Gore's New Hard Truth: Nothing Is Changing

Climate change too low on priority list: Gore
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 3:36 AM CDT
A polar bear looks across melting pack ice in northern Canada. The bears need pack ice as platforms from which to hunt but climate change is impacting their habitats.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
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(Newser) – Despite the impact of his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, the success of Live Earth concerts and news stories about melting ice caps, little has changed and action is needed more urgently than ever to stem global warming, Al Gore tells the Sun. The Nobel Prize-winning former vice president believes it's up to voters to demand their governments enact new legislation.

"People are more likely to respond to problems that can be felt,"  Gore said. “We think if it’s never happened before maybe it won’t happen in the future. The exceptions can kill you. And global warming is one of the exceptions.”