We all know that I am not a political person, nor am I a treehugger. Politics disgusts me, and I think the outdoors would be far better if it were inside. That being said, An Inconvenient Truth is a movie that everyone should see. It is eye-opening, stunning, and frightening.
Sure, some may let the occasional snipe at the Republicans blot out what the movie is really about and that is a shame. This movie isn't about politics (though Al Gore mentions a number of times that politics is part of the solution), rather it is about the very future of our civilization.
I'll say that again: the future of our civilization.
No, I haven't lost my mind.
We, as a species, have had an incredible impact on the planet, so much so that we are changing the very climate. I'm not sure why some people find this so hard to believe, but it is true. The planet is getting hotter and we are to blame.
I'm not a spiritual person, I believe in science. Science tells us that we are getting ourselves into a real mess, however, we can turn things around. Thoughtful use of technology and public policy can make the environment safe again (and create jobs at the same time). What a shocking idea.
This movie really sparked something in me, and I hope to change certain things about the way I lead my life for the good of the planet.
Anyway, I have rambled enough. Bottom line: see the movie.
Oh, and thanks to Marisa for inviting me to see a screening of the movie!