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.
Gore's new documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to
Power," argues that fighting climate change is a moral battle,
on a par with the civil rights movement in the United States or
the fight for gay rights.
Shot mostly before Trump's election, it also shows the
Republican on the 2016 campaign trail promising to abolish
environmental regulations and boost the coal and oil industries.
"An Inconvenient Truth" is credited with bringing climate change
into mainstream political discourse in the United States a
decade ago. It won the best documentary Oscar in 2007 and helped
propel Gore to a Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
(Editing by Dan Grebler)
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