Why is truth inconvenient? We know that climate change is real but why do some people deny it? Why don’t we seem to care much?
Maybe because we don’t belong to the underprivileged sectors of society who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Maybe our priorities are corporate agenda and economic development which doesn’t factor in sustainability.
Maybe we feel that climate change is too big an issue and is out of our hands.
As a follow-up to Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary focusing on the realities of climate change, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” premiered in the Philippines on August 28, 2017 at Trinoma. The movie further takes a look at the urgency of the issue and likewise highlights the Climate Reality Project, the climate negotiations held in Paris, and the shift to renewable energy.
And while we watch this sequel and is reminded of the devastation brought about by climate-related disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc in the US and just recently, devastating floods hit India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Facing these realities of climate change can be overwhelming. But according to Al Gore, despair is another form of denial. He draws hope from individuals and groups doing what they can, contributing to climate action.
Maybe we have a better capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Maybe we don’t see the connection of how so-called development contributes to climate change. Maybe we feel helpless and even indifferent. But as emphasized by Al Gore, the climate crisis is a moral and spiritual challenge to us all. And therefore we have to fight like the world depends on it because our world depends on it.
There’s still a lot of work to be done. Be inspired by the growing number of Climate Reality Leaders, environmentalists, and advocates fighting for the planet. Let’s #BeInconvenient together!
Catch the movie exclusively shown at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma and Glorietta 4).
Wondering what you can do? Check out “101 ways to fight climate change and support the Paris agreement.”