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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
I'm Shocked! Shocked I tell ya! Shocked beyond belief!
Good one. He's attempting to get himself off the hook with his Carbonite Maneuver.
Inhofe is great. He backed Gore into a corner and made the Great Global Guru publicly practice one the liberal's most sacred sacraments - hypocrisy.
If you don't watch South Park, you're missing out!
View the BBC's "The Great Global Warming Swindle".
Either link will play it for you.
It's a long time to sit in front of the computer - but well worth it!!!
If the influence on Congress by Al Gore wasn't such a worry, I would laugh myself silly over this man's goofball ideas. Some of the American people are such sheep. My tag says it all.
I finished watching the Cspan tape of the hearing, on the internet, and this 'pledge episode' does not appear on the video. Did they edit it out?
Inhofe doesn't believe this stuff, himself. He is just highlighting the hypocrisy of Gore.
The funny thing is that he flys all over the world in a private jet, which dwarfs his home energy use, yet that never seems to get mentioned.
Sorry Big Finn I could not stomach watching anymore BS and Lies from Carbonist Algore
I still think he has jumped the Shark...and has pissed off real scientist and their work...this is War
I benifit a great deal from his lies to mfg market and sell many energy savings devices and systems for many industries...my goal is to use technology to save cash and build Capital for operation and purchase of equipment, cars trucks and industry without Govmint Laws needed by the buyer to justify the need or usfulness for the energy Saving Products...
The truth is, America's mature industries have hidden behind
unions threat and government subsidy to do the R&D and investment in better management, and equipment to lead their competition and win the day with good ole Southern Know How!
Lastly, the cost: Global warming is now big business. Thousands of individuals and even some Fortune 100 companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars.
I was on the floor opposing the 93 Clinton-Gore tax increase of $32 billion, but the cost of Kyoto and other CO2 reduction schemes are estimated to be over $300 billion, ten times the cost of your 93 tax increase. And whos paying for it? Those on fixed incomes and the poor, who as a percent of their monthly budget spend five times more on energy than the average household.
Largest tax increase in history 10 times Clinton-Gore of 93 and the poor pay for it and the science isnt there. We just cant do that to America, Mr. Vice President and were not gonna.
Does anyone else feel that Gore has taken a page out of movie marketing? Now, you too can own your very own carbon offset just like the savior of the planet.
Well, I, for one, am glad to follow Algore's principles. I am going to drive l0 mph under the speed limit all day tomorrow; then the next day I will get to drive l0 mph over the speed limit, and my carbon credits will be even. Now I just have to figure out what to say when that nice cop stops me.
None of those. It was the last time he picked an accent and stuck to it.
"I have a new moniker for Gore... a Carbonista."
JR - Does that go in the FR dictionary for 2007?
South Park good. Gore bad.
"Everybody is equal. But some are more equal then others."
George Orwell, Animal Farm
Required reading for every 6th grader. It reverses CIS (Communist Indoctrination Syndrome).