Ex US presidential candidate, Al Gore, features in a controversial documentary on the dangers of global warming.

Titled An Inconvenient Truth, it is currently the third highest grossing documentary in American box office history, and is set to hit the silver screen this week.

Placing farmers firmly at the centre of solutions to climate change, it follows his crusade to wake up the world to the threat of climate change. He urges the public to pause rather than move from denial to despair and attempts to offer simple solutions to stop the potential meltdown facing future generations.

Al Gore, a cattle farmer’s son, talks about solutions to climate change such as the growing of renewable energy crops and the storing of carbon in soils and vegetation which agriculture is well placed to deliver.

Gore says, “This is our time to rise again to secure our future.” I believe UK farmers are ready for a long-term vision to supply a sustainable and secure home-grown energy source.”

NFU president Peter Kendall said: “For a long time I have believed farmers and growers are more than ready to meet the challenges of climate change by growing renewable energy.

“This is our chance to make a positive contribution to mitigating climate change and improving the environment.”