Perhaps it’s because most of the calamities predicted in the first movie didn’t happen, hurricanes didn’t increase in frequency and strength, polar ice caps didn’t melt, NY and other coastal cities aren’t underwater, Mt. Kilimanjaro still is snow-capped, tornadoes aren’t increasing in frequency and strength, the arctic isn’t melting, the Antarctic ice extent is growing, oh and the polar bear population is doing very well thank you. So former VP Al Gore wants to try another movie.
According to the Associated Press via Columbia, S.C. Fox affiliate WACH, Al Gore is coming out with a sequel to his fact-challenged climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
After the last one was so unsuccessful in predicting the future maybe people will forget and flock to this one.
In a statement, Gore called for a re-dedication to solving what he called the climate crisis and said there are reasons to be hopeful.
Of course Al Gore was in the news this week he met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the topic and termed the meeting productive. Then a few days later Trump proved thanfully he still wasn’t drinking the climate change Kool-aid by naming Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic to lead the EPA, and free business from the heavy (and in many cases unconstitutional) burdens placed on the by the Obama EPA.
The other major stumbling block is the original “Inconvenient Truth” itself. The film is riddled with misconceptions and silly predictions. To make matters worse, Gore himself admitted on the tenth anniversary of the documentary this past May that the film is flawed, although he qualified his concession by insisted that he had underestimated, not overestimated, the seriousness of the problem.