March 29, 2017

An Inconvenient Sequel—This will Give you Shivers. {WATCH}

In the shadow of a Trump presidency, the world has become a metaphorically colder place. But it’s about to become a physically hotter, more perilous, place to live.

Over a decade ago, Al Gore released a controversial but much-needed film called An Inconvenient Truth. I remember seeing this title and feeling the goosebumps rise.

It’s so strange, that something so dramatically terrifying as the end of our world as we know it, is so often labeled as inconvenient.

The first trailer for Gore’s follow-up film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, opens with Trump begging for climate change to warm the room, and ends with Trump promising to de-fund climate change science in America.

So that he can put America first.

As if there will be an America in a post-climate change world.

Although initially An Inconvenient Sequel is rife with hope and a fighting spirit, it very quickly turns into a horror film—and the look on Al Gore’s face as he watches Trump’s speech will break your heart.

As Gore says:

Don’t let anybody tell you we’re going to get on a rocket ship and go and live on Mars. This is our home.”


Author: Erin Lawson

Image: Youtube

Editor: Lieselle Davidson

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Erin Lawson

Erin Lawson is a writing, tree hugging, cat owning, intellectual feminist loudmouth who delights in heated debate and flowers. In her spare time she dances her heart out, stops entire groups of friends at markets to look at plants, and practises witchcraft. When people come to her house they are greeted with the sweet smells of brewing herbs and the soft brush of white fluff ball/life coach Josie the cat against their legs. Things that make her soul happy include shooting arrows in the forest, discussing magic with beloved coven siblings, and the smell of mossy earth after a summer storm.