Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Sundance Film Festival opening night premiere of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, in Park City, Utah. Ten years ago, the world needed a wake-up call to a problem that had been overlooked for far too long. Today, the evidence of the climate crisis is all around us.
The good news is that the solutions to the climate crisis exist. Clean energy technologies are growing, markets are reacting and rewarding these solutions, and world leaders are agreeing to act. We saw this last November when the historic Paris Agreement entered into force.
But with a new US president entering the White House, we face a tough question: Will we move fast enough to save our planet?
Because of your friendship, generosity, and dedication to The Climate Reality Project, we can continue to train thousands of grassroots activists about the climate crisis and work with them to make a difference in their communities with programs like the Climate Reality Leadership Corps – which is featured in the film.
We are at a crossroads. We will face great challenges in the months and years ahead. But we hope An Inconvenient Sequel brings the focus back on the work both regular citizens and global leaders need to do to end the climate crisis. We must get to work – quickly.
Stay tuned for more information on when An Inconvenient Sequel will be released nation-wide, and for more ways you can get involved with Climate Reality’s work.
With great hope and gratitude,
President and CEO
The Climate Reality Project