“Climate change” is a “moral and spiritual issue,” said Al Gore on Monday during a CNN-produced “town hall” event hosted by Anderson Cooper.
Gore was prompted to frame “climate change” as something beyond politics by a left-wing Catholic priest named John Rausch.
Gore praised Pope Francis for hyping “climate change” as an existential threat to humanity and framed his proposals for increasing centralization of political control over human behavior to combat “climate change” as a Christian calling.
“Now I was taught in my church that the purpose of life is to glorify God and if we are heaping contempt on God’s creation, then we’re not living up to the duty that God is calling us to,” said Gore. “The way we live our lives is definitely connected to this … It’s not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual issue.”