Al Gore Is Back With An Inconvenient Sequel

His new climate change documentary premiered Thursday at Sundance
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Al Gore Is Back With An I nconvenient Sequel
Former US Vice President Al Gore is interviewed at the premiere of the film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Park City, Utah.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Al Gore is back. Variety reports 11 years after the former vice president's Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth first warned about the dangers of climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power premiered during the opening night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The new film takes an even more detailed look at the effects of climate change, Business Insider reports. According to Vulture, the new film is "less like a horror show and more like a tragedy" due to the fact that some of Gore's predictions in the first film ended up coming true—as evidenced by flooding in New York City during Hurricane Sandy—not to mention a climate change-denier being tapped to head the EPA.

But while An Inconvenient Sequel can be bleak—highlights include flooding in Miami, air pollution in China, and melting glaciers in Greenland—there's also optimism. Gore visits Georgetown, Texas, where the Republican mayor is committing the town to 100% renewable energy because, of all things, it's cheaper. "We are going to win this," Gore told the audience after his film's premiere Thursday, adding, "This story has many chapters yet to unfold." Gore, who received a standing ovation from many in attendance, describes the election of Donald Trump, whom he visited with at Trump Tower, as just another hurdle to clear in the fight against climate change. (More Al Gore stories.)

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