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Did you know that former vice-president Al Gore, America's foremost environmental crusader, consumes approximately 20 times more electricity every year at his Nashville mansion than the average American homeowner? So says a very popular forwarded email which goes on to denounce Gore as a hypocrite: "As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use." Is it true that Al Gore doesn't practice what he preaches? Read about it here.

About.com Poll: Do you think Al Gore is a hypocrite on the issue of global warming?
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Comments

March 3, 2007 at 12:06 am
(1) wendi says:

Global warming is not 100% connected to how much electricity Al Gore uses in his home. Oh yeah, thats why Iceland and Greenland are melting. You are ignorant for your article.

August 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm
(2) Seamasin says:

Wendi, you ignorant bimbo, Iceland is not “melting.”

It’s not frozen in the first place.

November 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm
(3) adam says:

i honestly just want to thank you seamasin wendi just proves how dumb some people really are

November 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm
(4) Eamonn says:

Do you not understand that the electricty he uses in his mansion comes from gas turbine or coal fired plants which are you guessed it fossil fuels! Maybe if the green environmental brigade got Engineering Degrees they might actually understand what there on about.

March 3, 2007 at 10:23 am
(5) kcb says:

This is simply emblematic of the elites who rail against SUV’s and America’s “excesses” while living extravagant lifestyles themselves. They are hypocritical as they drive around in Limos and fly in private jets yet attempt to limit others right to such freedoms. Of course they justify themselves by saying that they are doing so much to advance “the cause” that they are exempt from their own principles.

All the justification of this by saying Al Gore offsets his excesses by purchasing carbon credits is amazing. It shows that when someone agrees with someone’s agenda they are willing to abandon logic and go to any length to justify their hero’s excess.

Remember that the vast majority of Americans don’t have the luxury of offsetting their energy usage with “carbon credits”. Only the elites like Al Gore who are already rich have this “luxury”.

At the same time as I say all this I try to conserve energy every way I can I just don’t buy into the whole Global Warming alarmist agenda.

May 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm
(6) Tokkman says:

Great comment KCB!

March 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm
(7) mark says:

How typical of the left! Assisnate the charecter of the individual reporting the hypocracy as having a right wing agenda. When the left does it they’re reffered to as “whistle-blowers”. Dave Emery points out the glaring hypocracy of Al Gore (and the rest of the limosine liberals) in the article only to state that its a sham or un-true in the end. I have relied on Urban Legends to get to the truth on various scare-mail, etc, but now have to question it’s accuracy in reporting facts when its bias is obvious. The surface has only been scratched on this story as it is already being circulated that Uncle Al owns stock in these companies that provide “carbon credits” to off-set guilt free excesses by the tree hugging left. Walking the walk? Me thinks, NOT…

August 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm
(8) Daniel says:

There seems to be a lot of talk about left or right of the political spectrum. This talk detracts from the actual point of this discussion – does Al Gore consume more electricity than the average American he’s telling to cut down? Are his business interests environmentally friendly?

Also, the fact remains that he’s getting filthy rich from pushing his environmentalist-brand (sorry folks but it is a brand). This new green capitalism is making Gore something like $175,000 per speech. I have nothing against making money, but making money out of environmental issues doesn’t really sit well with me.

The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme which Gore wants to adopt in America. Businesses pay 30 euros per ton of CO2 which means a large coal-fired power station can produce 20 million tons of CO2 per year is going to add up to a lot of tax dollars for the government.

Gore was made a director of Apple in 2003. There is a lot of propaganda about Apple being the number 1 environmentally-friendly tech company, despite what TDG says depicts a less than favorable environmental record.

Interestingly according to Greenpeace September 2008 Guide to Green Electronics which include an environmental evaluation of consumer technology companies Apple only scored a 4 on a 10point scale. This was behind such other brands as Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, HP and Panasonic. TDG president Michael Greeson author of a report of environmentally-friendly tech companies said that Apple’s perception as environmentally friendly – a reason why the iPod has become the dominant MP3 player. It all comes down to marketing.

A lot of this is smoke and mirrors and seems to be a clever way of making billions – hell they’re even referring to Gore as possibly being the first green billionaire.

Now I’m against pollution and I’m all for cleaning up our act but I hate hypocrisy.

March 4, 2007 at 7:12 am
(9) Patrick says:

Who is Al Gore? Is he somebody important?

March 4, 2007 at 6:38 pm
(10) Martha says:

Now we read that the carbon credits Gore invests in are with a company that he owns. So he is feathering his nest again by investing in them.

March 5, 2007 at 11:39 am
(11) Eddie in Denver says:

I have to agree with Mark and KCB. I used to use ‘trust’ this site to report true information. You expect us to beleive the information from the AP, which is extremely liberal, and not from Tennessee Center for Policy Research, because they don’t agree with your political views. The AP numbers, which you claim to be correct, weren’t even far off from the initial numbers given by the TCP, even after they probably, more than likely, deflated those numbers for their own reporting purposes. You try and justify Gore’s hypocrisy. I will no longer use this site as a source of information. As it turns out this site is a source of misinformation.

March 5, 2007 at 11:39 am
(12) Dave says:

That’s right, Mr. Emery; shame on anyone who picks on poor little Al Gore. After all, his house (as stated in your article) is only 10,000 square feet. Does he still have kids living at home? Or is it just him and the wife in that ‘grass hut’??

He chooses to have a ridiculously large house. He chooses to be wasteful. He chooses to buy ‘green energy’. (I love that one!) He chooses to reinvest his money into …. what?? Does he have a cousin who sells Ozone? Is Mr. Gore replenishing Earth’s Ozone layer with his own hard earned savings? Or is he just buying off his own wastefulness by sinking his money into studies that, in turn, will tell us we are being wasteful? .. Slow the ride – I’m getting dizzy….

Am I jealous that Mr. Gore has a mansion? Maybe a little. But the real question is: How does one who lectures on scrimping and saving and cutting corners justify such blatant waste.

Sure, it’s his money. He can spend it how he chooses. But if you don’t want to be called a hypocrite, practice what you preach.

According to Mirriam-Webster, a hypocrite is:

1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Looks to me like we found a shoe that fits, Mr. Gore!

March 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm
(13) Josh says:

patrick..ur dumb
-Josh

March 5, 2007 at 12:41 pm
(14) Sheneneh Jenkins says:

Mr. Emery’s own comments show his inherent left-wing bias as well. Shame on HIM for his lack of partiality.

March 5, 2007 at 1:23 pm
(15) Alan says:

What do you suppose the earlier ice ages to change to a warmer environment?
I know we didn’t have engines or electricity. What do you suppose long term cycles would have to do with the environment. Don’t be fooled!

March 5, 2007 at 2:01 pm
(16) David in San Jose says:

Dear Mr. Emery, I am a long time fan of this site; everytime someone sends me an urban legend, I send them to your site.
But to paraphrase Chris Rock, anyone who is a knee-jerk believer is a fool. How can any educated, intelligent person not see these actions as hypocritical? “I buy offsetting carbon credits”? That’s equal to, “I can afford to waste energy, so I’m going to do it”. And that’s precisely the problem: The average American also can afford to waste energy, unlike the average citizen of other countries. I’m sorry David, but Al IS a hypocrite. He wants his glaciers and fresh air and clean water, but he wants YOU and I to stop using energy – he still wants all his lights on, his heated pool, his warm home, etc. By the way, this situation reminds me of the politicians who extoll the public school system, but then send their kids to private schools. Last, I won’t be using your site as a reference any longer – your lack of impartiality has tainted you…

March 6, 2007 at 10:13 am
(17) Fritz says:

There’s an INCONVENIENT pattern from the guy who invented the internet. This is the same man who admitted to breaking campaign rules but said it’s “OK” because there was “no controlling legal authority.” While running for President said kids had to stand in a Florida class room because the school was under-funded (the principal immediately said Gore’s assertion was not true). Why would you anything this man says?

But this is about Mr. Gore being a hypocrite not a fibber. Even the AP article states he wastes a lot of energy while telling us it’s time to cut back. Yeah, “hypocrite” fits here.

Life isn’t all that “inconvenient” for our former VP. I wonder how many green credits he needs to offset his family riches thanks to Occidental Petrolium?

March 6, 2007 at 7:35 pm
(18) Lisa says:

I expected that people who come to this site would be interested in basing their opinions on evidence and logic. Think for a minute on what has happened: Al Gore gains recognition for his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” (Have you seen it?) It is a clear, concise, easy-to-understand explanation of the science community’s consensus on global warming. Regardless of whatever your personal feelings may be about the man and his political views, he has simply put forth the facts of the situation, as discovered and expressed by ALL the legitimate climate scientists who have spent years learning and directly observing the earth and its processes. As far as the earth is concerned, global warming is the cold hard reality of physics and chemistry.

Think some more, please. Who might feel threatened by this information getting out to the public? Who has been trying (successfully) for years to squelch the scientists’ warnings and confuse the American people? Perhaps those who feel it might affect them in the sensitive area of their monetary profits? People who are comfortable raking it in right now and don’t want to take the trouble to innovate and invest in new ways of doing things? (Hmm, could that be why the group making the accusation has oil-company connections?) It’s important to know where your information is coming from, why it’s being put out there, and who is paying for it. Whether you have a preference for “conservative” or “liberal” views (or “Christian,” “Republican,” “Democrat,” whatever), do you instantly believe anyone who slaps that label on themselves?

Even someone whose opinion you normally respect may be wrong about something. Before you make up your mind, do you look to see what all the viewpoints are about an issue, and sort through it for yourself, or do you repeat the first thing you hear as fact? Do you give the other side the benefit of doubt, and check it out, or do you jump to conclusions? Notice how nuances are expressed, whether logical comparisons are being made, or logical conclusions drawn from the information presented. Consider whether or not the reporters themselves have understood and reported things correctly. (I have personal experience where information I gave in an interview was not reported accurately…more than once.) Everyone has their “filter.” The difficulty is to make your own as objective as you can.

So, before you participate in something so serious as damaging someone’s credibility and reputation, be better than the reporters and/or their media outlets. Read until you find the information from the power company, which says Al Gore pays for 100% of his household’s electricity use through the TVA “green power” program — using solar and wind power. (No carbon emissions, which is the whole issue.) Read on until you find a more complete explanation from the Gore’s spokesperson (which I did, interestingly enough, on the Fox website), saying that their 60- to 70-year old mansion has been retrofit with energy-efficient windows, energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs, and other energy-efficient appliances. The mansion was already in the process of being renovated with solar panels. The Gores drive hybrid vehicles.

Think about the comparisons used in the article. Is it fair to compare a 10,000-square-foot structure with “the average U.S. household”? You know what averages are. This could be the middle figure of anything from a tiny shack in Hawaii, to…to something as big as the Gore’s mansion, in Tennessee, where it can be both fairly cold in the winter and awfully hot in the summer. According to the power company, the Gore’s mansion’s power use compares very favorably with the rest of their neighborhood.

So, if the Gore family is already working hard on making their old, existing structure more energy efficient, it isn’t using more energy than similar-size structures, and they’re paying the power company extra money to participate in the “green power” program, how does this prove that Al Gore is a hypocrite?

I would personally prefer that the Gores spend their wealth on building a passive-solar, earthquake- and tornado-resistant monolithic dome complex that’s completely off the power grid. What would critics have to say then? Maybe something like “What relevance does this have for the average citizen who doesn’t have the financial resources that Al Gore does?”

Have some empathy for the man. I, too, once believed all the hype about Al Gore and his “lies.” When I checked out the facts from other debunkers, it turned out the “lies” were manufactured by misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and malicious intent by those in the media. (Try a websearch yourself.) With insinuations handed from one so-called “reporter” to another, from bloggers to “attack radio” personalities to chain e-mail letters, Al Gore doesn’t stand a chance in the gossip/smear machine that passes for American journalism or online “discourse” today. It’s truly amazing that he hasn’t given up faith in Americans altogether.

August 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm
(19) Didn't drink the Kool-Aid says:

Lisa gives us a perfect example of the bizarre and even insane lengths that the liberal nutcases will go to in order to “justify” their war on life as lived by normal people.

Al and Tipper weren’t trying to make their “old, existing structure” more enviro-friendly, Lisa.

They BUILT a BRAND-NEW MANSION and FILLED it with energy-wasting luxuries, then tried pissing on us from a great height and telling us that “No, that’s not urine, it’s Mother Earth crying because the polar bears are all soggy.”

Gore’s a hypocrite. You? You’re just a “useful idiot” helping him enrich himself at our expense.

March 7, 2007 at 8:34 am
(20) Savannah says:

Gore offsets his use of electricity use buy buying green energy. Do you? Put your energy where you mouths are – buy green. Stop criticizing…this isn’t about red vs. blue, it’s about green. It’s about the future. It’s about having available fresh drinking water, it’s about the changing vector of insect borne diseases (Lyme, malaria), it’s about an eroding coastline and loss of estuary habitat in the US, coastal threats to millions low lying areas in Asia and Europe, it’s about the melting permafrost in Greenland and killer heat waves in Europe.

Take in a couple more movies “Too Hot Not to Handle” “In Hot Water” Get priorities straight – it’s not about Gore lightbulbs it’s about our life on Earth.

March 7, 2007 at 1:48 pm
(21) Valerie says:

It’s nice to see the conservative media taking the message of conservation and energy efficiency seriously. Hopefully they will hold their own leaders and readers to the same high standards.
The Tennessee Tax Dept. does not consider the “Tennessee Center for Policy Research,” which roughly no one had heard of before this, a legitimate group. It’s run by a long-time right-wing attack hack, and its only registered address is a P.O. box. Why is everyone in the media taking what it says about Gore’s electricity use at face value?
Gore’s electricity company has no record of being contacted about his bills.
The “average” home electricity use quoted by TCPR is a national average that includes apartments and mobile homes. In Gore’s climatic zone, the East South Central (Dept. of Energy PDF), the average is much higher, thanks to hot, humid summers and cold winters. Within that zone, Gore’s usage is three (not 20) times average, and his per-square-foot usage is squarely average. (More here.)
The Gores are not an average family. He’s an ex-VP with special security arrangements, and has live-in security staff. He and his wife both work on their many business and charitable undertakings out of their house, so they have space for offices and office staff. All that would be tough to cram in an average size house.
Gore buys the maximum allowable green electricity from the program offered by his utility.
Most of the electricity in TN comes from hydro and nuclear, and so doesn’t generate all that much CO2 anyway.
The larger point, which probably won’t work well as a cable-show soundbite but is nonetheless true, is that Gore has done heroic work making global warming a top issue for governments the world over. He has prompted more individual and collective action on this issue than anyone else alive. The changes he has wrought outweigh his personal carbon emissions by many orders of magnitude.

They know Gore’s message is winning. They know they are losing. Even if they’re successful in tarnishing Gore, it won’t change that.

