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Postby jon_winebrenner » April 21st, 2008, 7:21 pm

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I was watching a show on the weekend that pointed something interesting out.

There's a scene in An Inconvenient Truth that is a huge sweeping panoramic shot of glaciers. I think it even had a huge ice berg calving off the side of the Glacier.

What this show pointed out was that this shot was 100% computer generated. It was a CG shot from The Day After Tomorrow....or whatever the big global warming sci-fi CG flick was a couple summers back.

What it sparked in my mind was a huge level of distrust in the data in An Inconvenient Truth. Finding out that a simple shot, like a helicopter flying over a glacier. Used CG instead of the real thing.

So to continue my currently jaundiced eye view of the Green "Movement", I find out that one of the keys to the movement (a popular culture movie hosted by an ex-vice president) uses fake imagery in a simple scene.

How am I not to sit back now and question where else they might have "fudged a bit"?

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Postby zippyflounder » April 21st, 2008, 8:22 pm


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ip_wirelessly wrote:I was watching a show on the weekend that pointed something interesting out.

There's a scene in An Inconvenient Truth that is a huge sweeping panoramic shot of glaciers. I think it even had a huge ice berg calving off the side of the Glacier.

What this show pointed out was that this shot was 100% computer generated. It was a CG shot from The Day After Tomorrow....or whatever the big global warming sci-fi CG flick was a couple summers back.

What it sparked in my mind was a huge level of distrust in the data in An Inconvenient Truth. Finding out that a simple shot, like a helicopter flying over a glacier. Used CG instead of the real thing.

So to continue my currently jaundiced eye view of the Green "Movement", I find out that one of the keys to the movement (a popular culture movie hosted by an ex-vice president) uses fake imagery in a simple scene.

How am I not to sit back now and question where else they might have "fudged a bit"?
I think "after the warming" was in many ways more honnest, and I do have a big problem with IconTruth. The science is out there sci american had some good stuff, how bad and how quick is whats up for debate...hell i got 1 inch of snow this moringing in eastern washington...wheeeeeeee gimme some warming quick!

Postby Brett_nyc » April 21st, 2008, 9:34 pm


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Hmm. Interesting find.

ding ding ding. Round 2! :)


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