Thursday, August 10, 2006

Is 'GoreGreen' the Color Of Hypocrisy?

Gore Isn't Quite As Green As He's Led the World To Believe

Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle." To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb," warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth. "We have just 10 years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tailspin."

Graciously, Gore tells consumers how to change their lives to curb their carbon-gobbling ways: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, use a clothesline, drive a hybrid, use renewable energy, dramatically cut back on consumption. Better still, responsible global citizens can follow Gore's example, because, as he readily points out in his speeches, he lives a "carbon-neutral lifestyle." But if Al Gore is the world's role model for ecology, the planet is doomed.

For someone who says the sky is falling, he does very little. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-08-09-gore-green_x.htm


10 Comments:

Blogger JINGOIST said...

What a complete and total buffoon Algore is! That messianic pose he's striking is so typical of that blithering idiot! These enviro-lefties really do see themselves as an "elite" don't they? They preach a primitive lifestyle for the masses while continuing to live a lavish lifesyle. Do you remember a few years back when CA had the rolling brownouts and Babs Streisand was telling people to use clotheslines and eliminate indoor lighting? The sorry wench had a HUGE indoor laundry going for her staff! I HATE THESE PEOPLE!!!


Morgan

11:22 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, and sis and I lived in San Diego at the time and had several power outs--all while paying through the nose for electricity.

Many businesses went out of business during this time and relocated out of state. One was a dairy that could not keep it's products cold--it had been in business since sis was a little girl--and many computer-type businesses that had to stay online. They really put the screws to them!

12:13 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Wench? The woman is a bitch pure and simple! (I know you're too much of a gentleman to say so..!)

12:14 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. I got thrown off DU once for simply commenting on all the houses, planes, and SUV's Kerry has that are using up the environment...

12:16 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Do you think any one of the lefties at DU had a worrisome pang about throwing you off the site for that? The fact that they lose EVERY substantive argument should clue them in that something's wrong with their worldview. At least a sane person would think that.


Morgan

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