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Trump can't stop American progress on climate, Al Gore tells Cannes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:34

Former U.S. vice president Al Gore promotes his new film ''An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump cannot stop momentum to tackle climate change, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said on Monday (May 22) as he promoted his latest film on global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is the follow up to "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary credited with bringing climate change into mainstream political discourse in the United States a decade ago. Shot mostly before Trump's election, it features the Republican candidate on the campaign trail promising to abolish environmental regulations and boost the coal and oil industries. At one point Trump tells a rally: "We need some global warming -- it's freezing!" But with legal and political obstacles, Gore said Trump would be unable to stop the momentum that would shift society away from fossil fuels. "We now know after four months of the Trump administration, no one person, not even a president, can stop the climate movement," Gore told a news conference at the French film festival. "The courts have blocked parts of what President Trump has attempted and the Congress has refused to act on other parts of his agenda. The American people are determined to continue making progress and will do so," he added. Since he took office, Trump's administration has moved to unwind environmental rules but frustrated some conservatives by entertaining the idea of keeping the United States in a global pact to fight climate change. "An Inconvenient Sequel" premiered at the Sundance Festival in January to mixed reviews.

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Trump can't stop American progress on climate, Al Gore tells Cannes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:34