Gore returns in vital, fascinating ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ – New York News

With articles about climate change going viral on social media, reports of extreme weather events and melting glaciers circling in the news, and the president’s recent decision to leave the Paris climate accord, it seems that this couldn’t be a better or scarier time for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” to hit theaters. A follow-up to former Vice President Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” this film seems like it almost might be too terrifying or depressing for those audiences concerned about climate change. But “An Incovenient Sequel” is surprising, vital, fascinating, edifying and absolutely crucial viewing for all of us who plan to continue inhabiting this planet for a while.


Directors Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk take over for Guggenheim, and Gore is again the star of the show, but this film is far more than a slide show. There is footage of Gore giving talks around the world, at his climate leadership trainings, but we follow Gore off the stage too, as he experiences the real effects of climate change, wading through Miami high tides swamping the city streets, or visiting with victims of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated Tacloban City in the Philippines.

But the most compelling material follows Gore at the Paris climate talks in November 2015. Arriving early for a live broadcast, Gore and his team have to be evacuated in the wake of the Bataclan terrorist attack. It’s an incredible moment that offers the opportunity for Gore to expound on the many different ways climate change will affect our existence. Climate events are going…

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