Not sure exactly where he said that, as that headline isn’t in the news article as a quote, but if he did say that to the reporter, apparently Mr. Gore hasn’t seen this recent study from the University of California yet: Doomsday messages about global warming can backfire, new study shows
And apparently all the evidence Mr. Gore needs these days comes from the “weather is not climate, unless we say it is” line of reasoning.
From the Hindustan Times:
Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion climate campaigner Al Gore outlined the doom the world is awaiting because of climate change and expressed disappointment at world leaders failing to clinch a treaty to fight the new global terror. Terming the logjam in climate negotiations as a “startling paradox”, the man, whose documentary, The Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar said the year 2010 had seen worst of climate change.
“There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.
His worst fear was that after failure of Copenhagen climate summit the talks where heading towards another “zombie” like the Doha process on World Trade Organisation negotiations. Gore’s solution for the problem was taking the issue back to the grassroots and creating a political storm to compel the leaders to react to climate change.
The former president blamed his own country United States – world second biggest carbon emitter — for failing to legislate a carbon law to curb emissions, resulting in failure of Copenhagen.
Al Gore had a lot of hope for India to take a lead in fighting climate change.
“India has a tremendous opportunity to lead the world in energy efficient solutions and in effecting a rapid shift to use of alternate energy like wind and solar,” Gore said.
Full story at the Hindustan Times