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Al Gore warns of climate devastation in Dublin visit

Louise Hogan

Published 17/04/2013 | 04:00

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FORMER US Vice-President Al Gore didn't mince his words as he painted a vivid portrait of the worldwide devastation being caused by the invisible, tasteless and odourless greenhouse gases.

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Climate change is causing devastation like that depicted in the Bible's book of 'Revelations', he told delegates, including Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, at the Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice international conference at Dublin Castle.

"We have to win the conversation about climate change – when you hear denial speak up," he said.

"We cannot continue sleep walking towards the edge of history's cliff," he added.

Former President Mary Robinson, whose foundation co-hosted the event, said they must ensure those at the 'grassroots' – the fishing and farming organisations on the ground – are listened to as they attempt to work together to tackle the problem.

NO REPRO FEE DUBLIN, IRELAND  APRIL 16:  Former Vice President of United States of America Al Gore is pictured  today (Tuesday 16th April) giving the key note address  as part of the second day of Hunger Nutrition Climate Justice Conference held in Dublin Castle. Pic Mac Innes
Former Vice President of United States of America Al Gore
NO REPRO FEE DUBLIN, IRELAND  APRIL 16:  Former Vice President of United States of America Al Gore is pictured  today (Tuesday 16th April) giving the key note address  as part of the second day of Hunger Nutrition Climate Justice Conference held in Dublin Castle. Pic Mac Innes
Former Vice President of United States of America Al Gore is giving the key note address as part of the second day of Hunger Nutrition Climate Justice Conference held in Dublin Castle.
NO REPRO FEE DUBLIN, IRELAND  APRIL 16:  Former Vice President of United States of America Al Gore is pictured  today (Tuesday 16th April) giving the key note address  as part of the second day of Hunger Nutrition Climate Justice Conference held in Dublin Castle. Pic Mac Innes
"We have to win the conversation about climate change," he told the event

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