Friday, August 04, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Have you seen An Inconvenient Truth? I think it is a movie that everyone should see - a forceful statement about global warming, and a fascinating campaign piece about Al Gore. It also effectively compares the scientific "controversy" about global warming with that of tobacco in the 60's, which is particularly powerful because of his families' history of tobacco farming and his sister's death from lung cancer.

It has a couple of memorable quotes:

Mark Twain: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

Upton Sinclair: "You can't make somebody understand something if their salary depends upon them not understanding it."

At Vinegar Hill.


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