March 7, 2007 at 1:49 pm
(22) rick says:

Gandhi used the spinning wheel and led a life of poverty to expel mighty Britian from India, our leaders could revisit this effective technique. You really have to question the committment of any “activist” who does not practice what they preach. I for one promote capitalism…

March 7, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(23) Linda says:

Here are a few facts to counteract the uneducated comments below:

* It’s nice to see conservatives taking the message of conservation and energy efficiency seriously. Hopefully they will hold their own leaders to the same high standards. How much energy do Mr. Cheney’s homes use every month?
* The Tennessee Tax Dept. does not consider the “Tennessee Center for Policy Research,” which no one had heard of before this, a legitimate group. It’s run by a long-time right-wing attack hack, and its only registered address is a P.O. box. Why is everyone in the media taking what it says about Gore’s electricity use at face value?
* Gore’s electricity company has no record of being contacted about his bills.
* The “average” home electricity use quoted by TCPR is a national average that includes apartments and mobile homes. In Gore’s climatic zone, the East South Central (Dept. of Energy PDF), the average is much higher, thanks to hot, humid summers and cold winters. Within that zone, Gore’s usage is three (not 20) times average, and his per-square-foot usage is squarely average.
* The Gores are not an average family. He’s an ex-VP with special security arrangements, and has live-in security staff. He and his wife both work on their many business and charitable undertakings out of their house, so they have space for offices and office staff. All that would be tough to cram in an average size house.
* Gore buys the maximum allowable green electricity from the program offered by his utility.
* Most of the electricity in TN comes from hydro and nuclear, and so doesn’t generate all that much CO2 anyway.

And why, exactly, are all these suddenly righteous conservatives concerned about energy use? Where are their efforts at conservation? Or is it perfectly fine to waste energy as long as you promote polluting and killing the planet?

Apparently so.

March 7, 2007 at 2:37 pm
(24) Al Gore says:

I Invented global warming

March 7, 2007 at 2:44 pm
(25) Becky says:

Thank you, Lisa, Savannah, Valerie… so nice to hear the voice of reason and balance. I have copies your comment to remember when I am talking to people who feel they have earned the right to NOT conserve by living through WWII and those who are looking for any way to discredit the issue because they do not want to deal with it.

I was wondering if Al Gore was still under Secret Service protection as ex-VP of the US that would require special security procedures that would effect his energy consumption. Very few high- breed are armor plated against kidnapper or terrorist attacks- imagine the homeland security problems it could cause if a man with Gore’s access to critical state secrets were kidnapped. Not sure I would be comfortable with him flying around coach on regular airlines or driving the compact car to public functions.
I admire the man for taking a stand and attempting to do something for the world, not just line his own pocket. He could just be sitting around letting his name be used as a phantom member on corporate boards to add legitimacy to foreign investors and raking in the dough his statues as a former VP could give.

March 7, 2007 at 2:51 pm
(26) Josey says:

Is it true or an internet rumor? How do we know? His mansion might be green friendly and use half of what everyone else uses. Be careful what you say and what you believe.

March 7, 2007 at 3:10 pm
(27) Bonnie says:

I was glad to see that others have come to realize that the author of this site is very bias in how he handles myths/questions concerning internet articles about the different political views.

I have started using Snopes more on my checking of Hoax emails just for that reason.

Concerning this Gore matter…..it is nothing but a bunch of hype on all sides. The man has to do something to earn a living and this is his bag for the time being.

I don’t know if he is walking the walk or not but the comments of buying green to offset something is silly. If he really is remodeling and using energy efficent items that is a good thing.

But I think the one commentator was wrong when they said ALL of the scientific community agrees we are the cause of Global warming. There are more factors involved like the oceans being warmed by under ground cracks and the hot stuff inside earth warming the oceans. Our history shows a lot of extreme weather changes even before man was placed on earth.

So I do not buy in to the Gore talk of man being the only reason to cause this so called global warming.

March 7, 2007 at 3:18 pm
(28) kim says:

i can’t get over the amount of people who are convinced that the carbon neutral argument makes someone a hypocrite. if gore asked people to go carbon neutral and then didn’t do it himself, he’d be a hypocrite. but considering that was one of the solutions presented by him, the film, and the corresponding book, i’d say he practices what he preaches.

he also showed up in new orleans after katrina with a plane to get people out, and a doctor to help them. what an enormous gesture for a “hypocrite!”

also, in response to a couple of commenters who noted that the earth has warmed and cooled down cyclically over time, in the documentary, Gore clearly explains and shows the evidence that answers people’s cynical questions about global warming cycles being a natural occurence throughout the history of the earth. i’d recommend watching the film.

March 7, 2007 at 3:54 pm
(29) richard fryer says:

the conses of the world of science is not that sure about tha caus of globel warming it looks pretty much lik a naturak cycle

March 7, 2007 at 3:57 pm
(30) Jennifer says:

Wendi
Before you use the word ignorant, maybe you should review the facts. If you believe that Iceland is melting, I would ask that you visit there. I have and I can assure you my dear that the volcanic island that makes up Iceland is indeed whole and very much intact.

March 7, 2007 at 4:35 pm
(31) Jan says:

Al Gore has probably “fleeced” America enough until he is able to pay 20 times more than average folks!!!

March 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm
(32) Ed says:

Al Gore is a bore…All he is about is power and his ego. HE ASLO CONSUMES MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF FOOD!

March 7, 2007 at 5:21 pm
(33) Erik says:

Well, Jennifer, Vatnajøkulet may have impressed you if you had never seen it or another large glacier before. But it’s getting smaller than it once was. The glaciers in Norway that I hiked and climbed as a child are, in many cases, smaller than they have been for thousands of years. Want to see the famous Snows of Kilamanjaro? Better hurry, then–they’ll be all gone a few years from now.

But that isn’t really the problem. Yes, ice ages and warm period do come and go, and the earth has been hotter in the past than it is now. The problem is that levels of CO2 that have been scientifically proven to be released by human activities are currently at levels vastly above any indicated in core sampling going back hundreds of thousands of years.

Our understanding is that global warming occurs as a result of greenhouse gasses trapping the sun’s energy, but this effect moves slowly at first. But once those gasses have built up in the atmosphere, they continue to contribute to the warming effect, even if no new gasses are being added.

There is also some alarming evidence about the state of various continental glacial shelves in Greenland and Antarctica turning to basically giant lakes of a sort of slush that is essentially held back from flowing into the sea by weakening ice dams. The amount of ice involved is vast. We’re talking about piles the size of many countries that are thousands of feet thick. If released into the ocean, they could actually raise sea levels precipitously by amount sufficient to take Florida off the map. If released into the ocean precipitously, they could result in historic Tsunamis that would kill untold millions of people and wipe out coastal cities all over the world.

It’s a worst-case scenario, but many scientists are saying that it could happen. Worst case scenarios do sometimes play out, so we need to at least be aware of what the risks are.

March 7, 2007 at 5:30 pm
(34) Dick says:

Here in the northeast, law enforcement agents found illegal marijuana growing indoors. The MO was individuals buying several large homes in well-to-do neighborhoods. The way the authorities discovered it is by the unusually high use of electricity! Do you think that is why Al is looking so happy these days?

March 7, 2007 at 5:51 pm
(35) jeremy says:

His wife and He himself run their business out of that home, including a full staff of employees. This post is misleading and biased.

March 7, 2007 at 5:59 pm
(36) Tony says:

“Oh what should I ‘write’ about today? Hmmm. Let me check my spam folder.” David Emery, shut-in?

March 7, 2007 at 7:26 pm
(37) liz says:

Al Gore’s mansion is huge, he employs many people there, some of whom “live in” (butlers etc.) and he uses it to host “parties” to raise money for benefits, politics, and for making his movie about global warming, and to educate people about issues, laws, etc. That isn’t a home, it’s a place of business. Very little of that space is used strictly for his personal life.

March 7, 2007 at 7:35 pm
(38) Karl says:

Perhaps Gore’s ancestors owned a % of Sharpton’s relatives–his ancestors owned slaves too!!

March 7, 2007 at 7:46 pm
(39) chris says:

Using Algore as a way to discredit and deflect scientific truith is an example of why so little is changing in our consumption of carbon emitting products. It is personality superceeding science. Science agrees about our rapid global climate change.

March 7, 2007 at 7:59 pm
(40) ron says:

so what
we have more inportant things to worry about…
wake up america

March 7, 2007 at 8:10 pm
(41) Steve says:

** Without a doubt, Al Gore is basically doing right thing for billion people in this world, especially for American citizens. Why? He has been lobbying and pushing our dirty government institution and corporate Americas to improve and global warming. Somebody has to do it in top-level position in our government, not even Bill Clinton! That’s one of reasons why Al Gore has been doing right things as a good social responsible as well as American citizen.

March 7, 2007 at 8:51 pm
(42) mikey says:

Well I wouldn’t give a rat ass about this, but the message is ” If everybody does their part!” So yeah he’s a hypocrite.

March 7, 2007 at 10:50 pm
(43) Phil says:

A number of the people posting here seem to think that if Gore isn’t reputable, then neither is global warming. Trying to smear anyone will not change the situation of the environment.

And for those who try to deny global warming based on the many reports refuting it, you need to know that almost every one of those reports is from an institute receiving substantial funding from oil companies. The precident for this type of attempted debunking originated with the tobacco companies who tried to convince people that there is no connection between smoking and certain cancers.

March 7, 2007 at 11:08 pm
(44) Ben says:

Think about this:
If his house is larger than the average American’s, Al Gore could be using more energy than the average American and still be more energy efficient relative to the size of his house. This article is bastardizing statistics in an effort to slander Al Gore, so take it with a grain of salt.

March 8, 2007 at 3:51 am
(45) Bugger says:

Who’s to say that he’s not using alternative energies described in his presentation?

March 8, 2007 at 6:46 am
(46) Gary says:

Well, at least Al Gore looks like a conservative. Unlike certain folks up here in the northwoods that speak out most about global warming, who live in the country on a cleared piece of forest in a house made of logs and burn trees for heat in their woodstoves, drive to town in their ’78 Dodge that gets 10 miles to the gallon and 100miles to the quart of oil. They’re doin their part to save the planet for sure.

March 8, 2007 at 7:42 am
(47) martin says:

what to hell happened to the ozone hole that wes going to be the end of the world,now its glogal warming.so lets fixit like we did the ozone hole,move on to the next end of the world crisis.
GODS COMING

March 8, 2007 at 9:41 am
(48) ray says:

Patrick ur great!

March 8, 2007 at 9:47 am
(49) Tim says:

Ho interestin is it that both sides are accusing you of being biassed! All you have done is ask a fair question. The obvious answer is yes.Al Gore is a hypocrate. It is true, as wendi says, that global warming is not 100% responsible for global warming, but then again neither is Jane Soccer Mom’s S.U.V. which Al Gore decries!

March 8, 2007 at 11:31 am
(50) Ed says:

I repeat Al Gore is a Bore “yawn”…

March 8, 2007 at 11:45 am
(51) Maria says:

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

March 8, 2007 at 12:10 pm
(52) Leonard says:

Your objectivity is questionable.

Yes, he may be somewhat more efficient at using more electricity than the average American. Is he “doing his part”? His income is significantly higher than the average American’s. Why doesn’t he use solar power? Since his power comes from the TVA it’s generated by burning coal and not “carbon neutral”. He has the means to equip his residence with solar or wind power generation, which would be “carbon neutral”. He obviously has not chosen to do so.

He chooses to use power generated bby burning coal when he has the means to use a cleaner energy source. The global climate doesn’t care about carbon vouchers. What matters is what each person actually chooses to do. He chose coal.

March 8, 2007 at 2:12 pm
(53) Hippocrat says:

I guess we should only take Global Warming talk from Ed Begley, Jr. Everyone else is a fraud unless they use a bicycle powered toaster oven.

March 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm
(54) Jimmy says:

Yeah, only conservapedia.com can be trusted. The only way to be fair and balanced is to block out the possibility that your actions might have consequences. Any site that says there is a possibility that burning things and filling the air and water with trash is anti-American and anti-Christian. Christ wants you to burn as much as possible, and God hates science because math is Satan’s work.

March 8, 2007 at 2:50 pm
(55) Jimmy says:

Additionally, it is PROVEN that the more yellow ribbon magnets and “9-11-01 Never Forget” magnets you have on your Lincoln Navigator, the less pollution there is.

March 8, 2007 at 3:23 pm
(56) john says:

al is doing his part to inform us of the global changes that will occur and is not stating how mankind will react towards these changes.

March 8, 2007 at 4:23 pm
(57) Frank says:

Wendi,

This has nothing to do with icecaps melting; it has to do with a man who preaches “do as I say, not as I do.” That’s the hypocrisy.

March 8, 2007 at 5:30 pm
(58) Ben says:

What a stupid and irrelevant poll. Who cares whether Al Gore is a hypocrite or not. Even if he doesn’t practice what he preaches (I have no idea if he does and I don’t care). He is pointing towards a problem that might be in the interest of the human race to address.

Is the logic here that since Al Gore doesn’t practice what he preaches then we don’t have to either?

I don’t care which mouth it came out of. People who would lose something by changing their ways are reduced to criticizing the character of the person who is delivering the message. Jesus Christ is dead. Everyone who is living is human.

March 8, 2007 at 6:03 pm
(59) Kevin says:

It is amazing to me how many ignorant and mindless followers there are in the world today. Yes, Al Gore is a hypocrite. No matter how you try to spin it the fact is he uses more energy than the average American. This he does while he is out making a documentary to try to convince me that I am using too much energy, hypocrite. As far as Global Warming being a scientific fact, there is no scientific fact. A consensus by a bunch of liberal scientists with agendas of their own by no means makes a fact. And yes, the Global Warming alarmists have agendas of their own, they are not impartially reporting the facts. Do you think these so called scientists are not also in it for the money, please! There is more money available out there for these propagandist scientist than the GDP of a small nation. So if they can distort the truth a little to scare a nation of ignorant, non-thinking liberal media following people, they will get a big fat payday. The fact is the Earth’s temp has fluctuated throughout its’ entire existence. Why now has a small change in the Earth’s temp (.14 degrees Farenheit) per decade since 1979, become such an alarming statistic. Also, by no means is it a consensus by all scientists that Global Warming is man-made. The only reason the ignorant population believe this is because that is what the liberal media tells us as though it is fact. What the liberal media does not tell us is about the hundreds of scientists who disagree with their version of the truth. These are the same alarmists who were telling the peolple they were the reason for the cold temps in the late sixties. Now I am not suggesting that everyone should be wasteful and use electricity needlessly but I am sick and tired of a left-wing biased liberal media trying to force feed me a bunch of garbage. I have a brain of my own, apparently unlike many of the other commenters here, and can figure out with a little common sense that if the Earth’s temp and overall climate has fluctuated since the dawn of time why would it be any different now. And who’s to say that the climate we are experiencing now and for approximately the past 130 years is actually the “optimal” Earth climate. One more thing, these computer models predicting the end of the world due to Global Warming are a farce. They can not accurately tell me what the weather is going to do next week, let alone 20 years from now. Give me a break, and wake up people.

March 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm
(60) Travis C. says:

What everyone fails to consider in this is what those that do nothing for Global Warming consume. Al Gore ensures that all of his energy consumption is balanced out so that his CO2 emissions are nullified. He also invests in alternate energy sources that he cannot use at his home. How much energy do you think the Bush family uses, or Cheney or more? It’s not even that Gore uses a lot, it’s that he uses 10 times the amount of the average person in his state. He doesn’t even compare to those in say, New York or California.

March 8, 2007 at 6:31 pm
(61) Dan says:

The partisan research group that released these findings leave a lot of things out. All the energy is through a green energy grid all renwable sources. Secondly, the article fails to mention that Al Gore purchases above and beyond enough Carbon credits (which go towards projects that produce less carbon dioxide, or absorb some ie. wind energy projects, reforstation) to offset any affect his house would have on the environment. Besides, hes educated millions of people on global warming and thats the biggest step towards stopping human induced climate change.

March 8, 2007 at 8:49 pm
(62) Rebecca says:

“A consensus by a bunch of liberal scientists with agendas of their own”

Creepy, liberal agendas, like fresh air for their children. Damn the liberals! Damn them!

