Former Vice President Al Gore attacked President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord Monday, calling global warming “the most serious challenge we face.”
“We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions the effect of which is to tear down America’s standing in the world, starting with his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement,” Gore said on NBC Monday morning.
“The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge we face,” Gore said.
However, a Bloomberg poll found that only one in 10 Americans agree with this statement.
In fact, more than three times as many Americans say health care reform is the most important issue facing the U.S. today, according to the poll. All told, 90 percent of Americans identified other issues they felt should be top priorities, like terrorism, jobs and taxes.
Gore has been working nearly full-time to raise the alarm over manmade global warming for more than a decade, and has even come out with a sequel to his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Gore has spent recent weeks promoting his new film and criticizing Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, which the Obama administration joined in 2016. Gore even compared the fight against global warming to the abolition of slavery.
“The climate movement, not least in cities, is right now in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history,” Gore said in a speech. “The abolition of slavery. Women’s suffrage and women’s rights. The civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.”
Gore even suggested that God wants Christians to fight against global warming, saying that “God intends for us to take responsibility for how we treat God’s creation.”
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace confronted Gore in early June, pressing the former vice president with the failed prediction from his 2006 film that Earth would face a “true planetary emergency” in the next decade.
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