The sequel to former Vice President Al Gore’s 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth” is the height of “climate narcissism,” an attendee of the film’s Wednesday night premiere told Axios.
Axios’s Amy Harder reported that the sequel’s Washington D.C. premiere “showed how much of the climate movement is out of touch with political reality right now,” because Republicans control both the executive and legislative branches of government.
The film’s trailer heavily focuses on Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris global warming accords, but the full movie barely addressed this development. The film “actually ignores the inconvenient reality climate change advocates are now facing with the Trump administration,” Harder reported.
Gore’s first film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” has been credited with popularizing the global warming movement. The movie emboldened environmentalists, and probably played a role in the failed effort to pass cap-and-trade legislation in 2009.
The sequel apparently includes several jokes about how Gore lost the 2000 presidential election. The film seemingly hints that Gore has plans to run again in 2020.
The new film will be released nationwide Aug. 4.
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