I love arguments that go around in the same circles over and over again with nobody ever changing their minds. We all just like shouting, admit it. I know none of you will change my mind, no matter what you say. I’m sure I won’t change yours.

Yes, Al uses a lot of energy. Green energy. To run what amounts to an enormous business. You try hosting the secret service without increasing your power consumption.

Go get a hobby, people, and stop slandering him until you’ve done better.

March 8, 2007 at 9:08 pm
(63) Janaya says:

Does anybody listen to Al Gore anyways? Does it matter that he contradicts his words with his actions? I mean we live in a world full of hypocrites anyway. It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone anymore. It should be expected. I’m not shocked.

March 8, 2007 at 9:40 pm
(64) Edc says:

SAD state of affairs… when anyone can talk this much about Al the BORE Gore…He and Bill should turn off the lights and invite everyone over to bore them to death and that will save the world.

March 8, 2007 at 10:59 pm
(65) Steve Levin says:

Dumbasses. It’s not about who delivers the message. It’s about finding the truth in the message. Look around. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (thankfully) to see that global climate changes severe enough to effect our environment have already begun. To deny that is simply ignorant!

March 8, 2007 at 11:43 pm
(66) Rocky says:

Hey um… I don’t know if you guys realize this but. Al Gore.. has a mansion. Thats a really big house. He’s gotta heat and cool that house just like you do for your grubby little houses. Now, if his house is using that much more electricity than the average american home, 20x, you wuould think that oh, his house would have to be 20x larger than the average american home for that to make sense. Well, electricity doesn’t scale with size like that. Because his air conditioners have to be stronger and more numerous (in the case of central air, way more stronger) (and heck his cielings are probly higher than yours too), his lights more numerous, etc etc.
Just, consider the terms Mansion and Average American Home. When You Think Average American, think lower middle class. Think about how small those homes are. Also think about the lack of technical devices some of those homes might have in comparison with Al Gore.
Just because you preach environmental awareness doesn’t mean you cant use your own home comforts. Should all environmentalists give up electricity and heat and die every winter? I think not.

March 9, 2007 at 1:01 am
(67) Isaac says:

The amount he uses is negligible compared to the amount used globally. And besides, the amount of energy is not the issue, it’s the type of energy(fossil fuels) that he is campaigning against. Get your facts right, and quit finger pointing! We all use and need energy, including you. So seriously, write something meaningful about the environment, because this is crap.

March 9, 2007 at 9:54 am
(68) pierre says:

Wendi from March 3rd, try to use your brain. No one is saying that there’s a 1:1 correlation between your friend Al Gore’s fossil fuel burning hobby and the effects of global warming. But you must admit when one is a proponent of a cause, they must practice the cause in daily life: no matter the extent.

March 9, 2007 at 9:57 am
(69) Ed says:

Have any of you ever met, studied, watch Al Gore beyond his press clips? I have and I can tell you his motivations, actions, lifestyle ect.are not derived from his concern for you me or the enviroment… Take off your rose colored glasses…

March 9, 2007 at 9:58 am
(70) allen says:

The fact that Gore is a hyprocrite does not lessen the facts of the causes of global warming one bit. We all must begin the long, painful, expensive trip to energy change or our grandchildren will pay the price.

March 9, 2007 at 10:00 am
(71) Gregors says:

Rocky, lower middle class is not the average American. 70% of all Americans (95 million people) make under $52k/year according to IRS calculations. People: think please.

March 9, 2007 at 10:16 am
(72) Irony Lover says:

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that if one titles an article “George W. Bush, Lying to America?” and then shows a few facts (true with spin), what the answers to a poll will be on the question: Is George W. Bush lying to America? Like most of what’s happening in the press today (on both sides of the aisle), this kind of mass communication is irresponsible and leads to mob mentality because it takes the focus off the issues and vilifies the people associated with them.

March 9, 2007 at 11:04 am
(73) Lizzi says:

I cannot believe that people are actually falling for this email regarding Mr. Gore’s energy consumption. It’s a sad day when people are so ready to believe malicious bull about someone who is actually trying to do something about global warming. Funny thing that the Gore documentary has been out for some time but this supposed use of energy for his home only came to light the day after his award. Amazing!! For you people who are so ready to believe, don’t forget not to put your hand in a public phones coin return or you might get stuck with a needle carrying HIV, also have you seen the Loch Ness monster lately or how about Yetti. Gullible idiots…..WAKE UP!!!

March 9, 2007 at 11:06 am
(74) What? says:

What? I mean really, he who hath not sinned… besides, he is an excellent orator, and if he moves people to act, so be it. No one is perfect, that is a certainty, and I believe he is actually doing some good. I know a great deal of ‘armchair environmentalists’ who do nothing but put plastic in a recycle bin….

March 9, 2007 at 11:27 am
(75) Bryan says:

Some of the comments show just how large the blinders are on the left. The earth cools and warms in cycles we don’t understand yet. We should all conserve our natural resources, not so much to prevent global warming but it is the right thing to do but if you tell other people how to live, nhen by God you better walk the walk yourself. Buying carbon offsets is something PT Barnam would have said.

March 9, 2007 at 11:44 am
(76) Mary Jensen says:

You failed to emphasize the use of “Green Power” — called “Bllue Skly Power” where I live. It does take a lot of power to povide electricty to a 20 room house. But it all comes from renewable sources, wind power, hydro, and or solar. I have green power out here where I live; and I pay an extra $36 a month to heat my little 3 room house. Everyone should be will to do that and we need to work to get the cost down to same as carbon ladenpower plants. Interesting how old the statistics were.

March 9, 2007 at 11:44 am
(77) laura k says:

Your first commenter Wendi said it all. How much electricity Al Gore uses changes nothing about the basic truths of his message. This is just the usual attack-the-messenger b/s from people desperate to avoid the facts.

March 9, 2007 at 11:53 am
(78) Bill says:

Man made Global Warming has taken major hits in the last few weeks when one of the original scientists, Prof Allegre, recanted his original hypothesis blaming Global warming on man “In the 1980s and early 1990s, when concern about global warming was in its infancy, little was known about the mechanics of how it could occur, or the consequences that could befall us. Since then, governments throughout the western world and bodies such as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have commissioned billions of dollars worth of research by thousands of scientists. With a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming. Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank.
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2f4cc62e-5b0d-4b59-8705-fc28f14da388

You also need to look just a little bit deeper into these so called “carbon credits”. The following may un-spin the rest of the story concerning Mr. Gore’s supposed “carbon neutrality”. His Carbon credit “purchases” are from a coporation called Generation Income Management. Check out who the Chairman is (hint first name Al …). Investing in your own company is not buying “credits” its called buying stock.
See http://www.generationim.com/about/team.html

March 9, 2007 at 12:24 pm
(79) PLS says:

When did about.com become a partisan polital forum with voting? I have lost much respect for about.com.

March 9, 2007 at 12:27 pm
(80) PLS says:

*partisan political forum* i should take time to edit…

March 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm
(81) Peggy says:

I suspect that a “mansion” is much larger than the ordinary, American Citizens home, so would most likely use more energy. Smaller areas are easier to heat than larger spaces.

The naysayers were bound to come up with something to turn agains Al Gore, weren’t they?

March 9, 2007 at 1:55 pm
(82) Kevin says:

Thank you Bryan, I couldn’t have said it better myself.
As far as Al Gore is concerned I am not abdicating a witch hunt. However, if you are going to be in the forefront of a cause should you not also be a leader by your actions. Also, all of this talk of excusing his excessive energy use because he has a big mansion is grasping at straws to try to make apologies for someone who is clearly leading a cause for reasons other than the cause itself. This man has the means and ability to live as he chooses and he chooses to live extravagantly. As for that I have no qualms. However, when he lives such a lifestyle and then tries to tell me how to live mine, then I do have a huge problem with his HYPOCRACY. He could choose to live in a somewhat smaller home but he CHOOSES to live in a large mansion that consumes a great deal more energy than an average size home. Like I said I have no problem with him living in a mansion and flying in private jets, that is the American capitalistic economy at work. However, if he CHOOSES to live his life in that manner then he should also CHOOSE a different cause. How about he take up the cause to teach people how to live the American dream by filling your own pockets, while at the same time calling that self investment a furthering of a cause that will benefit everyone.

March 9, 2007 at 2:33 pm
(83) Matthew says:

This is rubbish. Comparing the electrical consumption at a mansion versus the home of an average person in Nashville. I wonder what the Bush family’s energy consumption is?

The correct measure should be energy (kW) used per square foot of property based on type of building (residence/farm/seasonal clubhouse, etc.).

March 9, 2007 at 3:25 pm
(84) Gary says:

What Lisa, linda, Matthew , et al said.

And Kevin, it’s spelled “hypocrisy”. If you’re going to use a derogatory term about someone, at least know how to spell it, ok?

March 9, 2007 at 3:58 pm
(85) Tom says:

Al never said he “invented the Internet.” He coined the phrase “Information Super Highway,” and some how the neo-cons of the world try to make it sound (spinning and spinning) as if he said he invented the Internet.
More importantly he didn’t “invent” global warming… we ALL did.

March 9, 2007 at 4:35 pm
(86) Neal Boortz says:

This really could have been Al Gore’s chance to hit a home run. With a large part of the country freezing their cans off, Gore showed up in New York where it was in the single digits to give a speech on global warming. Imagine how big of an impression Al could’ve made if he could’ve warmed the globe up even just a little bit. Maybe he should’ve given his speech to one of the urban outdoorsmen sitting on the heat grates outside.

Of course, the details of the speech he gave are the same old anti-capitalist, socialist drivel we’ve heard from Gore since his “Earth in the Balance” days. And if he’s so sure that global warming is destroying the earth, then why didn’t the Clinton-Gore administration submit the Kyoto treaty to the Senate for ratification? Gore regularly slams Bush for not ratifying that treaty, while having done nothing himself to pass it when he could.
Speaking of Gore’s “Earth in the Balance.” If you have the time we have a little test for you. It’s the “Al Gore or the Unabomber” test! At this website you are presented with 12 excerpts. These excerpts came from one of two sources, Al Gore’s “Earth in the Balance” or from the Unabomber Manifesto. Take the test and see how you do.

One other note..Al Gore’s speech was co-sponsored by Moveon.org, the same website that posted the commercials comparing George Bush to Adolf Hitler. Figures.
Perhaps you’re tired of hearing this, but there just simply is no scientific evidence that the actions of man have cause any increase in the earth’s temperature. The only scientists who back this global warming fraud are either employed by government or work in the leftist, anti-capitalistic atmosphere of colleges and universities.

I saw some woman named Deb Callahan interviewed on television yesterday. She’s the HWWIC of the League of Conservation Voters. Callahan knows that scientific evidence doesn’t back up Gore’s global warming scam. Her solution? She refers to the scientists who challenge the religion of global warming as “corporate funded scientists.” So, there you go. Since these scientists don’t work for either some college or university or the government, they are “corporate-funded” and are therefore evil. This is exactly the response you would expect from a movement that is more anti-capitalist than it is pro-environment. Private sector is bad. Government is good. Deb Callahan also made sure that the new buzz-words are not “global warming.” Now the radicals are supposed to say “climate change.” This is their tacit admission that the evidence isn’t there to support their global warming scare campaign.

After Al Gore’s speech on the environment yesterday perhaps you would like to read some articles that refute his ravings. Here are a few links for you.

The glaciers are melting, right? And this is all the proof we need that global warming exists … right? Not!
That evil George Bush tried to increase the levels of arsenic in our drinking water … right?
And for all the information you could use on global warming … just click here.
http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA235.html
http://www.nationalcenter.org/TSR72701.html
http://www.nationalcenter.org/Kyoto.html
Someone needs to get the other side of the story out … read these and you can confound some of your anti-capitalist eco-radical friends. What fun!

March 9, 2007 at 4:38 pm
(87) Neal Boortz says:

More troubling facts for the global warming movement. The government has released temperature data for February. Do the statistics show the Earth continues to warm at a troubling rate? Is certain doom accelerating in the environment, ready to melt the polar ice caps and cause California to fall into the ocean? Will winter soon be relegated to the ash heap of history, with the entire world enveloped in a global warming-induced massive temperature hike? Uh..no.

As a matter of fact, according to the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, the average temperature in the month of February fell almost 2 degrees. What, you say? Is this over last year? The last 5 years? Compared to the last 10 or 20? Nope. When compared with the average over the 100-year period between 1901 and 2000. In fact, we’ve just experienced the 34th coldest February in the last 113 years.

This is a long-standing problem with the global warming hype. The facts and figures don’t line up with the hysteria. Just as there may be data that shows the Earth is warming, there is plenty of information to the contrary. But anything that doesn’t square with the environmental extremists is ignored and not reported. And that’s why global warming has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with politics.

March 9, 2007 at 5:22 pm
(88) Sheneneh Jenkins says:

#77 – You so craaaazy.

Here is some information about GWB’s home in Crawford, Texas, courtesy of the University of Oregon – not exactly known as a hotbed of conservatism:

“Evidently his Crawford Winter White House has 25,000 gallons of rainwater storage, gray water collection from sinks and showers for irrigation, passive solar, geothermal heating and cooling. “By marketplace standards, the house is startlingly small,” says David Heymann, the architect of the 4,000-square-foot home. “Clients of similar ilk are building 16-to-20,000-square-foot houses.”

“Furthermore for thermal mass the walls are clad in “discards of a local stone called Leuders limestone, which is quarried in the area. The 12-to-18-inch-thick stone has a mix of colors on the top and bottom, with a cream-colored center that most people want. “They cut the top and bottom of it off because nobody really wants it,” Heymann says. “So we bought all this throwaway stone. It’s fabulous. It’s got great color and it is relatively inexpensive.” ”

Here is the link to the Ecological Design Center at OU if you don’t believe me:

http://edc.uoregon.edu/node/572

So it looks like this “dumb” President not only walks the walk, but talks the talk. And he doesn’t have to advertise it shamelessly like that Paul Bunyan-look-alike from TN.

SNAP! I is done.

March 9, 2007 at 6:09 pm
(89) Dudley says:

Watched a programme last night on British television which totally debunked the carbon global warming theory. All credit to scientist and climate specialist (not paid by any oil company). It’s the facts omitted (deliberatley?) from Al movie computer modules which distorts the answers. The most probably cause of global warming now and in the past appears to be sun disturbances. It seems that current proposals are worthless anyway unless India and China stop their growth and also the Two billion people without electricty in any form will be the those who will suffer the most for no real purpose. Check out Michael Crichton website, another non believer, he calculates a rise of 0.8 Centigrade over the next One hundred years

March 9, 2007 at 8:37 pm
(90) Jordan says:

I am sad for the doubters of global warming its like watching people defend the world being flat while everyone says otherwise.

First off lets say Gore is a hypocrite would that change the fundamental science behind Global Warming?

And what he is advocating is using technology that is more cost effective, (saves you money) and less oil dependent so our economy not be based on the produce of hostile nations. Would there be any down part to taking on lowering carbon emissions?

We could spur the economy by being the innovators in carbon cutting technology instead of wasting our time smearing someone who has made a movie about Scientific consensus.

David Cameron Conservative Leader in Britain has seen that there is nothing but gain to be “greener” than his liberal counterpart. China, the Developing are all craving for the technologies to cut carbon emissions that we could be producing.

Really this and the responses are just silly. He buys all of the energy YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, his usage from renewable resources. No offsets for the house in question, its all solar and wind. The offsets are for when he travels via plane. While you may be dismissive of it, you offer no proof why we should be

Nobody says that because you are liberal you have to live in poverty.

The first question still has yet to be answered, what would be the downside to making the changes Al Gore suggests moderate as even David Emery admits

March 10, 2007 at 12:36 am
(91) Prashant Sareen says:

Ok, even if he is, does that take away from what he is saying. The issue is larger than him. He has done nothing but articulate the serious implications of our actions and choices. If he is indeed doing what has been reported it is unfortunate but it still does not take away anything from what he has said. The message is not tainted even if the messenger is.

March 10, 2007 at 1:35 am
(92) Eric says:

Looks like I’m getting in on the end of this parade, but let me float this thought…
AlGores movie is not a documenatry, it is a docudrama based on real life events, much like Mikey Moore stuff. It is supposedly based on the science of concensus, but much like some other theories which have not been proven to be fact yet are widley accepted as truth, it is not true science, it is opinion. It has been the opinion of some here that GW operates a greener pasture than AlGore, but remember this, only the size of the bull determines the methane output.
As far as global warming is concerned, it still remains to be proven that the sun isn’t causing this, or the magnetic pole fleeing the Americas for Siberia. But like previously mentioned about the ice sheets in Iceland and elsewhere on this big blue speck of universal dust, stick around a few thousand years, watch the weather change and the ice sheets grow and shrink, and try to adapt. Oh, and enjoy it while you can.

March 10, 2007 at 9:23 am
(93) Jimmy says:

Al Gore!!!!

Beware Of MAN BEAR PIG EVERYONE!!!!!

I AM SUPER CEREAL!!!!!

souht park is awesome!!!!!!

March 10, 2007 at 9:49 am
(94) Susan says:

In a world that suppresses research to the contrary about global warming because it is not currently popular to fund differing views, Al Gore stands out as a hypocrite and leading misguided politician. The only people worse than misguided politicians of both parties are liberal Hollywood types and luminaries with preaching stands who fail to do their research. Do you know that one of the leading proponents of global warming theory has recently recanted his views and said he was wrong?

March 10, 2007 at 1:24 pm
(95) alan says:

Al Gore buys his electricity from a company making available energy drawn from solar, wind, and methane-driven sources. It’s 100% renewable. That is one of Gore’s points. So long as we invest in renewable energy sources it doesn’t matter how much energy we use. Heat a 20,000 square foot home! Leave the air conditioners on day and night! Raise hydroponic tomatoes in your bedroom! Shame on you about.com for buying into the supposed ‘backlash’ against Gore because you think it makes you look objective and openminded. Look at the sponsored link below the comments section here: RealTruth.org/GlobalWarming! Don’t you talk to me about hypocrites!

March 10, 2007 at 4:11 pm
(96) semtex111 says:

are we talking about just one of gores residents or all of them.was gores book printed on rice paper or from dead trees hummm?

March 10, 2007 at 5:12 pm
(97) Matt says:

David – You Complete Retard

Wow he uses electricity (no f***ing way!).

What you “forgot” to mention is the fact they invest in a bucket load of things to neutralise their CO2 emissions.

Oh, and by the way, he only uses green energy. “Forgot” to mention that as well didn’t you.

March 10, 2007 at 5:28 pm
(98) sonya says:

i hope mr emery made a trip to the grass hut on foot, no hitchhiking, and checked Former Vice-President Al Gore’s meter, it’s somewhere there in the bushes, when he got the brilliant idea to submit this stupid question to anybody. sometimes i forget to turn my electric toothbrush off. that has the same impact on the future of humanity as heating and powering a 10,000 sq ft home in the Global Warming Timeline. Education and eradicating the dependence on oil for gas FOR CARS, which are far more wasteful and polluting and i don’t drive one but a whole lot of other Americans do, is invaluable to preventing what is already going to be a needless cataclysm for future generations.

March 10, 2007 at 6:53 pm
(99) Jason says:

Wendi, you’re an idiot. Greenland and Iceland are not melting. Granted, some of the ice there is… But they are both still colder than they were in then 800 – 900′s.

The Earth’s temperature and climates are cyclical. The Earth has been heating and cooling long before man arrived.

Oh yeah, the polar icecaps on Mars are melting too, so by your logic, I guess that means there must be a lot of SUV’s driving around on the surface of Mars.

Morons abound.

March 10, 2007 at 9:37 pm
(100) Daniel Joseph says:

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/16878337.htm

This issue is bigger than Al Gore. Science on his side. Even if he is a hypocrite, he’s right folks.

I don’t think there is hope for the human race. You stick up for super rich oil companies, who don’t care about you’re future. Pollution is real. You’re kids will suffer for you’re willfull ignorance.

The treehugging left gives a damn about the enviroment, and that angers you? Thats truly sick. The anti enviroment movement is disturbing. Honestly, you people are better off dead.

March 11, 2007 at 2:02 am
(101) Tesasdor says:

Our home consumes more than Al Gore. And who invented this “Average home”? Is this the average dwelling worldwide, where you take into acount people with no electricity and people who dont OFFICially pay for electricity or the satellite TV the pirate in Pakistan? Or, does it include the bush tribesmen of PNG who unknowing to the outside world cuts down swaths of indiginous trees with the whitemans axe but doesnt burn any precious oil? Who Cares about some hokey benchmark by which no-one writing here (including the original author) knows how this “standard” is attained. The fact is, Al Gore is not determined by how much he consumes, but by how much he Resists using. Only by beating down those that are making an effort to do we continue the path of ignorance.Will we Burn the fingers of those that point because they have sinned themselves?

March 11, 2007 at 5:44 am
(102) brad says:

wendy, i guess it hurts to find out that your hero is a hypocrite. this guy is flying around the country in private jets telling the rest of us to change the way we live, but it’s alright for him because his “carbon footprint happens to be different….what a load of crap.

March 11, 2007 at 6:03 am
(103) jeff says:

read post number 31 from liz. just hilarious.

March 11, 2007 at 6:08 am
(104) Jen says:

The best thing about liberals is the fact that they don’t vote. Everywhere you go, there they are whining about the way things are. All talk, no action….and when it’s time to vote, they don’t have the time. kinda like Ben Affleck. google ben affleck vote, great story about him not having even registered to vote in the past 9 years.

March 11, 2007 at 6:58 am
(105) Naveen says:

It is the use of fossil fuels and not electricity which has an impact on global warming. It is a matter of public record Mr. Gore has paid a premium to ensure his home is powered by non-fossil fuel alternatives for electricity production.

March 11, 2007 at 7:50 am
(106) Robbie says:

There are two main things that are ABSOLUTELY incorrect about this arguement.

Firstly, Al Gore’s home in Nashville also serves as the basis for his office. That’s right, his employee’s use his house as their office in order to save building/using a whole different building.

Secondly, and MOST VITALLY, Al Gore is “Carbon Neutral”. This means that he calculates how much carbon dioxide he personally creates and then pays specially set up companies to plant tree’s counter-acting his carbon emissions. So in effect the amount he personally releases in a year is ZERO. He actually pays this company to plant MORE tree’s then his actual usage as a step of heading towards a more energy friendly planet.

All of this information is correct and is allowed to be sourced.

March 11, 2007 at 11:25 am
(107) semtex111 says:

planted a tree today so as to be like al
“Carbon Neutral”.now i can go buy the biggest hummer i can find,guilt free.thanks al for showing me the light.p.s.hummer will also sub as my office.now i do feel good.

March 11, 2007 at 9:11 pm
(108) David B Carvalho says:

First, it’s very debatable whether global warming is caused by human action, but, as usual, any contestation to this present day dogma is treated like a crime against humanity (when reported) or like a dead skunk, even when undersigned by known metereologists and astrophysicists.

Have you seen any “Inconvenient Truth” being celebrated in all big media, all billion-dollar foundations and NGOs and the UN and getting awards like the Oscar? This is newspeak at its best.

Gore is a joke. He’s an act of cheap (but well paid for) propaganda. As for his power consumption, it’s irrelevant. I would expect a rich guy to eat up more juice than the average guy. ‘Tis evident.

March 12, 2007 at 2:38 am
(109) Kyle says:

Just to note, regardless of what I believe about Global Warming…

The poll presented here is incredibly inacurate, much as if someone were to campaign for a candidate by putting up libelous posters in polling cubicles. By placing an article which paints Gore in a bad light above a poll about him, the poll meerly provides results that reflect how swayed any given person is by an article on about.com.

This is a blatant example of poor and biased statistical implementation.

March 12, 2007 at 8:56 am
(110) Sheneneh Jenkins says:

What the nutroots on this board forgot to mention about this so-called “carbon offset company” that Algore purchases his power from is also OWNED by Algore.

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – he buys his own carbon offsets. Symbolism over substance, you know.

I am particularly tickled by some of you who claim that “Ok, even if he is, does that take away from what he is saying?” Well…YES.

Hypocrisy, anyone?

You environmentalist utopian wackos are soooo funny.

SNAP! You is dismissed.

March 12, 2007 at 9:13 am
(111) Mark says:

Of course he’s a hypocrite, who isn’t? PLease, raise your hand.

March 12, 2007 at 9:17 am
(112) Colin says:

You’re basing this whole argument on “a very popular forwarded email “. Has anyone bothered to check the validity of this emial? There are thousands of forwarded political emails spread around the internet every day by partisans on both sides that have no basis in fact. I’d like to see some proof of these “facts” before I pass judgement.

This reminds me a lot of the pharmaceutical industry telling us how unsafe it is to buy drugs imported from Canada. Their “proof” of how dangerous and unreliable imported drugs are was that when they bought drugs off a SPAM email they got it turned out to be fake.

The moral of both of these stories is to never trust important issues, like policy or health to unconfirmed emails.

March 12, 2007 at 9:32 am
(113) Colin says:

Oh, and to the guy that says “it’s very debatable whether global warming is caused by human action”, you don’t know what you’re talking about. First off, astrophysicists study space and the stars not climate. You may have heard recently that a conference of the worlds leading climate experts concluded that climate change is happening and that it’s most likely that it’s our fault. A few outliers and “scientists” working for the energy industry saying it isn’t happening does not make it “debateable”.

March 12, 2007 at 10:08 am
(114) Richard says:

This is irresponsible, one-sided, partisan reporting on the part of About.com. Many news outlets have already covered this story. While it’s true that his Tennessee mansion (which is much larger than the “average American”‘s home, does consume a lot of electricity, he still maintains what is called a “carbon-neutral” lifestyle given the amount of money his family donates to alternative energy research, non-profits and the like.

Aside from that, say he was the biggest hypocrite on the planet – that would do nothing to diminish the urgency and importance of the message about global climate change.

People should research the story before they vote in some inane About.com poll.

March 12, 2007 at 10:10 am
(115) Mythbuster says:

Climate change is consistent through the history of the earth, including rise in CO2 levels.

That’s the exact reason why a lot of scientists are denouncing this alarmist, scaremongering from an IDIOT.

March 12, 2007 at 11:24 am
(116) Phil says:

Has anyone else heard enough about Global Warming? I know I sure have! Don’t get me wrong, I support alternative energy and fighting climate change. But what I do not support is this useless argument!!!!!!
Is Global warming our fault, who cares! Burning oil and coal causes pollution! That’s right, C02 be dammed, I’m worried about the smog that covers our cities and the water we drink! I’m worried about running out of oil and suddenly BAM no more plastic. I’m worried about acts of deforestation wipping out entire ecosystems.
Going green makes sense for alot of reasons, but please stop acting like global warming is the one true consequence of Man’s actions on Earth!

March 12, 2007 at 11:47 am
(117) junkman says:

whether or not al gore is a hypocrite is of no consequence whatsoever.
the global warming crisis is proven science, and the individual behaviors that our leaders engage in are of no consequence as long as they are advancing policies that address the real issues in effective ways.

March 12, 2007 at 12:38 pm
(118) kevin says:

wendi, get an education.

March 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm
(119) Sasha says:

What politician, or plain ‘ole joe for that matter, isn’t a hypocrite? How about writing an article on something interesting or, dare I say, important?

March 12, 2007 at 4:52 pm
(120) Tom says:

Wow. This is complete and total blasphemy. If you actually read the news, you would see that the Gore mansion uses 100% renewable energy. Before you start attacking others, you should actually do your research.

March 13, 2007 at 2:53 am
(121) david says:

Al Gore is a wealthy man and has a large house. Obviously he is going to use more electricity than the average. This shouldn’t be cause for an outrage.

However, I think Al Gore’s movie was quite biased and aimed towards stupid people who are craving to be an activist about something but aren’t willing to invest the “energy” in anything but yapping about how the Republicans destroyed the world.

March 13, 2007 at 10:58 am
(122) Li Beral says:

David Emery, Hypocite?

What is the point to compare a wealthy man’s mansion to a regular american home? More space requires more bulbs. We should rather compare Gore’s energy consumption to that of another presidential candidate, who lost the polular vote. Sure, the White House with his major tenant wasted much more electrical energy in the last 8 years than Al Gore did in all his life.

March 13, 2007 at 11:05 am
(123) Jeff says:

First, this website makes money because we surf to it. So shame on the author of this column for asking dumb questions that seek to get a rise out of us.

Second, a man is not his message. This was true when Gore was labeled “boring” (as if we prefer he got a sex change and a boob job so he would be presidential material), and when Gore talks of global warming.

Third, the media is not liberal or conservative. The big media outlets are owned by rich people that have agendas and biases like each person commenting on this dumb ass website.
Personally, I wish everyone would listen to Democracy Now because Amy Goodman and company there seem to report things and let us decide. But it seems as many “Christians” have read the Koran as Republicans have listened to Democracy Now. Even my middle of the road Mom complained she couldn’t listen to Amy Goodman because she was “too monotone”… but at least she tuned in for a second.

Fifth, if you haven’t noticed I skipped the fourth point you probably shouldn’t waste anyone’s time responding to this.

March 13, 2007 at 11:20 am
(124) semtex111 says:

when does al think we should start evuacuating flordia and calif.to not start now would be irresponsible.still trying to find out how many resdients al heats and cool a year???

March 13, 2007 at 11:52 am
(125) David says:

Let us please not focus on the personalities behind global warming. There is not a politician in the U.S. that can hold up to scrutiny (brace yourself for self-righteously indignant replies). Al Gore is a career politician, and he’s a rich man who does not conserve as much as he says we all should. There are countless examples of this type of behavior on the left and right, from the environment to family values and everywhere in between…politicians pander to the audience they are speaking to. They are all hypocrites.
That being said, it has been proven that the earth is getting warmer. This may be caused by human intervention, and there are some theories that point to a warming and cooling pattern that we are powerless to stop or interfere with. The question I keep coming to is this: Do we march recklessly to our doom, or do we alter our behavior to adapt to changing climate conditions? Al Gore may be a hypocrite, but this does not mean that the earth is not heating up, and this does not mean we should not be environmentally responsible.

March 13, 2007 at 12:04 pm
(126) Mari says:

Obviously, the majority of commentators here are very quick to side with Gore’s detractors without getting all the facts. I would say it is a good bet the majority of them never even saw the movie, much like right wingers who criticize Michael Moore without having watched a single one of his movies, just because he is the scapegoat du jour. Whether global warming is a natural process or a man-made one is really beside the point, but please take note that, according to the graphs and tables shown in the movie saome commentators probably didn’t bother to see, the rate of global warming skyrocketed right around the beginning of the industrial revolution, and even more after WWII. It would follow logically that man has played a big part in global warming. I think people are quick to point fingers at Gore so that they feel good about NOT taking any responsiblity at all for themselves, for the earth or for the energy they use and the footprint they are leaving. After all, it is so much easier to say Gore’s a hypocrite and sit back in your easy chair, isn’t it?

