Climate Change

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Stephen Schneider: Global warming

The author that was chosen from the “too hot to handle” documentary is Stephen Schneider. His research over the years mostly focused on Global warming and the factors related to it. The three papers selected are as follows, Global warming: neglecting the complexities, Fingerprints of global warming on wild animals and plants and What is dangerous climate change?

References:

Schneider S. 2001. What is ‘dangerous’ climate change? Nature 411: 17-19

Schneider S. 2002. Global warming: neglecting the complexities. Report: 66-69
Root TL, Price JT, Hall KR, Schneider SH, Rosenzweigk C and Pounds JA. 2003. Fingerprints of global warming on wild animals and plants. Nature 421: 57-60

PLAGIARISM DECLARATION
1.I know that plagiarism is wrong. Plagiarism is to use another’s work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
2. I have used the CSE/CBE convention for citation and referencing. Each significant contribution to, and quotation in this project from the work, or works, of other people has been attributed, and has been cited and referenced.
3. This assignment is my own work.
4. I have not allowed, and will not allow anyone to copy my work with the intention of passing it off as his or her own work.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH


Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim,AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.



  • GENRE : Documentary
  • RUNTIME : 01:34:07 (169,234 fr)RATING : 8.0/10 (3,582 votes)
  • VIDEO : 783 kb/s 29.970FPS divx
  • AUDIO : 48 kb/s (24/ch, stereo) CBR mp3
  • RESOLUTION : 720x384 (1.88:1) [=15:8]DISCS : 1