Al Gore has mastered the subject of global warming, and his presentation of this issue to the people of the world in this film, and in countless live appearances, is a tour de force. The former Vice President has been all over this issue -- man-made climate change -- for thirty years, and his preparation for this campaign is evident in his polished script, supporting graphics, and delivery. This is a "must-see" movie. Informative. Powerful. Inspiring.
The contrast between this articulate and well-informed man and the boob in the White House is so stark that it is more depressing than the threat posed by global warming.
Even as I wonder how we could possibly have done so much to destroy the fragile ecosphere, I am even more befuddled by the leadership we have chosen and the complacency with which we accept their policies - from torture to war to rich-man tax breaks to global environmental neglect.
Is it possible that our stupidity will kill us off before the greenhouse gases have done their dirty work?