Another look at An Inconvenient Truth

  title={Another look at An Inconvenient Truth},
  author={Eric J. Steig},
The portrayal of the science of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth is largely correct. Some aspects of the film, such as the discussion of Hurricane Katrina, oversimplify the complex factors involved, while others conflate global warming with other environmental changes that may not be related. However it is not in question that continuing emissions of greenhouse gases by human activities will cause greater climate change in the future, and that the impacts of such change are likely to be… Expand
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  • E. Mccallum, J. Heming
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2006
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