Al Gore’s sequel to his Oscar-winning 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” is already outdated.
The former Vice President will update “An Inconvenient Sequel” to reflect President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate accord, a Paramount spokesperson told Variety.
The sequel, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival the day before the inauguration, follows how the original agreement was achieved.
Trump’s decision to pull out leaves the United States as just one of three countries not to take part: Syria also did not agree, and neither did Nicaragua, which said the deal didn’t go far enough to control climate change.
The move, which Trump said follows his “America first” agenda, was met with condemnation from world leaders, including Gore himself.
“Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will,” he said in a statement Thursday.
“Civic leaders, mayors, governors, CEOs, investors and the majority of the business community will take up this challenge. We are in the middle of a clean energy revolution that no single person or group can stop. President Trump’s decision is profoundly in conflict with what the majority of Americans want from our president; but no matter what he does, we will ensure that our inevitable transition to a clean energy economy continues.”
“An Inconvenient Sequel” premieres in theaters July 28.