×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: al gore | 911 | september 11 | davos | greta thunberg

Al Gore Compares Climate Change to 9/11 Attacks

former vice president al gore
Former Vice President Al Gore (Fabrice Coffini/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:38 PM EST

Former Vice President Al Gore urged governments to take immediate action to fight climate change and compared it to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and some of the most well-known military battles in history.

His comments came Wednesday while delivering closing remarks at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland, according to CNBC.

Gore said climate change is getting worse "way faster" than most people realize.

"This is Thermopylae. This is Agincourt. This is Dunkirk. This is the Battle of the Bulge. This is 9/11," he said.

And the Independent quoted him as saying: "We have to rise to this occasion.

"The burden to act on the shoulders of the generation of the people alive today is a challenge to our moral imagination."

Asked if anything made him hopeful when it comes to dealing with the issue, Gore replied: "The young generation is a source of hope."

In a Wednesday tweet, Gore praised 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

"Great to see @GretaThunberg at #WEF20 today. Once again, I was struck by her potent and sobering call to action. Nobody speaks truth to power as she does: 'Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour,'" he wrote.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Former Vice President Al Gore urged governments to take immediate action to fight climate change and compared it to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and some of the most well-known military battles in history.
al gore, 911, september 11, davos, greta thunberg
207
2020-38-23
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved