“Extra’s” AJ Calloway spoke with former Vice President Al Gore as he premiered his new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to his Oscar-winning 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth."
Gore met with President Trump shortly after he was elected and told AJ he thought, at that time, Trump might keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement. “I thought he would stay in the global agreement, but I was wrong,” Gore admitted. Trump pulled the U.S. from the historic pact between 196 countries, made to encourage the worldwide adoption of green energy sources, to cut down on pollution, to limit the spike in global temperatures, and to cope with the results of unavoidable climate change.
In response to Trump’s recent comments about not believing in climate change, Gore shared, “Well, he's isolated himself. Right after he made his big speech trying to pull the U.S. out of the [Paris climate accord], all the other countries doubled down on their commitment and the governors and mayors and business leaders in the U.S. said, ‘We’re still in the agreement,’ and it looks like we’re gonna meet our commitments regardless of what President Trump does or says or tweets."
Now, Gore says he is watching the daily headlines — including the ones involving the Russia investigation and Donald Trump Jr. — just like everyone else. Gore said, “The main problem I have is every day there's another set of tweets, another set of controversies and they're not getting anything good done.”
As for what viewers can expect from his new film, Gore said, “They’ll learn everything that they need to know about the climate crisis and how to solve the climate crisis. There is a lot of hope in this movie, and it will tell you how you can personally help.”
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" hits select theaters July 28.