More than a decade after the environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” landed in theatres, Al Gore is continuing his tireless fight against climate change in the film’s sequel.
Cameras follow the former U.S. Vice President in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” as he travels the world training new climate champions, influencing international climate change policy and illustrating just how close we are to an energy revolution. Though the stakes have never been higher, Gore hopes to prove that climate change can be overcome through human ingenuity and passion.
“The climate issue is, in my opinion, the most serious challenge humanity face,” Gore says.
On Sunday, Gore was joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt at a special advanced screening of the doc in Los Angeles.
Gordon-Levitt is a passionate environmentalist, recently urging people to participate in the People’s Climate March over the weekend to stand against Donald Trump’s anti-environmental policies and stance on climate change. The actor credits the birth of his son in 2015 as the reason he’s become focused on environmental issues.
“I’ve recently become a father so that makes the future all the more visceral to me,” he says on the red carpet. “I want my kids and my kids’ kids to have a healthy place to live.”
“It’s where we live. It’s the air we breathe, the water we drink so I don’t understand not being passionate about it,” Gordon-Levitt adds.
Despite the challenges being faced with anti-climate change rhetoric, Gore remains hopeful for the future of our planet.
“Part of the message of this movie is we have all the tools to solve this crisis, create millions of jobs and create a better standard of living at the same time,” Gore explains. “We’ve just got to get on with it.”