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An Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore

Monday, April 21, 2008

While watching the History Channel yesterday, they showed a program about the top ten catastrophes facing our planet. Coming in at the number 1 spot was global warming. As part of their segment, they interviewed Al Gore. It was at this point the show lost virtually all credibility with me. I'm not saying that global warming isn't happening. But, the science they're relying on is garbage. And for them to trot out Al Gore as the universal spokesman shows what a circus it is.
Here's an excerpt from an article titled Global Warming - Science or Politics as Usual?, that sums it up pretty well:
Bill Hobb's goes on to tell us where Mr. Gore buys his [carbon] offset's:

But how Gore buys his "carbon offsets," as revealed by The Tennessean raises serious questions. According to the newspaper's report, Gore buys his carbon offsets through Generation Investment Management:

Gore helped found Generation Investment Management, through which he and others pay for offsets. The firm invests the money in solar, wind and other projects that reduce energy consumption around the globeĀ…
Gore is chairman of the firm and, presumably, draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he "buys" his "carbon offsets" from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn't buy "carbon offsets" through Generation Investment Management - he buys stocks.

And it is not clear at all that Gore's stock purchases - excuse me, "carbon offsets" purchases - actually help reduce the use of carbon-based energy at all, while the gas lanterns and other carbon-based energy burners at his house continue to burn carbon-based fuels and pump carbon emissions - a/k/a/ "greenhouse gases" - into the atmosphere.

Gore's people tout his purchase of "carbon offsets" as evidence that he lives a "carbon-neutral" lifestyle, but the truth is Gore's home uses electricity that is, for the most part, derived from the burning of carbon fuels. His house gets its electricity from Nashville Electric Service, which gets its from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which produces most of its power from coal-burning power plants. Which means most of the power being consumed at the Gore mansion comes from carbon-emitting power sources.

It is very convenient (no pun intended) that the spokesman for global warming also owns a company which sell carbon offsets. As Opinion Journal sums it up:

So, let's sum this up: Here we have a major American politician who is calling for policies that would impose huge costs on society but appears to be profiting handsomely himself; who is leading an extravagant lifestyle while demanding sacrifices from ordinary people; and who is calling on the media to suppress the views of those with whom he disagrees, while at the same time urging more government regulation in the name of "fairness" to his partisan and ideological allies.

How can you take seriously anyone who stands to make a lot of money off of something he's trying to persuade you to buying. But Gore is the worst kind of salesman. He's not man enough to suffer doors being slammed in his face. He's working with governments to get them to kick down your front door and rifle through your purse forcing you to by his product whether you want it or not. He's the lowest kind of salesman.He's a shyster.


Blogger Green Topaz said...

Get free carbon offsets:

4:56 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Carbon offsets are mostly scams. Send me your money and I'll buy all sorts of "green" stuff for my house and my use. Won't that make you feel great? Make that lots of money. Please.

11:53 AM  

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