Al Gore Personally Pleaded With Trump To Stay In The Paris Climate Agreement

Former Vice President Al Gore personally asked President Donald Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from a United Nations agreement aimed at limiting global warming, a source revealed.

Gore called Trump Tuesday morning to discuss the Paris agreement that the Obama administration joined in 2016, the source told Axios. “Mr. Gore made the case for why the U.S. should stay in the Agreement and meet our commitments,” a source close to Gore said.

Gore praised the Paris agreement when it was first announced in 2015, calling it “a bold and historic agreement.”

The agreement requires countries to voluntarily submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and those plans are supposed to be ratcheted up every five years. White House officials are split on whether or not the U.S. should remain in the agreement. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner favor staying while chief strategist Steve Bannon favors keeping Trump’s pledge to withdraw.

Ivanka and Jared have been backed by State Department career staff and Sec. Rex Tillerson. Multinational corporations from Starbucks to ExxonMobil favor staying in Paris as well.

Some Republicans have argued the U.S. can stay in the Paris agreement with a weakened pledge to cut emissions. That argument has been supported by former Obama administration climate diplomats who have an interest in not seeing their work thrown out.

Conservative groups largely oppose staying in the Paris agreement, arguing it could derail Trump’s effort to cut back Obama-era climate policies. Conservatives also argue Paris should have been treated as a treaty and sent to the Senate for ratification.

“This treaty is designed to expand every government’s control over private energy-related capital,” said Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“There is no way on Earth an executive can reorganize the economy for the next 35 years,” said Lewis, who co-authored a paper that laid out arguments against staying in the Paris agreement.

Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris agreement while on the campaign trail, and has issued executive orders to rescind Obama administration policies meant to meet the former president’s plan to cut emissions.

Obama pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025. It’s unlikely the U.S. will even come close to meeting this goal if the Trump administration successfully rolls back Obama-era policies.

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    Sonnyhill

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    So?

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Dear Hot Air Al(Gore)the Paris climate accord is based mostly on junk science computer models and the hot air from You,David Suzuki,Leonardo DiCaprio Kuarie David and numerous other producers of Hot Air and hypocricy like Greenpeace who still sail all over the world in their garbage scows Arctic Sunrise and Rainbow Warrior II with their fossil fueled ships and zodiacs and frankly Gore you need to return the undeserved Nobel Prize and the Oscar and all the money you earned for your phonie eco-malarkey from EARTH IN THE BALANCE,ASSUALT ON REASON and A INCONVENT TRUTH

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    John

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    These green lunatics are afraid that the flow of subsidies (or the stealing of money from the people) is going to be stopped.
    That whole ‘agreement’ from Paris was nothing more than a farce.
    Rise people, rise and stop them communist greens.

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    no nw passage

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    Potus is supposed to talk to a consummate
    LIAR AND PHONY and
    FRAUDULENT PROFITEER
    who no matter how politically enhanced is nothing but a
    CRIMINALLY LYING FRAUDULENT SOS
    who should be in prison for his crimes

    I hope POTUS continues to ignore this jerk.

    He is unworthy of any consideration.
    Of course,

    The so-called ” democratic ” party and the greenies
    can’t understand.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    And how did Gore arrive and depart? Certianly not by Magic Carpet or a trained birds and nor did he flap his arms and fly there just like with hollywood eco-wackos like DiCaprio,Travolata and David(Luarie)they did in their private jets

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    G

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    How can ANYONE take Al Gore Seriously? He’s a narcissistic lunatic!

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