“Inconvenient Truth” Ranked #3 on Amazon

By David L. Brown

This may be one of the shortest posts ever on Star Phoenix Base, but I had to share this good news: Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, is presently ranked No. 3 on the list of top-selling DVDs on Amazon.com. (No. 1 is the first five seasons of the hit TV series “24,” and No. 2 is “The Secret,” apparently a metaphysical explanation of the secret of life.)

The Gore film is truly important. I broke a long-standing personal vow to venture into a movie theater for the first time in nearly 20 years in order to watch it last summer. (See my review “Al Gore Film on Global Warming Is a Must-See,” posted June 23, 2006.)

Now Inconvenient Truth is out on DVD and poised to reach an even wider audience. I don’t know how often a documentary film has ranked this high in sales — very likely never — but the fact that Gore’s film is being widely purchased just has to be good news for us all. Let us hope that awareness of climate change continues to expand, exponentially if possible, from this point forward. Buy a copy. Buy several and give one to everyone you know who needs to understand the environmental dangers that lie ahead. Send one to your Congressman or Senator! (Well, no, bad idea — they are too busy raking in the pork and running for re-election to bother to watch it.)

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