We Cannot Surrender the Earth
In his latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel, Al Gore reminds us that every individual can make a difference to help combat climate change.
August 07, 2017
At the end of his latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel, former US Vice President and Senator Al Gore considers the reality of a world with climate change denier and Paris Treaty renegar Donald Trump as US President, declaring “We cannot go back, we cannot lose ground, we cannot surrender.”
He may have lost the US Presidency in 2000, but if ever there was an ambassador for the Earth, someone who refuses to surrender, it is Al Gore. Gore won a Nobel Prize for his work on climate change, including his dire film An Inconvenient Truth, for which he won an Academy Award and brought this most urgent problem to the consciousness of the world. Gore has spent his entire career advocating for the Earth, hobnobbing with scientists and trying to persuade first the political establishment and then the entire human population that our situation is dire and that we must preserve our home for future generations.
In the years since his first film, he has given a series of TED talks, keeping us apprised of the climate change situation, including the February 2015 project entitled The Case for Optimism on Climate Change. His impassioned appeal for us to rise to overcome this challenge is as inspirational as the challenge is formidable.
While Trump is in the White House, the world can still take up the challenge of climate change that threatens our future, country by country, town by town, and person by person. Anyone serious about saving the Earth, for our children, for the animals, and for the beautiful planet itself, should “Join reality” at Gore’s climaterealityproject.org
. Learn more about An Inconvenient Sequel here
. The film was released globally on August 4. We will update this story as soon as a Thailand premier has been announced.