Instructors may experience better results with this documentary if they skip through the biographic sections entirely. List the three misconceptions that Al Gore mentions in the movie about global warming. It will hit the surface, and cause it to heat up. But what these failings did was kickstart a search for a better model of international cooperation on climate action. Help us to perceive what is honest and true within this presentation. Do you want proof that climate change is happening and that humans are having a decisive impact? And within the past decade alone, global temperatures have deviated from the long-term average by 0. How does global warming cause changes in ecosystems? Or, why was it not compelling? What characteristics of the research, the data, and the people presenting it influenced your trust levels? In some Third World nations it is not unusual for children to spend most of their day transporting water from a well to their home.
Hymns and readings which affirm the complexity and interconnections of God's creation are helpful; those which see humanity as separate from creation should be avoided or critiqued. Are there areas of moral leadership, community involvement, worship and education which your congregation will take on? Are there other ethical teachings from our civic society, from other religions, etc. Preaching can speak on many different levels pastoral, theological and practical — see the short article on the Eco-Justice Ministries website, Three Layers of Environmental Preaching, listed in the Additional Resources section below. The resources section of this guide points to sources for that type of information. She is a plaintiff in the youth v. As a matter of simple financial stewardship, all available steps should be taken which reduce waste and increase efficiency without major costs changing light bulbs, turning off lights and computers, thermostat settings, car pooling to retreats, etc. They will identify ways to increase energy efficiency at home and school and create persuasive presentations to communicate what they have learned.
Relatively speaking, compared to Earth, how thick is the atmosphere? Immediately after a viewing, there may be a vivid emotional and intellectual impact which can make the discussion more personal and compelling — or meeting right after the film might have the viewers in a state of overload and needing some time to process their reactions. The Bush administration is also formulating new policies, and a number of bills are being shaped in the House and Senate. Synopsis A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. What do those stories have to do with climate change? Renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is cheaper than fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world. Thanks to their answers and all the breakthroughs above, today we know we can solve it, if we stay committed to this path — and if our world leaders follow through with their commitments to reducing emissions in the Paris Agreement.
The questions may be answered by students either during the movie showing or after each section. Don't move too quickly to action because the other topics are important in building commitment; don't move so slowly through the conversation that topics are over-developed. Gore gave you three factors that he feels are responsible for the collision between civilization and Earth. This worksheet presents discussion questions based on the big ideas from each of the main sections of the Inconvenient Truth documentary. A two-stage discussion, with one gathering right after the film, and a second meeting later, might be best if your can schedule it that way. We pray in the name of Jesus, by whom all things were made, and through whom all of your creation is redeemed.
Last year was the hottest year on record, and 2016 is on pace to be even warmer. Do you think we feel morally compelled to make dramatic changes in the face of climate change? Within each of the four heading, one or two questions are highlighted as getting at a core part of the issue. We do confess, O God, our longing for easy and painless solutions, our wish that you would make it all go away, but we know that you call all of us to act as your agents of healing for your beloved world. In both of those cases, the Gore family made dramatic changes dropping everything to spend a month at the hospital, and ending a family business. The chart below shows how global surface temperatures have varied from the long-term averages since 1880.
Educate students about the climate crisis with these eight engaging activities to accompany Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. How does that feeling shape what you want to do next? What percentage of people depend upon glacial melt for their drinking water? Beyond continued study, there are many ways that congregations can, and should, continue to address this issue. Over what time period have the hottest 10 years on Earth occurred? Because the film will have provided much of the science background, a shorter series could be conducted with theological topics and action steps based on this resource. During a hurricane, when the temperature of the ocean water has increased, what happens to the moisture and wind velocity? A few sessions discussing the film, however, will not be enough for a group which wants to delve deeply into the issue, or make significant changes. Because of the salt that it contains, sea water cannot be used for human consumption without expensive treatment.
As the water temperature under a hurricane increases, what happens to the wind velocity of the storm? What do you think it might take for humanity to realise the issues and to take action? Why are glaciers in the Himalayas so important? It is important that the group be given the opportunity — even be encouraged — to continue their study and action planning. Consider both the time available and the character of your group. You may need to be gentle but assertive in keeping one person or perspective from being overwhelming. At Climate Reality, we work hard to create high-quality educational content like blogs, e-books, videos, and more to empower people all over the world to fight for climate solutions and stand together to drive the change we need. As the congregation makes these changes and explores options, members of the congregation should be encouraged to take similar steps at home and at work. Note that part of the discussion will involve decisions about what participants can do about climate change — one possible action strategy is more meetings of study, sharing and planning.
But let us not digress. Do not let us move too quickly from this discomfort and disorientation, but help us find new insights and awareness while our defenses are down and our assumptions are pushed aside. An Inconvenient Truth An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warming Questions 1. Worksheet will open in a new window. Answer them in complete sentences. It works its way around the world.