When “An Inconvenient Truth” was first released in 2006, it managed to win an Oscar-award and open a few minds regarding the true nature of environmental problems. Presidential candidate Al Gore played his part in opening the debate regarding global warming, an issue that many were willing to put aside for the time being. Ten years later, it seems that global warming is just as misunderstood and brushed aside since the release of “An Inconvenient Truth.” This is probably why Al Gore decided to release the sequel to the documentary at this point in time.

The mystery of climate change

Since his last documentary, Al Gore has turned his attention entirely from politics to environmental changes. The former vice-president has spent the last decade traveling around the world and educating various political and social groups about the importance of changing climate policies. The cameras have constantly followed Al Gore during this period and diligently recorded his pursuit of creating awareness regarding this vital Issue.

Mr. Gore genuinely believes that the technology and information available today is good enough to overcome climatic troubles. He focuses his attention on the energy revolution occurring in the world over the past few years and informs people about the alternative at hand.

All of these events have been expertly chronicled in the new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.

What to expect

The documentary premiered at the Sundance film festival earlier this year where it opened to mixed responses. The problem remains that some people still don't believe in the facts related to climate change, and these people will not be too happy with the second installment of Al Gore’s documentary.

Slashfilm’s Peter Sciretta had this to say regarding the documentary: “For those of us still wallowing in defeat and scared shitless about the next four years, this film might come too soon for comfort. This movie isn’t as hopeful as "An Inconvenient Truth." "Truth to Power" is a blockbuster sequel of the dark and gritty Nolan era.

It is equal parts depressing, infuriating, inspiring and stressful. But the film isn’t without a tinge of hope. While "An Inconvenient Truth" was a shock to the system, the depressing nature of this follow-up feels more like a direct call to action.

The documentary could not come at a more pertinent time, especially because of the recent news regarding President Trump rolling back environmental policies implemented by his predecessor President Obama. Al Gore’s major reasons for creating this documentary is to make sure policymakers understand the urgency behind the situation, so here's hoping that President Trump watches this documentary and realizes the immediacy of the problem. You can catch a look at the trailer of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” below: