Gore Calls Trump ‘The Face of Climate Denial,’ Predicts 2020 Voters Will Want to Get Back to ‘The Real America’

By Patrick Goodenough | November 30, 2018 | 4:38 AM EST

Al Gore appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (Screen capture)

(CNSNews.com) – President Trump has become “the face of climate denial,” global warming activist and former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday night, telling The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah that the 2020 election will provide the opportunity for voters to “make a statement – that we want to get back on the track to the real America.”

After Noah had some fun with Trump’s comment, during a recent Washington Post interview, that U.S. air and water were “at a record clean,” Gore turned serious.

“It’s really significant, Trevor, that Donald J. Trump is now the face of climate denial,” he said. “His voice is the voice of climate denial.”

Gore said that while some people still give Trump loyalty and trust, “the vast majority of Americans, not to mention all around the world, are really kind of – they’ve had it with the constant craziness.”

Gore expressed the hope that voters were already pushing back – and would do so again when Trump runs for re-election in 2020.

“You know, in physics there’s this well-known principle: For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction,” he said. “I think that some of the mobilization that is really building – we saw it in the election three weeks ago with the blue wave – I think part of that is a reaction to what Donald Trump is saying and doing.”

Gore said the “experiment with Trumpism is not going very well,” and deadpanned that “in science and medicine some experiments are terminated early for ethical reasons.”

“There will be an opportunity, a little bit less than two years from right now,” he said, “for people who’ve had enough of this stuff to register and vote in large numbers and make a statement – that we want to get back on the track to the real America, and the real American Dream.”

Gore is promoting his annual 24-hour broadcast special, focusing this year at links between climate change and human health, airing live from Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday.

Gore told Noah it would feature heads of state, celebrities and “grassroots activists.”

“And the objective is to show people exactly what the climate crisis is all about, why it’s so serious, what the solutions are, and to encourage people to be active, and to encourage their elected leaders to change their policies.”

“I mean, this is a global emergency after all,” he declared. “It really and truly is.”

Gore shared the Nobel peace prize with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007, the same year his documentary An Inconvenient Truth won two Academy awards.

In the film he asserted that sea levels could rise by 20 feet “in the near future” as a result of melting ice, a development which he said would displace millions of people.

The prediction – which was way out of step with the IPCC’s own projections – was identified by a London High Court in a subsequent legal case as one of nine significant errors in the film, and described by a judge as “distinctly alarmist” and an “Armageddon scenario.”

Patrick Goodenough
Patrick Goodenough
Spencer Journalism Fellow

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