A 2006 crusade by the former US vice-president, awakening the world to the 'inconvenient truth' of the planetary emergency. A slide-show that re-energised the environmental movement in the 21st Century.

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Everyday Hero Everyday Hero

Members of the Public who desire to understand the threats of climate change and what they can do about it. “Each one of us is a cause of global warming, but each one of us can make choices to change that with the things we buy, the electricity we use, the cars we drive; we can make choices to bring our individual carbon emissions to zero. The solutions are in our hands, we just have to have the determination to make it happen. We have everything that we need to reduce carbon emissions, everything but political will. But in America, the will to act is a renewable resource.”

Ordinary World Ordinary World

In 2006, global warming is real, potentially catastrophic, and human-caused. Gore presents detailed, accurate, specific data that supports the thesis.

Better World Better World

Following the film, Gore founded The Climate Reality Project in 2006 which trained 1,000 activists to give Gore's presentation in their communities. The group now has 3,500 presenters worldwide. In a 2007 47-country Internet survey conducted by Nielsen and Oxford University, 66% of those respondents who said they had seen An Inconvenient Truth stated that it had "changed their mind" about global warming and 89% said it had made them more aware of the problem. Three out of four (74%) said they had changed some of their habits because of seeing the film.

Compelling Villain Compelling Villain

The Inconvenient Truth Climate Change is real. Humans are burying their heads in the sand to the full truth of its devastating effects.

Call to Adventure Call to Adventure

The Slideshow. A keynote presentation raising awareness of climate change, with evidence presented on both the global stage and in people’s back yards.

Crossing the Threshold Crossing the Threshold

Gore’s call is followed by a review of what individuals can do to solve the climate crisis, from switching to green power to consuming less and conserving more to taking political action.

Three Challenges Three Challenges

Three difficult but confidence-building hurdles to be overcome

  1. Believe the facts and admit to ourselves that Climate Change is real and warrants immediate action.
  2. Spread the word and share the teachings with others.
  3. Make a change, whether on an individual or collective level.

Allies and Gifts Allies and Gifts

Americans to continue the country’s tradition of doing great deeds, even when they are difficult.

Mentors and Gifts Mentors and Gifts

"I am Al Gore. I used to be the next President of the United States.” By his estimations, Gore has presented the talk over 1,000 times to audiences over the world. He tailored the talk each time he gave it and constantly adapted to the various audiences including politicians, academics, and religious communities, supplementing his core presentation with localised content for regional audiences.


Climate novices

Everyday heroes. Everyday heroes.

Climate catastrophe

Ordinary world. Ordinary world.

The inconvenient truth

Compelling villain. Compelling villain.

The slideshow

Call to adventure. Call to adventure.

Taking action

Crossing the threshold. Crossing the threshold.

Al Gore, Climate Preacher

Mentor, allies and gifts. Mentor, allies and gifts.

Believe the facts

Challenge. Challenge.

Spread the word

Challenge. Challenge.

Make a change

Challenge. Challenge.

Cascade the truth

Better world. Better world.

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Everyday heroes.

Ordinary world.

Compelling villain.

Call to adventure.

Crossing the threshold.

Mentor, allies and gifts.




Better world.

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An Inconvenient Truth re-energised the environmental movement through Al Gore’s story resilience as a single truth, bound by local people and places. By tailoring the talk each time he gave it and supplementing his core presentation with localised content for regional audiences, he spoke to the stories people were already telling themselves.


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