The Apocalypse of Al: Former Vice President Al Gore made the round on Sunday morning's political talk shows this week, warning that President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty will lead to the end of the world.
On ABC's 'This Week,' he lamented that watching the daily weather report was like "taking a nature walk through the Book of Revelations," a line which he has used verbatim before.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So, does it really make all that much difference, then, if the United States pulls out of Paris climate accord. Remember back, you know, the United States under George W. Bush pulled out of Kyoto, yet the innovation continued after that.
AL GORE: Well, we lost a lot of time when the U.S. did not join the rest of the world community then. And while it is true that we have the sustainability revolution underway, and it's very exciting, it has the magnitude of the industrial revolution but the speed of the digital revolution. But we're still not changing fast enough, because it's not just the scientific community warning us now, it's mother nature. Every night on the TV news is like a nature hike through the book of revelation.
70 percent of Florida is in drought right now. Missouri just declared an emergency with another one of these historic climate-related downpours. We have had 11 once in a 1,000 year downpours in less than ten years in the United States. So, we have to move faster.
It's good news that the rest of the world is, it's good news that states and cities and businesses are, but we need presidential leadership. We're going to -- since he's not going to lead, the American people are stepping up.
Gore also appeared on CNN's 'State of the Union':