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Al Gore Explains How Call For Climate Change Action Is Similar To Civil Rights Movement (Video)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:30 PM ET

The push for government action on climate change is like the US civil rights movement, according to former Vice President Al Gore. Both causes depended on and depend on a grassroots call to change.

Gore talked about those similarities during webcast interview with Katie Couric about his new book Our Choice, his follow-up to the film about global warming An Inconvenient Truth.

Couric referred to Gore as the "Godfather of Green" before beginning the 32-minute interview. Gore touched on the the moral issues surrounding inaction on climate change as well as cap and trade legislation specifics.

Watch the interview:

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