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Watch Al Gore Answer the Most Googled Climate Change Questions
His new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, gives a status update on his original film, An Inconvenient Truth, from 11 years ago. As Gore discussed with Stephen Colbert last week, the need for a sequel does not mean a complete lack of progress on protecting the planet.
On the contrary, Gore's "tremendous hope" that "we're gonna win this" is based on recent advances in solar and wind power technology. Just as mass communication is easier today than in 2006, renewable energy is now more and more inevitable. Even Texas realizes that it just makes more sense.
And if there's anyone who understands the leading role of technology, it's Al Gore, who really did help create the Internet.
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