An Inconvenient Truth Discussion
by DrEmmaH on October 8, 2014 - 5:46am
You need to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and discuss it with your UK/US group. Below are some questions to help kick start or guide your discussion. Following your disucssion you need to provide a summary of your disucssion (including key points, different perceptions of the film from the group members and what conclusions you agreed/came to) and post it on News Activist under this assignment. This will help you later in your graded assignment.
- What are your initial views on an Inconvenient Truth?
- Do you personally agree?
- What are the feelings of the group?
- What areas did you and the group find most interesting & why?
- What, if anything, in the documentary surprised you & why?
- In what ways is this film of relevance to your degree?
- “This is really not a political issue so much as a moral issue. If we allow that to happen, it is deeply unethical.” Do you believe this is a moral issue? Is the continued increase in carbon dioxide pollution human activity deeply unethical? Explain & discuss your thinking.
- What do you think of the argument for global warming?
- Is it compelling?
- Do others find it compelling?
- Why might people not find it compelling, or compelling enough to take action?
- What impact has temperature change had on cities?
- What evidence have you seen in your area?
- What impact might this have on the energy (oil) industry?
- How do you think we should react to the information discussed in this documentary?
- Al Gore speaks about Humanity needing a jolt in order to take action. What do you think it might take for humanity to realise the issues and to take action?
- Al Gore uses the analogy of smoking, in what ways is climate change different?
- The conflict between the economy and the environment is summarized in an image from a White House conference.
- What decisions do you think we are faced with?
- Do we have to choose between environment and economy?
- What options might “green” alternatives provide?
- What evidence have you seen in your area (as a result of learning, or what has happened in your local area)
- What are some good sources of information on climate change & why are these recommended?
Feel free to discuss any other areas of the film that you found interesting.