Gore wants ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ ideas to follow people home
Al Gore is back in theatres talking about climate change and he’s hoping some of his ideas will make it into people’s homes as well.
The former vice-president stars in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’’ which is a followup to the 2006 Oscarwinning documentary about his efforts to combat climate change. Gore was a few years removed from narrowly losing the presidency at the time. The sequel arrives in a new world of smart homes, mass-produced electric vehicles and Donald Trump in the White House.
Gore, 69, has championed environmental causes for more than 40 years. In an interview last week with The Associated Press, he said he’s felt hopeless and disillusioned about reversing climate change at times, but never for very long. One of those moments came recently when Trump announced the U.S. would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, a cause Gore championed. Throughout his promotion of “An Inconvenient Sequel,’’ Gore has said he feels more optimistic now.
“Anybody who works on the climate crisis is tempted in some dark moments to despair but it doesn’t last long for me. Despair is just another form of denial,’’ said Gore.