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Monday, September 8, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth - homeschooling

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!!!!

4 comments:

Sweetpea said...

I think that you and I might be birth sisters parted at birth! I got on your blog after you so graciously added your vote for Bailey and was floored as to how similar your likes and interests are to mine. Almost scary (but wonderful).

Hope to see you again soon! Peace and all things good!

janet

Sara said...

I waited a long time to watch it, too. Like you said, I just didn't think it would tell me anything I didn't already know. But it did actually end up giving me a bigger perspective on the whole issue.

Alison said...

Hi Sweetpea, wow, birth sisters! Isn't it fun to find others with the same interests? Were you born in Scotland too? I'm guessing not. We could be secret babies, one smuggled off to America! Apparently there's a market for secret baby stories in the romance field (a writer was telling me about that at the weekend). Should I start writing our story? Thanks for visiting :-)

Alison said...

Sara, we're in agreement here. Thanks for visiting again :-)

 
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