Al Gore likens climate change to school shooting — Analysis
The ex-vice president has claimed that ‘climate deniers’ are like cops who stood by as children were killed at Texas school
Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, has elevated his rhetoric on climate change to new levels by comparing it with other countries. “deniers”To the Uvalde school shooter, who shot and killed 19 children and two teachers during May in Uvalde Texas.
“Climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all of those almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred,” Gore saidInterview with NBC News on Sunday “They heard the screams, they heard the gunshots, and nobody stepped forward.”
The Uvalde murders were met with a tumultuous police response. “void of leadership,”According to last week’s state report, the death toll was high because of these officers. For more than an hour, nineteen officers stood in a corridor outside adjoining classrooms. A gunman aged 18 continued firing his weapon. Students called 911 to ask for assistance.
Gore lost the 2000 election to Republican George W. Bush. He said that Americans should unite to address the climate crisis. “Confronted with this global emergency, what we’re doing with our inaction and failing to walk through the door and stop the killing is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings,”He said.
Bill Clinton’s former running mate claimed he knew the solution to man-made climate changes and suggested extreme weather events “are really beginning to change minds.”Uvalde’s massacre prompted a new push to restrict firearm ownership. This led to Congress passing significant gun control legislation in the last 30 years.
Gore (74) has amassed an approximate $300 million fortune in his Generation Investment Management since his election. While he is known for being a leader of climate change activism, Gore also owns a large portion of that wealth. Gore has also made outrageous statements about climate threats, like predicting that most of the northern Polar Ice Cap would be lost by 2013, and that the globe would soon reach an ice-free zone. “point of no return” by 2016 if drastic measures weren’t taken.
His 2006 documentary ‘Inconvenient Truth,’ which grossed $50 million at the box office, depicted much of Florida sinking beneath rising waters and saying there would be no more snows on Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro within a decade.