An Inconvenient Truth

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Influential Climate Change Scientist: I Was an 'Alarmist'

James Lovelock says global warming isn't happening as quickly as he thought

(Newser) - James Lovelock, a favorite of environmentalists ever since he originated the "Gaia" theory that views the planet as a single organism, admits today that he may have overreacted a bit when it comes to climate change. In recent years, Lovelock hypothesized that billions of us would die within the... More »

Get Ready for Obama the Movie

David Guggenheim, Tom Hanks involved in 17-minute campaign flick

(Newser) - Based on its trailer, The Road We've Traveled looks like a Hollywood documentary about President Obama's first term in office, boasting impressive talent like Tom Hanks, who provides the voiceover, and Davis Guggenheim, who directed. But watch until the very end and you'll see a screen reading,... More »

Rick Perry: I Don't Buy Global Warming

It's another contrast with Mitt Romney

(Newser) - Maybe we'll see a cage match between Al Gore and Rick Perry. The GOP presidential hopeful told an audience of New Hampshire business owners that he isn't convinced humans have contributed to global warming, reports the National Journal . “I do believe that the issue of global warming... More »

Climate Change: The Time Is Now

It's as politically inconvenient as ever, but Senate must pass true cap

(Newser) - Wouldn't it be great if you woke up this morning, opened the newspaper, and read all about how climate-change deniers were right all along? Al Gore thinks so, but instead, you'll find his op-ed piece in the Times, warning that while climate deniers might've gotten a chuckle over leaked emails,... More »

100 Defining Moments of the '00s

The iPod, Guitar Hero, Twitter—and some serious moments, too

(Newser) - From the tragic (World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina) to the seemingly trivial (Stephen Fry's first Tweet), the Telegraph lists the top 100 defining cultural moments of the decade so far:
  • April 2000: Metallica sues music-sharing service Napster.
  • October 2001: The iPod is released.
  • February 2003: Sacha Baron Cohen hits
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Global Warming, the Opera

La Scala plans operatic version of Al Gore's climate change documentary

(Newser) - It started out as a slide show, became an Oscar-winning documentary and best-selling book, and now Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is about to become a full-length opera, reports the AP. Milan's La Scala opera house has commissioned Italian composer  Giorgio Battistelli to set Gore's stark warning on global warming... More »

Gore's New Hard Truth: Nothing Is Changing

Climate change too low on priority list: Gore

(Newser) - Despite the impact of his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, the success of Live Earth concerts and news stories about melting ice caps, little has changed and action is needed more urgently than ever to stem global warming, Al Gore tells the Sun. The Nobel Prize-winning former vice president believes it's... More »

Gore Launches $300M Climate Campaign

Celebrity 'odd couples' come together to raise global warming awareness

(Newser) - Al Gore is putting his money where his Inconvenient Truth is and pairing celebrity odd couples to push his global warming message in a $300-million ad campaign that launches Wednesday, reports CBS. "Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, two people who don't agree on very much at all," Gore... More »

EcoMoms Talk and Shop for Green Cause

9,000-strong alliance boosts 'local lifestyle activism'

(Newser) - A gathering of women may look like a book club, sewing circle, or Tupperware party these days—but is just as likely to be part of the 9,000-strong EcoMom Alliance, where mothers talk fluorescent lightbulbs, waste-free school lunches, and local produce. Long essential to America's green movement, young women... More »

Do Carbon 'Offsets' Really Offset Anything?

Inconvenient Truth director says offsets have 'symbolic quality'

(Newser) - Everyone from Al Gore to Coldplay has jumped on the carbon offset bandwagon, but the Los Angeles Times reports that their payments don’t actually make the air any cleaner. Here's how they work: "Offset” companies invest in existing clean energy and win the right to sell “reductions”... More »

Larry and Laurie Curb Their Marriage

Enthusiasm star, environmental activist split after 14 years

(Newser) - Crotchety Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David has split with wife Laurie, a global warming activist, after 14 years of marriage. The divorce was "very amicable," a spokeswoman said today. More »

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