A Cinematic Silent Spring

A CINEMATIC SILENT SPRING….Frank Foer saw Al Gore’s global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth, last night, and he was blown away:

I think the movie has the potential to become a seminal political document ? a cinematic Silent Spring. It will certainly change elite opinion.

Everything else I’ve heard about the movie sounds great too, but I wonder what Foer means when he says it will “change elite opinion”? Does he mean liberal elite opinion, which already accepts the reality of global warming but hasn’t really pushed it very hard as a major issue? Or does he think even conservative elites will start to change their minds after seeing it? Or is he talking about centrist David Broder types?

Whichever it is, I hope he’s right. When the opposition gets desperate enough to run ads telling us how great CO2 is, surely the time for action is ripe.

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