“The next generation would be justified 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?'” says Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to the Oscar winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Paramount Pictures released an official trailer for the film on Tuesday, March 28. Watch it above.
“An Inconvenient Truth” was a major cultural and political event when it was released in 2006. It focused on former vice president Gore’s presentation of evidence about the dangers of climate change, and it was a rare crossover documentary hit at the box office, grossing $49.7 million worldwide and winning Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. But 11 years later the international community somehow hasn’t come together in perfect harmony to completely reverse global warming. In fact, on the same day the trailer was released, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ceasing government enforcement of climate regulations. So it’s no surprise that Trump’s anti-environmental rhetoric is prominently featured in the trailer.
“This movement is in the tradition of every great movement that has advanced humankind,” says Gore hopefully. “It is right to save humanity. It is wrong to pollute this Earth. It is right to give hope to the future generations.” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” opens on July 28.