Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gore pledges to use as much energy as he pleases because he's not one of the common people


Al Gore, 43 pounds lighter and not running for president, lectured the Environment and Public Works Committee about the dire consequences of global warming. Ranking member Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), challenged former Representative, Senator, Vice-President, Presidential wannbe, internet inventor, and discoverer of Earth weather, Al Gore to take the PERSONAL ENERGY ETHICS PLEDGE.

Senator Inhofe prefaced the pledge request to Gore:

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.

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 then asked Vice President Gore if he would take the "Personal Energy Ethics Pledge:

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.
Babbling something about being carbon neutral and buying carbon offsets from his two companies which provides him with tax sheltered carbon spew credits and then pays him for buying the carbon credits, Mr. Gore declined to take the pledge.

Whoa! Who could have seen that coming?!


Bonus:
"Skeptic's Guide to Debunking Global Warming Alarmism" (pdf)

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1 comment:

zorn said...

nice post. i had a friend respond to my post about gore using more energy in a month than i would in a year. he said 'gores hypocrisy isnt the issue, thats a smokescreen'. So i asked, 'if i told you that alcohol consumption would kill millions within 50 years, including those that dont drink, and all the while i talked, i drank beer non stop, would you listem to me?' nope.

anyway, nice post. :)