Magazine article U.S. Catholic

An Inconvenient Truth

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

An Inconvenient Truth

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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Directed by David Guggenheim (Paramount Classics, 2006)

In David Guggenheim's new documentary former Vice President Al Gore (who calls himself the man "who used to be the next president of the United States") makes it clear that the most dangerous secret being kept from the American public is not that Jesus wed Mary Magdalene but that global warming is not a "theory."

As Gore and Guggenheim show, nearly a thousand recent scientific articles and essays accept the fact of global warming without question, yet our own media and White House continue to treat this planetary threat as a myth or fable, resulting in an American public being kept in the dark about the most urgent crisis of our age. And though it may be easier for many Americans to grasp the perils of global warming than to imagine Al Gore presenting a fascinating 90-minute slide show on the dangers of climate change, Guggenheim's documentary and the surprisingly engaging and soulful Gore are by turns educational, entertaining, and riveting. …

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