A decade after the Oscar-winning documentary An
Inconvenient Truth made the threat of climate change
real to millions of moviegoers, the film’s star, Al Gore,
is back to make it even more so. In An Inconvenient Sequel, due in theaters July 28, he shares an outlook that
is both more dire and more optimistic: Last year was the
hottest ever on record, but it also marked a high point
for installations of renewable energy. Gore believes that
the momentum for positive change has become unstoppable, no matter what current politics might indicate.
“We will solve this crisis,” Gore says. “No doubt about it.”
What made you want to make a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth? Since we still have so much work to do,
a lot of people over the past several years have asked
me if I would be willing to make a sequel—in particular
HEAT OF THE MOMENT
Former Vice President Al Gore,
star of the upcoming film An
Inconvenient Sequel, has a new
message about climate change—
and it’s not all bad.
Interview by Adele Peters
Photographs by Mark Mahaney
“Among the lessons
I’ve learned is the
importance of conveying realistic hope.
Because despair can