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When it comes to convincing climate change deniers, Al Gore says, "Mother Nature is more persuasive than the scientific community." Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

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Connecticut residents at a rally for the environment against President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Connecticut is one of twelve states and Puerto Rico that formed the U.S. Climate Alliance, all committing to uphold the Paris Accord. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump had been urged by world leaders, scientists and CEOs to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate accord, but the agreement's critics won out. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell flies outside the energy giant's head office in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2014. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

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Former Vice President Al Gore talks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Monday in New York City. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images hide caption

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