Truth to Power on Climate

Kendrick Frazier

Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Al Gore. John Shenk and Bonni Cohen, directors. Documentary. Actual Films/Participant Media, 2017. 1 hour 40 minutes.

Eleven years after his much-discussed documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore returns with his follow-up, Inconvenient Sequel, released in theaters nationwide this past August.

In this film, Gore devotes less time to educating us all on the science that demonstrates the reality of a warming world, on the valid assumption, I’d think, that anyone who cares about the evidence clearly knows that already. There are some good summaries of the scientific evidence, but Sequel ’s emphasis is on the effects of global warming, already happening around the world, and the politics, diplomacy, and moral power of efforts to mitigate it.

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