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Re: An Inconvenient Truth


True, but the cycles that Bonnie is talking about are measured in  
centuries, if not millennia. No one doubts  that we are warming. The  
disagreement is as to the "causes".

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 17, 2006, at 6:13 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:

> The "cycle" argument is addressed in the movie, which is not  
> political.  It includes data that have been collected for the past  
> 40+ years, and is quite alarming.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan"  
> <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 5:32 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] An Inconvenient Truth
>
>
>> There is more than one scientist that disagrees.  They are not all
>> Republicans, though, Kitty.  The earth does go through cycles.   
>> That is a
>> provable fact.  It may be that we are in one of those cycles right  
>> now. My
>> thought is that I'd rather not add to the speed up or acceleration  
>> of a
>> climate change or cycle.  I'd rather live with nature, regardless  
>> of her
>> whims.  Climate change has occurred without man's help many times  
>> in the
>> past and it could be just one of those cycles.  Either way, it is  
>> something
>> to take seriously.
>>
>> This is a topic that should be discussed without regard to party
>> preferences.  It affects us all.  People can take statistics and/or
>> scientific premises and make them work for either point of view.   
>> Take a
>> look at political "spin" on every subject that comes up, if you don't
>> believe that.  And scientific principles that were once thought to be
>> "bedrock" are now being rethought and are being questioned.  (I  
>> love to read
>> science magazines.)
>>
>> I try to keep an open mind about such things, but to be on the  
>> safe side, do
>> what I can to keep from adding problems to our overburdened Earth.
>>
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)  who hopes Al's movie make some converts  
>> who will
>> "walk the walk."
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]  
>> On Behalf
>> Of Kitty
>> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:02 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] An Inconvenient Truth
>>
>> I really do want to see it but will probably wait for video  
>> release. There
>> was a letter to the editor in today's paper about how it is a load  
>> of c**p,
>> citing some  scientist that disagrees.  But you have to realize  
>> this is
>> heavily Republican country here.  Did you read Roger Ebert's  
>> review?  4
>> stars and he wrote that he believes everyone should see it, that  
>> it is very
>> well laid out and solidly backed by facts and quite riveting.  He  
>> said that
>> if you choose not to see it you'd better have a good excuse to  
>> give your
>> kids someday.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
>> To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 3:39 PM
>> Subject: [CHAT] An Inconvenient Truth
>>
>>
>>> Have you all seen Al Gore's movie, 'An Inconvenient Truth?'  If  
>>> you have
>>> not
>>> seen it yet, you should.  Our current unusual weather patterns are
>>> completely
>>> explained along with what we can all do to turn the problem  
>>> around.  The
>>> movie
>>> ought to be required in every high school in the nation (IMHO)  
>>> because
>>> they
>>> are the people who will be most affected in the foreseeable future.
>>> zem
>>>
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