GORE: God Wants Us To Fight Global Warming
By MICHAEL BASTASCH
Former Vice President Al Gore invoked God in a recent interview about his new global warming film, saying the good Lord “intends for us to open our eyes and take responsibility for the moral consequences of our actions.”
Gore sat down with Interview to discuss his upcoming film “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which hits theaters in July. After comparing the fight to stop global warming to past movements, like the civil rights and abolitionist movements, Gore turned to preaching.
“Regarding the climate movement, there are people who say, ‘God is in complete control of everything that happens, and if the Earth is getting warmer, then maybe God intends that,’” Gore said. “Well, no.”
“God intends for us to take responsibility for how we treat God’s creation, and if we choose to use the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet as an open sewer for 110-million tons of global-warming pollution every day, the consequences are attributable to us,” Gore told Interview Thursday.
“And if you are a believer, as I am, I think God intends for us to open our eyes and take responsibility for the moral consequences of our actions,” Gore said.
His new film comes out 11 years after “An Inconvenient Truth,” which is credited with sparking a wave of global warming activism. It shot Gore’s fame to new heights as well as some scientists and activist who featured in the film.
In the film, Gore made lots of predictions that never came true, but he still told the Hollywood reporter last year he had “underestimated” how bad man-made global warming would get.