What is Al Gore's thesis in the film An Inconvenient Truth?

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The thesis of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is that global warming is a real phenomenon that represents a clear and present threat to the continued existence of human life as we know it, and global warming is largely caused by recent human activity. To prove this, Gore references the Keeling Curve, which shows the steep rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere since the 1950's. He also uses before and after photos of arctic glaciers and temperature records that show that the hottest ten years in recorded history occurred within the previous two decades.

The tone of the documentary is dire to say the least, but Gore ends his presentation with a message of hope, saying that if appropriate measures are taken, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be drastically reduced, circumventing the catastrophic eventualities of global warming.

This is an interesting question because I believe that Gore's thesis in this film is often misinterpreted or misunderstood by the general...

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