"This is really not a political issue so much as a moral issue."
An Inconvenient Truth is a very scary movie that will be painted as a political movie because Al Gore (speaker of the above words) is heavily involved in the movie. Sooner or later, I have to believe that facts are true, regardless of the ideological bent of the person speaking them.
Again in the words of Al Gore, "Our ability to live is what is at stake." You can also watch large on Google Video.
I guess "fair and balanced" dictates I link to this:
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two 60-second television spots focusing on the alleged global warming crisis and the calls by some environmental groups and politicians for reduced energy use. The ads are airing in 14 U.S. cities from May 18 to May 28, 2006.
Bah. Fair and balanced is overrated. The science of the above commercials' claim that Greenland's glacier is growing is misleading at best and we know what happens when you increase CO2 levels (at least according to the arch-liberal "scientists" at NASA). (here's a more thorough analysis of the science of the above article)
We need to take a long, hard look at the implications of global warming and the science behind it. It seems to me that this is an issue more than worthy of a Manhattan Project level of committment by the US Government. Sit the scientists down, weigh the facts and deliver a verdict. We can't afford to sit there while paid entertainers banter the topic back and forth in the media.