Gore documentary at USD

Gore documentary at USD
The University of South Dakota Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Great Plains Natural Resource Journal invite the community to attend a showing of former Vice President Al Gore's Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the courtroom of the Law School. Before the film, USD's environmental law professor, John H. Davidson, will provide his insight into the film and the environmental issues it addresses.

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.

"Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair, but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly and wisely," said Gore.

John H. Davidson has been a professor at The University of South Dakota School of Law, teaching in the areas of environmental, natural resources and water law, since 1972. Davidson is the author of numerous books and articles encompassing the worlds of environmental, agricultural and water law and policy. For many years, he volunteered as an advocate for protection of the region's valuable environment and natural resources, serving several terms on the Board of South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts. In 1995, President William J. Clinton appointed Davidson to the Western Water Policy Commission, a west-wide entity created by Congress to report on emerging water issues.

The Great Plains Natural Resources Journal provides readers with practical articles dealing with environmental law and policy and natural resources management pertinent to the Great Plains.

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