Former Vice President Al Gore finds a parallel between the latest weather-related disasters and those described in the Book of Revelations.
While reflecting on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the extreme flooding conditions in Australia this week, Gore points them to climate change.
“These storms – it’s like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation on the news every day now,” he told “Today” show host Matt Lauer. “People are connecting the dots.”
Since the end of his vice presidency, Gore has spent recent years campaigning about recognizing the effects of global warming. He believes many people are fed misconceptions about climate change because of the influence of corporations in politics.
Although Gore criticized President Barack Obama for not taking action on global warming during his first term, he was pleased to hear President Obama address the issue in his speech last week.
“Making the kind of commitment he did is comparable. He’s put his presidency behind this issue now,” he said. “In his first term, even though, yes, he fell short, he ended up doing more than any other previous president.”
In his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Gore discloses what he misses most about politics. But, he believes his political pursuits continue through his environmental agenda.