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An Inconvenient Truth

After all the Accolades Some Inconvenient, Inexplicable and Inexcusable Truths Still Remain

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Al Gore's pivotal film, An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), put climate change on the world map, and got many Americans thinking, and talking, about this wor...

It is Indeed Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | Posted 06.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Charles Ferguson

Americans will choose a new President this year, and that choice will literally change the future of life on Earth. The reason, of course, is climate change. If the United States government turns away from this problem - and from dealing with it - then our children will pay dearly.

An Oral History of 'An Inconvenient Truth'

Grist | Casey Williams | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green

This story originally appeared on Grist. A decade ago, climate change was a huge problem with a small audience. Unless you were among a handful of bra...

Stupid Is What Stupid Does aka Why You Should Love to Read

Merima Trako | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

Last night I used the word stupid in front of my children. I felt slightly ashamed. I felt as if some word police will soon be knocking on my door demanding that I turn myself in for being a lousy parent and allowing this awful word to cross my lips.

Why I'm Okay With Sam Smith's Oscars Speech

Matt Baume | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

As it turns out, lots of openly queer people have won Oscars. But you know what? I don't mind that Sam Smith didn't know that. It's a good thing that we've gotten to the point where it's possible to lose count of the number of openly queer people who've won Academy Awards.

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after delivering...

Does Green Need a New Color?

Ian Moise | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Ian Moise

Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

When Is the Science Settled?

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

The first stage in planting doubt is to deny the evidence. When the evidence can no longer be denied, the second stage kicks in with its disingenuous claim: "The science isn't settled." This most cynical trick of disinformers exploits a germ of truth that strikes at the heart of all science.

Lawrence Bender, Linkin Park, Henry Waxman Honored With UCLA Environmental Excellence Award

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Linkin Park was honored for raising more than $6 million for disaster relief and environmental programs through Music for Relief, an organization the band created in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

Al Gore Goes Vegan

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore has taken up a vegan diet. A Forbes article published on Saturday offhandedly mentioned that the "newly turned vegan"...

Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

In 1637 the body of a white man was discovered dead in a boat. Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village. They also set the village, which included many children, on fire.

How Children's Media Can Change the World for Good

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Suna Senman

Media simply conveys the ideas we choose to share with our children. It has just as much power to teach kids math as it does to encourage them to eat junk food.

Movie Review: Inequality for All

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jacob Kornbluth's illuminating Inequality for All, which focuses on economist and scholar Robert Reich, probably won't reach the audience it needs to. They're too busy watching Fox News - or CNN or MSNBC, for that matter.

Tune In to Teach: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim

David Wild | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my brutally harsh interrogation of my better writing half whose work includes the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman and It Might Get Loud.

The Way Forward

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Lawrence Bender

While it doesn't have the headline-grabbing power of a big global treaty or act of Congress, the fact is that we are living in the midst of massive, decentralized, grassroots-up problem solving on climate.

Can We Solve the Climate Crisis If We Don't Solve the Democracy Crisis?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the domination of our political system by big money in this post-Citizens United world, the question is whether it will be possible for the U.S. government to take the large-scale political actions that are necessary to address climate change.

Will Superstorm Sandy Finally Silence the Climate Science Deniers?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Enough with the lies, distortions, and misinformation on this topic. Can we all agree to face reality and accept that global climate patterns have shifted?

Al Gore Making A Whole Lot Of Green Off Investing In Green

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

Al Gore’s commitment to promoting green energy has brought him widespread acclaim, a Nobel Prize and even an Oscar. It’s also brought him more tha...

Save Our Species!

Matt Kohn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Matt Kohn

Before long, you are on earth and in space, and feeling around your own brain, and your connection to the global history uncovered through anthropology and archaeology. Never will you be just a tourist at a World Heritage site, but a witness.

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Future Weather Director Jenny Deller

Dan Persons | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A young girl is forced to confront inconvenient truths both global and personal in the drama Future Weather.

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

America's Young Minds: A Neglected Renewable Resource

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
Lawrence Bender

Al Gore concluded An Inconvenient Truth by noting that political will is a renewable resource. I still believe that is true. But we all now know that the realm of politics by itself is not yet up to the task of addressing our world's climate crisis.

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Cars 2

Dan Persons | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Join Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons as they examine Cars 2.