Atlantic Cities reports:
Although Gore seemed optimistic about the progress being made in public opinion about climate change, he used some pretty extreme language to condemn climate change deniers, comparing them to gay bashers and 1960s-era racists. He also had unkind words for journalists.
“It is now like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage whenever the problem is mentioned, so everybody learns to keep the peace by never speaking up,” he said. “The news media, for example, is largely scared to death to say the word ‘climate.’ The coverage has been pathetic.”
For all these failings of the press and the politicians, Gore offered two solutions: Impose a carbon tax on companies and publicly shame climate change neglecters and deniers.
“We have to put a price on carbon in the marketplace, and we have to put a price on denial in the political system,” he said.