- Published: Saturday, 29 July 2017 15:06
FastForward interviews producer Richard Berge to discuss the film An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power
By Lily Richards, Head Royce School, grade 10
Climate change has always been a controversial topic, causing many quarrels between people who believe in it and people who do not. One of the pivotal figures and one of the faces of the movement to combat global warming is former Vice President, Al Gore. Gore ran his presidential campaign behind his ideas and passion for saving the environment and won over the majority of Americans while losing the electoral college. In 2005, Gore was featured in a fascinating and moving film about climate change called An Inconvenient Truth. This film shocked the nation and informed many people about the real consequences of their every day actions. It won many awards including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Stanley Kramer Award in the Producers Guild of America Awards. Before this movie, scientists were reluctant to publicly declare that there is a correlation between climate change and natural disasters and their increasing severity. However, now they have made the connection, therefore giving the public a more concrete incentive for changing their habits to better protect the environment.