Al Gore on the Weather: ‘A Nature Hike Through the Book of Revelations’
Former vice president Al Gore previews the “new version of the slideshow” on climate change in an interview with TakePart.com. “[E]very night on the news now, practically, is like a nature hike through the book of Revelations,” Gore says in the excerpt released this morning.
“The new information that I’ll be focused on in this new version of the slideshow includes a lot of the new startling evidence linking these extreme weather events around the world to the climate crisis. It’s really no longer a legitimate question for doubter debate–I know there are some people that don’t like to hear it put that–but people around the world are suffering from the consequences of the droughts, and the heatwaves, and the extreme flooding events, and the unprecedented winds storms, and the fires. It’s really gotten to the point now where it’s kind of absurd for anybody to say, ‘Hey, nothing’s going on. What’s wrong?’ July was in the U.S. the hottest month ever measured. And, globally, nine of the 10 hottest years ever measured have been within the last 10 years. This is the 337 month in a row where temperatureswere higher than the 20th century average. And the fact that the news media does not report it in that context–every night on the news now, practically, is like a nature hike through the book of Revelations.”