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Unformatted text preview: Global Warming The Issue and the Involvement Of a Major Politician, the Entertainment Community and a Very Capable and Hard Working Writer With thanks to Scott Burns and www.GodAndScience.org 2 As the father of one of the insiders and producers of this film I will try to convey some of the background and relevant insights of An Inconvenient Truth (AIT). 3 He Is Devoted To Ecological and Social Issues and Wishes He Could Be With Us Today • 3 The Film • With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization. • Paramount Classics and Participant Productions presented a film directed by Davis Guggenheim. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott. 5 The Challenge • Turning a slide show into a major film that warrants distribution. Tough! 5 But, they did it. The Four Key Questions • Is the world getting warmer? • If so, can we agree that the actions of mankind are to blame for earth’s temperature increases? • What can/should be done about these issues? • Are the potential solutions worth the cost of implementing them? 7 Why A Film ? 7 • The rationale for turning Mr. Gore’s slide show into a movie was simple: as a film it could reach millions of people whereas a slide presentation it would always be limited to the VP’s schedule. • The exponential increase in reach was really what persuaded Al to allow us to film his lecture—and it is important to remember that Guggenheim, Burns, David et al pursued him and not the other way around. 8 This Is Scott Burns Co-Producer 8 9 Guggenheim The Director Al Gore - The Committed Humanist QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. 11...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ECONOMY 0132436892 taught by Professor Natalia during the Spring '10 term at Yeditepe Üniversitesi.

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Global_warming_3 - Global Warming The Issue and the Involvement Of a Major Politician the Entertainment Community and a Very Capable and Hard

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