Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Participant Media, the backers of an upcoming movie about climate change, swiftly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Paramount Pictures' "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is set for release July 28, over a decade since Gore's earlier climate film, "An Inconvenient Truth." Participant Media produced the new film.
Withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement "undermines America's standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity's ability to solve the climate crisis in time," Gore said in a June 1 statement.
Participant Media CEO David Linde called the decision "a blow to our collective ability to fight the climate crisis in time" in a statement posted on the studio's Twitter account.