore's recent film "An Inconvenient Truth" in which Gore lays out the problem of global warming and presents scientific data to back up his story. I thought the movie was generally good, but it could stand some editing. For example, Gore includes a segment on his losing the tight 2000 Presidential election. This added nothing to the movie and only served to vent his frustration.

One thing that I really liked about the movie was that it presented the scientific evidence in a non-dry form. I expected this to be a boring movie, but instead it easily held my attention throughout its entirety. Gore presents a convincing case for global warming without including political propaganda and other clutter. I was very impressed that a politician could deliver a concise message about scientific data. I heard a quote that summarizes the competition between science and politics, "Science is based on precision and exactness. Politics is the triumph of misinformation."

If you haven't watched "An Inconvenient Truth" yet, I would encourage you to do so. Personally I found my instructor's name for this movie to be more entertaining (remember my intro about how the Dutch form English possessives): "The Inconvenient Truth of Al Gore."

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Posted 13 February 2007 16:39 GMT +0100