Al Gore: Mother Nature has already declared a ‘global emergency’ on climate.

Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that even if President Joe Biden hesitates to declare a national emergency to combat climate change, Mother Nature had already done this. And the planet was feeling the effects of a warming world with dire consequences.

Gore made the comments on ABC’s “This Week,” telling host Jonathan Karl that heat records are being broken, Antarctic ice is melting and the ongoing devastation of droughts, floods and wildfires is making the world “harder.” ” and hitting with immediate effect.

“We’re seeing this global emergency unfold and it’s getting worse faster than predicted,” Gore said Sunday. “This should be a moment of global utility and voters and people in countries around the world need to put a lot of pressure on their political leaders.”

“Don’t forget the fact that all 50 Republican senators have been against doing anything on climate, even though the majority of the American people want it,” he added.

Gore went on to say that the planet is “using our atmosphere as an open sewer,” releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day. Carl pointed to the recent spike in gas prices, saying Biden was challenged in trying to tackle climate change. But Gore pushed back, saying people have confused the short-term benefits of fossil fuels at the expense of long-term harms.

“That’s why heat records are broken all the time,” Gore said. “That’s why hurricanes are stronger, why ice is melting and sea levels are rising, and why droughts and fires are hitting us so hard and so many other consequences. And they’re predicting that Now this century a billion climate refugees are crossing international borders. We must act.”

Biden last week stopped short of declaring a formal national emergency to address climate change after Democrats blocked Sen. Joe Mnuchin’s (DW.Va.) hopes for meaningful climate legislation. The president said climate change was indeed an emergency but instead unveiled a package of modest management measures.

“Climate change is an existential threat to our nation and the world,” Biden said last week. “It’s an emergency, an emergency, and I’m going to look at it that way.”

But many progressive Democrats and environmentalists have called on the White House to take more decisive action. Declaration of formal emergency Could allow Biden to be reinstated. A ban on crude oil exports, which could significantly limit greenhouse gas emissions, or prevent new oil and gas drilling in federal waters, both important measures climate activists have called for for years. Is.

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