Former Vice President Al Gore warned about the severe consequences of climate change, stating that if the world fails to take action, there could be as many as 1 billion climate refugees crossing international borders in the next few decades.
He emphasized the impact of climate change on extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the expansion of unlivable areas due to heat and humidity.
“What happens if the world doesn’t react? What’s the worst-case scenario?” asked Jake Tapper. (Trending: Joe Biden Emailed Hunter’s Business Associates 54 Times)
“The scientist who has warned us of these mega-storms and the floods and mudslides and droughts and the ice melting and the sea level rising and the storms getting stronger and the tropical diseases and climate and migrants crossing international borders in large numbers,” responded Gore.
“They were dead right when they warned us about this, and so we need to pay more attention to them now,” he continued.
“Here is one thing they say: if we don’t take action, there could be as many as 1 billion climate refugees crossing international borders in the next several decades. Well, a few million have contributed to this wave of populist authoritarianism and dictatorships and so forth,” said the former vice president.
Gore stressed the urgent need for attention to scientists’ warnings, highlighting the potential loss of self-governance and the survival of civilization at stake if action is not taken.
“What would a billion do? We can’t do this. We could lose our capacity for self-governance,” continued Gore.
“Already, we’ve seen people driven from the places they’ve always called home, and we’re seeing an expansion of areas in the world that are physiologically unlivable now because of the combination of heat and humidity,” added Gore.
“They’re relatively small areas now, but if we don’t act, they will expand to include most of India, large parts of Northern and South America, the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, the list goes on,” he continued.
“The survival of our civilization is at stake. And it sounds dire, but it is dire,” concluded Gore.