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Al Gore forgot to mention something else inconvenient in his Inconvenient Truth 

May 9, 2009

In Al Gores documentary, an Inconvenient Truth, something which startles me as being an a complacent use of information, is the lack of mention towards the worlds largest contributors to global warming, methane.

For those of you who don’t know what methane is (which doesn’t surprise me), it outputs from livestock animals.

According to the IPCC, CH4 (methane) is more than 20 times as effective as CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere.  Over the last two hundred and fifty years, the concentration of methane (CH4) in the atmosphere increased by 148 percent (IPCC 2007).  Al Gore superbly “speaks of the need to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions as a “moral imperative,”(New York Times).

So why does Al Gore fail to mention the worlds largest contributor towards global warming?

After much deliberation, the only conclusion I could find is due to the possible unsettling response from Al Gore’s audience. In order to reduce the amount of methane in the atmosphere, the worlds population needs to reduce their meat intake, which will most likely be recieved negatively from Al Gore’s viewers. It is quite acceptable for Al Gore to suggest what vehicles one should drive in-comparison to other forms, however, dictating what one should should eat is a more controversial topic, often fueled by emotion rather than fact. Al Gore may of considered the pro’s and con’s and found, it was better off for him to relinquish, rather than allow his documentary to run the risk of complete disregard.

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