Al Gore Promotes Warming Movie in Cannes
By The Associated Press (Associated Press) - May 22, 2006
Gore, With Global Warming Movie in Cannes, Says U.S. Citizens Are Ahead of Politicians on Issue
PARIS – The United States is emerging from a “bubble of unreality” about the problem of global warming, former Vice President Al Gore said Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.
Gore was in Cannes to promote the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which chronicles his efforts to bring the dangers of climate change to greater attention.
“I think that up until fairly recently the United States has been in a bubble of unreality where global warming is concerned,” he said, speaking before the Cannes premiere of the film, which debuted at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival and opens in U.S. theaters Wednesday.
Gore said he believed Americans were ahead of U.S. politicians in their thinking about the issue.
“I even believe there is a chance that within the next two years, even (President) Bush and (Vice President) Dick Cheney will be forced to change their position on this crisis,” he said. “One can only attempt to create one’s own reality for so long. Reality proper has a way of insisting itself upon you.”