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Al Gore rouses Sundance with climate film on eve of Trump induction

By Piya Sinha-Roy | PARK CITY, UTAH

Former U.S. vice president Al Gore delivered a rousing battle cry on Thursday to push climate change forward as an urgent matter for politicians on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, at the premiere of his new documentary.

Gore received a standing ovation after the premiere of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which opened this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as he encouraged audiences to place hope especially in solar power to tackle global warming.

“Whether or not Donald Trump, inaugurated tomorrow, will take the kind of approach that continues this progress, we’ll have to see, but let me reiterate, no one person can stop this,” Gore told the audience.

“An Inconvenient Sequel” follows Gore, 68, a decade after his groundbreaking 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth,” as he discussed environmental policy with state leaders and connected weather-related catastrophes to a global climate crisis.

The film also shows Gore’s behind-the-scenes efforts to