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  1. Introduction.
  2. Global warming appears now as a fact recognized but much debated.
    1. The general consensus about the characteristics and the effects of global warming.
    2. The Global warming controversy.
  3. Some isolated actions to fight against the phenomenon: the example of the commitment of Al Gore.
    1. The effects of the movie and the advances that it conveys.
    2. The critics and the limits of the Al Gore's thesis.
  4. The issues.
    1. A saving of energy: Renewable energies and new technologies more ecological.
    2. Other issues to global warming.
  5. Conclusion.
  6. Bibliography.

It is almost daily that television news mention environmental and natural disasters in each area of the world. Thus, the recent environmental events in the last years were cyclones like Katrina, tsunamis, floods, dryness? Scientifics don't give a verdict on these events but public opinion attributes them to global change and particularly to global warming. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. In which measure the controversies and the actual debates about global warming make the ecological message and the environmental politics difficult? The Kyoto protocol is the most prominent international agreement on climate change, and is also highly controversial.

[...] Gore's claim is that global warming is real and largely human-caused. The documentary has been generally well-received politically in many parts of the world and is credited for raising further awareness of global warming internationally, prompting calls for more government action in regard to the climate. In the United Kingdom, Conservative Leader of the Opposition David Cameron has urged people to see the film in order to understand climate change. In Belgium, Margaretha Guidone successfully persuaded the entire Belgian government to see the film. [...]


[...] - The film uses images with a strong emotional content of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that global warming is the cause: the film uses images with a strong emotional content of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that global warming is the cause. The expert from the government has had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute events unique to global warming. - The film suggests that seas could rise by 7 meters, resulting in the displacement of millions of people. [...]

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