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    August 04, 2017 | 9:45 AM

    This Is the Time: Four Reasons to See An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Now

    Sure, we’re biased here at Climate Reality. After all, the film tells the story of our founder and chairman, former Vice President Al Gore, working behind the scenes and in front of the cameras to help make the landmark Paris Agreement a reality. Plus, it features a lot of our Climate Reality Leaders in action.

    But even if there wasn’t this connection, we’d be saying the exact same thing. Because just like An Inconvenient Truth did, this movie is about to start something big, something loud. And it starts this weekend. Here’s why you want to be a part of that.

    1. This weekend the American people speak back

    Remember that burning feeling back on June 1, when the president announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement? Remember how you heard all the wild claims and felt somewhere deep inside: “He doesn’t speak for me”?

    This weekend is our chance to speak back and speak for the nearly 70 percent of Americans who back the agreement and want the US government to act on the climate crisis – not walk away. By hundreds of thousands of us braving the summer heat and showing up in the theaters, it sends a message loud and clear to the White House: The American people are committed to the climate fight – and we’re ready to fight like our world depends on it.

    2. This is your story

    If you’re reading this, chances are you saw An Inconvenient Truth. And chances are that what you remember are the images, facts, and science from Vice President Gore’s slideshow laying out just how the climate crisis is transforming our planet.

    This isn’t that movie. There’s plenty of science and footage from ground zero of the crisis all around the planet as well as some of the updated slideshow. But more than anything, this is the story of an activist and a movement rising up to solve the crisis. And even if you don’t see your face in the film, you’ll see what you helped accomplish with the landmark Paris Agreement and the shift to clean energy accelerating around the world. This is the story you helped make possible – you should see how it’s turning out .

    3. Learn what you can do

    The big question about the climate crisis: What can we do to solve it? What can I do?

    In the decade after An Inconvenient Truth was released, the crisis has only deepened, with storms like Hurricane Sandy in the US and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines laying bare the threat of increasing climate-related disasters and warming global temperatures. Glaciers and ice sheets have melted at terrifying rates and for years it’s seemed like the Earth’s hottest year on record is whatever year it is now.

    But here’s the good news. In that same time, we’ve seen incredible advances in clean energy technology that have brought the cost of wind and solar down faster than any (sane) analyst could’ve predicted. We’ve seen the world come together to get serious about confronting the crisis as one planet (minus the US, Nicaragua, and Syria) with the Paris Agreement.

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is also the story of that revolution. And you can have a part in the next chapter. So if you want to see just how we will solve this crisis and what you can do to help, we’ll see you in the theaters this weekend.

    4. It’s activist date night all weekend

    Seriously. What happened after you saw An Inconvenient Truth? You wanted to talk about it. You had to talk about it.

    You’re going to want to talk about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power right after you see it. About what’s going on. About what we can do. Grab the people you care about in your life. Check in with your Climate Reality chapter, local Indivisible group, or other activist network and head down to experience it together. Then get talking.

    Plus, you’re going to see a ton of other people who feel just like you do there in the theater this weekend. You’re going to see just how many Americans are ready to fight for a sustainable future. And you’re going to instinctively feel why we’re going to win.

    (And who knows, if you’re looking, you might even meet that special someone.)

    Looking for the closest theater showing An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power? Find one here.

    Before You Go

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