Gore warns exit from Paris deal risks global ‘weather apocalypse’
Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that President Trump ignored science and Mother Nature in pulling out of the Paris climate change accord, saying that nightly news reports resemble “a nature hike through the Book of Revelations.”
That helps explain the Trump administration’s clumsy explanation for the president’s decision to exit the agreement, said Mr. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Reality Project and a leading advocate for reducing carbon emissions.
“The administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters and they don’t want to stop the polluting of the atmosphere — it interferes with their business plan,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Mr. Trump said last week that he was pulling out of the Obama-era agreement with nearly 200 other nations because it was a bad deal, imposing burdens on the U.S. that would harm the economy while excusing other countries that are top polluters, including India and China.
“It’s not just the scientific community warning us now, it’s Mother Nature. Every night on TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelations,” Mr. Gore said.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defended Mr. Trump on “Fox News Sunday.”
“We have nothing to be apologetic about as a country with respect to what we’ve done in reducing our C02 footprint,” Mr. Pruitt said.