I never thought I would be sitting in my local movie theater on Miami Beach listening to Al Gore speak. A group of us went together to see Gore’s new documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” This film is a follow-up to the 2006 documentary Gore made called “An Inconvenient Truth.”
At first we thought Gore would appear via Skype. After all, the film was debuting in theaters across the country. Why would Gore appear live here? Maybe it’s because Miami Beach is more vulnerable to the impact of global warming than any other city in the United States.
We witnessed that earlier this week when we got hit with seven inches of rain in one afternoon. Our streets immediately got flooded because underground drains couldn’t handle the amount of water being accumulated. Water was pouring out of manholes.
Gore knows we are in trouble here with the rise of sea levels all around us. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is working closely with Gore to help resolve the situation. Some of the streets are being built-up and new water pumps are being installed everyday.
Everyone must see “An Inconvenient Sequel.” It’s an solid reality check for what’s going on in the world. We know a lot of the information already, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a refresher course.