Taking tough stance on the degrading climatic conditions, former US Vice President Al Gore proposed “stringent punishment” for the deniers of climate change, further suggesting to book those politicians who also reject “accepted science”.
The active environmentalist made the remarks while speaking over the serious issue of climate crisis at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
Gore, who is the founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, revealed that several smart investors are now making investments in the alternate energy firms rather than on companies that invest in fossil fuels.
“We have this denial industry cranked up constantly. We need to put a price on carbon to accelerate these market trends. In order to achieve that, we require to put a price on denial in politics. In addition to 99 percent of the scientists and all the professional scientific organizations, now Mother Nature is weighing in,” Gore said.
Gore made a presentation at the SXSW festival underscoring the important events related to the weather and climate conditions, which may have been the result of the human activities as well as negligence. In his presentation, he also linked the issues associated with the Middle East with the current issues of climate change.
The environmentalist suggested that the changes in weather has led to drought in the region that has forced Syrian refugees to flee to those cities that are already having full with refugees following the Iraq war.
During his presentation, the renowned environmentalist also exposed several facts related to the global warming and the initiatives taken to cut down the carbon emissions. He highlighted that Bangladesh is also working very aggressively in direction for installation of solar panels on the rooftops. He further revealed about the state utility of Dubai that has accepted a solar power plant bid.
The one and a half hour presentation also had a special mention about the efforts of Pope Francis in tackling the menace of climate change. Hailing his efforts, Gore said that the Pope is highly concerned about the climate changes and have asked Christians to urgently address the issue.