In 2006, An Inconvenient Truth opened the world’s eyes to climate change and sparked a worldwide conversation that continues today.

In the seven years since the film’s release, the world has seen a nonstop succession of new studies, reports, discoveries and headlines that have underscored just how urgent a threat climate change is to our planet.

For the film’s seventh anniversary, we ask, “What do we know now that we didn’t know then?” to keep the spotlight on this evolving and accelerating threat.

In a brief YouTube video recently released, Vice President Gore invited people to join the Science on G+ Community and share ideas to mitigate climate change. Gore and Skoll will engage with Google+ users on the topic in a live Google+ Hangout on Air on June 11 at 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PST.

One of the reasons we’re so excitied to celebrate the film’s anniverary is because An Inconvenient Truth has had such a huge impact on the climate change conversation and the movement to help mitigate global warming’s impact on our planet.

Five million people worldwide went to see An Inconvenient Truth in theaters, and the film won two Academy Awards in 2006 for Best Documentary and Best Original Song. The film has since been translated or subtitled into 32 languages. And 100 percent of Participant Media’s profits from the film were donated to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

More than 180,000 copies of the Inconvenient Truth curriculum were downloaded, and five countries—England, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand and the Czech Republic—plus British Columbia, incorporated it into their secondary schools’ coursework.

Oh, and Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In Washington, President Obama has created an Assistant to the President for Climate and Energy, and the State Department now has a Special Envoy on Climate Change.

At least 150 bills supporting climate action to some extent have been introduced since 2006.