10 years on: how Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” made its mark

10 years on – did this film achieve what it set out to do – raise public awareness and change people’s behaviour in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? While the direct effect of the original screening of the film may have dissipated, the impact of those inspired to communicate realities of climate change persists. For me, the film precipitated a series of events that ultimately redirected the course of my life. An Inconvenient Truth wasn’t just behaviour-changing, it was life-changing. No lab experiment can quantify that level of impact.

This precipitated the founding of Skeptical Science, which led to me becoming a researcher in climate communication at the University of Queensland – John Cook.

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2 Responses to 10 years on: how Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” made its mark

  1. Ray Astbury says:

    Yes Bernie, how nobody took any notice or made very much effort to understand is bewildering! C’mon cats, let’s have fun…..well, what fools, everywhere in the streets and the media follows….adding fuel to the fire that burns in their minds. A friend who was a lecturer in Physics at Monash University and retired to Phillip Island said you watch, “This island is doomed” He gave up everything to fight this cause but at a relative early age moved on in the cosmos to presumably more important things, seemingly leaving us to think for ourselves as to where we’re headed.? Just what are we thinking. It really is very late in the day.

  2. Eureka, now a proper interactive web site, thanks Ray

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