March 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm
(127) KB says:

Wendi, did you read this article or just the headline? You are ignorant in your comment. It’s people like you who make environmentalists look like idiots.

March 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm
(128) Bushido Hacks says:

The same day that my university was going to show An Inconvient Truth, we were hit with an ice storm.

Besides, everyone should know by now that Global Warming is the result of the dwindling number of PIRATES in the world.

March 14, 2007 at 7:30 am
(129) José M. Vela says:

so typical, thinking that those who tell us what to do to live a better life have to be perfect.
He uses a LOT of electricity… Then everything he says is wrong?
I’m not with Al Gore or against him, but at least somebody tell the uncomfortable truth about climatic change.
He have to be the perfect ecologyst just to be right on what he says?
the big cause of the climatic change is the CO emissions.

March 14, 2007 at 3:34 pm
(130) JustMe says:

Ok to all of you who say “using electricity doesn’t harm the environment”, before you continue calling people names. How is YOUR ELECTRICITY MADE!!!!! Unfortunately, COAL is used in most areas of this country. Yes, there are some hydro power plants but not in the midwest.

Mr Gore has some valid points but he is not living morally with what he preaches.

March 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm
(131) Debbie K says:

I wish people would do some research, Global warming is a political myth. The earth naturually goes though warming and cooling spells through out 1000′s of years. For those around in 1975..they were then in a panic about global cooling. Now 30 years later warming. Al Gore is just a hypocrite because he uses whatever poltical means necessary to get attention. It is not based on sound scientistc and historical data..just politics.

March 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm
(132) semtex111 says:

i’ll go see”An Inconvient Truth” if you read “unstoppable global warming”.united nations report -america will have to reduce energy use by 80 percent due to how much we emit,so get out your candles,take your a.c.to the dump and by a mophead.is it global warming or a wealth transter scam?

March 17, 2007 at 1:07 pm
(133) Frosty Wooldridge says:

Title of the presentation: “COMING POPULATION CRISIS for AMERICA: AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT”

The USA will double its population from 300 million to over 600 million sometime past mid century. It will add 100 million within 33 years by 2040. Demographic predictions show Colorado adds five million people to the Front Range in the next 50 years. California will add 20 million within the next 30 years. Texas will add 12 million by 2025. We are creating an irreversible crisis with unsolvable problems for our children.

“The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved
with the level of thinking that created them.” Einstein

Frosty Wooldridge, former Colorado teacher, has bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents and six times across the United States coast to coast in the past 30 years. He has seen the crisis of overpopulation in Mexico, China, Bangladesh, India and South America.

He presents a clear picture of the future for America if we continue on this Titanic-like course while offering solutions that stand in line with Einstein’s appreciation for stepping out of the box. Wooldridge began as a teacher in Brighton, Colorado since 1973 and is the author of seven books. He presents a powerful and compelling program to all audiences laced with humor, compassion and sense of optimism. Wooldridge has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV programs across the United States.

As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We must prevent human tragedy rather than run
around trying to save ourselves after an event has already occurred.
Unfortunately, history clearly shows that we arrive at catastrophe by
failing to meet the situation, by failing to act when we should have
acted. The opportunity passes us by and the next disaster is always more
difficult and compounded than the last one.”

Excellent reference by writing Lakewood Rotary jay@carpender.com
Jenna Davis, Director, University of Dayton, OH jenna.davis@notes.udayton.edu
Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm rlamm@aol.com

Choose the 25 minute program or the 45 minute program that includes dramatic slide show.

Wooldridge distributes information whereby every person in the audience may
take action on a personal level to ensure a viable future for Colorado, New York, Texas, California, our children and the United States.

Thank you,
Frosty Wooldridge
Louisville, CO
http://www.frostywooldridge.com

March 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm
(134) faith says:

i am 11 and i bet i know more about politics thn you do so shut your mouth.al gore lover.

March 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
(135) faith says:

al gore is such a hipicrit.he is stuped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 17, 2007 at 8:06 pm
(136) Jordan says:

Does the fact that Al Gore needs to reduce his energy consumption dismiss the existence of Global Warming?

He brings up a lot of good points in the “Inconveniant Truth” but just because he is not perfect when it comes to energy consumption doesn’t mean he is a hyprocrit. Someone needs to speak out for the importance of preserving our planet and I am happy that he is doing just that.

I guess I just don’t see the point of this article.

March 19, 2007 at 1:46 am
(137) John says:

Come on people- will you believe anything!!! The earth has been cooling and warming for millions of years- without any help from us at all.

Can you not see through this thinly vieled attempt at trying to gain political traction. I guess its a big surprise that Al Gore might consider running for high public office again.

Well I for one don’t want Mr. ” I invented the Internet” saving me or anyone else from anything.

March 19, 2007 at 10:04 am
(138) Jim Mcfalls says:

I liked Al Gore a little when he was talking spanish and dancing the Mac-erana

March 19, 2007 at 2:34 pm
(139) Shorea says:

Al Gore is definitely practicing what he preaches. For companies, especially, he is proving that you don’t really have to choose between the environment and making a profit. A company can have them both.

That is to me the example he is showing. Because it’s easy to sell environmentalism to ordinary people, but much, much harder to corporations who always have to consider profit and losses. I think this is not hypocrisy but reality.

March 20, 2007 at 2:38 pm
(140) H. says:

David Emery titled this peace to attract more readers and has clearly succeeded.

What he forgets to mention in his piece is that Al Gore donates an significant amount money to an organization whose role it is to make sure that the his energy user is offset somewhere else is in the world. Unfortunately the name of the agency escapes me right now. So i suggest that you, the reader, google the story and get the whole truth. I’d bet that will you find out that not only does Gore talks the talk, but also walks the walk.

I will more willing to believe that Gore has committed more time to this cause since he has been outside the political arena to keep in his name in the public for a potential run for president in 08.

March 20, 2007 at 5:44 pm
(141) Angus says:

Do we REALLY know that global warming exists? I mean, they didn’t have thermometers 500 years ago, did they? And don’t give me any of this carbon dating junk, it seems to be wrong just as often as it is right. Not much of a reliable tool to me…

March 21, 2007 at 1:40 am
(142) maffo says:

in his film, an inconvenient truth, his airplane looks a bit of massive carbon donor. not sure about the continuous apple product placement.

March 21, 2007 at 4:10 pm
(143) JMG says:

Who cares what Al’s energy use is? The question is: What is our country as a whole producing in greenhouse gasses? And how can we do our part to bring those levels to a minmum? Does the average American spend any energy at all in spreading a message of concern to our planets well being? The answer is No. The average American is spending their energy in BS polls like this one doing nothing to better the world. Al has made the issue of Global Warming front page news. It is a valid serious concern. Do your part. Inform yourselves and others. Go Green and Save the Planet.

March 21, 2007 at 7:57 pm
(144) tride26 says:

INCONVIENT TRUTH – great we know that humans are causing global warming. However, Al Gore and his political agenda offer no good ideas for a solution. not even one.
at the end of his movie he says, carpool, and take shorter showers. wonderful!
what good does it do to carpool or drive less when 1 million new cars are being put on the road every year in china and india. even if they happen to be hybrids, we are still burning more fossil fuel than we did last month due the sheer increase in demand.
same thing for showers. some of these developing third world countries are starting to finally take showers for the first time ever. even if we take shorter showers the total number of showers worldwide is increasing.

March 21, 2007 at 9:43 pm
(145) Vise says:

Greenland and Iceland are NOT melting. The north and south pole ice caps are not melting. Water levels are not rising in the ocean. Not all scientists believe in Global warming. Algore is not only a hypocrite, he is a snake oil salesman.

March 21, 2007 at 10:56 pm
(146) Jodi Castiglione says:

House 1:

The four-bedroom home was planned so that “every room has a relationship with something in the landscape that’s different from the room next door. Each of the rooms feels like a slightly different place.” The resulting single-story house is a paragon of environmental planning.

The passive-solar house is built of honey-colored native limestone and positioned to absorb winter sunlight, warming the interior walkways and walls of the 4,000-square-foot residence. Geothermal heat pumps circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground. These waters pass through a heat exchange system that keeps the home warm in winter and cool in summer. A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof urns; wastewater from sinks, toilets, and showers cascades into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is then used to irrigate the landscaping around the four-bedroom home, (which) uses indigenous grasses, shrubs, and flowers to complete the exterior treatment of the home. In addition to its minimal environmental impact, the look and layout of the house reflect one of the paramount priorities: relaxation. A spacious 10-foot porch wraps completely around the residence and beckons the family outdoors. With few hallways to speak of, family and guests make their way from room to room either directly or by way of the porch. “The house doesn’t hold you in. Where the porch ends there is grass. There is no step-up at all.” This house consumes 25% of the energy of an average American home. (Source: Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Oct. 2002 and Chicago Tribune April 2001.)

House 2:

This 20-room, 8-bathroom house consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year. The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, this house devoured nearly 221,000 kWh, more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone, the house burned through 22,619 kWh, guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of this energy consumption, the average monthly electric bill topped $1,359. Also, natural gas bills for this house and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year. In total, this house had nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for 2006. (Source: just about anywhere in the news last month online and on talk radio, but barely on TV.)

House 1 belongs to George and Laura Bush, and is in Crawford, Texas.

House 2 belongs to Al and Tipper Gore, and is in Nashville, Tennessee

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March 22, 2007 at 10:21 am
(147) Rick says:

I agree wouldn’t you think Al Gore would be living in a state of the art home with, solar panels, windmills, and geothermal heating and cooling. Plus using the most advances windows and insulating techniques.

Mr Gore, lead the way by example or shut up you have no credibility. It appears that George Bush is quietly setting a better example.

March 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm
(148) don says:

People who truely believe in a cause lead by example. al gore leads by deception and fear tactics. he is in the global warming business for one reason – money. he needs lots of it to pay for his gluttonous energy consumption. this guy might have been president? yikes.

March 22, 2007 at 4:24 pm
(149) Yojimbo says:

Fie on you non-believers, Al Gore is clearly the true prophet of the ultimate wisdom. Repent now, lest Al Gore cause the heavens to rend and bring down great tribulations on your heads. Buy thee carbon offsets, that thou shalt escape the righteous wrath and chastisement of the mighty Al Gore.

March 22, 2007 at 7:43 pm
(150) Jerry says:

He has also refused before Congress to take his own pledge.

He won’t even “say and he says” let alone “do as he says”.

PS: I tried to sell my carbon offsets and they laughed at me.

I thought it would be a good idea to gather all the carbon offsets created by the homeless since they do not use any energy themselves and sell those offsets to the Washington & Beverly Hills “fat cats”.

I called my senator’s office; they hung up on me.

March 23, 2007 at 12:54 am
(151) Pat says:

We can cure global warming by simply using nuclear power to generate electricity. This is cost-effective, safe and environmentally sound way to stop CO2 emissions from power generation.

Why isn’t Al Gore mentioning it? Because he is not interested in solutions, he is interested in hyping up fears.

March 23, 2007 at 8:47 am
(152) Rick says:

It appears that man made CO2 comprises about 3-4% of the total CO2 in the atmosphere. I’m having a hard time understanding how that small amount is having the catastrophic effect that Al Gore talks about. In addition even if we were to cut man made CO2 emissions in half that would only be 2% of the total.

Also has anyone thought that warming is good. The planet thrives during warming periods and dies off when its under a 1000 feet if ice and snow. So if there is any global warming maybe we are doing ourselves a favor and delaying the next ice age.

March 24, 2007 at 10:25 pm
(153) elmo says:

I believe that there is no real proof that this global warming issue is even real, because Iceland and Greenland have actually been getting colder since 1940. But since Al Gore uses it for and to get attention, lets look at facts:
1. The earth was much warmer when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. There was much lush foilage and water distribution in the air and on the land with many swamps and lots of volcanic activity. The earth survived then, and small and huge animals did too, in this heat. Then the bigger animals died out.
2. A catastrophe such as a large meteor hitting earth is believed to have made it cold-cloudy and killed them off. During this time the water came out of the attmosphere and collected in ice caps and oceans.
3. Now it has taken years but the earth is finally heating up a little, even with the small ice ages occasionally happening because of large volcanic action or smaller meteors, like the small ice age we came out of about 500 years ago.
4. Evidence points to the climate of the earth constantly changing over several centuries, and it looks as though the earth keeps adjusting back towards the warmth that it maintained when it was in its original state during the dinosaurs eras. The ice would need to melt to create the original natural environment of the earth, which the earth seems to slowly adjusting itself back to, its natural state of hot or warm and humid. So for all the people who say people should get upset and paranoid, the earth was originally hotter and no matter what we do it will eventually adjust itself back towards the way it was before the huge catastrophe happened that killed the dinosaurs.
This previously stated theory is the DCB scientific theory of global warming.

There is no radical answer, turning off your engines a minute sooner or driving a mile less won’t help much. Back in the 1960′s the alarmist scientists of thet era thought global cooling was happening because of all the various pollutants that were floating in our atmosphere, clouding the sky and blocking the sun, and that was what we were taught in school, that eventually things wouldn’t grow because we were causing another ice age.

The earth will do whatever it does, we can’t control it. At least with global warming we won’t starve because more areas will get wet and we will be able to grow more food once the ice melts, and the heat takes it into the atmosphere and deposits it on the now arid areas. Elmo the Oracle

March 25, 2007 at 5:26 pm
(154) Stephen Walker says:

This is merely a distraction. In the end it doesn’t matter much if one individual is (or isn’t) a hypocrite. Sure, it’d be great if Mr. Gore was a sterling example for us all to follow. But it’s imperative that we all seek to reduce our ‘footprint’ — if we have any concern for our heirs.

Right now, Canada, the USA, Russia, France and other developed countries need to reduce their energy usage, water usage and emissions — particularly Canada and the USA. That will take companies and individuals doing the hard thing. Change your ways, ASAP.

March 26, 2007 at 6:04 am
(155) JamesUK says:

The Great Global warming swindle.

I don’t think anyone is denying the reality of Global wariming anymore but what is definitiely still up for debate is whether it is caused by human actions.

There are some interesting statistics that are easily found on official government webiste’s that quote that man made co2 in the atmosphere make’s up only 1.2% of the total. Some figures estimate it to be as low as 0.12% . Bearing this in mind and the recent evidence from polor ice samples that suggests that trends of Carbon rises in the atmosphere follows tempurature rises not as was originally thought the other way around.

There has just been a very controversial documentary on Channel 4 in the UK called “the great global warming scandal” that disproves much of what Gore says in his very successful film.

The more you start to look at the timy percentages of man made carbon in the atmosphere in comparison to the natural carbon in the atmosphere the more questions that have to be asked. I don’t know abot the US but we are seeing “green taxes” introduced every few months here in the UK. It seems that the theory of Man Made Global warming is good for the British treasury and the horrible reality of the situation is here at the moment is that if you dare to quetsion the science you’re made to feel like a heratic denouncing god during the Spanish inquisition.

I can’t help feeling that when all the hysteria has died down in ten years or so we might just have to accept that the global climate is a constantly changing beast. Just 200 years ago in the UK we were able to skate on the frozen Thames. Wow there must have been global cooling. But then temparatures rose until the 1950′s when they started to drop. Scientists at the time back in the 70′s were convinced that we were expiencing global cooling then, I remember these stroies as a child. Daily Mail headlines screamed new ice age with us in 60 years. This was happening during the last industrialisation of the first world.

