Why Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel Is Being Re-Edited

Jun 2, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The sequel to Al Gore’s hot-button climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” set for release July 28, is being re-edited in response to Thursday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the U.S. is pulling out of the Paris climate accord.

Variety quotes Katie Martin Kelley, a spokesperson for Paramount, saying Thursday: “The final film will address today’s news.”

The new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” follows the 2006 release of “An Inconvenient Truth” and, like its predecessor, is expected to be a lightning rod for outspoken opinions on both sides of the climate change issue.

“Gore stars in the film, which shows how the landmark 2015 Paris agreement came together,” Variety notes. “The documentary, produced by Participant Media, kicked off this year’s Sundance Film Festival, on the day before Trump was inaugurated. The film was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.”

In a statement, Gore said: “Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”


  1. https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-08-09-gore-green_x.htm

    Read about Al Gore as reported by USA Today in 2006 when he predicted that the world would end in 10 years if we didn’t do what Al said. Talk about Inconvenient Truth.

    • “we have just 10 years to avert a catastrophe” (as quoted from the editorial you linked) isn’t the same thing as “predicting {sic} the world would end in 10 years”. That’s as disingenuous of an argument as the one I’ve heard belittling the targeted reduction in average temperatures by 2020 (0.2-0.6 degrees for a hundred bazillion dollars, OMG!). The goal is to STOP GROWTH. 0.6 degree decrease in global temps would be a HUGE achievement compared to the mid-2000s’ projected outcomes if we did nothing (5-6 degree increases by 2020).

  2. Reducing the risk of climate change is important, but the Paris accord doesn’t do that. India and China have no obligations to do anything before 2030. And even then there is no plan for enforcement. Whether you like Trump or not, he is correct that there should be a renegotiation to assure all countries are making the same efforts now, not 13 years from now. And that there is a framework for enforcement.

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