An Inconvenient Sequel

An Inconvenient Sequel

Truth to Power

DVD - 2017
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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close people are to a real energy revolution.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, [2017]
Branch Call Number: 363.738 INC 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
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dirtbag
Oct 14, 2018

Poignant and wistfully sad, alleviated slightly by a funny cameo of the Prime Minister of Canada behaving like a used car salesman at the last Climate Change Conference.

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EvanSchoenfeld
Sep 06, 2018

We shan’t see any solutions to global warming come from the direction of your democratic process. The nightmare itself is too hugely popular. No form of government is or will be able or willing to take sane measures, and the idea of constructive action from a grass roots level is right out. A minority of people capable of facing facts won’t make a difference.
This has been the second Northwest summer as much characterized by smoke-dimmed skies as sunshine and warmth. Apparently we can look forward to more of the same and worse. A very, very religious outlook might still pretend that global warming is a hoax. Well: If smoke from these fires contribute to the effect it might accelerate the more. We might even see expressions on certain faces change when they can no longer sustain their denial. Some consolation.
We are all screw-ups, every one. The religious perspective must put one in mind of the miracle of humanity: Not that God made us so wonderfully well but that evolution made us so poorly. How did we survive to get to this point? Nonetheless I am content to share my fate with those few persons who would settle for something less than universal deluge.
Is there a forlorn hope that fossil fuels will run out before the poor planet’s gone? The consequences of that won’t be pleasant by any stretch of the imagination. No one can make policies that decide the future. Events will take their own course.
I don’t mind saying things that people hate to hear. This screw-up feels like venting. I'll forbear to continue about overpopulation.
Global immolation is clearly wrong. Even if the majority wills it, even if it does no good, can't you at least acknowledge the situation? What kind of cowards are you?

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lindy919
Sep 01, 2018

In comparison to the original, this sequel is just OK.
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I remember the original installment had more data, graphics and specifics. I had forgotten Gore's prediction (and subsequent scoffing by the poorly educated) that a significant storm could flood NYC past the Twin Towers Memorial - which, of course, happened during super storm Sandy. The sequel is mainly about Gore, himself, and the struggles that he's had since then. I suspect this is because all sane people know that human caused climate change is fact and that deniers will never be convinced even when the seas swallow up their homes.
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Unfortunately, the liar-in-chief has called this a Chinese hoax (just one of over 6,000 documented lies he's told in only 18 months of his failed and catastrophic administration). You'd think a real businessman could see the incredible potential of developing solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and wave power - not just from an economic and jobs standpoint but also for national security. But then again, we're stuck with a know-nothing game show host that went bankrupt 6 times and refuses to read even the simplest piece of literature on this or any other topic.

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That_Is_Just_Me
Jul 15, 2018

Al Gore has been busy since The Inconvenient Truth came out. In this DVD you will see just how busy. This Sequel is light on climate change data, so you will have to be a believer in the first film. Here we follow along to see just how much more there is to do to carry out the planned changes presented in the original film. Al Gore's work to recruit climate changer is presented, and he will ask you to join.

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newdog
Jul 07, 2018

If you care about our environment, you should watch this incredible documentary.

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Nooksack20
Jul 05, 2018

This is fiction that only children and eco-nuts could swallow without gagging. Despite the drivel delivered here, there is no scientific evidence that the climate is changing because of man's activity. There is however, a great deal of evidence that the earth has constantly gone through climatic cycles since it was formed. The fact is, we are still coming out of the latest ice age. Only thirty years ago these manic depressive climatologists were warning us that we were about to enter a new ice age.

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GeneralAmerica
May 29, 2018

The people who gave this book a negative rating are not scientist but graduates of trump university - which does not offer a science degree.

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Jimbo11
May 28, 2018

Catastrophic global warming is the second biggest scientism hoax after the evolution of life: matter JUST IS [vs. nothing] COMES ALIVE on a FLUKE life platform to a 100' whale!!! [repeat programming, group-think cultural conformism] ......or a whale of a Ma Nature fairy-tale?

Either the Good News is THE fake news or LIFE evolution and catastrophic warming is THE fake science, PC scientism.

Is science ONLY material? What about the NON-material, HUMAN-centric SOCIAL sciences? Human symptomatic psychology or the nature of the heart....of the human mind? Are the social sciences effective or is there a need for God-centric SUPER science: IN formation, order or organization of pure information: no lies and deception of dark, deceived hearts? Opponents almost always go to ad hominem, personal attacks because they have no logic [of Logos, God] and are of the imputed human pride aka hubris or arrogance with blind faith in leftward ideologies.

In short, political, temporal PC utopianism or Thy perfect, eternal kingdom come?

God is deemed by many as just "religious" superstition. Is there is no battle of The Light of the super loving Mastermind vs. the darkness and lite, the superimposed superficiality of the super CON artist? How does LIFE evolution explain chaos, conflict, politicization, crime and murder....oh-so natural selection? Super simple: why do we need locks?

THE evolution is EVILution: 100s of millions killed in wars or aborted since Darwin's Origins, 1859, to WWI, WWII, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Iran-Iraq War / Muslim slaughter [yet Israel is deemed evil] of the continuing Middle East chaos and the now more civil, 2nd American civil war as well as myriad other conflicts with horrific deaths. It is NOT simpleton L vs. R political but left OUT vs. upRIGHT, true from God's super perspective: down to a but natural world.

