Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore says that even though President Donald Trump wants to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the U.S. cannot legally pull out until the day after next year’s presidential election.

The former vice president says he tries to avoid partisan politics when he speaks on climate change, but he says voters “need to really clean house” and change the policy makers if we want to keep the planet from overheating.

Gore’s spirited speech in Nashville Wednesday night kicked off a series of climate presentations that will continue around the globe. Called “24 Hours of Reality,” the event continues through Thursday at more than 1,700 locations, as far flung as Antarctica and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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