29 Aug '11, 5pm

Al Gore: Climate Denial Must Go the Way of Racism

Al Gore: Climate Denial Must Go the Way of Racism

Gore was describing the mechanism by which change began to stir in the national consciousness on civil rights issues, when he described the following scene. (Via the Daily Caller ): "I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me," Gore said. "My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, 'Whoa! How gross and evil is that?' My generation asked old people, 'Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?' And when they couldn't really answer that question with integrity, the change really started." Gore is discussing how such a change may need to be stirred in the public consciousness now, how we need to "win the conversation" regarding climate issues....

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/al-gore-climate-d...

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