Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Al Gore: Do as I say, not as I do

Environmental prophet, oracle and high-priest, Al Gore, took advantage of the Oscars to promote his agenda and his alarmist non-documentary yet again.

The man is a real hypocrite. Besides the fact that he claims that he actually won the 2000 presidential election, he goes about preaching the merits of reducing CO2 emissions, changing our lifestyles, reducing consumption and lobbying governments to sign the Kyoto protocols.

Firstly, the guy goes about jet-setting the world in his private jet, which creates tonnes of C02.

And only yesterday, Drudge leaked the story about Al Gore's electricity bill for only *one* of his homes:

Gore’s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.
But the most hypocritical moment is perhaps when he visited Australia last year and met with the Victorian premier Steve Bracks:

Gore arrived in a greenhouse-friendly Toyota Prius.

Bracks was outside with his deputy John Thwaites when a cramped Gore arrived.

Bracks: ‘’Good to see you in a hybrid.’’

Gore (confused): ``Pardon me?’’

Bracks: ``A hybrid, is it?’’

Gore: ``Yes, yes it is. I’m trying to walk the walk.’’

Shortly after 11am, Gore left. This time talking the talk in a thirsty Ford Fairlane.