A warming truth

This is a photo that shows a Peruvian glacier in 1980 and the same glacier in 2002. Global warming is here for real. Youve heard the rave, perused the pictures, now see the film An Inconvenient Truth.

Even John Howard acknowledges the reality of global warming now. Not that he has any intention of signing the Kyoto Protocol, but it certainly is a great way to introduce the option of nuclear power.

But one man who knows the gravity of the global climate situation is Al Gore, who was vice president of the USA and narrowly lost the presidential race in 2000.

That loss inspired him to hit the road and, in a multimedia presentation that strikingly brings home the facts about global warming, he travelled from city to city and country to country to share his detailed knowledge of the situation (a knowledge gained over some 40 years of research) with as many people who would listen.

Then environmental activist Laurie David and film producer Lawrence Binder realised the importance of Gores message and decided to make a film that would hopefully reach many more people. That film is An Inconvenient Truth and screens from this Thursday, October 26 (today), at Birch Carroll & Coyles Lismore Cinema. Tonights screening (6.30pm) is also a fundraiser for the Northern Rivers Greens. (Tickets from Caddies Coffee in Lismore.)

Freebie: The Echo has 10 double passes to give away to some lucky readers (for any session while on show). To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 & 10.30am next Monday, October 30, and tell us which American political party Al Gore was a member of when he was vice president of the ol US of A.

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