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Posted on 03/21/2007 1:45:06 PM PDT by Dirtysnowbank
GORE REFUSES TO TAKE PERSONAL ENERGY ETHICS PLEDGE
WASHINGTON, DC Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a Personal Energy Ethics Pledge today to consume no more energy than the average American household. The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during todays global warming hearing.
Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from An Inconvenient Truth where it asks viewers: Are you ready to change the way you live?
Gore has been criticized for excessive home energy usage at his residence in Tennessee. His electricity usage is reportedly 20 times higher than the average American household.
It has been reported that many of these so-called carbon offset projects would have been done anyway. Also, carbon offset projects such as planting trees can take decades or even a century to sequester the carbon emitted today. So energy usage today results in greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere for decades, even with the purchase of so-called carbon offsets.
There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example by reducing their energy usage if you did. Dont give us the run-around on carbon offsets or the gimmicks the wealthy do, Senator Inhofe told Gore.
Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today? Senator Inhofe asked.
Senator Inhofe then presented Vice President Gore with the following "Personal Energy Ethics Pledge:
Cl As a believer: · that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;
I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.
Gore refused to take the pledge.
See Senator Inhofes Opening Statement from todays hearing
Senator Inhofe is great!!
I hear al gore buys his carbon credits from manbearpig.
I have a new moniker for Gore... a Carbonista.
Worthy of a Barf Alert right there.
Unfortunately, this will never be carried by the DriveByMedia. What they WILL show is Barbra Boxer (D-CA) chastising Inofe by holding up the chairmans gavel and stating (I'm paraphrasing),"elections have consequences. You no longer have this."
Al Gore Jr. is selling indulgences for those who's sins are politically incorrect.
I'm lovin' this!
Did anyone ask Algore about teh Cape Wind Project?
Gore is such a doofus he went out on "his" internet to check on his carbon credits at freecreditreport.com.
no highjacking the Algore "No pledge" thread
It's from an episode of southpark.
Algore came to the school to preach to the kids about manbearpig, a creature that sane people don't believe in (ala global warming)
The rest of the episode was spent ripping algore.
If you have cable, it's a must see episode.
I think it is from South Park.
No, he says the Earth has a "fever"; I say he's the pimple on the Earth's a$$ (and a pain in mine).
typical lib double standard. one for the libs and another one for the rest of the American people
An episode of South Park had Gore trying to convince people that "manbearpig" was the biggest threat to the world... ever. He was serial about it!
I live in CARBONdale, IL. So, I know... some of those smart students on campus have seen manbearpig. They know the truth, man.