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 GoreTrump's reelection looks more like a long shot than a slam dunk Gore praises Greta Thunberg after meeting: 'Nobody speaks truth to power as she does' Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires 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 SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement MORE (I-Vt.), House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Social security emerges as latest flash point in Biden-Sanders tussle Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party 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 CruzJordan says he thinks trial will be over by next week The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power GOP-Biden feud looms over impeachment trial MORE (R-Texas). 

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