Al Gore: climate change consequences impact all of us

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-12 04:04:47|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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OSLO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Al Gore, former U.S. vice-president and winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2007, said Tuesday that climate changes that result in increasing temperatures have consequences for everyone, public broadcaster NRK reported.

He made the remarks in a keynote speech on global climate crisis at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo, Norway.

Referring to it as "a global emergency," Gore linked the climate change to conflicts about resources and the major migrant flows in the world.

In his speech, Gore was calling for sustainable forestry and agriculture in response for the climate change.

He also greeted the laureates of the 2018 Peace Prize, Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad, who received the prize on Monday in Oslo for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

"It was a magnificent statement that the world must, not only recognize, but accept global responsibility for ending sexual violence as an instrument of war," Al Gore said

"Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege are such inspiring individuals. These issues must receive not only global attention but determined follow-up," he said.