An Inconvenient Truth…A Decade Later

May 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the documentary release, An Inconvenient Truth.

A film that intended to raise public awareness on the dangers of global warming sparked a movement that opened the eyes of the masses and established better public understanding on climate change.

When the movie premiered, the effect was immediate: People began talking about the climate crisis—to their friends, their family, and everyone else in their lives. Millions of voices joined together all across the planet to demand action.

A decade later, we continue to work towards progress. Last December, 195 countries solidified the historic Paris Agreement to cut global warming pollution and accelerate the world’s shift to clean energy.

There is so much more that needs to be done, but the tremendous impact of one documentary and the relentless efforts of so many mobilizing to fight climate change keeps us moving, creating, and committed to confronting global threats.

Take a moment to share your truth using the hashing #ait10, joining Al Gore in a conversation on the anniversary of the film’s release. For more ways to get involved, visit takepart.com/ait10.

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Audio: Larry Brilliant on pandemics at Commonwealth Club

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The audio file of Larry’s talk is now available here.

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Our chairman, Dr. Larry Brilliant, will be speaking May 3 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on fighting Zika and other pandemics.   From the Club’s site:

How safe are we from an ebola, Zika, H7N9, or MERS outbreak? How can we prevent a bioterrorist attack or lab accidents? Public health expert Brilliant will discuss today’s growing pandemic risks.

Brilliant was the executive director of Google.org and chaired the Presidential Advisory Committee on Bio-Surveillance. He lived in India for more than 10 years working as a United Nations medical officer, where he played a key role in the success World Health Organization smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He also co-founded The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in more than 20 countries.

Hope you can join us!