Al Gore presented a new trailer for ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ during CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a decade after he promoted the original An Inconvenient Truth.
The former vice revealed the trailer during the Paramount presentation.
Much like the original, An Inconvenient Sequel will again display the dire consequences of a warming earth — using events cherry-picked from the last decade to portray an ‘end of days’ type scenario. From flooding in Miami and the Philippines, the drought in Syria, and air pollution that has reduced life expectancy by six years in some parts of China.
The documentary kicked off this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was met with mixed reviews and comments online.
The first film was written and created by Gore with a budget of $1.5 million, and earned $50 million in box office revenue.
The trailer starts with then-candidate Donald Trump joking about global warming, leading to a self-impressed Gore explaining that all of the natural disasters we’ve experienced are caused by global warming. It also documents his trip to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
His message is in direct opposition to that of President Trump, who called to reduce Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and save billions of dollars by ending wasteful projects and oversight.
The timing of the release was clearly a marketing decision after President Trump issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday rescinding many of the needless climate change regulations introduced by President Barack Obama, including reducing carbon emissions and lifting the moratorium of mining coal on federal lands.