Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Al Gore town hall on CNN: "Climate Change Crisis: Town to Act"
Tuesday night, August 1, 2017, CNN hosted a town hall “Climate Change Crisis: Time to Act” with Al Gore, whose second film “An Inconvenient D=Sequel: Truth to Power” opened recently, after his groundbreaking “An Inconvenient Truth” opened in 2005.
Gore answered several people who had lost homes to floods in Louisiana, after unprecedented rains, or to wildfires. People did not have flood insurance because massive events like these had not happened in the area before.
Gore said that big storms may not be more frequent, but when they come they will be more destructive because they have more heat and moisture to work with.
Gore also said that on all social issues, there is always denial and popular resistance, until a new generation wakes up to the idea that you just have to recognize right and wrong and to the right thing. He said the same thinking had applied to civil rights and gay rights, including marriage equality.
Picture: Ski lift thru burned area in Gatlinburg, TN, my recent trip