Gore: Trump decision on climate change deal 'reckless and indefensible action'

Gore: Trump decision on climate change deal 'reckless and indefensible action'
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"It undermines America's standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity's ability to solve the climate change in time," Gore said.
But Gore added that America's government, civic and business leaders will take up the slack to prevent climate change. 
"We are in the middle of a clean energy revolution that no single person or group can stop," he said. 
"President Trump's decision is profoundly in conflict with what the majority of Americans want from our president, but no matter what he does we will ensure that our inevitable transition to a clean energy economy continues," he continued.
Gore, who created the popular documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" that explored climate change, has firsthand experience with a Republican president nixing a Democratic-led climate treaty. As former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFire-proofing forests is not possible Obama's presidential center may set modern record for length of delay Appeals court affirms North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional MORE's vice president, he played a chief role in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol — an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
But after the Senate showed little interest in passing Kyoto in the Clinton years, then-President George W. Bush abandoned it for good. 
Trump announced Thursday that he will pull out of the Paris agreement, fulfilling a campaign promise. The Paris climate deal had created a nonbinding pact among 195 nations to work against the effects of climate change.
While the move drew criticism from environmentalists like Gore, many conservatives praised Trump and said that the pact was too much of a burden on the American economy.