Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Sequel' Couldn't Come At A More Important Time For The Planet

"This is our home."

More than 10 years since Al Gore warned the public about the dangers of climate change in the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the former vice president on Tuesday premiered a new trailer for its follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, during CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

The trailer couldn't come at a more critical time for the planet, as it depicts just how much more dire the circumstances have become since the original film. The prediction in 2006, for example, that the 9/11 memorial in New York City could become flooded due to rising sea levels and storm surge, which some called an "exaggeration," became a reality during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

"The next generation would be justified," Gore says in the trailer, "in looking back at us and asking, 'What were you thinking? Couldn't you hear what the scientists were saying? Couldn't you hear what Mother Nature was screaming at you?' "


Gore's premiere of the trailer was extremely timely, as President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era environmental policies. Trump's rhetoric, including his skepticism of global warming, features prominently in the trailer.

In a statement responding to the order, Gore looked toward the future, writing, "No matter how discouraging this executive order may be, we must, we can, and we will solve the climate crisis. No man or group can stop the encouraging and escalating momentum in the fight to protect our planet."

An Inconvenient Sequel premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received largely positive reviews. The film will be released July 28.

Watch the trailer for "An Inconvenient Sequel" below:

(H/T: Variety)

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