Former Vice President Al Gore stunned viewers over the weekend when he directly equated those who question global warming with police officers in Uvalde, Texas who delayed responding to a mass shooting.

“Climate deniers are really in some ways similar to [the] 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams. They heard the gunshots & nobody has stepped forward,” said Gore on ‘Meet the Press’.

 

“And God bless those families who’ve suffered so much. And law enforcement officials tell us that’s not typical of what law enforcement usually does. And confronted with this global emergency, what we’re doing with our inaction and failing to walk through the door and stop the killing, is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings. We do have the solutions,” Gore added.

“Public sentiment is changing, but our democracy is broken and in order to solve the climate crisis we’re going to have to pay attention to the democracy crisis,” he said.