Re: "Fear phenomenon," Feb. 22:
I’m disgusted with your article on the recent visit of Al Gore to Toronto.
Rather than applaud his oft ignored message, you decided to play fear monger instead.
The concern that learning about the drastically negative effects that human beings have on the environment is "proving too much to handle for some" is ridiculous.
After seeing An Inconvenient Truth, my first response is that everyone should see this film.
Roger Ebert’s quote says it better than anything else could:
"In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to."
Your article may only serve to scare away people from seeing this important documentary.
People tend to stay away from things that make them uncomfortable, and your article, painting this important message as one that will lead to personal angst and anxiety, has planted that thought firmly in their minds.
People should be anxious over this issue.
Just because something is scary doesn’t mean you bury your head in the sand and hope that it goes away while you continue to drive your SUV to and from the grocery store.