Former Vice President Al Gore said Friday that the United Nations’ new report on climate change demonstrates that the world is experiencing a “global emergency.”
“We have a global emergency,” Gore said in an interview on PBS NewsHour. “You use a phrase like that and some people immediately say, ‘okay calm down, it can’t be that bad.’ But it it is.”
“What the scientists have warned us in this recent report is that if we do not take action quickly … then consequences down the road would be far, far worse than what we’re experiencing now,” Gore added, stating that climate change could become an existential threat to civilization based on the report’s findings.
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