The hysteria we are experiencing at the moment reminds me of the madness when Princess Di was killed. Peoples emotions went out of control to the point where logic and reason became secondary.

We are all be fooled… To what extent isn’t clear but the industry that has formed around the notion of man made global warming isn’t going to readily accept a clear and honest debate on the facts. 100′s of thousands of people around the world’s jobs depend on us all accepting that we are to blame.

March 26, 2007 at 2:25 pm
(156) john says:

He also donates enough money every year “buying carbon credits” to cover his expenditatures. Check it out. Many evironmentally minded people can’t stay within the rehlm of low emmision, due to plane travel and other factors. But these things can be balanced out by dotiation to wind farms, tree planting orgs- not to mention the fact that he has brought enough attention to the issue and helped so many people lower their own that I think this argument is void. That being said… Nothing wrong with setting a truly great example with everything you do. He has the money why not live in a radically inventive huge estate that is a zero emmision household. Can be done. But I bet after everything is balanced out his emmisions are technically zero.

March 26, 2007 at 7:26 pm
(157) bogush j mann says:

IF someone said this is a loaded gun and you shouldn’t put it to your head and pull the trigger and then put it to their head and pulled the trigger……? If he really believed in his propaganda not only would he be trying to convince everyone else to stop using energy he would be doing it himself, carbon offsets notwithstanding.

As for the green energy argument, there’s only so much of it about, so why isn’t he cutting back and leaving more of it for everyone else?

Sorry, but why believe a story when the guy telling you it clearly doesn’t believe it himself?!

March 28, 2007 at 12:48 am
(158) Rich says:

Seems that our co2 emissions have grown so large they are spreading throughout the solar system. Now even Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are heating up!
Of course, to suggest that the sun may be responsible for all this activity is just capitalist dogma – right? In denial!
Facts? Seems that with most human beings, the fact you fancy is the one that you validate. Me? I’m still liking the mass media and scientific community hype that I heard when I was a kid; we are headed for another ice age.
For all of you disciples of Mr Gore, please consider that not ALL the scientific community agrees with this hype. Many (accredited, sane, reasonable, unbiased) scientists have different views. They are just about universally ignored and vilified. Father Stalin would be proud.
Personally I am a big fan of P T Barnum

March 28, 2007 at 5:57 am
(159) JVMN says:

If I use only the average amount of energy, how many trees do I need to plant each year to offset my carbon emissions?

What happens when I run out of places to plant trees?

March 28, 2007 at 12:24 pm
(160) Enzo says:

Ahem Greenland and Iceland can’t melt they are made of LAND – the clue’s in the name. The Earth warms up and cools down over centuries and has been doing so for millenia. The “worst” greenhouse gas is ahem….WATER VAPOUR. Fix that anyone? We need BIG BIG sponges. Oh and the main sources of C02? (carbon dioxide which makes up a HUGE 0.54% of the atmosphere, which is mostly NITROGEN by the way) – the main source? the OCEANS. The way it’s sounding the OCEANS are causing the problem, let’s fill them in with our junk, solving the landfill problem and global warming in one hit!!! Now what was that about Global Dimming? I think I need to make a film, “An Incomprehensible Exageration” and find me a wife called Tipper Rare-Ree….

March 29, 2007 at 1:21 am
(161) Dave From San Jose says:

Yah, I think global warming might be true and I’ve actually modified my lifestyle. Even if Al is buying solar or wind power or water power and not coal or nat gas power: it’s finite! At this time, there’s not enough solar/wind/water to go around. So someone somewhere has to buy coal/nat gas power because Al used up too much of the solar/wind/etc! Ya foolish boneheads! Ya gotta Question Authority! Don’t believe something just because someone you admire says it! And before you pull that elitist liberal crap on me, I was there before you, marching for McGovern, shouting down Hayakawa, etc. Until I fricking woke up…

March 29, 2007 at 10:32 am
(162) A. in OK says:

Mr. Emery,
Too many “commenters” have ignored that you labeled the flyer “mostly true, with spin” and you acknowledged Gore uses much much much more energy than the (datedly) avg. household. What they don’t seem to appreciate is that you actually dug into the numbers and pointed out slant. Are you slanted? Not to me — you are SPECIFIC. And specificity draws LINES across facts. Some of us don’t like that.

Anywho, keep it up, hang in there, and stay specific.
Peace,
A. in OK

ps — My 2 cents: carbon credits seem to be a cop-out; CO2 isn’t the ONLY pollution culprit; and Americans WAY OVER CONSUME our “share” of God’s creation, while avoiding careful stewardship of it.

(The AP has a liberal agenda? As John Prine advised 30 years ago, maybe we should all “blow up your tv, throw away your paper…”)

March 29, 2007 at 6:27 pm
(163) Bobbi says:

I just had to check this after reading Al Franken’s book on the lies and distortions of right-wing media (which I will never, ever believe again without verifying). Who CAN you believe any more???

March 29, 2007 at 8:18 pm
(164) JVMN says:

I seem to be paying almost 30% MORE per KWH than the Gores, even though I use less electricity than the national average. Maybe his solar panels are really kicking in… or does he get a quantity discount?

April 1, 2007 at 6:25 pm
(165) Susan says:

There is an oxymoron at work here. President Bush is still promoting fossil fuel consumption via hybrid cars and yet builds himself an energy-wise home, hum. Al Gore has put thermal pane windows in his home and florescent lighting, big whoop. The reality is, President Bush built himself a green house because he doesn’t like paying utility bills any more than we do. Plus he could afford the cost to put in the very expensive geo-thermal technology. What both of these influential men should be doing is figuring out a way for builders to start building geo-thermal homes for the masses through rebates and incentives that can be passed down to the consumer. We do not need to build more oil refineries or drill in Alaska. Put that money toward incentives for oil producing company’s to immediately implement the technology that they bought and shelved decades ago and move away from fossil fuel. We all know that money is the greatest incentive in getting anything done. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so sick of funding terrorisms ever time I go to the pumps. Another oxymoron, fight a war against terrorism that we ultimately fund. How stupid is that! Can you imagine what it would be like if the people we empowered to run our government actually served the people instead serving themselves? I know that is a totally idealistic, but what a great though.

April 2, 2007 at 7:47 am
(166) JVMN says:

Susan:

The US imports around 60% of the oil it uses, and not all of that comes from the Middle East. You can easily assuage some of your guilt by using only about half as much gasoline as average. If the average vehicle gets 21 mpg and is driven 12000 miles per year, try a 40 mpg car, or drive half as many miles. Or take the bus, ride a bike or moped , or walk.

April 2, 2007 at 11:01 am
(167) Den says:

Typical of the right wing, assassinate the character to avoid the issue. Gore’s hypocrisy is not at question. The issue is Global Warming. Here we are again, being diverted from the real conversation. As a society, we have “Attention Deficit Disorder”!

April 2, 2007 at 12:27 pm
(168) JVMN says:

Den:

OK, what do you think we should do about global warming? What steps should we take?

April 2, 2007 at 8:30 pm
(169) t k says:

Bottom line, George Bush built a reasonably small home (4000sq ft?) that is incredibly energy efficient. Gore lives in this hog of a home. To Martha’s point (or lack there of), don’t you think the Bushes have AT LEAST as much security, etc., in their home as Gore????

April 5, 2007 at 12:20 pm
(170) ssh says:

The problem is that those on the right do not like Gore they never have and probly never will. therefore they will say or believe anything negative about him. it doesn’t have to be fact based and can be totaly made up buy some right wing think tank. those of use on the other side base things that are proven by research and constant study, so we will seldon agree with the otherside because they live in there own reality. The realy sad thing about them is that their children as well as ours will pay for their stupidity.
go ahead say what you will because I know who I’m dealing with

April 7, 2007 at 11:44 pm
(171) Jean says:

Global warming caused by CO2 is a sham!! Many studies show that, while some glaciers shrink, others are GROWING! Don’t take local conditions for global changes! Plus that, if you look at National Weather Service data (are THEY biased too?), you will see that there is no correlation between CO2 and global tempurature. And for those of you that say these studies are funded by oil companies, who do you think funds studies that claim to prove global warming? Envirmentalist groups, that’s who. Everyone has a motive in science; you need to read the raw data and uncover the truth.

April 9, 2007 at 8:43 am
(172) JVMN says:

SSH, the issue here is whether or not Gore is living up to the standards he might wish to set for others. Global Warming is a separate issue entirely.

However, I’ll ask you the same question I asked “Den” in response #162:

What do you think we should do about global warming? What steps should we take?

Please be detailed and specific.

April 9, 2007 at 11:09 am
(173) Treviso says:

Someone might want to inform Wendi that Greenland is called Greenland because it used to be 70 degrees. And that was prior to humans burning fossil fues and “destroying the ozone.” So clearly these temperature changes are a normal and unavoidable occurance. Maybe we should focus on adapting to the environment as humans have done for thousands of years.

April 9, 2007 at 11:12 am
(174) treviso says:

Here’s one of the most realistic columns I’ve seen regarding global warming and the reality of it:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/06/AR2007020601526.html

April 9, 2007 at 10:12 pm
(175) Paul says:

Lisa- How can you trust the “facts” In Al’s picture now that his hypocracy is so blatant. Check the facts for yourself.
Josh: Patrick is not dumb for recognising Al’s impotence as a noteworthy person. He’s a has-been at best.
“Gore Tech” takes on a whole new meaning with his hypocracy.

April 13, 2007 at 11:15 am
(176) James UK says:

I really can’t believe anyone in the USA of all places takes anything AL Gore has to say seriously. He is a washed out politician. You have to take what politicians say with a pinch of salt at the best of times.

From an outsiders perspective it looks very likely that Gore is trying his hardest to raise his profile by jumping onto the latest bandwagon so that SUPRISE SUPRISE he’s running for office again in a couple of years because everyone loves him now for tackling the issue of the day. Global Warming.

Just look at the situation from a political standpoint. This mans profile has gone through the roof, great for a election campaign. A leopard never changes it’s spots. Once a politician always a politician, and politicians ALWAYS have ulterior motives.

April 14, 2007 at 12:45 am
(177) dave vandenberb says:

Al gore is your typical liberal elite that knows best for everyone. This carbon credit smells of socialism and has nothing to do with enviromentalism. If one is truely concerned about global warming why is he trying to buy his way out of social responsibilty that he implys on others?

April 14, 2007 at 11:50 pm
(178) Jean says:

I am not sure if JVMN is talking to me in response #166, but if so then my answer is simply: ADAPT, like the human race has been doing for thousands of years. Global climate change is a natural occurance that can’t be tampered with by the insignificant species of homo sapiens; mother earth is too powerful for that. Instead, WE must bend to mother earth’s will and adapt, just as our late ancestors survived the Ice Age (by and by, did they have CO2 produced factories when the world warmed up from THAT?)

April 15, 2007 at 9:56 pm
(179) JVMN says:

Jean, I was asking SSH (see post #164) what we should do about global warming. I would expect that anyone who suggests that others make sacrifices should already making all of those sacrifices themselves and also have already reduced their own carbon emissions to a much lower than average level.

Whether or not GW is real, or harmful or caused by human activity is completely irrelevant to this discussion.

April 21, 2007 at 8:21 am
(180) Randy says:

To the people who feel that Al’s lifestyle choices are irrelevant to “the message”. I assume you wouldn’t mind getting a lecture on race relations by a member of the Ku Klux Clan. Personally, I would like to see some serious research by all sides.

April 24, 2007 at 1:25 am
(181) Ed says:

Funny how Greenland was once settled around 950Ad abd the settlers left because the climate got too cool during the Little Ice Age around 1450Ad. Seems to me that climate change is pretty well natural. It is about TAX.

April 25, 2007 at 12:13 pm
(182) Nikki says:

AL GORE IS RETAREDED AND I DEFF THINK HE IS A HYPOCRITE!!!

April 27, 2007 at 10:33 am
(183) MARINE USMC says:

THE LAST COMMENTOR MUST BE A DEMOCRATE! AL GORES A PUTZ AND SO IS SHE! AL GORES HOUSE IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING! DEAL WITH IT YOU LOSER!

June 13, 2007 at 10:29 pm
(184) Jefferson says:

For all of you that believe that “facts” are clearly stated, and backed up, by Al Gore and his “Inconvenient Truth”, I have a suggestion. Read “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming” by Christopher C. Horner.

I challenge anyone who believes that Al, et.al, speaks the “truth” to read this book. Will it change your mind? I don’t know. It will, however, give you another perspective.

While I was being educated, I learned that those who believe they own the Truth….. usually don’t.

June 28, 2007 at 9:28 am
(185) Keieth says:

It has not been widely presented in the news, but NASA has estimated that the temperature on Mars has risen the exact same amount as it has on Earth since 1960. It is just another piece of the puzzel that shows climate change involves factors well beyond our comprehension and that the environmentalists’ claims of “global warming” is a hoax.

July 16, 2007 at 1:07 am
(186) Al C. says:

Yep…Al Gore is one of the biggest Hypocrites around. Yes…he buys ‘carbon offsets’ to counter what he uses in gas and electricity. Now you want to hear crazy thing about this. He owns the Carbon offset company he is supposedly sending his money too….so I that case…I’ll just write myself a million dollar check to cover my carbon offsets for the rest of my life.
It is true the Polar caps are getting smaller…their is scientific proof of this. Oh yes….did I mention those Polar caps are on MARS. The only vehicles up there are the 2 electric cars we sent up there to explore the planet.

July 18, 2007 at 5:00 am
(187) Jean says:

al gore is a fraud. He has so much HOT air, our planet will never cool off. Why ARN’T we talking about all of his houses, 4 I know of(10,000sq ft in Nashville, 4,000ft. it Arlington, VA, a house in Carthage, TN, a 2 mill. condo in San Fransisco’ St Regis highrise overlooking his new T.V. studios on Townsend St.) Talk about warm, he has to pay a lot of carbon credits to his own company (himself). He also has not signed up to use the Green energy program in Nashville in either of his lg. residences. “Gore has $30,000 in Elect bills, a heated pool,and natural gas laterns line his driveway” says Drew Johnson, Pres of Tenn. Center for Policy research. And Rodale and Paramont pay for his carbon off sets! All this global warming stuff will be the excuse the Dems need to charge another TAX on all of us-to defray scientific study or whatever they think up. I bet al’s company hasn’t invested in nuclear pwr yet, so I’m sure he won’t recommend it’s use until he can make $$$$$$$ on it. Right now it just makes to much sence to us nuclear power. I Thank the powers that be he’s not out president.
“The emperor has no clothes!!

July 24, 2007 at 11:38 pm
(188) ms betty says:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add
on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas.
In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average
American househo ld in an ENTIRE YEAR The average bill for electricity and
natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern “snow belt,” either. It’s in the South. It’s Al Gore’s house

Now ck this out
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university,this
house incorporates every “green”
feature current home construction can
provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house
holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300
feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected
and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from
showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the
surrounding rural landscape. It’s the known as “the Texas White House,” it is the private residence of the President of the United States , George W. Bush. Live by example, people, live by example. Yeaaaaaa for our President

August 4, 2007 at 12:54 am
(189) She Don't Eat Meat says:

Al Gore definately doesn’t practice what he preaches. He is a hack not only is he an energy hog(Live 8 and leaving lights on in his house when he isn’t there) he isn’t a vegetarian. The meat industry is the biggest contributor to global warming and the climate crisis. He claims that becoming a vegetarian would be “polarizing” to his future political endeavors. I mean he already took a stance on global warming when plenty of people don’t even believe it exist. I guess it’s easier to trade your Hummer for a Prius than it is to trade Hamburgers for Veggie Burgers for Milk to Soy Milk.

