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Al Gore: Climate change skeptics as 'ferocious' as those who fought against civil rights

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Leading climate change activist Al Gore drew a parallel between those who fought against civil rights and those who fight the climate change movement in an interview over the weekend. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Former Democratic Vice President and leading climate change activist Al Gore drew a parallel between those who fought against civil rights and those who fight the climate change movement — seemingly placing the two social issues on the same moral plane.

“I grew up in the South when the civil rights movement was gaining momentum," Gore told CNN's Fareed Zakaria over the weekend. "Believe me, the resistance to civil rights was at least as ferocious as the resistance to the climate movement in solving the climate crisis."

He added, “In the anti-Apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela once said, ‘It’s always impossible until it’s done.’ And we are right at that tipping point where the climate movement is concerned."

Gore made similar remarks last month at the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, Australia: "The climate movement 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.”

Amid the release of his new climate change movie “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," Gore failed to directly answer a question last month over his 2006 claim that “the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years” if countries around the world didn’t take “drastic measures” to counteract what he saw as man-made global warming.

And while Gore has claimed his Nashville home is completely powered by renewable energy, it's been reported that only 3 percent of the electricity it uses comes from renewable sources — and that his home used enough electricity for six homes last year just to heat his outdoor swimming pool.

Gore — who also recently declared that he "carried Florida" in the 2000 presidential election — said he believes Republican President Donald Trump may have won the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton due to “hyperglobalization” and the lack of trust in environmental “experts.”

(H/T: The American Mirror)

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