Interview: Former Vice-President Al Gore discusses An Inconvenient Sequel
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In 2006, former Vice-President Al Gore appeared on our screens with An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary warning us about the dangers of the climate crisis.
He urged every one of us to
Best known for his position as Vice-President to Bill Clinton (and perhaps his controversial, narrow loss to President Bush in the 2000 US election), Gore has made a name for himself in the global environmental movement, becoming one of the leading advocates of climate action.
Since this first film, Gore has
Now, 11 years after the first release, Gore returns with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a heartbreaking progress report on the results of our slow actions. Scenes include the increasingly frequent wildfires across Australia, the devastating flooding in the Philippines, and the unprecedented drought in Syria, which fuelled tensions before the country's conflict began.
Yet peppered amongst these hard-hitting clips are stories of progress, providing viewers with hope and a fresh sense of urgency and determination.
Check out our review of the film here.
We sat down with Al Gore to discuss this new film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and to ask how he remains hopeful in a world where progress is still too slow, and whether he thinks President Trump will see the movie.
An Inconvenient Sequel is in cinemas now.