An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Released in July, 2017, only weeks before the arrival of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean basin, and the earthquakes that wreaked havoc in Mexico and Central Amercia, and little more than a decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, this sequel is even more urgent. The follow-up documentary details some of the environmental disasters that have come to pass during a decade of rising temperatures. The film addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and former U.S. vice president Al Gore's global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy. Cameras follow Gore beyond the lecture circuit and into the field: to Greenland, where scientists show how glacier melt escalates; to Miami Beach, where costly elevated roads are needed to circumvent the rising sea level; and to India, where he implores government ministers to abandon construction of coal-burning energy plants. According to reviewer Andrea Gronvall, "...the film is a fascinating primer on how to engage and train citizen activists, from the grass roots to the corridors of power."
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