Trailer for Al Gore’s New Climate Change Documentary Targets Trump

• March 30, 2017 1:31 pm


The trailer for environmental activist Al Gore's new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, targets President Trump's cuts to climate change funding and quips about global warming.

Gore, the former vice president who ran for the White House in 2000, has devoted himself to climate change advocacy for decades. The film, as noted in its cheeky title, is a sequel to Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, which was released in 2006 and won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

The trailer ominously juxtaposes Trump joking about wanting global warming to heat up a cold day on the campaign trail, in addition to his quotes on ending the Environmental Protection Agency, with Gore's warning about the dangers of not addressing climate change.

"The next generation would be justified in looking back at us and asking, ‘What were you thinking?'" Gore says angrily at one point.

Images of mass flooding, destruction, broken homes, and fires are shown throughout the video, as well as text imploring viewers to get involved in the issue.

"Storms get stronger and more destructive," Gore warns in the trailer about the impact of climate change. The trailer claims he was vindicated for his prediction in the original movie that the 9/11 memorial in New York City could one day flood; in 2012, it did flood because of a storm surge caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The trailer was released on Tuesday, the same day Trump signed an executive order curbing enforcement of climate change regulations put in place by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. The Trump administration says the move will create more jobs, revive the coal industry, and eliminate federal overreach.