Comedian Bill Maher returned to HBO with Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night and interviewed former Vice President Al Gore about the environment.
Maher pointed out that Gore, though he had been the butt of many a Republican joke, was right about climate change very early on.
“You were ahead on so many things, not just climate change, which is the issue of our time and you are the leading voice,” Maher said.
Gore said he hoped that the climate summit in Paris last year was a turning point, and said that the cost of producing solar power has come down enough so that it’s cheaper than burning coal.
“The more we expand solar energy, the faster the price comes down,” Gore said. “We’re very close to the point where it’s not going to be economical to burn fossil fuels for electricity any more. Wind is also coming down in cost.”
Maher then pointed out that the United States is alone in the world by having a major political party that calls climate change a hoax.
“The reason that is, is because we’re the most religious country of the modern countries,” Maher said. “And religious people don’t think global warming is a problem. They think the world is going to end.”
Gore disagreed and pointed out that Pope Francis has made an agenda out of addressing climate change.
Watch the exchange, as posted to YouTube, here:
WATCH: CBS News begins referring to Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’ after Dem congresswomen hold presser
CBS Evening News host Norah O'Donnell on Monday began referring to President Donald Trump's tweets as "racist" after four progressive Democratic women lashed out at the president in a press conference.
While speaking to reporters on Monday, Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) fired back at the president because he suggested that they should "go back" to their country of origin.
Following the press conference, O'Donnell's report on the CBS Evening News referred to the tweets as "racist."
GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN
Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."
During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.
"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a difference of opinion, you're not welcome."
She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.
Morning Joe panel brutally dismantles Lindsey Graham for doubling down and backing Trump’s extreme racism
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was left speechless by Sen. Lindsey Graham's impassioned defense of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
The "Morning Joe" host sat in stunned silence after rolling video of the South Carolina Republican defending Trump's tweets, and doubling down by hurling his own slurs against the first-year lawmakers.
"You call Americans in Congress communists?" Scarborough said, after gathering his thoughts, "and you say they hate America? And then your punch line to that is aim higher?"
Scarborough, who served alongside Graham as a Republican congressman, said the episode was a shameful new low for the veteran lawmaker.