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Saturday, February 10, 2007


 

An inconvenient truth about "An Inconvenient Truth"


Last night Al Gore's important film "An Inconvenient Truth" was shown on Cuban television. It was accompanied by some interesting discussion which probably won't accompany most showings in the United States (and certainly none on TV):
In order to present the documentary, the “Roundtable” invited John Saxe-Fernández, professor and essayist from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, who criticized the maneuvers carried out by ruling circles in the United States to ignore alarming realities like climate change.

Buying the opinions of the scientific community and silencing the warnings of those who have more advanced environmental ideas has been the conduct of the U.S. government, which abrogates rights in order not to comply with international laws and regulations, Saxe said, noting that the White House continues to refuse to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

Nevertheless, Saxe noted that the film has the limitations of its author, who does not see that the root cause of the problem lies in the contradictions of capitalism, because the planet does not have the ability to continue withstanding the capitalist system.

Gore was one of the main advocates of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico, which contributes to the pollution of the environment.


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