Al Gore Releases ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Trailer Same Day Trump Rolls Back Climate Change Agenda

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/03/30/al-gore-releases-an-inconvenient-sequel-year-after-first-film-said-earth-would-be-gone-in-10-years-n2306157

|Mar 30, 2017
Al Gore Releases 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Trailer Same Day Trump Rolls Back Climate Change Agenda

Former presidential candidate and environmentalist Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” predicted doom for our world back in 2006. If we humans didn’t stop polluting, global warming would threaten our environment. He teased a follow up to the film back in April and on Tuesday Gore released the trailer for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

The sequel largely seems to star President Trump. In the trailer, Gore is seen praising global environmental regulations like those adopted at the Paris Climate Accords, but the scene turns dark when his words are contrasted with Trump’s campaign pledges to upend the Paris deal and abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.

“The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld offered an insightful film review on Wednesday, suggesting that “Truth to Power” was lacking on the truth part.

“You know who proved Al Gore wrong?” Gutfeld asked. “Al Gore.”

As Gutfeld explained, “An Inconvenient Truth” gave a doomsday timeline, predicting in 2006 that Earth would be destroyed in 10 years. Eleven years later, Gore released the sequel.

In the documentary, however, Gore insists that other predictions in the original were spot-on. For instance, critics accused him of exaggerating that the 9/11 Memorial site in New York City would one day be flooded. When Hurricane Sandy arrived, that prediction came true, he said, showing footage of the waters reaching the memorial.

The activist urged his fellow Americans to take care of their surroundings.

“Don’t let anybody tell you we’re going to get on rocket ships and live on Mars,” Gore says in the trailer. “This is our home.”

Interestingly, Gore’s documentary sequel was released just hours after President Trump signed an executive order to dismantle his successor’s climate change agenda.

 

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4 thoughts on “Al Gore Releases ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Trailer Same Day Trump Rolls Back Climate Change Agenda

  1. Something similar happened when Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb. He predicted mass starvation as the increasing human population would outstrip the planet’s carrying capacity to produce food. But he predicted the calamity would come too soon. So maybe the caution is to not predict imminent disasters unless writers can be more certain. The faulty time line does not negate the overall accuracy of what lies ahead.

  2. I agree that the overpopulation bomb is just off by timing, not truth. But with climate change, people have been warned for decades, and now, predictably, there is a panic – leading to throwing up renewables all over the place. Whether they will actually do much good is questionable, IMO. Windfarms and solar farms are not going to offset continued overbreeding, continued overconsumption, and raising more cattle for an ever-growing population. Wind and solar require fossil fuels and rare earths too. Now, it seems that every weather change is attributed to climate change. But yet, nobody wants to change their lifestyles. Every generation is left less than the preceding one had, because everyone wants it all, and they want it now.

    There’s also a growing gap between what the clarion callers are saying, and how they actually live, which I’ve observed some find hypocritical. And what ever gets accomplished at climate talks? Just talk.

  3. Nobody doubts climate change, and humans have finally just about destroyed the planet and its atmosphere and all inhabitants other than themselves. It’s just that it’s a little too late now, I think. If CO2 has been climbing since the Industrial Revolution, what makes us think we can do anything about it now? Especially since we haven’t really even gotten started, and our alternatives still need a lot of work – our rushed trial and error approach to clean energy is causing even more destruction, and biofuels worked out abysmally, because money became the primary goal, as it always is. We’ve passed the CO2 tipping point, and have moved the goalpost.

    http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters

    Despite all of the rhetoric we hear, how is it that indigenous cultures lived in relative harmony with the environment for tens of thousands of years, and European settlers have nearly destroyed North America in 500 or less?

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