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An Inconvenient Truth

When Is the Science Settled?

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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.

Obama Campaign To Release Documentary

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office. C...

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.

Congress: Stop Denying An Inconvenient Truth

Lawrence Bender | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Lawrence Bender

Last year, Congress debated, dawdled and dithered. This year is more of the same. The bottom line remains that Congress has still not passed legislation to curb carbon pollution and boost renewable energy solutions.

Alex Wagner

WATCH: Can This Man Save The Planet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Impact

Participant Media, the production powerhouse behind films including "Waiting for Superman," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Good Night and Good Luck," and "...

Marching on Mother's Day

Victoria Loorz | Posted 07.07.2011 | Green
Victoria Loorz

This year my children are celebrating my "special day" in a way that is far more meaningful to all of us: they're taking action to confront climate change, the most urgent crisis faced by their entire generation.

I Am Review: Hollywood Director Exlores What's Right with the World

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

As the world is transfixed by remarkable change in the Middle East, America's popcorn culture distracts us with another Nicholas Cage road rage movie ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

The "Inconvenient Truth" Behind Gasland

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Shireman

Demonizing natural gas as no better than coal would not only damage the environment, but severely set back our efforts to protect the climate and put a price on carbon.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Liz Canner on Orgasm Inc.

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Orgasm Inc is a sometimes funny and frequently provocative exposé of the corporate franchising of female sexuality.