Davis Guggenheim 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth undoubtedly opened the eyes for many, including myself. It followed former US VP Al Gore as he travelled across countries sharing information about global warming by using a deeply informative slide show that brought the reality of it all straight to the audience. Today we’ve got the trailer for the sequel, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Climate change is real and always has been in our lifetime but for all the positive advancements, and nearly 200 governments signing the Paris Agreement in December 2015, we’ve now got Donald Trump who denounces it aside like it was a fictional demon. It’s utterly dumb, desperately short-sighted and only helps if you’re a fan of making things worse for the world we live in, why would world Scientists even make such a thing up? As you can tell, like most of the world outside a minority, I’m not a Trump fan.
This trailer shows the impact his views instantly has and it’s also a call for people, across the world, to stand up and say this isn’t good enough and we still need to do more, and fight those in power to make it happen. I’m sure it’ll be another powerful and factual insight, it opens on 25 August 2017:
What is the Paris Agreement?
Thanks to the Guardian, here’s an explanation:
It’s a climate change accord agreed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, which came into force on 4 November 2016. The agreement commits world leaders to keeping global warming below 2C, seen as the threshold for safety by scientists, and pursuing a tougher target of 1.5C. The carbon emission curbs put forward by countries under Paris are not legally-binding but the framework of the accord, which includes a mechanism for periodically cranking those pledges up, is binding. The agreement also has a long-term goal for net zero emissions which would effectively phase out fossil fuels.