He’s baack! Former Vice President Al Gore, who won an Oscar for his highly inaccurate documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, will hold a special town hall on MTV “to open a conversation with young people about the effects of climate change,” according to the network.
The special, which will air Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m., will be called, what else?–An Inconvenient Special and will feature Gore, along with rapper Fat Joe, DJ Steve Aoki and 17-year old activist Delaney Reynolds. MTV News Correspondent Gaby Wilson will serve as the moderator.
In recognition of Gore’s upcoming documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Viacom Networks, which owns MTV, has declared the week of July 31 “An Inconvenient Week” and will air support from all 10 of its networks, according to Billboard magazine.
“Young people are one of the greatest reasons for hope that we can and will solve the climate crisis, and I am thrilled to participate in An Inconvenient Special to listen to their ideas, hopes and concerns, as well as learn about some of their amazing work on behalf of the planet,” said Gore in a statement. “Young people today are creative, open-minded, empathetic, and they understand the enormous impact the climate crisis will have on them and their families. They’re ready to make a change and put us on the path to a sustainable future, and I have no doubt in my mind they will be the generation to do it.”
Gore has been highly critical of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, calling the decision “reckless,” which is pretty hypocritical coming from someone who was reckless with the facts in his scare-mongering documentary.
— Al Gore (@algore) June 1, 2017
We’ll have to wait and see exactly how much truth there is in his new documentary, but if history is any guide, there probably won’t be much of any.