The Narratives of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”

Almost a decade ago, former Vice President and presidential nominee Al Gore presented our country with startling scientific evidence of humankind’s imminent presence in the looming environmental crisis. “An Inconvenient Truth” parallels Gore’s lecture campaign to spread awareness… Read More

About Polly Ukrop

I am an Environmental Studies senior at Davidson College interested in Corporate Sustainability and the always complicated balancing act of interests that businesses, politicians and society face in working towards a greener tomorrow.

A response to “An Inconvenient Truth”

The effect that “An Inconvenient Truth” had on the modern environmental movement is very similar to the effect that Rachel Carson’s, “Silent Spring,” had on the environmental movement in the 60s and 70s. It brought the environmental movement… Read More

About Christopher Johnson

Chris is a sophomore environmental studies and political science major at Davidson College. He is interested in pursuing research in environmental policy and law.

Stakeholders in Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is the nonfictional story of a single mother (named Erin Brockovich) of three children, who struggles to find a job. Against all odds, she manages to unite more than 600 plaintiffs, and she ultimately wins them… Read More

About Christopher Von Turk

I am a junior majoring in Political Science at Davidson College, and I have a keen interest in energy and sustainability issues, in particular the Energiewende in Germany.

The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour In true documentary fashion, The 11th Hour is a daunting call-to-action featuring qualified experts from nearly every field of science, revealing graphics showing the widespread decline of our natural resources, and shocking images of people… Read More

About Kacey Merlini

I am a sophomore Environmental Social Science major at Davidson College particularly focusing on the political, economic, and social impacts of renewable energy systems and food policy. I also play lacrosse at Davidson, and in my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and photography.

Erin Brockovich: A Well Framed Narrative

In his 2000 film, Erin Brockovich, director Steven Soderbergh tells the story of the contamination by means of hexavalent chromium used in the Pacific Gas & Electric plant in Hinkley, California and how a young woman, Erin Brockovich,… Read More

About Colin Knight

I am a junior at Davidson College with a major in political science and a minor in Spanish. In regards to environmental politics, I am specifically interested in renewable energies and sustainable development.

The Other Side of Gorilla Poaching

High in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, Dian Fossey studied the behaviors of wild mountain gorillas for nearly twenty years and enlightened the international scientific community about the social structures and habits of these apes (McPherson 2014). The film Gorillas in the Mist (Apted 1988) shows how Fossey grew close with a specific band of … Continue reading The Other Side of Gorilla Poaching

About Adrienne Mathis

As an Anthropology major and Environmental Studies minor at Davidson College I am most passionate about environmental justice, indigenous rights, and ecosystem management. I enjoy using analytical frameworks to better understand the complexity of environmental problems.

“Who Killed the Electric Car?” – A Policy Process Analysis of the Ceasing of Production of EV1s

Almost two decades ago, in 1996, electric cars called EV1s were being driven in the streets of California that produced “no exhaust and ran without gasoline” (Paine 2006). Within ten years, these cars stopped being manufactured by GM and were even forced out of the hands of its owners. Through a policy process analysis of … Continue reading “Who Killed the Electric Car?” – A Policy Process Analysis of the Ceasing of Production of EV1s

About Joe St. James Lopez

My name is Joe St. James, and I am a political science major with a particular interest in environmental policy and diverse issues of sustainable development. I am taking Dr. Bullock's Environmental Politics class so that I can further learn about these issues, as well as the roles that energy efficiency and renewable energy issues have had on politics.

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Storytelling: Because Someone Has To Do It

Al Gore, former Vice President and Presidential candidate, has made it his mission to clear up the confusion surrounding the Earth’s environmental crisis in An Inconvenient Truth. It has been nine years since the release of the documentary, yet the … Continued

About Sara Naghavi

I am a junior at Davidson College from Long Island, NY. I am studying Biology and Environmental Studies, and am passionate about photography and marine conservation.

WALL-E and the World

  The Pixar Animation Studios, simply known as Pixar to fans across the globe, has grown accustomed to using captivating narratives in their animation films. Beginning back in 1995 with the now famous Toy Story, Pixar has often… Read More

About Ed Isola

I am a Mathematics and Computer Science and Political Science double major at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Outside of writing, I enjoy wrestling and playing music.