Advertisement

Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

From BBC - August 11, 2017

Climate crusader Al Gore is coming to a screen near you.

The former US vice president is in the UK to launch his latest eco-movie, An Inconvenient Sequel.

It's passionate, dramatic and controversial. And he's hoping it will persuade you that the climate can be saved if we all try hard enough.

The movie delivers a mix of extreme weather and stunningly alarming shots of the melting Arctic.

These scenes are intercut with Gores presentations to volunteers willing to be climate ambassadors.

They are spreading the message that the planet is warming and we need much more urgency in the task of reducing greenhouse gases.

Since his influential first film, An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, two extraordinary things have happened.

First, the cost of renewable energy has plummeted far faster than anyone expected, making the task of stabilising the climate more feasible than before.

The second big change has been the surprise success of the Paris climate summit in 2015 that drew in almost all nations in the world to agree to try harder to cut their emissions.

Advertisement

Continue reading at BBC »