At the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, Australia, former Vice President Al Gore announced that battle against climate change is comparable to other moral struggles in the past, like slavery and the 1960’s civil rights movement.
“The climate movement,” Gore stated, “is right now in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history. The abolition of slavery. Women’s suffrage and women’s rights.”
“The civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa,” he added. “The late Nelson Mandela said it was always impossible until it was done. The movement to stop the toxic phase of the nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement.”
“Some of you may disagree with that. I don’t,” Gore contended. “I did earlier in my life.”
During his presentation, Gore indirectly alluded to President Donald Trump who has been an outspoken critic of the climate change movement. Trump has previously stated that climate change is a conspiracy perpetrated by the Chinese to compromise American interests.
“We are changing rapidly no matter what the person in the White House says,” Gore exclaimed.
“This is a statement from Goldman Sachs,” he cited, “The prices for batteries and solar panels will continue to drop. That will drive this transition regardless of who’s in the White House.”
Gore questioned, “Can you imagine what I feel (about Trump?)”
In June, Trump withdrew the United States from the international Paris Climate Accord because he believed it was harming American jobs. In response, former Secretary of State John Kerry, along with many other Democrats, heavily criticized the President’s decision.
First reported by The Blaze.