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Gore’s green hypocrisy continues, in front of Senate committee

Fresh off of his PR black eye regarding the Goreacle’s sky-high energy consumption bills (for a place he barely stays at most of the year), Gore thought this would be a great follow-up:

Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” today to consume no more energy than the average American household. The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during today’s global warming hearing.

Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from “An Inconvenient Truth” where it asks viewers: “Are you ready to change the way you live?”

It has been reported that many of these so-called carbon offset projects would have been done anyway. Also, carbon offset projects such as planting trees can take decades or even a century to sequester the carbon emitted today. So energy usage today results in greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere for decades, even with the purchase of so-called carbon offsets.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example by reducing their energy usage if you did. Don’t give us the run-around on carbon offsets or the gimmicks the wealthy do,” Senator Inhofe told Gore.

“Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?” Senator Inhofe asked.

As a believer:
· that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;

· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;

· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and

· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”

Gore refused to take the pledge.

Of course he did. He shouldn’t have to make the same sacrifices that we peons are expected to make. That’s the liberal way: one set of rules for the leftist elite, and a set of rules for everyone else. Kudos to Sen. Inhofe for humiliating him that way.

March 22, 2007 - Posted by | global warming, Gore, hypocrisy

1 Comment »

  1. Gees I think I love Al Gore mainly for his embarrassing hypocrisy and arrogance.
    In fact I’ll make a few cartoons about this loon!
    When I’m done I’ll post them on Youtube and await all the chuckles aplenty!

    Comment by Chilerkle | September 18, 2007

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