A new Sundance subsection, the New Climate, will include 14 documentaries, short films and special projects, including a virtual-reality experience that turns participants into a tree that is violently chopped down. (Not to be left out, the less prestigious Slamdance, a concurrent festival, will open with “What Lies Upstream,” an investigative look at drinking-water contamination in West Virginia and Michigan.)
Geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack, chaired the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania: "I voted for Gore in 2000, yeah. I think that if he ran again, depending on who he ran against, I might vote for him. He’s a smart man."
But after viewing Gore’s film, Giegengack had this reaction. "I was appalled. I was appalled because he…either deliberately misrepresented the point he was making or didn’t understand it. So it was irresponsible of Al Gore."
She has also expressed skepticism about climate change, consistently opposing Obama’s measures to combat it, and once arguing that former vice-president Al Gore, a longtime advocate for steps to combat global warming, deserves an “F” in science and an “A” in creative writing.