“Don’t let anybody tell you we’re going to get on rocket ships and live on Mars. This is our home.”
Eleven years after “An Inconvenient Truth” shocked the world with its warnings about the effects of climate change, former vice-president and climate activist Al Gore is set to release a sequel to his Oscar-winning first film. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the second installment in Gore’s climate-change documentary project, seeks to educate the viewer about the accelerating effects of climate change while highlighting hopeful advances in the technology of sustainable, green energy.
The timing of the film’s release couldn’t be better. It follows fast upon the signing by the Trump Administration of a reckless and fact-defying executive order curbing enforcement of climate-related regulations and deep cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Judging from the newly released trailer, “An Inconvenient Sequel” features a fighting-mad yet guardedly optimistic Al Gore. Here is Gore, pleading with us to wake up before it’s too late.
“The next generation will be justified in looking back at us and thinking, ‘What were you thinking? Couldn’t you hear what the scientists were saying? Couldn’t you hear what Mother Nature was screaming at you?’ “
The film, directed by Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen, opens in cinemas July 28, 2017.