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An Inconvenient Truth

Wow...just watched it for the first time tonight. Loved one of the lines at the end where it told you to run for congress if they don't listen to you writing a letter. Also loved the Upton Sinclair quote, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"...applies in so many different cases.

Wish I had seen Gore speak in person. If you haven't seen the movie you really should!

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jtrevino
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
great flick
Yeah, it shold be required viewing, especially for kids in school. The producers tried to give 50K free DVDs to the public school system, but the teacher's union turned them down 'coz they didn't want to piss off their corporate oil contributers. :P
scsi
Mar. 11th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: great flick
I dont blame them for turning it down. Because if they had accepted them, then the oil companies would of sent out their own DVD's showing that we are seeing similar temp increases on Mars, and its just a cycle, blah blah blah.

Schools arent a place for propaganda wars.

I still think global warming is due to us banning CFC-based propellants.
jtrevino
Mar. 11th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: great flick
Uh, have you seen the movie? Let's not confuse propaganda with scientific fact. The scientific _facts_ are overwhelmingly clear. The opposing _propaganda_ wars are not.
scsi
Mar. 11th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Re: great flick
Eh, The first rule when reading any scientific study/journal/etc is to look to see who funded it. That right there will tell you a whole shitpot full about what are you are expected to take out of it.

I've seen lots of "scientific facts" in the medical world that really arent that different from propaganda. Devil is in the details.

Whats that saying? "Statistics never lie, only liars use statistics" or some junk like that.
jtrevino
Mar. 11th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: great flick
Yes, a single source of stats is always going to show a single bias, which is why Gore, et al, did a survey of all the scientific work on global warming. In a thousand separate scientific studies, they have all come to the same basic conclusion: global warming is occurring and we're responsible for it.

Given the scientific reality, Gore characterizes this as an ethical issue, not a political one, The advantage of this is approach is that we can simply address it, as opposed to debating it, like we're doing here. We can debate the precise causes of global warming ad infinitum, but we're probably better off doing things that we can both agree on. For instance, my current car gets 30mpg, and my next one will probably be a hybrid that gets 40+, and that's a Good Thing (tm). blah...blah...blah...
scsi
Mar. 11th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Ive had enough of your propaganda!
jtrevino
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
I've changed my mind - I'm wrong! I'm wrong about global warming being a *bad* thing. It's been truly lovely here in SF the last few days. So global warming is happening, we're the cause, and that's a Good Thing (tm). There, I've solved it for all of us, penguins be damned!
jtrevino
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
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