I have friends who still believe the nonsense of anthropogenic global warming despite all evidence to the contrary and the thousands of real climatologists who think it’s bunk. Largely this belief is held by those who think Al Gore believes what he is saying.
Here’s an update on Big Al’s energy usage @ home from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.
“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”
In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.
Gore uses 20 times more electricity than the average American household. TWENTY TIMES!
How’s that for caring about his carbon footprint?
So he installed solar panels and replaced light bulbs and changed windows and ductwork. And increased his energy usage by 10%.
Since he is one of the smartest guys in the world (ask a Liberal), I guess we all need to upgrade our housing to be less efficient, just like Big Al.
The planet’s leading purveyor of global warming horsecrap consumes 17,768 kWh per month – spending $16,533 on electricity!
What a hero of the Working Man and Woman!
(The average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.)
As the author of the above linked column notes, “Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity… Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”
(He’s worth about $100M as a result of his scare campaign. Yet another measure of his Working Class support. Why doesn’t he donate this money to charity? How many millions does one Democrat need?)