Former vice president and Nobel prize winner Al Gore addressed 2,500 Baptist preachers and leaders at the New Baptist Covenant Celebration.
Sounding more like an evangelist than a politician, Gore drew urged Baptists to do whatever they could to fight global warming.
Gore read from the Revised Standard Version of Isaiah 18:3: “All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear!”
Images of melting glaciers are “a signal on the mountain” for Christians, Gore said.
He called the global warming crisis “a rising storm,” similar to the rise of the Nazi party in the 1930s.
Instead of acting decisively, he said, politicians tried to talk their way out of the crisis, but they failed, he said.
Quoting from Winston Churchill, he said, “the era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”