CNN to host ‘global town hall’ with Gore on ‘climate crisis’
CNN announced Wednesday it will host a one-hour “global town hall” with environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore 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.”
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 Sanders (I-Vt.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Democratic leadership debate and a debate between Sanders and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” won two Academy Awards, including best documentary, in 2006.
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