ATLANTA (AP) – Former Vice President Al Gore believes it's getting more and more difficult for Americans to deny climate change.
He's spent the past two days in Atlanta training hundreds of activists through his non-profit, The Climate Reality Project.
"The climate related extreme weather events are so much more common and so much more destructive now that even people who used to want to deny it in the past are now saying woah hold on, all bets are off here, I've had enough of this," he said.
While President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied scientific research supporting climate change, Gore doesn't believe that stance has had a negative effect on the movement.
"it's unfortunate in so many ways but actually, the way Donald J Trump has become the global face of climate denial is actually bringing millions of new recruits to the movement to help solve the climate crisis," Gore said.
Gore didn't say if he supports the specific policies being pushed as the Green New Deal but he does believe it could be a starting point in Washington.
"Every night on the news is like a hike through the book of revelation. People are saying, look, we've got to change this. We can't keep using the sky as an open sewer and expect no bad consequences to come from this," he said.