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NY Times: “An Inconvenient Truth”: Al Gore’s Fight Against Global Warming

NY Times: "An Inconvenient Truth": Al Gore's Fight Against Global Warming

The frustrations of a man whose long-sought goal remains out of reach are vividly on display in the first few minutes of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a new documentary about former Vice President Al Gore‘s quest to spur action against global warming. And the scene has nothing to do with the Supreme Court vote that denied Mr. Gore a chance to win the 2000 presidential election. In a recent interview in Manhattan, Mr. Gore said he was convinced that Americans would move on the issue, not just because of his documentary (and companion book), but also because of the vivid nature of recent climate-related disasters. Andrew C. Revkin reports.

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It’s usually admirable when somebody fights for an ideal. But the fighter has to be credible. Mr. Gore should be sure to use a horse and buggy for overland transportation and a sailing ship for overseas transport. If he uses only candles for light and wood for heat in his home, that would be icing on the cake. If his lawn is manicured without the use of gasoline-powered machines, that would lend even more credibility. Leading by example is the best motivator.

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