Reaction Paper: An Inconvenient Truth The documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore is an eye opener and also a w ake up call for me. I have heard about global warming before, probably back in g rade school but I knew a little about it or I only knew the meaning of the term global warming. The documentary gave me a deeper understanding of what global wa rming really is and what will be the consequences if we do not do something abou t it.
The way the documentary is presented is very effective.
Al Gore defined an d described global warming in a way a non-science-loving-environmentalist-geek w ould understand. Most likely, that would be the reason why it won so many awards . The documentary showed the basic process of global warming which is the greenhou se gases are trapping the sun’s heat in the earth’s atmosphere which makes the e arth warm.
The greenhouse gases are caused by producing too much CO2. When Al Go re compared the old and new photos of the same place, the difference was very ob vious.
I can clearly see that the glaciers are starting to melt. Al Gore also sh owed graphs and charts showing that every year the production of CO2 is getting higher also earth’s temperature is getting warmer. Other nations are trying to do something about global warming. Most national gov ernments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol.
The Kyoto Protocol is an a mendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory emis sion limitations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the signatory nations.
The objective of the protocol is the stabilization of greenhouse gas co ncentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropog enic interference with the climate system. Unfortunately, United States did not ratify the Kyoto Protocol even if they are the country with the highest producti on or emission of CO2. It is just too sad that some US officials are ignoring an d neglecting the global warming issue for the sake of progress. They are too con cerned about power and…