Gore says Trump’s withdrawal from Paris agreement is akin to resistance faced by other great moral movements

Al Gore: It is “clearly wrong to destroy the prospects of living prosperously and sustainably on a clean Earth” (Photo: Kasey Baker)

Former US vice president Al Gore compared climate change to historic “moral causes” such as abolishing slavery, universal suffrage, anti-apartheid, civil, and gay rights.

It was “clearly wrong to destroy the prospects of living prosperously and sustainably on a clean Earth” and to “condemn future generations” said Gore. In the same way “it was wrong to allow slavery to continue”, “to deny women the right to vote”, “to discriminate on the basis of skin colour or who you fell in love with”, and…