Considering that An Inconvenient Truth was published more that 2 years ago, it's not exactly news. However, I'll admit that I just saw it for the first time during the last week as part of our homeschool studies. Now I know that I should have watched it sooner!
It's not that I was a skeptic of the whole climate issue, or that I was in denial about global warming. I really wasn't avoiding viewing. Somehow it just seemed to me unnecessary. "What could this movie tell me that I didn't already know?", I wondered. I read the New Scientist every week; I'm more than conversant with the issue of global climate change. Maybe I was even a little smug that I'd read about this long before Al Gore "jumped on the bandwagon", as I saw it.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I was wrong. An Inconvenient Truth most certainly had something very important to teach me. I feel that watching it has caused some kind of change for me. It's a good time to feel that change - with the November election, the first ever one that I can vote in as a USA citizen, coming up. Time will tell what impact this viewing will have on my family. I'm really glad we watched it!!!!