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Gore's New Film Showcases Climate Threat & Opportunities

by Countable | 7.28.17

Hit the Take Action button to tell your Reps what you think they should do about climate change. Watch the trailer below.

Former Vice President Al Gore's new film, An Inconvenient Sequel is the follow up to the celeb-environmentalist's award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The film follows Gore on a whirlwind, international odyssey, through Greenland, India, Europe, the USA and more. It showcases Gore’s continuing work educating people about the impact of climate change.

In 2006, when An Inconvenient Truth premiered, people were much less aware of the progress and impact of global climate change. Since then the world has seen some of the hottest years in the historical record, the loss of major sections of polar sea ice, and a handful of catastrophic weather events that can be traced to the warming of Earth's atmosphere. An Inconvenient Sequel documents these events.

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It's not all doom and gloom, though. In the past decade, the vast majority of the world's scientists and officials have accepted the reality of climate change's causes and impacts, creating a global boost in interest and investment in green technologies. Those, in turn have grown in efficiency and flexibility, and they're cheaper than ever. Gore and his guests hail this is a major success.

The film does not shy away from politics. It repudiate's the Trump administration's decision to remove the US from the Paris Climate Accord, and slams some in Congress for continuing to take political contributions from major fossil fuel companies.

Somewhat oddly, An Inconvenient Sequel also takes up a much older and more personal political battle -- Gore's loss of the 2000 Presidential election to George W. Bush. The idea behind bringing this up, it seems, is to show the connection between politics and the growing environmental crisis. But it does come off as a lasting, personal bitterness Gore holds for the episode, and for the Supreme Court decision that ended it with the Bush v. Gore case.

In the end, the film tries to thread the needle between showing the real, growing effects of climate change, and the burgeoning opportunities to address it. The US has progressed beyond awareness to the implementation of local and national clean energy policies. Now, though, the film argues that Americans must come together with the international community to combat the environmental threat.

Hit the Take Action button to tell your Reps what you think they should do about climate change.

Participant Media, the producer of An Inconvenient Sequel, has partnered with Countable to build an action center around the film. That is separate from the content here on Countable's main site.

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  • Mary
    07/28/2017
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    It is essential that as our representatives in Washington, you begin to address the very real economic and environmental problems resulting from climate change. You should be developing programs for green energy alternatives through government grants and subsidies instead of continuing to subsidize the gas and oil industries with huge tax breaks and cheap land leases. You owe it to our country to tackle this problem head on. Thank you. Mary K. Barnes

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  • Norma
    07/28/2017
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    Our economy can grow if we only innovate and put our minds on solving the problems of environmental damage there's prosperity with in those solutions. You can't possibly endorse thinking only for today any longer when the evidence is all around us. think about your future and your children's future.

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  • Dawn
    07/28/2017
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    Please rejoin the Paris Accord!

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  • James
    07/28/2017
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    Al Gore. The Sky is falling! The Sky is falling! I saw an aerial view of his big $15 million dollar mansion and my question is! How come he doesn't have any solar panels mounted on the roof or a nice big ugly white windmill in his yard? What's up with that Al?

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  • Peter
    07/28/2017
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    Gore's quest for money never ceases

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  • Ann
    07/28/2017
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    After we kill the world, will you eat your money. Climate change is not popular because it is a slow kill...

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  • Jane
    07/28/2017
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    The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth has aired. Climate change is real. The Congress should do everything you can to stand up against the climate change deniers including the President and put back the regulations that were meant to address this issue. We only have one earth.

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  • Alan
    07/29/2017
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    Climate change is a hoax. Al Gore is a hoax.

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  • Brian
    07/28/2017
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    This film should be on the must watch list for this current administration and those who think that putting there head in the sand and pretending global warming is not a issue cause it is only going to be more difficult to repair the damage the longer we wait

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  • R
    07/28/2017
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    Al Gore continues to make a ton of money with this fear tactic. Scientists have proven this theory wrong. Give it up Al. O, I understand you're making too much money to give up on Global Warming. Or is is global cooling. No it's just climate change so you're "right" either way. What a joke!

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  • M
    07/29/2017
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    At a time like this we need Gore to counteract Trump & his science-deniers.

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  • Dara
    07/28/2017
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    We must wake up at some point and realize the decisions we make are destroying our planet. The withdrawl from the Paris Climate Accord continues to be dangerous. We need to re-engage in this agreement and look to solar and wind power. Fossil fuels are part of our past. The business community should not be driving our policies. Congress needs to look to the future and be responsible for saving our future.

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  • Jim
    07/29/2017
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    Forgive me if I don't light my hair on fire. According to this dufus, we should have ocean front property here in Arizona by 2010. He's made more money off this scam than Bernie Madoff made off of Hollywood. Is climate changing? You'd best believe it. Is it caused by carbon emission? Yes, but it's minuscule.

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  • Ken
    07/28/2017
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    I am very disappointed in our direction we are taking. Third world countries feel the largest share of damage coming from dirty air and water. Of course that's where many U.S. companies operate. I guess if it's out of sight out of mind. This denying of the inevitable will end up biting us.

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  • DEGUp
    07/28/2017
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    Lies, lies, and more lies. I'll think about sacrificing my lifestyle when Gore lives like he believes his own BS.

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  • Gregory
    07/28/2017
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    Stop destroying this world of ours there are alternative sources to cool and heat our homes and run our vehicles.Congress needs to act now!!!

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  • Craig
    07/30/2017
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    Absolutely so important all people living on Earth today become very very conscientious about what's happening to the Global Ecosystem by way of pollution of its atmosphere via automobiles, factories, chemicals, plastics, LIVESTOCK etc. The very future of life on EArth, certainly as we know it, depends upon our ability to CHANGE in a responsive and enlightened way.

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  • Kathy
    07/28/2017
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    Personally, the Obamacare should have never begun, we were over $10 trillion in debt and are now just under $20 trillion, so where was the common sense? Obamanation's only intent was to make us into a 3rd world nation and bring us into the NWO! So let's look at this as a glass half full instead of half empty. As 20 trillion in debt we have more problems right now in today's world to get straightened out without this bullshit that the Americans have to pay twice the amount of other Country's for this . The UN is an Evil Force of New World Order for an Islamic World and UN Police force. When other Country's get free pass to do what they want against the Paris Agreement for years while America has to cut out factories to others . Not even a good deal for America this would drive us to 3rd World too.

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  • Metaphoric
    07/29/2017
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    Pay attention! Our lives are at stake.

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  • Eric
    07/28/2017
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    Please stop pitting climate science against economic growth. They do not have to be in opposition to one another. Use American ingenuity to figure out how to be a world leader in the science and business of being environmentally conscious. Use this opportunity to create forward looking jobs in the U.S. while also maintaining a habitable earth for our children.

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