Sunday, October 29, 2006
From The Boston Globe: This Friday, a documentary called "The Great Warming" (video clip) will arrive in 34 major US cities. Narrated by Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morissette, and made by liberal, secular Canadians, the film covers much the same ground as Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" (Book: UK | US); DVD: US)
But there are important differences between the films, differences that may allow "The Great Warming" to speak to mainstream American conservatives - and in particular evangelical Christians - in a way that "An Inconvenient Truth" never could. For one, there is no Al Gore figure in "The Great Warming." Instead, fishermen, farmers, and ordinary residents of weather-vulnerable places on four continents describe their personal suffering as a result of global warming. For another, the film turns not to politicians or scientists, but to Christian ministers to do its preaching.
The basic sermon is delivered by the likes of the Reverend Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals, whose affiliated churches have 30 million members. "To harm this world by environmental degradation," Cizik warns, "is an offense against God."
Continued at "God's green earth" [Climate change]
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