Former Vice President Al Gore’s new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power,” leaves the “science” of the climate debate behind and focuses on the climate revolutionary himself.
The film covers the biggest successes in the fight for climate change awareness and action, portraying Gore as the central motivator in every event.
Gore narrates most of the film. He tells the audience of his fight to launch the climate monitoring satellite DSCOVR.
The former vice president pushed for congressional funding of DSCOVR toward the end of his term. When former President George W. Bush took office in 2001, however, Gore’s satellite was stalled by coal, gas, and other lobbies interested in “using our atmosphere as a sewer,” according to the film. Gore succeeded in his lobbying effort after he met with former President Barack Obama and convinced him of the need to show Earth’s fragile climate from space.
The movie depicts Gore educating thousands on the most effective ways of performing climate activism at his “Climate Reality Leader Training” sessions. Gore speaks to crowds about the scientific backing of climate change. He also doubles down on false claims he made during his first movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” such as severe weather becoming more and more common. (RELATED: An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate)
The climax of the film is the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, where the Paris agreement on climate change was negotiated and passed. Gore saves the conference and the accord by negotiating an agreement between Solar City, an American solar company, and India. Gore calls Solar City executives and convinces them to be the “heroes” of the conference by providing India, who wants to take advantage of cheap natural gas to propel their economy, with new solar technology in exchange for their participation in the Paris agreement.
India signed the accord as promised, but the movie does not mention that an official deal between Solar City and the Indian government has never existed, The New York Times reports.
While the movie is essentially a list of Gore’s greatest accomplishments in his fight for relevancy, it leaves out details necessary for an authentic picture of Gore. “An Inconvenient Sequel” ignores less attractive aspects of Gore’s carbon footprint, like the fact his house uses 34 times more energy than the average American home. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household)
The film presents an excellent view of how Gore sees himself in the “moral and spiritual” battle against climate change, however, its depiction of the retired politician is far from real.
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