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Former Vice President Al Gore said Friday that climate change is making Hurricane Florence, and other extreme weather events, more destructive, and criticized people who “deny the reality.”
“Every night on the television news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation and we’ve got to connect the dots between the cause and the effect,” Gore said during a speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where about 4,000 city, state, business, and world leaders gathered to demonstrate their will to combat climate change.
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“Florence is similar to Harvey [the 2017 hurricane that hit Houston, Texas] in the sense that the disruption of the Northern Hemisphere jet stream is what is keeping these storms in the same place, so they drop so much water,” Gore said. “Even without the cyclonic storms, we are putting so much heat into the oceans. We’re using the sky as an open sewer … trapping heat energy.”
Gore, a leading environmental activist, also blamed climate change for worsening other extreme weather events that have occurred throughout the world in 2018, such as record wildfires, heatwaves, and drought.
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Cities are on the front lines of the climate crisis. That’s why they are leading on solutions like building efficiency, zero-emission buses, and zero-waste. I’m thrilled to join @C40Cities and @Mayors4Climate at #Cities4Climate: The Future is Us today.
— Al Gore (@algore) September 13, 2018
This is “Al Gore discovered climate change” level of stupid. https://t.co/t96kJwpm1f
— Hicham Yezza (@HichamYezza) September 14, 2018
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