Oscar night 2007 proved to be as much a tribute to Al Gore and his Academy Award winning documentary on climate change as it was about the awards themselves. Amidst the star-studded gathering of the world’s most celebrated actors, directors, and movie makers, a former Vice President emerged as the year’s most compelling figure in film. There were no undertones or suggestions implicit in the presentation; rather, it was quite clear that Hollywood was on board with Gore’s crusade to create national, if not international, awareness of the threat of global warming. In a word, the Oscars went green. This comes as no surprise, considering that climate change has become an issue, more and more, for scientists, politicians, and the general public as temperature increases have become progressively more definite and irreversible.’ Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise in the United States as a whole, not to mention the rest of the world, and not enough is being done to curb them.