Mountains in the photo of the World Economic Forum in 2019

2011: In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Gore compared the risks of climate change and policy inaction to the 2008 economic crisis.

He said: “We ignored the reality of the market and almost destroyed the world economic system. We are also ignoring the reality of the environment, and the consequences could be several orders of magnitude worse.”

2015 year: Gore told an interviewer that climate change is similar to the civil rights struggle in the United States.

Gore said talking about racism was successful in the civil rights movement. He added: “It happened in millions of conversations and gradually the conversation was won.

He continued: “And we still have racism, God knows, but things are very different and much better now. And we have to win the climate conversation,” Fox News reports.

In 2000, Gore lost a controversial presidential election to Republican George W. Bush and conceded defeat after a brief court battle

In 2000, Gore lost a controversial presidential election to Republican George W. Bush and conceded defeat after a brief court battle

2019: The New York Times published an op-ed by Gore in which he wrote: “This is the life-or-death challenge of our generation. These are Thermopylae, Agincourt, Trafalgar, Lexington and Concord, Dunkirk, Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Bulge, Midway and 9/11.”

January 2020: A year later, Gore doubled down on the 9/11 comparison, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: “This is Thermopylae. This is Agincourt. This is Dunkirk. This is the Battle of the Bulge. It’s 9/11. We have to be on top,” writes The Hill.

July 2020: Just a few months later, Gore had a new problem that could be compared to climate change, Covid-19. In an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Gore compared the pandemic that shut down the world to climate change.

He said: “Among the scientists who warned us about the pandemic were the best epidemiologists and virologists in the world, and they warned us to prepare for a pandemic almost identical to the one we are now dealing with.”

Gore added: “So as we hear climate scientists arguing for even longer that we need to do something to stop the growing climate crisis, it seems the lesson is clear that we better listen to them.

2021: At the UN climate change summit last November, he compared the world’s complacency on climate change to its failure to take seriously the threat of fascism in the 1930s.

Citing Winston Churchill’s famous warning that “the era of procrastination (…) is drawing to a close,” Gore told the UN climate summit in Glasgow that the effects of global warming would soon prompt action.

“We are now feeling the effects of the climate crisis in all parts of our world,” he said, echoing Churchill. “Scientists warned us that there would be such consequences.”

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