Someday, climate change doubters will be akin to racists, Former presidential candidate Al Gore told former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky in an interview.
Gore compared the struggle against racism in the South to his personal battle with global warming and its skeptics, TG Daily reported. There came a time when people said, 'Hey man, why do you talk that way? That's wrong, I don't go for that, so don't talk that way around me. I just don't believe that,' Gore said in the interview.
That happened in millions of conversations, and slowly the conversation was won. And we still have racism, God knows, but it's so different now and so much better. And we have to win the conversation on climate, he added.
The former Vice President also said we need to initiate an organic vegetarian diet for the general population since industrial agriculture is contributing to the relentless, growing problem of global warming. According to Gore, meat eating has prompted forests to clear due to higher demands for cattle in the interview, adding that synthetic nitrogen use in fertilizers continues to contribute to global warming.
[We simply must find] more productive, safer methods that put carbon back in the soil to produce safer and better food, Gore urged Americans.
Gore urged Americans to curb greenhouse gases, adding that The very existence of our civilization is threatened.
A recent poll indicated that climate change is no longer a major concern, particularly in developed nations. Air and water pollution as well as water shortages and waste disposal are of much greater concern to these countries, the Nielsen poll found.
An adviser to the survey and research associate at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute said that we should Focus on immediate worries such as job security, local school quality and economic well-being have all diminished media attention for climate stories in the past two years.
Meanwhile, a recent study found that Earth's rapid warming has prompted species to behave strangely and shift toward uncharacteristic climates. Scientists also continue blame the recent surge in natural disasters on global warming.