Like lefty National SOCIALISM [Nazi] to INTERNATIONAL communism [a better CON] ideology is toxic-intoxicating, including super green PC leftism-environmentalism. Watermelons are green on the outside and red/super lefty on the inside. PC is power as control not power as knowledge for personal empowerment.

As a true liberal - not LIBERALism - AND a true conservative, I favor non-ideological stewardship and conservation.

Are we to believe there is no re-Creator artist with true love - nurturing AND sin pruning - bonding > super CON artist with blinding sin-bondage?

Supernatural RESURRECTION ability > fallen, aka dumb-down human GULLIBILITY. If the best and brightest are in our universities, where are the answers? Not to be found as NO WISDOM, wise UP, truly is not valued as there is ideological idolatry. Do we have marketplace of ideas PUBLIC schools - like the MOA with CHOICE - or godless-secularizing GOVERNMENT $chool$?

Even the Paris accord was based on the prediction there would be MINIMAL impact on the climate! There have been periods of human history which were far warmer, well before the Industrial Age. Is the GLOBAL government to create a climate-regulatory THERMOSTAT or is the greater danger a funny-money [PAPER] financial MELTDOWN with a $21 trillion debt?

D E N I A L of the obvious!

Mr. Gore has gotten very WEALTHY and PUBLIC prominent. Wealth is external and temporal, however, and the mass of people are fooled and foolish. Compare the shallow praise of other comments.

I am super RICH: internal and eternal.....and I am known to my LORD...and savior.

Thus, THE issue is hysterical alarmism WARMING or God's wake up WARNING: repent or turn from leftward and left OUT to upRIGHT, true.

Q: Apart FROM - left OUT - OR a part OF Thy kingdom?

Al Gore-think or the cross as the ALGORithm of transformation to personal resurrection per Romans 12:1-8, esp. 2-3?

A: GOD'S truth to your PC, Power as [mind] Control, Mr. Gore!

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

Well-produced and thankful that this 70-year old warrior still continues his fight. Main focus is on COP in Paris and the behind-the-scenes negotiations to bring India back in after the U.S. comes across as blaming. Because climate change is so widely known as a crucial issue, this film does seem at times to repeat his initial message.

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byoneoka
Apr 01, 2018

A gift of hope enriched by the actions of proponents of the reduction of greenhouse gases, and emboldened by the support of so many who seek sanity in this world.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

Ending comments, P1 of 2:
Martin Luther King famously answered a question during some of the bleakest hours of the Civil Rights Movement, when someone asked, "How long is this gonna take?" He said, "How long? Not long." "Because no lie can live forever." "How long? Not long." "Because the moral arc of the universe is long," "but it bends toward justice." "How long? Not long." We are close in this movement. We are very close to the tipping point beyond which this movement, like the abolition movement, like the women's suffrage movement, like the Civil Rights Movement, like the anti-apartheid movement, like the movement for gay rights, is resolved into a choice between right and wrong.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

Ending comments, P2 of 2:
And because of who we are as human beings, the outcome is foreordained. And it is right to save the future for humanity! It is wrong to pollute this Earth and destroy the climate balance! It is right to give hope to the future generation! It will not be easy. And we, too, in this movement will encounter a series of no's. The great American poet Wallace Stevens, in the last century, one of his lines was this, "After the last no comes a yes." "And on that yes the future world depends."

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

Well, not exactly, because, um, you're in Georgetown, which is the reddest city in the reddest county in Texas, and I'm a conservative Republican... But our duty to our ratepayers is to provide them with the lowest possible
utility cost.
-And money talks.
But then, wouldn't it just make sense from a common-sense standpoint,
the less stuff you put in the air, the better it is?
- Yeah.
I mean, common sense. You don't need scientists to debate that.
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Trump has said he will "cancel the Paris Climate Agreement" and also promised to promote coal power and fracking, and says he will allow for oil and gas drilling on federal land.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

Fourteen years ago the best projections available were that we would be able to install worldwide one gigawatt of solar electricity per year. Well, when 2010 arrived, we beat that goal by 17 times over. Last year, we beat that goal 58 times over. This year, we're on track to beat that goal 73 times over.
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Actually, the atmosphere of the Earth is a very thin shell surrounding the planet. And, of course, right now we are putting 110 million tons of heat-trapping global-warming pollution into that space every single day. We're using this as an open sewer for all of the gaseous waste in our global civilization.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

Look at this downpour that hit Tucson, Arizona, and watch the water splash off the city. They're now calling these things "rain bombs." Houston's been hit between May of last year and May of this year. Two 1-in-500-year floods and one 1-in-1,000-year downpour. Now, that's unusual. Almost Noah-like. This was in Spain last fall. In Chile, last year. Epic event. And now, today, there are water rescues underway in southeast Louisiana.
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Days into his presidency, Donald Trump is sending chills down the spines of environmentalists and some EPA employees. This trifecta of cabinet appointments, all staunch fossil fuel supporters who've expressed doubts about the urgency of climate change.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2017

The way you know global warming is real is if the hottest year ever is the year you're currently in. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years ever measured have been since 2001. The hottest of all was 2016.

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Something happened last night at one of the most iconic locations in New York the World Trade Center, Ground Zero. A flood of water with a current so strong it flooded the reconstruction.
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You know, Florida's called the Sunshine State? The head of the second-biggest fossil fuel utility there was actually quoted as saying,
"Yes, we're the Sunshine State," "but, remember, we're also the partly cloudy state." And they have lobbied the state legislature to basically make it illegal to lease a solar panel for your rooftop from anybody but the fossil fuel-burning utility!

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