During a town hall event on CNN Tuesday night, former Vice President Al Gore told a Catholic priest that tackling man-made global warming is “not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual issue.”
I would agree that “tackling man-made global warming” WOULD be a moral and spiritual issue IF it were actually happening AND IF it were an actual crisis AND IF man could affect it.
But those three “ifs” would ALL have to be true! And none of them are political, moral or spiritual. They are all historical and/or scientific.
I can’t agree that global warming is a crisis, because our climate has been significantly warmer in the past and we have good evidence that, during that period, humanity flourished.
And, since there is very little scientific evidence that man impacts climate significantly (if at all), climate activism is clearly not moral, spiritual, historical, or scientific. It’s entirely POLITICAL.