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An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet: Part 1 Name: Date: Directions: Answer the following questions. Write at least 3 sentences for each question. 1. Before the documentary starts, identify your attitude towards watching An Inconvenient Truth. Explain why you have this attitude. 2. Does Al Gore’s background in politics impact the level of trust you have for what he is saying? Why or why not? 3. Why do you think the documentary starts with Al Gore showing pictures of Earth from space? What do you think he is trying to teach viewers? 4. What do you think is the point of Al Gore telling the story of the two teachers he had in grade school? 5. Describe the relationship between infrared sunlight and global warming? 6. Why does atmospheric CO2 go up and down once a year? Explain. 7. What is happening to glaciers around the world? List two of them. 8. How do they measure the amount of CO2 that was in the atmosphere in the past using ice cores? Explain. 9. Describe the relationship between global temperature and CO2. Formulate one prediction for why this is the case. 10. Why does Al Gore believe the issue of global warming is a moral issue? Explain. 11. What is the relationship between warmer oceans and natural disasters? List two of them. 12. What kind of “storm” do you think Winston Churchill was describing? Explain. 13. In your opinion, is the inclusion of the 2004 presidential election press coverage necessary in An Inconvenient Truth? Why or why not? Do you believe it hurts or helps Gore’s argument surrounding global warming?
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