Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Al Gore - Hypocrite

I'm no climate-change denier, nor do i enjoy whaling or watching icebergs melt, but the one thing i cannot stand is a hypocrite. And last night's Oscar winner, Al Gore, is as hypocritical as they come.

Al Gore's 20-room, eight-bathroom mansion located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES). In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy.

In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh--more than 20 times the national average.Last August alone, Gore 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 his energy consumption, Gore's average monthly electric bill topped $1,359. Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.Gore's extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore's mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

Big Al also has a 4,000 sq foot home in Arlington, Virginia and a third home in Carthage, Tennesse.

Gore also controls the family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum - hardly the most eco-friendly holding.

Gore also owns a private jet. To fly a private jet from Los Angeles to Washington would burn about as much petroleum as driving a Hummer for a year. During the period Jan 99 to Dec 00, Al made 16 flights on private jets.
Al - you are a fucking hypocrite.

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