He's the hero in whose presence popular Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reduced to a fanboy.
Those expecting Gore to rip into US President Donald Trump will be disappointed.
For that reason, the film is also inconvenient to Gore.
Early in An Inconvenient Sequel, there's a scene on the Greenland ice sheet, where glaciologists Eric Rignot and Konrad Steffen point to the dramatic retreat of ice in recent years.
As Tom Toles and I noted in our book The Madhouse Effect (Columbia Univ.
Press, 2016; see ): “They have criticized his weight, his energy bills, and incidents in his personal life — indeed, pretty much anything else they can scrape up.”There's one problem with taking on Gore. After all, he's up against arguably the most entrenched, wealthy and powerful industry the world has ever known: fossil fuels. Witness his new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power — the follow-up to his 2006 An Inconvenient Truth.
This sequel is deliciously inconvenient, and for several reasons.
It is inconvenient to the vested interests who had hoped that Gore would just give up.