The message of Eva Orner’s new documentary is spot on, the logic of its argument faultless. But it tells us things more than it makes us feel things, and this is seldom beneficial in the medium.
The Day After Tomorrow’s apocalyptic depiction of climate change is a little embellished. But such storylines can ignite conversations with people that mainstream science fails to reach.
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Climate scientists often bombard their audiences with facts and figures - a method of communication that often doesn’t work. Perhaps this is where cli-fi can step in, with its compelling characters and just slightly embellished science.
Still from An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Eleven years after its release, An Inconvenient Truth, the iconic climate documentary, has spawned a sequel. But did the original do more harm than good by polarizing Americans on climate change?
Al Gore brings climate change back to the big screen in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth woke up the world to climate change. But with its sequel hitting cinemas now, it’s not clear that ‘big issue’ documentaries make a difference in the long term.
Climate scientist Mark Maslin interviewed the former US vice-president about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel.
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Al Gore’s trip to Australia this week is the latest in a long line of visits - and not just because he has movies to promote.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie speaking on Q&A.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie responded to The Conversation’s request for sources and comment regarding our FactCheck on her climate change comments.
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?