Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"An Inconvenient Truth" - Gore -vs- Bush

The Good Witch and I finally watched "An Inconvenient Truth" the other night. It's a rather dramatic commercial for those who believe in global warming, and a heckuva good commercial for Al Gore. Once or twice he takes a shot at the guy who somehow edged him out for President, but mostly he focuses on documenting climate change and its implications for the world.

Frankly, Gore is impressive. He has "presence", he speaks with considerable skill, and his efforts to communicate science in terms that the average person can understand demonstrate that he has an amazing amount of commitment and energy. The documentary leaves one sad that someone with this much talent got beat by the Bozo, and you just know that our country and the world would be much different (better) today if Gore had been at the helm. Of course, that could be said about just about any other person who happened to be at the helm (excepting Cheney, of course).

If you've not seen the movie, take the time to watch it - it's less than an hour and one half. If you have doubts that civilization has had a lot to do with climate change, he'll give you some information that you can test with your own resources. Personally, I was already convinced but I heard some new information that was interesting.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch I'm getting ready to leave for the overnight shift at our local ambulance corps. It's 18 degrees outside, and all the hospitals are close to overflowing. There must be a full moon or something. Then again, maybe I'll be lucky and get some sleep. Be safe, gentle readers, and keep an eye out for the Yahoo's who forget about the rules of the road!

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