I was out of town yesterday, so I didn’t get a chance to see Al Gore live at UofT’s convocation hall. Tickets sold out early and went for high prices on eBay, so I probably wouldn’t have made it in anyway.
Torontoist was there (they’re everywhere!) and has a review up:
[compared to the movie] there was even more scientific detail last night, and a greater recognition of the complexity of the climate change issue. That’s significant, because said complexity is often used by paid deniers (…) to try and create confusion. Gore also updated his slideshow to include the latest science and more current examples (…).For example, in the movie a big deal is made of the possibility that melting ice in Greenland could stop the flow of the Gulf Stream. That now seems less likely to scientists, and Gore told us so.
See, this is why Al Gore is awesome — he updates his slides with recent data, even if the data are against him. That’s how science works.
(previously on easternblot: review of An Inconvenient Truth)