AT THE ADMIRAL: Panel discussion after ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ opening night Friday

(Trailer for ‘Inconvenient Sequel’)

Just in from the Admiral Theater:

This Friday, we are excited to begin our engagement of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Al Gore’s follow up to his 2006 pivotal movie, which brought the importance of the global-warming issue to the forefront.

A decade ago, “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture. Gore’s follow-up sequel shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. From director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Sequel, offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man’s commitment to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming and inspire actions to prevent it.

The movie will normally screen at 7 PM, but Friday starts at 6:30 pm so that after we can bring an exciting and informative Q&A panel of experts to answer questions and teach our audience what they can do in Washington to battle the effects of this very real issue.

The evening will be hosted by Washington Women for Climate Action Now!. This summer, WashingtonWomenCAN partnered with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to train women across our state to speak eloquently and confidently on the urgent need for powerful climate action. Climate change affects us all, but the impacts and solutions often depend on where we live. This partnership has empowered more than 50 Washington women to speak out in their own communities across our state and to lead us to a clean energy future.
 
The panel will feature Heidi Roop, a climate scientist with a passion for science and communication. She is currently the Strategic Communications Lead for the UW Climate Impacts Group. Heidi’s professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change.

Additional panelists will be added during the week and hopefully throughout the run of the movie there will be additional opportunities for more speakers and Q&A panels.

As we got ready to publish this, we got word of one more panelist for Friday: Belinda Chin, a Climate Reality Leader and Seattle Parks and Rec Program Coordinator for Sustainable Operations.

21 Replies to "AT THE ADMIRAL: Panel discussion after 'Inconvenient Sequel' opening night Friday"

  • zephyr August 8, 2017 (2:29 pm)

    Thanks for the announcement.  Looks very interesting–especially the Opening Night panel.   Did your title mean to say “An Inconvenient Sequel”?   The “Truth” one was the earlier movie.  ;)  

    • WSB August 8, 2017 (2:50 pm)

      Thank you for catching that. Fixed.

  • Seattlite August 8, 2017 (9:32 pm)

    I heard it was a total flop.  Al Gore’s electricity consumption: Article by Drew Johnson for ClimateDepot.com

    “…In powering his home, Gore still greatly outpaces most Americans in energy consumption. The findings were shocking:

    • The past year, Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month.3,4
    • Gore guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years.5
    • In September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month – as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.
    • During the last 12 months, Gore devoured 66,159 kWh of electricity just heating his pool. That is enough energy to power six average U.S. households for a year.
    • From August 2016 through July 2017, Gore spent almost $22,000 on electricity bills.6
    • Gore paid an estimated $60,000 to install 33 solar panels. Those solar panels produce an average of 1,092 kWh per month, only 5.7% of Gore’s typical monthly energy consumption.

    No matter how the numbers are viewed, Al Gore uses vastly more electricity at his home than the average American – a particularly inconvenient truth given his hypocritical calls for all Americans to reduce their home energy use…”

    • WSB August 8, 2017 (9:47 pm)

      And so we shouldn’t care about climate change because of an imperfect messenger?

      Anyway:

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/gorehome.asp

    • Kersti August 9, 2017 (7:09 am)

      Your opinion does not render this movie a “flop’

      Regardless, Gore is getting information out…I’ve only seen the preview and I bawled; and I am a scientist and aware of the issues. Getting information to the masses in a way they can absorb and feel hopeful is mandatory and difficult. The only flop is failing at your personal responsibility, at the cost of the planet just because you find a flaw in someone. This has no bearing on how you conduct yourself, your own energy consumption, or your ability to do your own part.

      So many look for excuses not to change, or to stay in denial..  tick tock

  • Yogi Bear August 8, 2017 (10:21 pm)

    Gore was wrong about so many things the first time around. Why do people think he is so right now? Besides, he has so much to gain if people buy into his carbon credit banking scheme. Gore is hardly an impartial player.

  • JanS August 9, 2017 (12:55 am)

    Thank you, WSB.  The talking points of the previous poster (Seattlite) are from a rag of a site…sensationalistic, biased, not exactly a proven news source. “I heard”…doesn’t mean it’s a fact.  We all need to pay attention to truth, and do our research to make sure the sources we quote are accurate and truthful,  instead of propaganda.

