Gore has long since proven to be a deft self-satirist.
Move quickly toward hybrid and electric cars. Why not just nail your eyeballs to a freshly whitewashed wall and save yourself 99 minutes of hippy harping? There is even a cute animation segment about exaggerated global-warming claims.
With the skill of a seasoned political operator — but none of the cynicism you might expect of a man so narrowly defeated in the most bitter political battle of modern times — Gore first scares the bejesus out of you and then offers ways to change the future, leaving you with a sense of optimism in the face of a global threat.
He shows the famous photograph "Earthrise," taken from space by the first American astronauts.
Save energy in our houses. He speaks of the need to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions as a "moral imperative," and most people who see this movie will do so out of a sense of duty, which seems to me entirely appropriate. What has Congress done about global warming?