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In 2006, An Inconvenient Truth opened the world’s eyes to climate change and sparked a worldwide conversation that continues today. Keep the spotlight on this evolving and accelerating threat — see the film, learn about the issues, and take action.
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Al Gore sits down with Jeff Skoll to talk about climate change - more specifically, what we know now that we didn't know then, seven years after the release of An Inconvenient Truth. Watch the conversation below.
The impact of An Inconvenient Truth is unprecedented. Since its release in 2005, the film has helped to galvanize governments, leaders, organizations and individuals worldwide to take action on global warming. More than a billion people are now aware of the issue and have been motivated to act.
- Over 106,000 tons of carbon were offset in the year following the film's release, which is equivalent to 225 million car miles.
- 4200+ tons of carbon were offset just by people swtiching to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Over 15 climate change bills have been introduced in Congress, with the historic Markey-Waxman Bill passing the House in June, 2009.
- Five countries - England, Scotland, Czech Republic, New Zealand, and Germany - and the Canadian province of British Columbia incorporated An Inconvenient Truth into their secondary schools' curricula.
- President Obama created the new position of Assistant to the President for Climate and Energy.
- The United States House of Representatives established a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
- The U.S. Senate established a Select Committee On Energy Independence and Global Warming.
- Over 2600 people have been trained to give The Climate Project presentation and 4 million people on all seven continents have heard the presentation.
- The issue of global warming reached more than a billion people worldwide.
- Changed public perception: 33% of people surveyed before the film’s release believed global warming is real versus 85% after the film’s release (that figure has since declined).