Thursday, April 26, 2007

Suppose They Showed A Movie...

...and nobody came. This past Saturday marked the second (and hopefully last) government sponsored showing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" at the Westwood Hills nature Center in the city of St. Louis Park.

While I was not able to attend the event, Jerry from St. Paul--who has put together his own slide show presenting an alternative viewpoint on climate change--was and he reports that there are reasons for optimism:

I attended the showing last Saturday and participated in the discussion afterwards. There wasn't time for the slide show, but I think I made my points and one person asked for a copy of the slide show. The program coordinator said they will show "The Great Global Warming Swindle" in the Fall. They will advertise it in their bulletin first. There were only about 18 people there so this would be slow work changing minds.

#1 I'm pleased to hear that the City still plans on showing "The Great Global Warming Swindle" in the Fall. Although it would have been nice to have it presented closer to the showings of "An Inconvenient Truth," the fact that the City is willing to provide an alternative viewpoint is encouraging. However, it will be a while before the leaves start changing colors and we'll need to keep a close eye on this so that it doesn't conveniently happen to fall off the event calendar.

#2 A whopping eighteen people showed up to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" on the same weekend as Earth Day? Not exactly an overwhelming turnout. Maybe people have had enough hectoring for a while.

(Cross-posted at Fraters Libertas)

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