I got to thinking about Al Gore and Global Warming, because of Bri's post "the importance of critical reading" (I don't know why Gore popped into my head, maybe because of the Nobel Peace Prize). I decided to check out what Gore preached and how he lived. I ran upon this article about his electric and gas bill for his home. For the most part, it's simple. You can run out phrases about "Carbon Footprints" all day long and it's still hugely wasteful. You can use double talk, stretch the truth, flat out lie, throw out statistics, twist numbers, and fall to the floor crying "I'm being picked on by conservatives" all you want: but it is what it is. It's bullshit.
I truely love it when someone tells me to live a certain lifestyle but they can't follow their own bullshit sermon. His one year electricity consumption is probably 20-25 years for my family. And his natural gas bill is crazy. This is Tennessee. It's not Maine. A gas bill like that along with his electric consumption, is Hypocritical BULLSHIT!
See I do think there needs to be major changes to the way we live on this planet. But I truely believe that we need to be led by example. There is NO EXCUSE for this and I can't believe that anyone would excuse his lifestyle. See if the people crying "change" are part of the problem, then who can you trust? It's just typical political crap. It's crazy for someone who is living a life of excess to tell me to conserve. And he talks a real good game for someone who's "Carbon Footprint" is that of 100+ people (I don't care how many solar panels they have, how many energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs they use, if they cut their air travel down to 3 trips a week, if they only allow one SUV full of guards to follow them, if they only heat their pool to 78 degrees, only cool their house to 68 degrees, only heat their house to 78 degrees, etc).