Film Response Paper

An Inconvenient Truth: A Knowledge Analysis Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth attempts to bridge a gap in knowledge. Gore defines the gap as a mismatch between public perception of climate change and the scientific realities of its causes and effects. Misconceptions about the climate change issue has prevented political change and kept everyday people from changing the way they behave as a part of the global environment. Gore’s pitch is one that leans heavily on communicating scientific evidence and global climate trends. Gore makes appeals to a couple different ways of understanding knowledge - consensus and body of knowledge and norms and practices. Ultimately the film is successful because it presents the elaborate scientific knowledge about climate change into a package that everyday people can understand. Gore leans on several key pieces of evidence in his presentation that demonstrate global warming is real, human caused, and potentially disastrous. First is a look at global CO2 levels that shows their rapid increase in...
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