Al Gore wants to work with Trump to tackle climate change
Former U.S. vice president and environmental activist Albert Al Gore wants to work with Donald Trump's administration to help tackle the harmful effects of global warming and climate change.
Mr. Gore, who served as the 45th Vice President of the U.S. from 1993 to 2001 under former President Bill Clinton, campaigned hard against Trump during the recently concluded presidential race. He warned voters that Trump's victory would take the country toward a climate catastrophe.
But in a new online posting on the website of the Climate Reality Project, he wrote that was ready to do anything to work with the Trump administration to ensure that the U.S. remains a leader in the fight against climate change.
Extending an olive branch, he wrote, "President-elect Trump said he wanted to be a president for all Americans. In that spirit, I hope that he will work with the overwhelming majority of us who believe that the climate crisis is the greatest threat we face as a nation."
Mr. Gore's the Climate Reality Project is an advocacy group with a mission to help accelerate the shift from conventional fossil fuels like coal to environment-friendly renewable energy, such as solar energy.
Trump, who won the tightly-contested presidential race by defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, has long been a climate skeptic. He has repeated called the notion of global warming a "hoax," and warned that he would "cancel" the Paris Agreement that aims to tackle global warming by cutting carbon emissions.