FILM:An Inconvenient Truth
What quote from Mark Twain does Gore use to illustrate his point that conventional wisdom can
get us into trouble?
What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure that just aint so
What is one of the most vulnerable parts of the planet?
What did Roger Revelle’s research show?
CO2 levels continue to rise every year
Regarding Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does Gore say will disappear within a decade?
No more snows of KIlimanjaro
What is the particular problem in relation to glaciers in the Himalayas?
Shortage of water due to the loss of glaciers in Himalayas
When Gore goes toAntarctica and looks at core samples in the ice, what specific event does one
scientist identify in the ice?
Congress passed the U.S. CleanAirAct
In 650,000 years what have CO2 levels never risen above?
300 parts per million
Where will CO2 levels go to in the future?
Much above 300 parts per million
In which period have the 10 hottest years of atmospheric temperature
What happens when the oceans get warmer?
What was responsible for making Hurricane Katrina even more severe once it left Florida?
The increase in water temperature
Why does Gore quote Winston Churchill on the threat of fascism in the 1930s?
Because nobody listened to Churchill on his warnings and the same happened with global
warning, so just as in the 1930s, there will be consequences for ignoring the warning
13.What is the relationship of global warming to precipitation?
With global warming, precipitation goes up
What has happened to Lake Chad inAfrica?
Dried up to almost nothing
What is the first of the canaries in the coalmine?
What has happened to the tundra inAlaska over the last 35 years?
The days that you can drive on it dropped by 150 years
Why does the melting of the Artic ice cap increase global warming
The arctic ice cap asks like a mirror and bounces sun rays out, now there’s more of a build up
because of the lack of ice caps
What is happening to polar bears as a result of the ice melting?
They are drowning because they can’t find ice 19.
What impact will the melting of the Greenland ice have on ocean currents and why is it
It’ll bring fresh water from the ice into the ocean current and could stop the current from
circulating and the warm currents won’t be able to mix with the cold currents. It could cause
another ice age if they don’t circulate
20. How does global warming affect the feeding of migratory birds in the Netherlands?
They are trying to hatch earlier to keep up with the caterpillars, but they can’t so they are
What is the second canary in the coalmine?
What happens if the WestAntarctic land ice melts?
Sea level worldwide would rise 20 feet
What would happen to the maps of the world if Greenland broke up and
We’d have to re-draw the map, the rising sea levels would immerse land masses
According to Gore what collision are we witnessing at the present time?
The civilization and the e