Al Gore Will Keep ‘Open Line of Communication’ With Trump on Climate (Exclusive Video)

Sundance 2017: Former Vice President tells TheWrap he’s seen worse obstacles than new administration

Former Vice President Al Gore said he’ll continue to talk in good faith with President Donald Trump about climate change — no matter how his administration feels about the concept of global warming.

“It’s always better to have a line of communication,” Gore said Saturday at TheWrap’s Sundance interview studio at Park City’s Old Town Cellars, where he represented his film “An Inconvenient Sequel” along with directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk and Participant Media chief Jeff Skoll.

“In the decade I’ve been involved in this, I have encountered a lot of really difficult obstacles — and this is another difficult situation,” Gore said.

“But I have seen in years past how many people who start out as climate deniers begin to encounter the reality of the situation,” he added.

The new film, a follow-up to Gore’s Oscar-winning legacy project “An Inconvenient Truth,” dominated the Sundance conversation as the festival’s opening night film — which not only tells of Gore’s work since the first movie put him on the map as an environmental guru, but presented plenty of calamitous new data about global warming.

“No one person can stop this revolution,” Gore said of Trump’s apparent resistance to embrace the environmental movement.

“The sustainability revolution has the sweep and scale of the industrial revolution which changed the whole world, but it has the speed of the digital information revolution, it’s happening so quickly and it’s changing everything. Business leaders and investors are moving the right direction,” he concluded.

Watch the full interview with Al Gore below, and get TheWrap’s full Sundance coverage here.