Gore wants ‘In­con­ve­nient Se­quel’ ideas to follow peo­ple home

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - BY MARCELA ISAZA

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.

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