Former Vice President Al Gore, in a desperate attempt to get attention to global warming, compared the fight over climate change to other political struggles such as slavery.

Fox News reports:

In a July 13 speech to the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, the former vice president argued combating global warming was “in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history,” according to the website Climate Depot.

“The abolition of slavery, woman’s suffrage and women’s rights, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the movement to stop the toxic phase of nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement,” Gore said.

Gore is touring the world to promote his new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel.”

“An Inconvenient Sequel” will be shown at Los Angeles’ first film festival that is dedicated to environmental issues (see video).

It’s clear Gore is using extreme comparisons to garner media and public attention to drum up interest in his new movie.

With Gore, it’s about the money and not the environment.