French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Some of that speech was dedicated to highlighting the long-term effects of climate change.
"I'm sure one day the United States will come back and join the Paris agreement," he said.
Macron said the effects of CO2 emissions and ocean pollution are killing the planet and disagreements on how to face the issues are short-term. Congress had an overwhelmingly positive response to his views that largely oppose those held by President Trump.
Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement last summer. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has also questioned the effects of human activity on the environment. But that doesn't mean Macron's words fell on deaf ears.
Macron and Trump appear to have a warm relationship, some going as far as to call him the "Trump whisperer."
Macron also encouraged the U.S. not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.