Christians who speak out for environmentalism can combat skepticism and end America’s addiction to carbon fuels, Al Gore told 2,000 Baptists who gathered to hear him during a three-day celebration of denominational unity.
“Don’t tell me we can’t solve this climate crisis. If we had just one week’s worth of the money spent in Iraq, we’d be well down the road,” Gore told the loudly applauding crowd. “This is not a political issue. It is a moral issue.”
Gore, whose environmental work produced a popular movie and book called An Inconvenient Truth and earned him a Nobel Prize, spoke for 90 minutes at the New Baptist Covenant meeting in Atlanta, pounding out a message that related extreme poverty to global warming, addressed misconceptions regarding the climate crisis and offered hope for slowing and reducing carbon emissions.