An Inconvenient Truth

I had the pleasure (and terror) of watching "An Inconvenient Truth" on a flight the other day.

Frightening, but SEE THIS FILM.

Mr. Gore is very compelling in his presentation, and the facts he states are truly terrifying.

It is unusual for me to be persuaded by a documentary; I tend to view such persuasion as a challenge and broaden my horizons with research. Here are my results of a smattering of searches from my notes on the film:

The icing on the cake is this query of global warming articles on the White House site; lots of talk about research, but almost none about action or solutions.

See the film. Be sure to watch the messages in the credits. Decide for yourself.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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