Al Gore Blames Unrest on Global Warming

Is CO2 behind Brexit?! Al Gore says GLOBAL WARMING led to shock Leave victory

IN ONE of his most astonishing claims ever, the former US Vice President Al Gore insisted that the Brexit victory was impacted by climate change and rising temperatures.

PUBLISHED: 12:01, Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Al Gore, who nearly became US President in 2000, has said that the causes of Brexit, and even the Syrian Civil War, could be traced to climate change.

The environmental activist revealed the bizarre claim during a speech to fans in London ahead of the release of his new environmental film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

Mr Gore, who was Vice President to Bill Clinton between 1992 and 2000, said the rising temperatures fueled the discontent the led to the Brexit referendum outcome.

He explained that extreme weather conditions were creating political instability “the world will find extremely difficult to deal with”.


Gore said that the growing temperatures led to the Brexit referendum outcome

Mr Gore told the audience at the Advertising Week Europe event in London that the “principal” cause of the Syrian Civil War had been the worst drought in 900 years, which forced 1.5 million people to move from the countryside to the cities.

He said that this created a “political powder keg situation” that Syrian government officials privately feared would explode into a war.

This then triggered a mass refugee wave into Europe, causing even greater political instability within the EU and helping convince UK voters to leave the Union last year.

The former presidential candidate said: “This collision between the power of industrial civilisation and the surprising fragility of the Earth’s ecosystem now poses a great danger that could even threaten the future of human civilisation itself.

“One of the lines of investigation scientists have been pursuing has led them to the conclusion that significant areas of the Middle East and North Africa are in danger of becoming uninhabitable.

“And, just a taste of this, to link it to some of the events that the UK and European Union are going through – think for a moment about what happened in Syria.”

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The former presidential candidate told an audience at the Advertising Week Europe event in London

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This contributed in some ways to the desire of some in the UK to say ‘whoa, we’re not sure we want to be part of that anymore’

Al Gore

Mr Gore added: “Before the gates of hell opened in Syria, what happened was a climate-related extreme drought.

“From 2006 to 2010, 60 per cent of the farms in Syria were destroyed and 80 per cent of the livestock were killed.

“The drought in the eastern Mediterranean is the worst ever on record – the records only go back 900 years, but it’s historic.

“And 1.5 million climate refugees were driven into the cities in Syria, where they collided with refugees from the Iraq War.

“Wikileaks revealed the internal conversations in the Syrian government where they were saying to one another ‘we can’t handle this, there’s going to be a social explosion’.

“There are other causes of the Syrian civil war, but this was the principal one.

“This produced the incredible flow of refugees into Europe, which is creating political instability and which contributed in some ways to the desire of some in the UK to say ‘whoa, we’re not sure we want to be part of that anymore’”.

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He said that extreme weather conditions were creating political instability

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Mr Gore’s alarming explanation comes just after current US Defence Secretary, General James Mattis, confirmed that the American military was taking climate change seriously.

He said: “Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today.

“Climate change can be a driver of instability and the Department of Defence must pay attention to potential adverse impacts generated by this phenomenon.

“The effects of a changing climate – such as increased maritime access to the Arctic, rising sea levels, desertification, among others – impact our security situation.”

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9 thoughts on “Al Gore Blames Unrest on Global Warming

  1. I can see how climate change that causes draught and loss of crops, etc., could lead to less food, fewer jobs, more conflict, and more migrants looking for a way out. Most countries who have been experiencing job losses and economic problems themselves will worry about the success of absorbing large numbers of people at the same time jobs are being exported and financial decisions are being made outside their own nations.

  2. Al Gore is so totally correct on this. The powers that be have known for quite awhile about the ability of climate change to create political instability in numerous ways…it’s all cause and effect after all; like a stone thrown into a body of water with all the attendant ripples, except not so pretty.
    I’m not sure why the Brits called this his “most astonishing claim.”

  3. We humans like to pretend that we are in “control of things” –and some can even continue to deny that Climate Change is real, or they label it a “hoax.” Of course, all life is affected by these climatic extremes. I’ve noticed that the increasing, volatile, angry winds in the Southwest seem to cause many of us to be more irritable, anxious, and even drivers seem more crazy on those days. It also is affecting birds and other wildlife.

  4. As long as people keep breeding, that’s what is going to make everything worse. That’s the real underlying problem, from climate to jobs. Even without climate change, it will exacerbate every problem we now have. Our own natures and beliefs are a big factor in unrest, and always have been. Look at our history.

  5. Plus, many of us have made sacrifices and changes to our lifestyles to adapt to the modern world’s challenges, and I resent greatly those who make no sacrifices at all, and just keep taking, gobbling up energy at the expense of the environment, not using birth control, and basically being brainless and adding to the world’s problems.

    • For example, the Forest Service is blowing up the Green Mountains to put in wind turbines, and the hell of it is the power won’t even be for Vermont, but for some idiot in CT or NY who doesn’t know where this hard-won energy comes from, the sacrifice for it, and doesn’t care, but keeps wasting it. I pray that Trump will slash subsidies for the boondoggle that is wind energy. Praying and fighting it every step of the way.

      • Those wind turbines are not just an eyesore, the constant noise they make causes hearing problems like tinnitus. There’s just too many people wanting too much power intoday’s world.

      • Yes, for some reason – using less energy and cutting back on consumption are never options. Plus they don’t work! And as soon as these companies get their government money and the turbines are up – they declare bankruptcy and disappear (so as not to be inundated with lawsuits). What a scheme!

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