Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - June 21, 2006

Streetwise

Question and interviews by Andrew Thompson. Photographs by Adam Heyman.

Have you seen or do you want to see Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth?

Asked outside a Starbucks at Midtown.

Erica Atkinson

English teacher at Castilleja

Middlefield Road

"I definitely am interested in seeing it. My mother saw it and said it was very good. Global warming is something I'm definitely concerned about. I have a lot of respect for Al Gore and his passion on that topic. I wish he had shown that sort of passion during the election."

Austin Lee

Research and development

Colorado Avenue

"I'd be willing to see the film. America is, like, 5 percent of the world's population, and 25 percent of the pollution is caused by us. So that's kind of a problem. You got SUVs here in America, and it's just killing the environment. I think they should probably choose a car that's more efficient."

Dick Ciapponi

Retired

Oregon Avenue

"Don't have much of an opinion on that. I haven't paid much attention to it. There's too much from both sides that I don't agree with."

Morgann Trumbull

Santa Clara University student

Lincoln Avenue

"I would like to see the film. I've heard good things about it. I'm from a family that's really interested in the environment, so it's right up my alley."

Neil Salem

Financial consultant

Colorado Avenue

"I think it was great; I think everyone should watch it. It's important, and it really makes you want to get out and do something."

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