Al Gore testified before a Congressional committee recently on what is needed to stem global catastrophy in the wake of global warming. I hear often from the more cynical that documentaries don’t change anything. Personally, I think it is really amazing if someone views a film and learns something or perhaps picks up more information about a topic, but that might to small on the Richter scale for others. Certainly a change in government policy or legislation would be a big change that could not be ignored by even the strongest nay-sayers.

According the “Gore Rings a Green Alarm” by Moira Herbst at Business Week, Gore “organized the first congressional hearings on climate change 30 years ago,” so while his message has not been acted upon to date, I’m inclined to keep track of his progress now that there is stronger public support engendered by An Inconvenient Truth.

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