"An Inconvenient Truth"... or just a dodge?

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When I first heard the news that the English government was going to send Al Gore's wonderful documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" to every secondary school in their country, I (literally!) jumped for joy. But, then I dug a little deeper...

Sure, English Environment Secretary David Miliband sounds like wants to do something:

"The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over, as demonstrated by the publication of today's report by the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]... Our energies should now be channeled into how we respond in an innovative and positive way in moving to a low-carbon future."

But, reading between the lines of these articles I realized that they were only sending a "global warming information pack" to those schools. They were not requiring every student to watch the film.

A true effort to educate youth on the effects of the coming global superstorm will involve making Vice President Al Gore's movie part of the curriculum. It will require the state mandating extensive testing to make sure that students have watched and understood the entire film. It is only through such means that full enlightenment to the causes of global warming can be assured.