How to end global warming?
How to save the planet?
That’s the question posed by one of the world’s leading climate scientists.
In an interview with the Associated Press, former Vice President Al Gore argued that the world is headed into a new era of climate disruption and called for urgent action to curb the effects of the planet’s growing carbon dioxide emissions.
The world is already experiencing some of the most severe weather events in the history of our planet, with the worst flooding and droughts in human history.
And if we continue to burn fossil fuels, we’re going to see the same kinds of catastrophic effects that we saw in the 20th century, said Gore, who retired from the White House in 2012.
Climate change is the worst threat to human civilization since the end of the last ice age, Gore said, adding that we need to act now.
We’re not going to be able to stop the climate change if we don’t act now, he said.
Gore is a longtime advocate for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but he’s never made a direct call for the U.S. to cut its emissions.
Instead, he’s called for action that includes developing a new, more sustainable economic model that can sustain a thriving economy for decades to come.
“We’ve got to develop a new economic model for our society that’s going to generate jobs and make the world more sustainable,” he said in the interview.
We need to develop an economic model of economic sustainability that is not just going to bring prosperity to a small number of people but is going to create an economy that is sustainable, he added.
We can’t just rely on a carbon-based economy.
We have to develop our economy in a way that is going get us out of this crisis, he told the AP.
He also argued that fossil fuels have the potential to play a role in global warming because they can be transported and stored.
They can be used to power cars and aircraft, as well as power industries, Gore added.
In his book “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore has argued that if we’re to reduce global warming, we need the fossil fuel industry to be more accountable.
He called on oil companies to stop polluting the planet, and the fossil fuels industry to invest in clean energy technology.