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Jakarta Post

An ‘inconvenient’ lesson from Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

  • Warief Djajanto Basorie

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 2 2017   /  01:21 am

Al Gore is angry. The global climate campaigner and former United States vice president (1993-2001) vented his vexation that President Donald Trump is impeding efforts to deal with climate change.

He also raged at the business interests in league with Trump that are moving backward toward the unrestricted use of fossil fuels: oil, gas and coal.

“In order to fix the climate crisis, we need to first fix the government crisis,” Gore declares. “Our democracy has been hacked,” he adds, given the influence of special interests and following Trump’s June 1 decision to
withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.

Gore voices his wrath in his new film and book, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to his An Inconvenient Truth of 2006 that won him the 2007 Oscar for Best Documentary Film.

Also in 2006, Gore founded the Climate Reality Pro...