Is Gore's Movie the Tipping Point?
I think we've turned some kind of corner here. Katie Couric has launched a new series on Today called "Today's Climate Challenge, Tomorrow's Global Opportunity." It doesn't matter that every scientist on the planet* has been warning about the massive threat of climate change; no action was going to happen until this filtered down, like the threat of meth, gay marriage, and English professors, to the mass media and into consumer culture. And there ain't no better pitch woman than Katie Couric. (Except Oprah.)
She interviewed Al Gore on the first segment today, a clip of which is available here. Al has been flogging this for over a decade, and there's something poetic about the thought that, despite his failures there and in 2000, he may be the one man with the credibility to bring the threat to the national consciousness. His movie, An Inconvenient Truth, is apparently due to appear in a theater near you soon, so we'll see. Call me tentatively hopeful.
*Not on the ExxonMobil payroll.
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