Friday, May 25, 2007

11th Hour: Last Call to Stop Global Warming

With the box office success and political impact of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” will Leonardo Di Caprio’s “11th Hour” do the same.

By: Vanessa Uy

Another “environmental opus” coming you’re way via the 60th Cannes Film Festival. I just hope that the hype generated by these two environmentally conscientious works doesn’t downplay the seriousness surrounding the issue of climate change and/or global warming. I haven’t yet seen “11th Hour” in it’s entirety, but the trailer suggest it’s about those pro-Bush/pro-Republican climatologists who kept the proof of global warming from reaching the policymakers on Capitol Hill. The film is a very thorough explanation of the world’s policymaker’s current mad-dash to formulate laws to lessen the impact of global warming. Even my friends who served during the 1991 Operation: Desert Storm predicted that by the year 2000, cars will be run by something other than gasoline as they witnessed first hand the carnage caused by the industrialized world’s lust for petroleum.


Apple said...

What is so refreshing about this documentary? I think this is the first time that "humanists" i.e. musicians, painters and other "artisans" were lended a voice to articulate their concerns about the Global Warming issue as opposed to the "scientists only" i.e. climatologist view of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."

Maribeth said...

I wonder what Rachel Carson would say given the current state of our environment. to me, 11th Hour was probably inspired by Rachel Carson's books.