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Al Gore says Trump fueling climate change momentum

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 01:46

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Gore, whose follow-up to his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" is showing in movie theaters worldwide this month, said governments and companies had stepped up since Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 global pact. Gore's new documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," argues that fighting climate change is a moral battle, on a par with the civil rights movement in the United States or the fight for gay rights. Shot mostly before Trump's election, it also shows the Republican on the 2016 campaign trail promising to abolish environmental regulations and boost the coal and oil industries. "An Inconvenient Truth" is credited with bringing climate change into mainstream political discourse in the United States a decade ago. It won the best documentary Oscar in 2007 and helped propel Gore to a Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Al Gore says Trump fueling climate change momentum

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 01:46