Sunday, February 25, 2007

Inconvenient Truth Wins Oscar

Al Gore joined Director Davis Guggenheim on stage this evening to accept the award for Best Documentary Feature for "An Inconvenient Truth."

In his acceptance speech, Gore spoke of the crisis of climate change and global warming.

“My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis.”

“It’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.”

The movie has made $45 million at the box office, the third highest grossing documentary of all time.

Guggenheim told the Hollywood audience that he was inspired to make the movie because of Gore. "We were moved to act by this man."