CNN to host 'global town hall' with Gore on 'climate crisis'

CNN to host 'global town hall' with Gore on 'climate crisis'
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CNN announced Wednesday it will host a one-hour "global town hall" with environmental activist and former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreTrump’s isolationism on full display at international climate talks Overnight Energy: Trump officials defend fossil fuels, nuclear at UN climate summit | Dems commit to Paris goals | Ex-EPA lawyers slam 'sue and settle' policy Al Gore: A new president in 2020 could keep US in Paris agreement MORE on August 1 at 9 p.m.

The event will be moderated by anchor Anderson Cooper.

"More than a decade after his documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ was released, Al Gore will discuss his latest film — ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’ which dramatically presents Gore’s premise that we are close to a real energy revolution and his efforts to work with the current government on bringing change," reads a CNN release.

CNN says in the live event "Cooper and members of a live audience will discuss with Gore how efforts to solve the climate crisis in the U.S. and around the world have been impacted by the Trump Administration's actions on climate and identify the way forward in the climate movement."

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President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accords to the dismay of many world leaders in June and has sought to roll back many Obama-era environmental regulations.

CNN presented multiple live town halls during the presidential primaries in 2015 and 2016 and has continued to feature politicians in the same format this year.

Previous 2017 CNN town halls have included Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (I-Vt.), House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Democratic leadership debate and a debate between Sanders and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE (R-Texas). 

Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth" won two Academy Awards, including best documentary, in 2006.