Now, it should not surprize us that this film exists at the same time that Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is surging into popularity. And because environmentalism is such a strong force in popular culture it shouldn't surprize us that this film also elicits a mostly negative response. What should surprize us is that would let AIT to use the word truth in the way that they have. If we were smarter we would all be aghast at the brash retorical use of this word to evoke a political perspective. Saying that LET ME BE CLEAR I am not the one to be making judgements on which scientific perspective is superior and better able to reflect what is actually happening. But the worst thing about both of these films is not that they are doing good or bad science it is in fact they are claiming to unequivocally hold the truth on this issue. (And have used overly emotional rhetoric to accomplish that...)
What I mean is that once a person engages the brain several things become perfectly clear almost instantly...
1. It is stupid to to be wasteful with the resources that we have been given in nature.
2. Our capacity to exploit natures resources (and even its essence) is greater by far than at any other time in history.
3. There are numerous cases of abuse of nature that should not only shock us but move us to ardent redress of these mistakes.
4. Personal actions are political statements. (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
5. It is important to take precautions to avoid disasters caused by wacky weather.
6. Smog is disgusting.
Of course when we claim to possess the truth so completely as both of these shows do, the temptation is to pick sides. We reject everything about one or the other option. This is a senseless personal position. And it is completely irresponsible on the part of any of these scientist who wish to have an honest discussion about what is actually happening...