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Movies on Global Warming

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									Movies on Global Warming

It seems that people are coming from all directions to make movies about
global warming. Many people are moved to educate people about the
subject and want to reach the widest possible audience. Books do not
hold the appeal they once did. Now, people want to sit down and watch a
movie to understand subjects like global warming.

Although Al Gore has a book by the same name, most people know An
Inconvenient Truth as a feature length documentary movie. The movie
boils down to a power-point presentation that Gore has given many times
on the subject of global warming. Al Gore simply presents facts in a
low-key, personable way. The film includes some biographical information
about Al Gore, too.

The 60 Minutes documentary, The Age of Warming, which aired April 1,
2007, is a must-see for those interested in global warming. In it,
correspondent Scott Pelley explores Antarctica to find evidence of global
warming. There, Pelley finds that the Adelie and Chinstrap penguins are
being endangered by loss of habitat. He also finds glaciers that are in
the process of rapid melting into lakes. It is an eye opener.

Some fictional movies have been made with the theme of global warming.
One is The Day After Tomorrow, starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal.
While the science may not be precisely or even nearly right, the special
effects are fantastic. It is a good old-fashioned disaster flick with
all kinds of natural disasters. Bring out the popcorn, but do not expect
to be educated.

An Earth Story, starring Ross Gelbspan and John Hutchison is another of
those documentary-type movies. It tells the story about all those scary
predictions of climate change due to global warming. The sub-title is An
Alternative to Extinction. That alone should explain how dramatic this
movie is. The solutions to global warming are equally dramatic.

Not exactly a traditional movie, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris' Crisis as
Opportunity: Living Better on a Hotter Planet is unique. Instead of
being distraught and woeful, Sahtouris views global warming as a natural
evolutionary process. She sees it as a beneficial challenge that will
help people learn to live together as they never have before.

Energy Crossroads: A burning need to change course, is a documentary
movie about the energy crisis. It deals with the amount of oil that will
be left in the future and the different ways to overcome that crisis.
However, a good part of this movie is devoted to a study of how energy
issues are tied to global warming. It points to global warming as one of
the reasons humans need to make changes.

There is a set of movies called the Secrets of the Millennium. Probably
the best of this series is the one with information on global warming.
It is titled Secrets of the Millennium: Man vs. Nature: Who Will Win? It
dramatically exposes humans' desires to control earth, while letting
things get out of hand environmentally at the same time.
Many celebrities have made their own movies on global warming. Some of
them are not available for viewing yet, and some of them can be seen on
the internet. One example is global warming films by Leonardo DiCaprio
that can be viewed on his website. As the reality of global warming sets
in, more movies will certainly deal with the subject.

								
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