Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Change


President-elect Donald J. Trump and his daughter Ivanka met with former Vice President Al Gore on Monday to discuss human-caused climate change.

A meeting on climate change.

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Al Gore, the former vice president, arrived at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday.CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times

Al Gore thought he would be bending the ear of the adviser Mr. Trump trusts most, his daughter Ivanka.

Instead, the man bearing “The Inconvenient Truth” went straight to the source: the president-elect himself.

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect,” Mr. Gore, the former vice president, told reporters at Trump Tower. “It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued.”

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14 thoughts on “Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Change

  1. Apparently we have not learned anything from this campaign and this “election.”? Nothing will happen, to help the environment, so the statements here meaning nothing. Ivanka Trump is no better than her Sociopathic father, as she is part of the Regime Change.
    To expect anything else but Trump’s continued assaults on everything, including the environment is nonsense. Do we still not understand that after the election, this fragile “democracy” ceased to exist? A marker of this totalitarian trend is how Trump has loaded many of the major domestic government agencies with military generals–usually found in the very totalitarian governments we have made of big thing of opposing.

    • Yes Rosemary, we have learned that both political parties are full of psychotic killers, except one side is revealed and the other side is not. Let me give you a concrete example of what I mean. We animal lovers agonize every time a right wing hunter kills. We don’t hear it when the democrats kill and they kill just as much. In fact I put it to you that the more liberal democrats are as bad as republicans, maybe not in rhetoric but in their policies. Every year this is what happens in New Jersey, a state that is way out there when it comes to being liberal, and have consistently voted democrat. Read what they do for fun and consider good old fun. “Fishing For Compassion
      For thirty-two years, Gloucester County, New Jersey has sponsored a kids’ fishing contest, which encourages and rewards children for harming animals for fun. “We are proud to continue this tradition,” said Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, to, “We encourage our young residents to come out and try out their fishing skills.” Do you see what I mean?

      • The party now in power is the Trump Regime, but some continue to digress from the reality of what we are now facing. You have excused and condoned Trump’s terrible misdeeds on the racist, sexist Armory blog. You will not get away with it on this one.

      • Trump fills his cabinet with climate-change deniers, Goldman-Sachs officials and generals, with the full support of a Republican Congress. Meanwhile a Democratic county commissioner sponsors a fishing contest. Obviously this proves the two political parties are equivalent.
        Wonderful logic there, Damovand!

      • Marc, thanks for your very intelligent comment to damovand. I do hope he gets it, but I have noticed that those who tend to hang out on the racist/right-wing “Armory” site are not always the most multi-dimensional of thinkers.

      • Rosemary, if I wanted to vent over who is the sexist and the racists I would go to a different blog. My concern is only with the welfare of animals. And Marc, yes I do care about the fish and all the other animals that are killed for fun or make way for more shopping centers and more “family neighborhoods” that is so big with democrats. As far as I am concerned, politicians from both sides are despicable and untrustworthy. And please don’t insult me just because you do not agree with me.

      • Yes, both political parties have problems, but one is out–and one is now in power. That is the paramount difference.
        This Trump Regime, now the one power, I repeat, is the one that is and will be making the decisions, not just for the next 4 years, but for decades. What I find troubling about your comments at times, is that you continue to to purposefully digress from the reality at hand, making excuses for the now-in power Trump Regime, by basically saying “they all are the same.” They are not.
        If we cannot face the stark reality of who and what is now in power, all the caring in the world about anything won’t matter. We must now deal with this Trump Regime., which will not only affect this country, but the whole world. This Trump Regime is far more dangerous, despicable and untrustworthy, and if you are unable to face this, then you can continue to feel insulted–that is your choice and your feeling, damovand.

    • “What I find troubling about your comments at times, is that you continue to purposefully digress from the reality at hand” I understand your frustration and I will try to explain myself better. I hope you can at least respect my position. I am not angry that trump got into the WH because I never thought that Hillary would do, or 0bama did, any better for the environment. In my experience, the challenges of protecting the environment and animals are never any less because of the roster of names in the White House.

      What I see in today’s environmentalists is a mentality that all they have to do is elect a democrat to the WH. They say they care about the climate change, but they seem to miss that every last acre of land with a few trees is being clear cut and developed mercilessly. Where is their concern and activism to stop this relentless destruction?

      When 0bama was elected to WH, I started getting emails from many environmental organizations congratulating us on a job well done as if there was nothing else left to do and we could all just relax and wait for 0bama’s administration to introduce laws to fix the environmental problems. While environmentalists were cheering and celebrating, and some organizations even started devoting their resources to liberal social causes, the conservatives continued their relentless attack on the environment and animals. During 0bama’s time public lands came under attack. Many of the wildlife lost their protection and were hunted mercilessly. Hunting and hunters went wild and out of control, many of them even claiming they were doing the community a service by killing homeless animals whose habitat were turned into houses and shopping malls.

      So you see, the difference between you and me is that for me activism to save the environment does not start or stop with who is in the WH. In fact to the best of my knowledge, it never did. All the successes the environmentalists enjoyed came at the end of long and hard fought battles. It was decades of grassroots activism that gave EPA its power not the other way around.

  2. New post on Exposing the Big Game 12/8/2016

    Speak Up for a Strong EPA
    by Exposing the Big Game
    The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is deeply concerning.
    Pruitt has worked to dismantle well-grounded protections for clean air and clear water while spearheading efforts to undermine common-sense solutions to climate change.

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