President-Elect Trump Meets With Al Gore; What Could It Mean for Climate Change?
Al Gore met with President-elect Donald Trump regarding climate change, an event that has given environmentalists, scientists, and experts hope regarding the threats to the environment of the upcoming U.S. administration. Although it has not been detailed what specific matters were discussed, the former vice president said that it was an "extremely interesting conversation."
Al Gore is well known for the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." A campaign to educate the world about not only climate change but also global warming, the 2006 documentary film has become one of the most controversial movies of all time. An eye-opener for many, it has provided a harsh yet realistic glimpse of how global warming can change the world.
According to a report from the New York Times, Trump said that even though the world may be going through climate change, there is no assurance that it is truly man-made. This statement was released on the same day that he and former vice president Gore had a meeting.
The president-elect has been quite popular with his claims that climate change is a hoax. He has also appointed a well-known climate change skeptic to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. For many people, when a climate change activist sits down with climate change skeptic Trump, it is a good opportunity for an exchange of ideas.
According to NBC News' interview with Gore, he has stated that he was happy that they had the opportunity to have an exchange, but at this point, no one is sure yet how the Trump administration will tackle the issue of climate change.
Gore also reportedly met with first daughter Ivanka Trump, still on talks about climate change. The former vice president probed the possibility of working hand-in-hand with Ivanka on creating platforms for climate change policies as she sees the topic of global warming as one of her "signature issues."