  • 22blades August 9, 2017 (7:45 am)

    I believe this movie is about climate change and not about Al Gore. If Seattlite feels that Mr. Gore represents hypocracy, that’s for another time & place. If Seattlite considers him or herself a movie critic based on “things he heard”, he or she should keep that day job. I think most people will agree that this type of personal attack for distraction from the real issues is of little or no substance or benefit.

    Seattlite: The reality is that you are at odds with the science and public around you.  You might look for a bridge off that island. It’s (literally & idealogically) going under.

  • Alki August 9, 2017 (7:51 am)

    Does anyone else see this “fake news” stuff turning into a way to censor the nation, and only get the information Trump wants out into the world. Just like NK does with their media. Hmm. It’s only a matter of time…

    It’ll turn into “everything other than what he says is propaganda.”

    Watch.

  • Rusty August 9, 2017 (8:21 am)

    Love the comments and responses – so, just because former VP Al Gore is a ‘flawed messenger’ (read: con man), and despite none of his predictions from 10 years ago coming true, we should believe whatever he’s selling.

    I believe he DID sell his currentTV to the Qatari’s for 500 million oil-soaked dollars, allowing Al-Jazeera entrance to the U.S. cable market. Is that just a ‘flawed messenger’, or is that someone who has gotten rich selling over-inflated fear-mongering while obviously not believing a word of it? If he truly believed, why would his actions be so diametrically opposed to his message? That, I believe, is a legitimate question. Throw in the documented support for terrorism that even other gulf nations have reacted to by Al-Jazeera and the Qatari government, and you have to wonder exactly what the former VP was thinking (maybe just about the money?).

  • Rusty August 9, 2017 (8:22 am)

    Love the comments and responses – so, just because former VP Al Gore
    is a ‘flawed messenger’ (read: con man), and despite none of his
    predictions from 10 years ago coming true, we should believe whatever
    he’s selling.

    I believe he DID sell his currentTV to the Qatari’s
    for 500 million oil-soaked dollars, allowing Al-Jazeera entrance to the
    U.S. cable market. Is that just a ‘flawed messenger’, or is that someone
    who has gotten rich selling over-inflated fear-mongering while
    obviously not believing a word of it? If he truly believed, why would
    his actions be so diametrically opposed to his message? That, I believe,
    is a legitimate question. Throw in the documented support for terrorism
    that even other gulf nations have reacted to by Al-Jazeera and the
    Qatari government, and you have to wonder exactly what the former VP was
    thinking (maybe just about the money?).

  • ScubaFrog August 9, 2017 (5:30 pm)

    Trump’s gestapo make me sick.  Thankfully they’re a tiny undereducated and vastly unsuccessful minority in America, their voice will be drowned out by the masses.  The Orange Idiot and his trumpanzee’s stupidity,racism and bigotry won’t be tolerated.  Go Mueller, Go!  Damn trump and his filth.  33%.

    I totally agree that ‘fake news’ is a buzzword to delegitimize the truth.  His supporters aren’t smart enough to know that ‘fake news’ is the truth.  How sad is that…

    • ALKI August 10, 2017 (7:27 am)

      control the media, control the mind

  • Rusty August 9, 2017 (7:10 pm)

    Wow Scuba, that’s a lot of hate to throw out there…. hard to preach tolerance and dialogue if you don’t practice it. Just something to think about.

    • ScubaFrog August 10, 2017 (12:52 pm)

      I’m not a tolerant man rusty.  For example, I don’t tolerate hate, racism and bigotry:  3 staples of the GOP today, and trump’s failed Presidency.

      31%!  Go Mueller Go!

      • Rusty August 10, 2017 (1:38 pm)

        Scuba –

        Seems like you tolerate hate if it’s directed at those who have differing opinions, and I would also point out the following:

        big·ot·ry
        ˈbiɡətrē/
        noun
        noun: bigotry; plural noun: bigotries
        intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.


        Not everyone thinks the same things, and painting broad groups as racist / hate-filled bigots is in and of itself bigotry – a way to silence dissenting thought without addressing any facts. I wouldn’t argue that President Trump said things on the campaign trail that were bigoted, but I would argue that saying roughly 1/2 the country (62,984,825 votes for Trump, 65,853,516 for Clinton) are bigoted/racist/haters just because they voted for Trump is just as wrong as saying that all Clinton voters are globalists/open-borders/pro-corruption.
        I know people who held their noses and voted for each – possibly the 2 worst candidates I’ve ever seen.

