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Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

From Reuters - August 11, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists.

Gore, whose follow-up to his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" is showing in movie theaters worldwide this month, said governments and companies had stepped up since Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 global pact.

"The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S, the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" Gore told Reuters Television.

"I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement," he added.

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