Al Gore has been and is a major proponent of man-made global warming. From his movie An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, to his new book The Assault on Reason, Al Gore has made it his mission to warn the Earth of man-made global warming. However, on closer examination we realize all isn’t as it seems. We were all taught in school to always consider the source. If the source is rotten, then what that source is producing is probably rotten too. And boy does Al stink.
In his movie An Inconvenient Truth, and abroad when promoting ways to cut down on carbon dioxide, he has encouraged us to cut back on our “carbon footprint”. That would include driving less, eating less meat, not using your furnace or air conditioner as much, and stop using plastic, all things that without, life would become quite a bit more difficult. However, even though Gore adamantly declares these methods to be the only way to save the Earth, he himself does not see the need to participate in such necessary lifestyle choices. Gore’s house in Tennessee is using twelve times the amount electricity than that of a regular Tennessean home.
In 2010, Gore left his rental car running during an hour long speech on sustainable development at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, Sweden. Think of the amount of pollution Gore caused by leaving his car needlessly running! To make matters worse, Gore encouraged those who attended his speech to take public transportation to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions.
The hypocrisy does not stop there however. Recently, Al Gore has made headlines from his sale of his private television network Current TV to al Jeezera, a Qatar based media network owned by Qatar. Qatar is a huge oil producer, making around 850,000 crude barrels a day. This little fact did not stop one of the world’s most anti-oil advocates, from selling his television network to one of the world’s biggest oil producers, making $100 million in the process.
Finally, and what seems to be overlooked in reporting on Al Gore, is the carbon footprint that the hundreds of books he’s selling has. How many trees has Al Gore killed from the hundreds of copies he’s sold of The Assault on Reason? Ten? Twenty? These are planet saving trees that Al Gore is having cut down, regardless of the environmental impact.
There is one connecting factor that is easily distinguishable in all of these instances. Money. Gore is a fantastic businessman. Create a problem that makes you money while you promote it, make money while you inform people on how to solve the problem you manufactured, and finally, when you do not care about your public image, reveal your true self and make money. However this attitude of “do as I say and not as I do” is nothing new among liberals.