        Painting each other with broad brushes is never a good thing – and name-calling not only cheapens the names used, it prevents us from having any meaningful dialogue.
        • zark00 August 10, 2017 (4:51 pm)

          Science is not an opinion – if you deny climate change is man-made you’re simply ignorant, not ‘of a different opinion’.

          And Scuba is dead on with his FACTUAL assessment of the Trump regime.

          If you support Trump you support a sexual predator – in his own words.  That’s a fact.

          Bannon and Sessions are racists – that’s also a fact, not an opinion.

          “He’s a Mexican,” Trump on Gonzalo Curiel – Federal Judge, American Citizen, Born in Indiana.
          His own party confirmed he is a racist:
          “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” -Paul Ryan

          The Justice Department sued his company ― twice ― for not renting to black people.
          Trump Management Corporation settled and promised not to discriminate against black people, Puerto Ricans or other minorities.

          Then three years later the Justice Dept. sued him again.

          The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino $200,000 in 1992 because managers would remove African-American card dealers at the request of a certain big-spending gambler.
          A state appeals court upheld the fine.

          THAT is the man you are defending and supporting.  A self described sexual predator, a racist, and a complete moron – the moron part is MY OPINION – the rest is fact.  Google it. 

          • Rusty August 10, 2017 (9:44 pm)

            Zark, you’re killing me. President Trump isn’t a ‘sexual predator’, he merely talked about women letting him grab them – not cool, but not say… Bill Clintonesque levels. 

            Bannon & Sessions as racists…. no facts, and Sessions actually prosecuted the klan. 

            Trump plaza – wasn’t that a class action? Trump was a lifelong democrat, so that one actually makes a little more sense – but then again, he opened mar-a-lago to jews and minorities despite objections.

            I think he’s much more of an opportunist than anything else, possibly a bit islamophobic, but with the previous admins bending over backwards to support terrorists like the muslim brotherhood and calling nidal hassan’s terrorism ‘workplace violence’, i guess that’s the pendulum swinging the other way.

            You and Scuba are giving voice to the same type of intolerance you decry – like it or not, the man is our president – just like Obama and Bush, whether we like them or not. Instead of rolling in outrage and slinging insults, we would all be better off having rational discussion without all the puffed-up outrage and name-calling.

  • Mark August 9, 2017 (10:57 pm)

    I believe we all need to use energy wisely, messengers like Al Gore and our State Governor Jay Inslee tend to use far more energy than the typical person that is hypocritical.  I wonder does Mr. Gore or Mr. Inslee fly sardeen class like the masses?

    Simply switching LED lights can save energy without sacrifice?  Energy efficient appliances pay for themselves in lower consumption.

    The Achilles heel is cheap gas prices that does not foster efficiency.  I remember when gas was over $4 a gallon and people bought fuel efficient vehicles and now they buy SUVs and Trucks.  

  • Cheri Cornell August 10, 2017 (10:48 am)

    Dear All:

    I just saw An Inconvenient Sequel last night and conducted a panel discussion with a climate scientist and a gender & climate researcher. The movie is the tale of courageous people trying to keep the US and the world on track to conquer the climate crisis, including the political climate crisis.

    The best part is that it inspired a really deep and wide discussion about how we talk to others about climate change, and how we bring more people from all communities into the movement. The other clear and true message of the film is that we clearly have the ability to switch to 100% clean energy all over the country, but its the viewers’ job to keep our leaders’ feet to the fire.

    Our discussion went on for at least 1.5 hours and I had to shut it down just so we didn’t exhaust ourselves. Is the movie perfect for everyone? I’ll let you be the deciderer. But we should not let the perfect get in the way of the good. Moreover, it inspired one of the best climate discussions I’ve ever been a part of.

    Hope to see you on Friday!

  • alkistu August 10, 2017 (8:53 pm)

    If you had a chance to see  Richard Engel’s piece on our present energy policy, you’ll see there is very little time left before we loose with a capital L in the world economic boom that is the result of the transition from fossil fuel. 

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