First Hit: Powerful sequel about the environmental demise of our planet.
Ten years ago, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” was a powerful statement about what is happening to our planet. This follow-up film states this truth more clearly, emphatically, and provides additional data that our planet is suffering from global warming.
It also shows what many are doing to fight this battle. From the Paris Accord, to what other countries and cities are doing on their own. The film also shows how our new President said, in so many words, he doesn’t care about the planet. One example is that he feeds his immediate ego by being a savior to the coal industry. The problem is saving this industry supports killing our planet sooner. It is sad that money becomes the common denominator by which things do or don’t change. What about changing because it's the right thing to do.
Al Gore makes this point many times over and by using his intelligence and negotiation skills, he shows how to balance economics and solving the global warming problem. Fixing the global warming problem can be economically good.
The evidence is clear. When I read about these overt and obvious changes in our environment in the daily newspaper, I am no longer shocked about the stories of flooding, fires, drought, and rising sea levels (take heed Miami). Our planet is in trouble and we don’t do something about it, my grandchildren may not be able to have children, because there won’t be a planet to raise them on.
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk co-directed this powerful, poignant, and persuasive film. Al Gore was very engaging because he is fully engaged.
Overall: This film is a strong warning to all of us.