Tim Cook Introduces Al Gore’s New Climate Change Documentary

Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a screening of Apple board member and former US Vice President Al Gore’s new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on Thursday, 9to5Mac reports.

Cook introduced the climate change-based movie last night to a Silicon Valley audience.

Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” is the sequel to his hit documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” In 2006, “An Inconvenient Truth” propelled Al Gore’s climate change activism to a new level of awareness, proving that distilling a PowerPoint to a feature-length format doesn’t have to make great cinema to achieve its goals. A decade later, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” does it all over again, with somewhat more engaging filmmaking and a far greater sense of urgency.

In his introductory remarks, Cook mentioned that there are signs “all around us of the climate crisis.” Despite that worrying quip, he also said there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of the planet’s climate.

He pointed out that there are numerous technologies and forms of renewable energy that have been developed and employed around the world in the past few years, and that “almost every country” in the world has agreed in principle to fight climate change and strive towards using these renewable energies.

“But there’s also great reasons for optimism, and there’s renewable energies that have been developed over that period of time and are being widely deployed. Almost every country in the world has agreed to do certain things, and markets are rewarding renewable energy everywhere,” Cook said. “But the clock still runs, and the urgency has never been greater. And so I think there’s never been a better time for this film.”

Watch Cook introduce “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” below.

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  • FragilityG4

    A Convenient Cash Grab. There are so many factors that contribute to the change in climate. The two biggest are out of our control. The suns increase of solarflares and sunspots and more importantly the weakening of earths magnetic field. Polluting is terrible and alternative fuel sources should be sought. But not because of climate, because of our breathing air, our drinking water and the food we grow. AGW is not the huge factor as Gore would like you to believe as he counts his Big Green.