Al Gore Slams BBC For "Engaging In Climate Change Denial"

10 August 2017, 13:56 | Updated: 22 August 2017, 09:54

Al Gore said he was shocked after the BBC "engaged in climate change denial" this morning.

The former Vice-President was speaking to James O'Brien this morning to discuss his new film An Inconvenient Sequel.

Earlier in the day, he appeared in an interview on the BBC where Mr Gore was stunned to hear Lord Lawson, who was invited on to dispute scientific claims on climate change, despite having no scientific qualifications or training.

Mr Gore told LBC: "It's shocking how the BBC is engaged in climate denial, isn't it?

"I had a personal experience with it this morning. It's really shocking."

Mr Gore insists that the scientific proof is absolutely clear - and compared climate change deniers with the doctors that claimed tobacco did not cause lung cancer last century.

Between 97 and 99% of scientists agree that climate change is real and of the remaining 1-3%, Mr Gore said: "If you had chest pains and they increased and you were somehow able to consult with the 100 heart specialists in the world and 97% said 'You need to take this medicine, you need to change your diet, you need to make these other changes', would you wait to find two or three who said 'No, everything's fine, you've got nothing to worry about.'"

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