Analysis Of Al Gore

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Although Al Gore has proven to be both a capable politician and philanthropist, he has no credibility in regards to the scientific field he seems so concerned to inform the public about. Interestingly enough, some of the mistakes our esteemed presenter made were crucial details that weaken the anthropogenic global warming argument. In the film, Gore mistakenly asserts “that in each of the last four interglacial warm periods, changes in carbon dioxide concentration caused changes in temperature” (35 Inconvenient Truths: The Errors in Al Gore's Movie) . In reality it’s the opposite, because temperature is the factor that affects carbon dioxide levels. “Carbon dioxide,” Gore asserted, “is pollution.” That statement not only proves to be misleading, but also ignorant. Carbon dioxide is a food source for plants and a source of natural nutrition. Plants take in this carbon dioxide and in turn release oxygen, a component that all living species, including humans, breathe. In fact, “well-managed forests, such as those of the United States, are growing at record rates [due to] the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [, which] is feeding the trees” (35 Inconvenient Truths: The Errors in Al Gore's Movie). If one were to look at the concentration of carbon dioxide throughout the span of Geological Time, one would notice that carbon dioxide levels were significantly higher than present levels. Notably, the University of California estimates carbon dioxide levels to be approximately twenty times greater in concentration than present levels. This further strengthens the idea that carbon dioxide levels have existed at higher rates than before, so there is nothing “unnatural” or “man-made” in regards to carbon dioxide levels rising to higher l... ... middle of paper ...>. An Inconvenient Truth. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Perf. Al Gore, Billy West, and George Bush. Paramount Pictures, 2006. DVD. Primary source Carter, Robert M. "Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change." Global Research. Global Research, 9 Dec. 2009. Web. 25 June 2014. . Secondary Source "Climate and CO2 in the Atmosphere." Climate and CO2 in the Atmosphere. University of California, San Diego, 2002. Web. 26 June 2014. . "Global Warming." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 26 June 2014. . The Great Global Warming Swindle. Dir. Martin Durkin. Channel 4, 2007. DVD. Secondary Source
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