Skip to comments.GORE BURNS 439,500 LBS OF FUEL TO ATTEND SUMMIT (1997)
Posted on 05/22/2006 4:45:16 PM PDT by fuyb
"The most vulnerable part of the Earth's environment is the very thin layer of air clinging near to the surface of the planet, that we are now so carelessly filling with gaseous wastes that we are actually altering the relationship between the Earth and the Sun - by trapping more solar radiation under this growing blanket of pollution that envelops the entire world," Vice President Gore told the U.N. Global Warming conference of 159 nations this morning in Koyto, Japan.
In what was one the most dramatic speeches in recent memory, Gore announced to world leaders: "Whether we recognize it or not, we are now engaged in an epic battle to right the balance of our Earth, and the tide of this battle will turn on when the majority of people in the world become sufficiently aroused by shared sense of urgent danger to join an all-out effort."
Applause filed the halls of the Kyoto International Conference Center. "We must achieve a safe overall concentration level for greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere."
The message is serious. So serious in fact, the DRUDGE REPORT has calculated that Vice President Al Gore is burning more than 439,500 pounds of fuel, or 65,600 gallons, at a cost of more than $131,000 on his 16,000 mile daytrip, just to deliver the warning.
Now that's commitment.
Air Force II's Global Warming Express features an itinerary that takes the vice president from Washington to Florida to Washington to Alaska to Japan and back -- all in just 72-hours.
Saturday, December 6, 1997
9:45 a.m. Air Force II departs Andrews AFB enroute Fort Myers, Fla.
12:05 p.m. Air Force II arrives Southwest Florida Regional Airport. Gate 69-A.
2 p.m. Vice President Gore addresses the 50th Anniversary/Rededication, Everglades Municipal Airport, Everglades National Park.
6:40 p.m. Air Force II departs Florida en route AFB.
8:35 p.m. Air Force II arrives at Andrews Air Force Base.
9:45 p.m. -- Air Force II departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Elmendorf Air Force Base
Sunday, Dec. 7
1:15 a.m. -- Air Force II arrives Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska
2:45 a.m. -- Air Force II departs Elmendorf Air Force Base en route Osaka, Japan
Monday, Dec. 8
5 a.m. -- Air Force II arrives Osaka International Airport, Osaka Japan
11:15 p.m. -- Air Force II departs Osaka, Japan en route Elmendorf Air Force Base
12:35 p.m. -- Air Force II arrives Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska
2:05 p.m. -- Air Force II departs Elmendorf Air Force Base en route Andrews Air Force Base
Tuesday, Dec. 9
12:45 a.m. -- Air Force II arrives Andrews Air Force Base
"The extra heat which cannot escape is beginning to change the global patterns of climate to which we are accustomed. Our fundamental challenge now is to find out whether and how we can change the behaviors that are causing the problem."
Gore's plane, a Boeing 707 gas guzzler burns on average 4.1 gallons a mile. The complete Washington to Florida to Washington to Alaska to Japan and return to Washington trip calculated from commercial air mileage tables is just over 16,000 miles total. Gas gallons needed for AIR FORCE II to go 16,000 miles: 65,600. Applying the average price of $2.01 per gallon of Jet A to the 16,000 mile r/t -- the fuel cost alone passes $131,000.00. There are 6.7 pounds per gallon of jet fuel. Total pounds of fuel burned on Gore's Global Warming Express -- 439,500.
_____________________________________________________ Filed by Matt Drudge The REPORT is issued when circumstances warrant http://www.drudgereport.com for breaks AOL KEYWORD: DRUDGE (c)DRUDGE REPORT 1997 Not for reproduction without permission of the author
A blast from the past...
You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.
Here in NH today, the tops of the mountains are white with NEW SNOW, one week before Memorial Day. Algore's timing is perfect as usual.
Al is a "gaseous waste."
1. The average person drives 12,000 miles per year
2. The average driver drives for 50 years
3. The average driver avergaes 20 miles/gallon
Gore's one trip to tell us all that we burn too much gasoline in our lives equaled what 12 people would burn in their gas guzzling vehicles over their entire lifetimes.
Oops, that should be what 2 people use.
Must you call him "Vice-President Al Gore?"
Colder than heck up here in the So Cal mountains, last couple of days. They say the area received a record amount of rain. I'm in my winter jammies right before Memorial Day weekend? LOL!
We need one for John McCain now.
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