August 10, 2007 at 11:17 am
(190) Phil says:

Gore only talks the walk.
Bush actually walks the walk.

See “A tale of two houses”
http://www.conservative.org/pressroom/2007/070806twohouses.htm

Also
http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/house.asp

August 18, 2007 at 11:42 pm
(191) ManBearPig says:

Said by Valerie: It’s nice to see the conservative media taking the message of conservation and energy efficiency seriously. Hopefully they will hold their own leaders and readers to the same high standards.
The Tennessee Tax Dept. does not consider the “Tennessee Center for Policy Research,” which roughly no one had heard of before this, a legitimate group. It’s run by a long-time right-wing attack hack, and its only registered address is a P.O. box. Why is everyone in the media taking what it says about Gore’s electricity use at face value?
Gore’s electricity company has no record of being contacted about his bills.
The “average” home electricity use quoted by TCPR is a national average that includes apartments and mobile homes. In Gore’s climatic zone, the East South Central (Dept. of Energy PDF), the average is much higher, thanks to hot, humid summers and cold winters. Within that zone, Gore’s usage is three (not 20) times average, and his per-square-foot usage is squarely average. (More here.)
The Gores are not an average family. He’s an ex-VP with special security arrangements, and has live-in security staff. He and his wife both work on their many business and charitable undertakings out of their house, so they have space for offices and office staff. All that would be tough to cram in an average size house.
Gore buys the maximum allowable green electricity from the program offered by his utility.
Most of the electricity in TN comes from hydro and nuclear, and so doesn’t generate all that much CO2 anyway.
The larger point, which probably won’t work well as a cable-show soundbite but is nonetheless true, is that Gore has done heroic work making global warming a top issue for governments the world over. He has prompted more individual and collective action on this issue than anyone else alive. The changes he has wrought outweigh his personal carbon emissions by many orders of magnitude.

They know Gore’s message is winning. They know they are losing. Even if they’re successful in tarnishing Gore, it won’t change that.

This is the typical liberal response, lets see.

Number 1. This is a debate whether Al Gore is a hypocrit or not, nothing in your pointless ranting proves anything.

Number 2. It doesnt matter how much electricity Dick Chenenys house uses, because he doesnt promote living in a log cabin using candles for lighting, and opening your windows for cool air.

The conservative media has proven Al Gore’s one sided crap to be false and one sided, and you probably know it. Al Gore is nothing but a a-hole who never worked for anything in his life, Yes he is a hypocrit he doesnt care about the environment, if he did he should stop flying in a private, and ride a bicycle or better yet walk so he can lose some weight to wherever he wants to go.

Neither side is perfect, corruption is one both sides of the Republican and Democrat party, nobody cares about Al Gores lies about ManBearPig or about Global Warming.

August 18, 2007 at 11:52 pm
(192) Andrew says:

Actions speak louder than words, the fact Al Gore doesnt practice what he preaches says enough, all you ppl who say otherwise are pathetic for trying to protect Al Gore, lets see why should we believe a man who said he invented the internet, or a man who if asked today would say he won the election against Bush?

And yes Manbearpig pointed out something out thats true, Al Gore comes from a rich family, hes never worked for a thing in his life, hence why hes a Liberal. Hes like good ol John Kerry, he perceived himself to be an intellectual yet he got worse grades then Bush.

Independent For 2008

August 24, 2007 at 5:01 pm
(193) Geoff says:

title=”Read it,”
Maybe I’m a stupid as patrick making pithy comments suck as “patrick is dumb” or maybe that my comment is ignorent by saying that his entire article is dumb and so are the ignorANUSES that believe that gore is really on the left more than the right (or visa versa, I never get those right-personally I’m a right handed man, litterally…lol) but all of Gore’s energy really is {enviromentaly friendly} considering his “house incorporates every “green” feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds ; geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape. Yes his yard really is full of shat, and pess. Is he a hypicrit in some ways, yes. So are we ALL in some ways. Maybe that’s a delusion of some people that ask “mayube, that is why we are here on earth in the first place”…anyway, he could be MUCH, MUCH, less conservitive like all other hypicriticle americans who think they are ones to judge in the first place…ha….ha…..ha. Not that funny when you consider how inefficient U really are. All can judge, little can make a differance on a large scale like gore has done to motivate everyone else. geoff

August 29, 2007 at 12:34 pm
(194) Rush Limbaugh says:

The hottest day wasnt in 1999, it was sometime in the 1930′s. Keep trying to deceive everyone you lieing to everyone you stupid hippies(democrats included)

September 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm
(195) pister says:

The movie of Gore’s is of worse drama and quality than a class “b” movie. When liberals believe in something, they become immune to truth or logic. They have a time worn principal of lying, repeating the lie ad nausea , telling it over and over again until their investigatively lazy inane followers accept the dogma as “fact”.

The new lie coming out is that Mrs B. J. Clinton is giving away big parts of her campaign contributions to charity and in her magnificent cause to help the poor.

The truth is that she has so many illegal contributions that she doesn’t need honest contributions. If Bill goes to China…and gets $200,000 for a splendid speech of dubious content , and the money goes into a joint account of B.J.’s and Mrs B’ J,’s , that is an indirect contribution from a foreign source that is hostile to America,

Multiply that scenario by the hundreds and we have a dreadful situation where foreign capital is in large part electing our officials . If we had a justice department, one that really functioned properly, that would be worth looking into.

Dick Morris, the campaign manager for the Clinton-Gore campaigns …both of them…is one of their staunchest foes. He knows as well as anyone, the evil that has beset America.

One can go down to the West End train and bus station and see a loudmouth holding his crotch through his baggy pants with his underwear showing……, and then be stunned to realize that this idiot moron imbecelle has as much of a vote as any American citizen. That is a real danger to America, It could get another Clinton elected.

pister

September 7, 2007 at 8:03 pm
(196) John says:

if al gore really wants to stop this global warming then he will encourage the building of nuclear power plants. nuclear power is completely safe and it doesn’t pollute. if you don’t believe me then search it for yourself. but left wing idiots don’t want nuclear power because they think they are like bombs

October 17, 2007 at 8:36 am
(197) Mike says:

Hi

Some younger readers miight like to reflect on the fact that just 25 years ago (and several times since!) we have been threatend by “climate” scientists and others (jumping on a “bandwaggon”) that planet Earth Was about to enter a new ice age – with all the resulatnat disasters that could wreak upon mankind. The last (highly believable) “disaster documentary” done on the subject (similar to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” high grossing movie lecture) was called “Snowball Earth” and was put our by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Now, the computer modellers have had a re-think and have decided that (as most of us already accepted) that the planet was actually continuing to ignore the scientific panic and to gently warm up. It seems likely that it will continue to do so and – if it really get’s hot some centuries from now, then a lot of life on Earth may die out.

Meantime, we can all start to prepare for the forecastincreased global temperatures – hopefully looking after everyone – not just ourselves. We could also recognise that the global capital economic model built on unending economic growth and ever increasing consumption of resources is totally unsustainable in the long term (and that is in my view an entirely separate issue to CO2 hysteria and global temperature).

I do not believe that CO2 alone is responsible for forcing global warming, it is one of the smaller constiuents of Earth’s atmosphere 1/400th of one percent. Furthermore, its reaction to received energy suggests that it still imparts part of its absorbtions back in to space. The evidence is that it tends to rise as global temperature rises, and the man made portion of the total is still less significant in global terms.

Carbon dioxide is essential to practically all life on Earth and levels today are very much lower than they were millions of years ago – when many forms of life flourished at the same time. We mess with this gas at our peril!

Where the problem occurs is when people start computer modelling and we do not know whether they have included all the essential data. Nitrigen – for example is another, larger constituent of our air that we breathe. Methane greatly increased due to the massive increase in animal husbandry over a couple of centuries is yet another prolific “greenhouse gas”. So why finger just CO2?

The most likely scientific explanation (as opposed to human created computer data with all the perils that involves) is that fluctuations in solar energy, interacting with our epeliptic orbit of the Sun have been increasing global temperatures since the last mini-ice age and that the prime suspects for any perceived “greenhouse effect” is most likely increased gasseous water vapour and atmospheric dust particles. Both of which are thought to be far and away the most prolific constituents likely to trap solar energy withing the lower atmosphere. Of course, man contributes marginally to those effects too – but I personally doubt that we do so on such a scale as to grossly interfere with the vast and complex dynamics of our global atmosphere. Let us accept that all these factors effect global temperature and not just CO2!

So let us all think about ways of cutting our wasteful use of resources, of helping our fellow humans and of sensibly re-cycling, making do and mending, etc., but let us also stop panicking about specific molecules that the average man in the street may not fully understand.

I challenge anyone to prove that Earth’s atmosphere is not still interacting with space – as it appears to have done for millions of years – whether the planet was cool – or hot. I also believe that there is evidence to suggest that when the planet’s temperature reaches a higher, critical stage, it will set in train reactions that will reverse that trend downward – toward another cooler period – possible the new ice age forecast a short while ago. But fear not, humans may be just another transient life form, like many others that have come and gone in our planet’s lifetime – but I doubt that there is much Al Gore et al (no pun intended!) can possibly do about it. Certainly, the UK love of self inflicted harsher taxation measures wont change global temperatures!

November 25, 2007 at 3:11 pm
(198) BIRDZILLA says:

Just leave it to a wealthy liberal idiot like AL GORE to be one of the biggist hypotcrits around and while urging us to conserve energy he himself can run around the world in his private jet putting all those contaminates into the atmophear and as usial the liberal left-wing news media lap up this poppycock and he recives two undeserved awards for a lie i mean GLOBAL WARMING THE CENTURIES BIGGIST LIE

December 12, 2007 at 4:30 am
(199) Andrew says:

Al Gore was spotted on an Aer Lingus plane from London to Dublin last Tuesday (4/Dec/07). And get this, he ordered 30 seats for himself and his aid, in other words there were 28 vacant seats around him. We all know how harmful aviation is to the environment. Does this strike anyone as odd for a man that cares for the Earth.

Al, if you’re reading this, what do you have to say for yourself?

January 23, 2008 at 1:59 am
(200) Monty says:

(1) wendi says:
Global warming is not 100% connected to how much electricity Al Gore uses in his home. Oh yeah, thats why Iceland and Greenland are melting. You are ignorant for your article.

Wendi…get your head out of the clouds and read about green house gases on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas, a bipartisan WIKI

January 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm
(201) Josh says:

This comment is for KEVIN.. and everyone else that agrees with him. You said you have your own brain and you can use it…? Well I suggest you start. Are you a scientist? No, sounds to me like your just another pissed off conservative, who lets anger make all his decisions for him. OPEN YOUR EYES. Will someone let me know why every person I talk to that HATES THOSE DAMN LIBERALS, is absolutely agianst any part of life as we know it changing in any way. If you have a brain thats great, part of being responsible and using it is also keeping it an OPEN MIND. Even if Global Warming doesnt exist, there is always a chance, and it helps to study your facts before ranting on and on about how much you despise liberals. You just show the rest of the world the barbaric cave-man style of thought that got this country into the mess its in at the moment. I bet you approve of everything the current administration has ever done as well. I’d also be willing to bet you are one of the millions of Americans that are alienated by their party because they vote based on issues like abortion rights, and gay marriage… also barbaric and old-establishment political issues, which have no berrng on who would lead us back to prosperity. This country needs to pull its head from a very dark place, make the changes needed and be more appreciative and responsible with the rights and priveliges we are offered here. You, my friend are a hypocrite, and others like you as well, who would rather believe not to believe rather than using your brain and acknowledging a possibility of there being a problem that you MIGHT, JUST MIGHT have to take ownership of. We all know how well conservatives are at passing the buck….. Think about it…

April 3, 2008 at 5:11 am
(202) sub says:

hardly the point of this article, genius. this is about whether or not Al Gore “walks his own walk”, and clearly he does not. it’s typical of the powerful and well-off that they take “noble” (no pun intended) positions while exempting themselves from same via their wealth. it is highly hypocritical, as this writer suggests.

April 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm
(203) jim says:

DO YOU MEAN HIPPOCRITE… AL GORE DOES NOT KNOW WHY THEY CALL GREENLAND… GREENLAND, IT USED TO BE FARMED UNTIL THE WEATHER – CLIMATE CHANGED AND IT BECAME COVERED IN SNOW AND ICE. NOW THE ICE IS RETREATING, OH MY, WE HAVE A CRISIS…. WHAT A JOKE… SEE YOU IN CARBON DIOXIDE LAND……

May 15, 2008 at 11:51 am
(204) Anonymous says:

So I think it is logical for Al Gore to own some big inefficient houses and use 4000 gallons of fuel in a private jet to campaign and tell each coast that we should be reducing our carbon footprint. He tells everyone that they should drive a hybrid car when not everyone can afford one. He has an electric bill over over $1,000 a month. So in reality he probably doesn’t believe in global warming. He made the junk science of global warming popular so he could make even more money from it!

May 31, 2008 at 2:02 pm
(205) ALonzo Quijana says:

First, I question the extent to which the carbon offset business — the kind Al Gore uses — provides CO2 relief. I suspect many of the trees planted would have been planted anyway. WIsh someone would do an audit of this. Second point, does a couple with grown children really need 14,000 or more of housing in three locations? That seems excessive for someone purporting to be an environmentalist.

July 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm
(206) Jon says:

It’s okay to buy and drive an SUV as long as you can convince someone else to trade in their SUV for a Prius….Al Gore

July 19, 2008 at 1:09 am
(207) Rob says:

It makes me laugh. I LOVE it when the psudu scientists come out with their latest plan to re engineer society and then we later find out it’s simply a plan to advance ones own adgenda and fatten their wallets. I am 40 years old and when I was in school we were told by the public schools we were gonna freeze from an up and comming ice-age. Wow, things sure changed!!
Face it folks, us humans are NOT so important that we can change the environment. We are NOTHING to this earth and when it wants us to go away it will let us know by way of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, comets, volcanic eruptions, not to mention deseases that the medical field can’t cure.
Gee, if only the dinasaurs had a plan in place to reduce greenhouse gasses, they may still be here with us today….

July 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm
(208) Jason says:

Al Gore flies around in a private Gulf Stream Jet which burns, on average, 600lb of jet fuel per hour or 88 gallons per hour. Just 1 round trip flight to/from both coasts on his private jet burns enough fuel to fill the gas tanks of 65 cars. If his secret service detail flies separately then you have to double that figure.

Al Gore buys “carbon credits” to offset his carbon footprint, or so it was reported at various times. So, if you are rich you can buy your way out of conservation – it doesn’t matter how much greenhouse gas you put into the atmosphere as long as you pay someone to offset it for you. That is akin to me saying that I can dump all the toxic waste I want into the Mississippi river because I am paying someone to help clean up a river in Maine. The Mississippi river is still being polluted, Al Gore’s carbon footprint is still large, you can’t buy your way out of it.

July 24, 2008 at 5:31 pm
(209) JL says:

Lets see, is Al Gore a Hypocrite?

