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 GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreTwo Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize There’s no need to panic about the rising sea level When it comes to Iran, America is still running the show 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) SandersSen. Sanders: 'Hypocrite' Trump rants against undocumented immigrants, but hires them at his properties On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America MORE (I-Vt.), House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGeorge Will: Vote against GOP in midterms Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery 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 CruzThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington Senate Gang of Four to meet next week on immigration Live coverage: High drama as hardline immigration bill fails, compromise vote delayed MORE (R-Texas). 

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