IN the documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Al Gore used the tale of a frog in a warming container not jumping out, but rather boiling to death, as a caution against inaction, against letting small changes, small increases in temperature, go unaddressed.
But what if, since the movie was released in 2006, there has been a small drop in temperature?
Notes and Links
According to Victor Hutchinson, University of Oklahoma, Department of Zoology, the story about the frog boiling is incorrect, the ‘critical thermal maxima’ for many species of frog have been determined. Unless there is a lid on the pot, the frog will jump out. http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/frogboil.asp
Each month GORE LIED documents the temperature change since Al Gore released his science fiction movie An Inconvenient Truth at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006, which we call the Al Gore / AIT Index. http://algorelied.com/?p=1502
More Blunt cartoon by Knutz can be found here: http://jennifermarohasy.com/blog/tag/humour/ . Scroll down, click on the titles for the cartoon.