His house alone uses 18 times the national average for homes in the United States. Then last week, FOX Cable News filmed his gas guzzling SUV running, to keep it cool for Al and Tipper, for 20 to 30 minutes while Al gave a speech on global Warming, polluting the air and burning up gasoline. But then, Al is much smarter than the rest of us. He claims that is O.K. because he supports other “green” issues.

Is that supposed to make Al Gore’s overuse of energy and his ranting that everyone else should do without to conserve while he wastes tons of it.

I also remember being told about the coal mines owned by Al Gore’s family. Unless they have been sold, I think Al Gore and/or his family own Coal strip mines that produce some of the dirtiest coal in the world. I seem to remember that The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) used to have to buy from Al Gore Sr’s coalmines. He was Al’s father and the Tennessee state senator who held that seat before Al took it over. Their coal was so dirty and sulfur filled that they had to mix it with coal from other sources before it would burn in the boilers of their coal fired steam powered electric generating plants. Dirty high sulfur coal makes for lots of inefficient burning and pollution. Maybe someone who has resources should check that out.

This is what I believe is the real truth: From My 100-year-old grandmother’s Lips. “I’ve seen a change every 40 years. The temperature gets hotter for about 40 years and then it gets colder for about 40 years.”

I am now in my 60s. I can remember times, during my teen years, when the thermometer read over 110 degrees in the shade at the Overton Park zoo in Memphis Tn. Then the temperature cooled down and it hasn’t been quite that hot since. Now it does seem to be getting hotter, just like Grandmother said. Every 40 years. We are in the natural temperature cycle of the earth. 25 years ago, they were predicting an ice storm that would cover the earth and kill almost everyone. That occurred during that 40 year cooling down period.
The truth is, Al Gore and his co hearts have found a global warming cash cow. And, he will be milking it for all it is worth, until it runs out and/or people figure out what a fraud global warming is. Like I previously said, “Al is much smarter than the rest of us.” Why should it matter if he continues to sell his snake oil. Since global warming is a fraud. And, people are’t being really harmed this 40 year warming cycle. He should be able to grab as much as possible from others and get by with it.

July 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm
(210) JL says:

This is for Josh, comment 195. You are the normal who believes the only way to have an open mind is to agree with you. Maybe you need to open your mind along with your eyes and see the truth about global warming. It is a fraud and you have been sucked into believing it.

July 30, 2008 at 10:09 pm
(211) ERB says:

CLINTON WAS A DRUG DEALER, SURE AL GORE IS A BIG FAT LIAR. THE OLD SAING, TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE.
AL GORE IS A NEW WORLD ORDER WHORE.

August 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm
(212) GoreBullWarming says:

You forgot to mention Gore’s other 3 homes including one on the waterfront (I guess he’s not worried about rising oceans) Also what about his extensive use of private jets to collect his sham prizes? BTW the global temperature has been decreasing for the past ten years.

August 3, 2008 at 10:28 am
(213) UtterBullCrap says:

there is no direct correlation between CO2 levels and the raising temperatures. There has been proof that CO2 temperatures have been higher in an ice age ffs.

Research compiled into detailed records consistently show that temperature rises occurred 800 years before CO2 rise, indicating that CO2 is controlled by temperature, not the other way around like Global Warming activists state.

His one sided view has indoctrinated many into believing there is an imminent threat of Global temperatures rising and we will all be under 6 metres of water unless we do something about it. His propaganda has affected many into believing that CO2 is controlling the temperature when it has been proven countless times that temperature is controlling CO2 levels. Al Gore states numerous times throughout the film that the Polar ice Caps are melting. When in fact it is the other way round they are actually strengthening. The arctic was said to be melting when it is in fact 1 degree cooler than it was in 1940. The Antarctic ice shelf on the other hand Gore references is melting when it is in fact only 2 percent of Antarctica is melting when the other 98% that he neglects is actually strengthening. Greenland he often mentioned throughout the movie is melting, not only has the ice stayed intact throughout history, the ice shelves even survived when the temperature was 5 degrees warmer than it is today. When Gore mentions the increase in CO2 he fails to mention that the trees are thriving on this heat and use this CO2 to feed. Because of the holes in the Ozone Layer Gore claims that the water is being heated by the sun, when the truth is the ocean actually emits more heat than it receives from the sun. Al Gore is a two-faced hypocrite END OF STORY

August 4, 2008 at 9:08 am
(214) Shelby says:

Al Gore is a loser. Nothing more than a blood thirsty politician, trying to corrupt the minds of the stupid.

August 4, 2008 at 3:55 pm
(215) Ray says:

“Do As I Say…Not As I Do”
Al Gore

August 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm
(216) andrew says:

wendi, he is not arrogant, u r just gullible. to believe such a radical lie like global warming is insane. i dont see any scientists coming out and talking about global warming.
do u?
all i see are politicians trying to get more votes for the next election

August 6, 2008 at 9:59 am
(217) Kevin says:

Were does Yahoo find all of these liberal nuts who are such hypocrites to call the findings conservatively biased when he obviously has such a liberal biased, I guess he is a part of that hypocrite club with Al. Scientists have discredited Mr. Gore on many issues but since some idiot gave him The Nobel Prize they just assume it’s true, or like someone mentioned they abandon the truth, common sense and reality for someone who they just want to believe in for political reasons.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t do anything about global warming, I’m just saying just because someone uses it for political gain doesn’t neccessarily make it true.

August 12, 2008 at 9:46 am
(218) ScrewthatLiberal says:

Al GOre is a complete idiot, he is a stupid hpocrite with no idea about what is going on. He is only the face for the idiocy of the whole global warming scam.

So essentially he is the face, he is the epitomy of dumbass. Dumbasses idolise him because they do not know better. Go look at some real data before you believe a dumbass like AL Mother$#@!!#$ Gore

September 18, 2008 at 8:16 pm
(219) Pat says:

He is not ignorant in this article. Al Gore was indicating that it is everybody who is contributing (some more then others). This is saying how he isn’t contributing to the efforts of helping earth. He is being a hyprocrite about everything he talked about in his movie.

September 21, 2008 at 9:48 am
(220) Spurwing Plover says:

Al Gore is a idiot and a hypotcrit i mean all that elctricity wasted so he can lived his life style of a spoiled liberal little snot the best he can do is to return the two undeserved awards admit that GLOBAL WARMING is a LIE and go home and SOAK HIS HEAD

January 23, 2009 at 11:05 am
(221) Flu-Bird says:

This jerk urges us all to go green he urges us to ease up on our carbon footprints while his own is as big asthat over inflated ego and the fat chip on his shoulder mosty that big block of wood on his neck

January 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(222) cory says:

Anyone who flies around in their gulfstream business jet burning thousands and thousands of gallons of jet fuel preaching about global warming should be treated as the fool he is..

April 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm
(223) Packrat1 says:

Most people miss the point… Prior to human habitation of the Earth there were massive climatic changes. Some of those changes were responsible for the decline and extinction of 10,000′s of species of living things. It will happen again with or without humans.. The Earth is still changing every day and it will not stop for humans.. That is documented Science.. Read a Geology book instead of just Al Gore’s book.. Study the Hard Science not just the writing of Political profiters. There is no doubt that Human activity is a major source of pollution and degradation of the Environment. There are also natural contributions for example from volcanic activity. I you think I am just a nut do some scientific research your self.. There are several dormant ‘Super’ Volcanos in the world one of them near Yellow Stone National Park. If one of those let loose you can kiss 100 years of Conservation and Environmentalism goodbye. The damage it would would take centuries to erase. By the way I am a devote Conservationist just not a Left-wing-nut-nature nazi.

SO

May 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(224) Stymphalian Bird says:

Al Gore is a wacko with a over inflated ego and a chip on his shoulder(that block of wood on top of his neck)HE IS ACTING MORE AND MORE LIKE HE IS SOME KIND OF KING OR EMPRER WHO HAS BEEN DEPOSED why dont he just keep his mouth shut for a whole week so he wont be producing all that HOT AIR

August 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm
(225) dude says:

this is so much like the church

December 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm
(226) FrankO says:

I can’t believe the brainwashed idiots here that still believe someone like Al Gore even cares about the environment or them for that matter. He doesn’t feel your pain as hard as that is to accept nor did any Bush or Obummer. They are all politicians interested in the all mighty dollar and maybe some fame and power. I’m not a right or left winger. I call it as I see it. Al Gore is a phony egomaniac. It’s sad to see so much idol worship from greenies and lefties. Obummer might as well be a war mongering righty just look at his actions. He is no better than Bush was.

December 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm
(227) right wing ron says:

I believe that Al Gore is making good money and getting famous off of global warming, although he obviously doesn’t care about it at all. Why would you preach, “Clean up the earth!” and turn around and use 20 times the national average for energy in your home? He is greedy.

December 30, 2009 at 2:30 am
(228) SPURWING PLOVER says:

AL GORE is nothing but a con-artists and a fruad as well as being the #1 hypotcrits around

March 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm
(229) Greenman says:

Al Gore is a Hypocrite plain and simple. And now we learn that much if all the data was manipulated to look the way they wanted it too. Like the photo of the polar bears floating on a iceberg that were photo-shopped.

It is all BS, and Al the Hypocrite Gore is flying around i a private jet and living in a house 5 times the size of average person, I could care less if it was 600,000,000 square feet. But to go around telling everyone else they need to live like a hermit and don’t waste energy and then do it yourself YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE plain and simple.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with conservation, Why burn up energy just because we have it.
But to force stupid thing down are throat’s just because Al says so well Do it first and maybe you might gain some respect!

June 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm
(230) Jim says:

If he hadn’t become literally filfthy rich in the process he would be more respected than he is now. I truly believe he knows have of what he is saying is total BS. Politicians prey on voters ignorance. If we removed every car from the road we would still expirence a global warming or another ice age because that’s what happens on earth and always will, can’t we just stick the basics of recycling and doing the best we can as a general rule. Why are we wasting time and money on this?!

September 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm
(231) Tom says:

Purchasing carbon credits to justify excessive resource waste is a ridiculous logic that only a politician could come up with. It’s like the person who feels he can drive around in the biggest gas guzzling SUV he can find because he can afford to buy gas no matter how high the price. If Al Gore was really interested in reducing energy use he would install solar panels, wind generators and solar water heaters to produce all of his energy. He certainly can afford it.

November 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm
(232) Cliff says:

If Al Gore believed what he preaches he wouldn’t be so blatently wasteful…but it’s the same old same old…everytime…and they are making their fortune. How come his video was not distributed for manufacturing cost? No he made profit on it and apparently made $100 million from his environment saving escapades.

It made me laugh when we had a big Live Aid day for climate change and Madonna said whilst prancing around the stage “everyone turn off your lights and save energy!!!” when she has mansions all over the world no doubt all with heated pools and she drives round in a fleet of range rovers etc etc …it may be a worthy argument to save energy but please lets turn off our tvs and get these idiots out of our faces!

November 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm
(233) luc says:

If you believe in what politicians tell you then you’ll probably believe anything.

The message of reducing carbon emissions is no doubt earnest but the old chat about leave Al Gore alone …come on guys?

They don’t give a sh!t about you… never have and never will…it’s all a game to them and a way of making a career and money.

George Carlin says it all in this youtube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEtI&playnext=1&list=PLF8EB3F7B9FC6D8C6&index=42

December 4, 2010 at 11:00 am
(234) King Condor says:

Hypotcrits are bad enough enviromentalists hypotcrits are the worst kind

January 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm
(235) sus says:

I think his flame has burnt out…can anyone anwer:
Does Tipper Gore still get the financial benefits from her Ex that the taxpayers pay for…i.e. Health care, death benefits, annual salary? She would get all these if they were still married.

June 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm
(236) Leigh Harwood says:

Come on people, in the environmental movement – everything is an emergency! Why else would they exist? There has to be an impending disaster for them of some kind in order to justify their existence.

As for politicans, I would’nt trust one of them to run a toystore for a minute, much less anything else. They could not give a damn about the public in anyway, shape or form. Words are cheap, people – just look at reality unfold in front of you’re very eyes.

Al Gore is a pathetic individual in every sense of the word; a typical liberal that loves to professs virtue and yet fails dismally in reality to live up to the very image that marvel upon themselves!

The theory of anthropogenic global warming makes for a good laugh when you honestly think about P.S. dangerous global warming a whopping 100 years into the future is now possible to determine, because scientists have turned up to work in their nice air-conditioned offices and have determined on their playstations that us EVIL humans are causing irreversible damage to fragile MOTHER EARTH. Let’s take mother Earth is our arms and nurse mummer-bear back to health!!! Oh and the Polar bears, stranded on a piece of ice in the middle of freezing waters; I am sure they must be contemplating the dangers of global warming!

I cannot believe how anyone in possession of this little thing called ‘commonsense’ could honestly endorse this COMPLETE AND UTTER BOLLOCKS. All I can think, is that they must be on drugs mixed in with a little bit of alcohol! Just enough to tip them over the edge into the self-righteous feel-goodery movement – known as the ENVIRONMENTAL LOBBY!!!

July 18, 2011 at 11:48 am
(237) Gilbo says:

Want to hear about a real conspiracy?

The Koch brothers (two of the richest extreme right-wing libertarians in the world) single handedly started the ‘global warming is a hoax’ movement.
This includes most of the ‘independent’ websites involved in the denial and, have funded it to the tune of over $32million since 2005 including paying the scientists who come up with bogus anti global warming reports with some help from Exxon-Valdez and to a lesser extent some other coal and oil organisations.
Who are the Koch brothers? They are oilmen (they also own thousands of other companies) who are worth as of June 2011 approx $22billion each and have been trying since the 80′s to have all environmental protections removed by the US govt.
They even pay people to visit websites like this to vote down/against people advocating the truth about Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming, AGW.
This of course includes major attacks against Al Gore for bringing this issue to our attention so effectively.
Most of the people who attack Gore and or AGW are either paid by this conspiracy or have been fooled by this conspiracy into thinking that AGW can’t/may not be real.
They learnt the technique from the tobacco industry lobbyists who successfully fudged the truth about tobacco causing cancer for more than 30 years just by sowing doubt in the minds of the public.
They are also major funders of the Tea Party movement and their real agenda isn’t just less taxes but to strip the govt of the EPA by getting enough tea party people elected so they can go on polluting their way to more $billions for themselves.

Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaKm89eVhoE&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://motherjones.com/environment/2011/02/koch-brothers-media-beck-greenpeace

http://thinkprogress.org/?s=Koch

http://www.inthesetimes.com/search/results?cx=001426508291867289762%3Aj9oedch9yge&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=Koch#932

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/70603974/

August 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm
(238) Reality says:

“Gilbo” seems to have forgotten to take her meds today.

Odd that “Gilbo” would bring up the “tobacco industry”: seems Al Gore was quite the hypocrite in that matter as well, making weepy election speeches about the evils of “Big Tobacco” and how his poor dead sister was killed by their conspiracy… All while HE WAS MAKING MONEY FARMING TOBACCO.

Nutjobs like “Gilbo” love to spin conspiratorial nonsense about “Big This” and “Big That” but the reality is that “Gilbo” and her pals are the ones engaged in criminal conspiracies to strip Americans of their civil rights, transfer US sovereignty to unelected non-citizen bureaucrats in the UN and other foreign organizations, and enrich themselves by passing laws and regulations requiring us to purchase bogus “products” like “carbon neutral” power or “carbon offsets” that do nothing other than shovel money into their pockets.

January 10, 2013 at 2:15 am
(239) steve m says:

I don’t eat as much meat as I used to. That way me and all those cows I used to eat aren’t farting all that carbon gas into the atmosphere. I think the world smells better now because of me.

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