Al Gore said that political figures that deny the existence of climate change should pay a “price” and that people must adapt a plan to fight a changing global climate.
Al Gore has been one of the most profound political figures in the last 30 years when it comes to climate change. Whether we’re talking about intelligence on the subject or willingness to remain committed to the fight – Gore has been a founding father of the climate change fight. That fight though has become even more apparent in recent weeks as allegations that states like Florida have been running undocumented rules that prevent state employees from using language like “climate change,” or “global warming” in official documentation or communication.
While speaking at an event on climate change Gore said that to correct the damage that has already been done by people, “we need to put a price on denial in politics.” Suggesting that there need to be greater consequences for denying something that “97 percent of peer-reviewed climate studies,” confirms without any hesitation – as Secretary of State John Kerry said in a separate address.
There is no doubt that the political ramifications of climate change are serious. Some are even calling for Al Gore to run for President again in 2016 – even as he has grown significantly older and has been out of the political game for some time.
It’s his credibility and commitment to the issue itself that is so attractive to many Democrats who feel as though they don’t have a message heading into 2016 – and that this is the perfect opportunity to begin creating a legitimate message to fight moving forward.
However, a run by Gore would be unlikely at this point – even though many believe he would be a better candidate for his party than Hillary Clinton is currently. The changes that need to take place within the climate – with reducing carbon emissions and reducing the overall burden that we are putting on our planet – has become priority number one heading into the next election cycle.
The lobbying though for a plan that could help stop climate change is something that Al Gore would be the ideal candidate for, should the United States push harder to end denial and the questioning of something that has been widely confirmed by science and research.