Gore: ‘TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation’

Gore: ‘TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation’

Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreCan Trump beat the Nobel odds? Will Trump win in 2020? Look to the mortgage market Mahmoud Abbas' exit from the Palestinian Authority is long overdue MORE during an interview broadcast Sunday likened TV news to a "nature hike through the Book of Revelation."

During a sit-down with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Gore pointed to reports of extreme weather, saying that the U.S. has had "11 once-in-a-thousand-year events" in the past seven years.

"And they're now fairly commonplace," Gore said.

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"Last year, Houston, Texas had two one-in-500-year events and one once-in-a-thousand-year event."

Gore continued to talk about the threat of climate change, saying India just set its "all-time high temperature record." 

"The hottest year ever measured globally was last year," he said.

He added that 16 of the 17 hottest years have happened in the last 17 years.

"And every night on the TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation, and, though the scientists have long connected the dots, the carbon polluters have mounted this lavishly funded, rear-guard action to pretend there's still a debate," he said.

"But again, Mother Nature is piercing that veil and convincing people that, whether they want to use the terms 'global warming' or 'climate crisis' or not, they can see for themselves with the evidence of their own senses that things are really changing for the worse."

Gore has been promoting his new documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power."

During a CNN town hall earlier this month, he criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

He said Trump has "isolated" himself from the majority of Americans who believe in the threat of climate change.