Film Society to screen an impartial examination of the causes behind climate change

Letter

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Tue, January 12, 2010


‘An Inconvenient Truth’ earned tons of awards by taking such a clear stance: Al Gore clearly believes that climate change is a man-made phenomenon. On the other side of the fence, climate change deniers are cackling over every irregularity they have found in a recently hacked climate research email archives.

Tired of all the hyperbole? Come to see our screening of "A Global Warning", a film that strives hard to take a much more impartial stance, presenting evidence both for and against the hypothesis that global warming is a man made phenomenon.

The film starts by presenting the now all too familiar details about Arctic ice melting, sea levels rising, and glaciers shrinking.  It then delves deep into the many forces, both natural and man-made that may be causing all this havoc.  Yes man-made C02 may certainly be a causative factor, but other forces are at play as well. The film follows scientists as they explore the warming effects of the sun and dig deep into the Earth to study continental movement and the volatile activity at the planet’s core. Experts speculate on how natural events, including volcanic eruptions and massive meteor impacts, have affected temperatures and weather systems over the planet’s 600-million-year history.

Shot on location at some of the most breath-taking locations on the planet, and filled with dynamic special effects, "A Global Warning" is a captivating look at the Earth’s climatic evolution and a study of the longevity of our planet—and man’s future on it."

Friday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm
United Methodist Church Sanctuary
777 Miramontes (corner of Johnston); Half Moon Bay
Suggested donation: $6.00 adults, $3.00 children

More info and a trailer at: www.HMBFilm.org


“climate change deniers are cackling”

Hmmmmm. Nice choice of wording. Any chance you can write an unbiased summation? Actually, they aren’t “deniers”, most folks on the other side of the debate (and yes it’s still a debate) trust the science, just not the scientists. Many feel as the “facts” get cooked and bent, one number is for sure ...the dollar amount. The emails confirmed publicly what many already had surmised what was going on. Not trying to open the can of worms up here, but your sentence also reads as their only arrow in the quiver of debate is the emails.

May I re-write your opening paragraph in a more tasteful manner?

An Inconvenient Truth’ earned acclaim by taking such a clear stance: Al Gore clearly believes that global warming is a man-made phenomenon. On the other side of the fence, those who question that theory recently bring up irregularities discovered in a recently hacked climate research email archives.