A decade after the documentary An Inconvenient Truth introduced the topic of climate change to pop culture, the former vice president, 69, continues his crusade. His follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, opens in theaters July 28.
You joke in the film that you’re a recovering politician. Can you foresee a time when you might run for office again? It’s very unlikely. As I say in the movie, the longer I go without a relapse, the less likely one becomes.
Are you still hopeful now that the U.S. is out of the Paris climate agreement? Yes. In the U.S., businesses, investors and local and state governments are moving full speed ahead to make the changes that are necessary. Virtually every nation in the world has agreed to go to net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions as early in the second half of the century as possible.
When you’re not spreading the gospel of climate change, what do you enjoy doing? Spending a lot of time on my farm east of Nashville, where I live. My team and I planted 16,000 trees last year. We’ve been converting the farm to a carbon sequestration farm, growing fresh fruits and vegetables and distributing them through the communitysupported agriculture program. I like canoeing on the Caney Fork River. I like to take my kids and grandkids waterskiing on the lake and hiking.
What are three things everyone can do to help make a greener planet? Go to Parade.com/gore to find out.