“In the last decade there have been two major changes in climate change. On the one hand, extreme weather events have become more frequent and of greater magnitude and are not a good sign. And it is that it is no longer just about the heavy rains, nor the rise in sea level, we also find imposing fires, incredible fires that are raging in many countries and that are also being experienced in the western United States.
All this is true, but on the other hand, the second change is that we already have the solutions for these challenges because solar and renewable energy have dropped the price quite quickly and now it is more accessible to have solar panels and electric cars and we have more options to fight and lower our greenhouse effect emissions ”.
Former Vice President of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore, said: “What happened these days in Miami (flooding in the coastal area), for example, is what is happening all over the world. You had more than 6 inches of water here in just two hours. This is what are called rain strokes and they are happening and have happened in Latin America in recent months and it will continue to happen if we don't do something about it, ”he said. "
Hope is real, we can solve this, but that hope is based on the assumption that people will pressure political leaders to advance more quickly in the fight against global warming, "said Nicolás Ibargüen, correspondent for Univision, in an interview. Planet and Fusion.
Gore assures that with this film he aspires to awaken consciences and educate on a subject that still seems distant to most of humanity but that affects it as a whole. Thus, it manages to explain what it is, why it occurs and what we must do to combat global warming.
In his new documentary, entitled 'A very uncomfortable truth: Now or never' (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power), Al Gore recalls that in some parts of the world the reality exceeds the forecasts and that seeking prompt and effective solutions is more imperative than ever in this increasingly hot weather.
In this new production, with more vehemence and much more evidence in hand than the previous time, it is explained how the moment we live in is crucial if we want to survive on this planet.
Gore assures that with this film he aspires to awaken consciences and educate on a subject that still seems distant for most of humanity but that affects it as a whole. Thus, it manages to explain what it is, why it occurs and what we must do to combat global warming.
The research gives clues as to how democracy is often hampered by money and by the interests of the coal and oil industry, for example. At the same time, it offers powerful and viable solutions: renewable energies, which could supply the entire world with energy. The film shows how close we are to a clean energy revolution. And that is the light of hope that it sows.
A sample of that hope is revived when recounting the events leading up to the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, where just days before the event a terrorist attack paralyzed the city. But thanks to a global will to combat this threat, leaders from around the world decided not to cancel it and take action on the climate issue.
"It is a film that, although it may seem depressing because it shows us a reality that we do not want to face, everyone should see it," a viewer admitted to Univision as she left a New York premiere room.
"After ten years since the first movie, this seemed like a good time to ask the audience for permission and tell them what's new (...) People leave this movie with hope, but also with the sense of urgency that we need to move faster", he concluded.
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