Al Gore had this to say yesterday:
Fear drives out reason. Fear suppresses the politics of discourse and opens the door to the politics of destruction.
Compare and contrast:
There are scientific warnings now of another onrushing catastrophe…We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences…[Y]ou get a collision between our civilization and the earth. The refugees that we have seen…could well be the first sip of that bitter cup because sea-level rise in countries around the world will mobilize millions of environmental refugees…Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Who said those things? Al Gore, in a speech to the Sierra Club, last September 9.