CSUSB Hosts Screening of Al Gore Documentary on Climate Change and Live-Stream Interview with Gore

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Against a backdrop of the Trump Administration pulling the United States out of the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement and extreme weather attributed by most scientists to climate change, Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 26 will host a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Al Gore’s documentary on the wide-ranging effects of a rapidly changing global climate.

The free showing of the film in the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater will also include a live-stream question-and-answer interview with Gore, former vice president in Bill Clinton’s administration, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2000, and former congressman and U.S. senator from Tennessee.

The movie, which is also open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. with the interview with Gore following at 3:45 p.m. Parking at CSUSB is $6.

“Climate change and sustainability are issues that impact every discipline on our campus, and that demands our attention,” said event organizer Jeremy Murray, assistant professor of history at CSUSB.

“This screening is a great opportunity to learn the sobering fundamentals of the science, get an appreciation for the scope of the issue, and finally pick up some practical and hopeful advice about the different paths in front of us,” Murray said. “I hope that many on campus and in the community will come and watch this film for free, and stay for the bonus livestream Q&A with Gore to follow.”

As the title suggests, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is the follow-up documentary to Gore’s 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Now, a little more than a decade after the initial film brought discussion of climate change into the popular culture, the sequel addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016’s Paris Climate Agreement.

“Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy,” according to a synopsis of the film. “Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.”

The movie debuted on July 28 and its trailer may be seen at “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017).”

The screening of the documentary is made possible by the CSUSB College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, John M. Pfau Library, the Department of History, and the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California. The event will be hosted by the CSUSB History Club/Phi Alpha Theta.

In the event of an overflow crowd on Oct. 26, the History Club will host additional screenings of the film at later dates.

For more information, contact Jeremy Murray at jmurray@csusb.edu.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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