Not South Park: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a sequel

Not South Park: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a sequel
Image: YouTube screen grab (via Rappler)

If a tree falls in the forest is it because of global warming? We’re about to find out. 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.”

Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival.

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.

So what’s wrong with this (motion) picture? For one thing, there is President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate-change skeptic, to head his Environmental Protection Agency. (Yes, Gore met with Trump — actually Trump’s daughter Ivanka — last week, but what of it?)

The other major stumbling block is the original “Inconvenient Truth” itself. The film is riddled with misconceptions and silly predictions (e.g., Mt. Kilimanjaro would have no snow by now)  that have failed to materlialize. Take about inconvenient truth!

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.

In the meantime, Gore continues to fly his private jet all over the world, apologizing for his destructive act by buying up indulgences.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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