On Aug. 4 Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to the popular An Inconvenient Truth, is opening nationwide. The followup focusses on progress made since the original came out over a decade ago, as well as the challenges to progress, like President Trump’s (R) controversial decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the world is making on climate change.
“We've witnessed breathtaking advances in our clean energy tech revolution...and a growing movement of citizens around the world spurring action on climate by political leaders and CEO” Gore said in an announcement about the new documentary. But, he added, “We've seen some heartbreaking policy setbacks, like President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement and roll back other efforts to wean our economy off the fossil fuels of the past.”
“It shows that, unfortunately, a determined minority—with active financial support from a few large carbon polluters—have found ways to take control of the policy-making process,” Gore said.
The film was introduced and screened earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It builds on the work in the original documentary, which focussed on Gore’s presentation on climate change. The new film shows how he’s moved forward as climate change has become an internationally recognized issue and clean energy has become one of the competitively priced forms of energy there is.
“I made this new film to keep the momentum going in our fight against climate change,” Gore stated. “I hope it will help to continue empowering people to counter the efforts by those seeking to sow seeds of doubt.”
Since Gore left office as Vice President he has crusaded for the environment and renewable energy. Earlier this year he met with Trump to beseech him to keep the US in the Paris Agreement, for instance. In another instance, last year he campaigned with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Florida to speak up for rooftop solar power and against a proposed amendment that would have curtailed rooftop solar in the state.
Ahead of the national release of the film on Aug. 4, the film is opened in New York and Los Angeles.Tweet