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 today's global warming hearing.
Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from “An Inconvenient Truth” (Mr. Gore's now infamous "documentary") 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.
“There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example by reducing their energy usage if you did. Don’t 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.
Of course Mr. Gore refused to take that kind of pledge. What member of Congress, or Hollywood celebrity could live up to that kind of pledge? It was a rather simplistic attempt to reveal Mr. Gore as a hypocrite. All rich liberal environmentalists are hypocrites. That much is painfully obvious to everyone and in my opinion it misses the major issue. Attacking Mr. Gore personally misses the point, (even if it is a bit fun).
Of primary concern is the total absurdity of Mr. Gore's entire premise that mankind is causing global warming and catastrophic climate change. There is no scientific "consensus" that global warming is even occurring, or exactly what could cause it, and there are only nebulous ideas of how anything practical could be done to reverse such a warming trend, or a cooling trend for that matter. The foundation of his total argument is what needs to be convincingly disproven, discredited, and put to sleep. There is more than enough evidence to do so. (Read the rest of this blog to start. http://petesplace-peter.blogspot.com/ The sooner the better.
Personal attacks on Mr. Gore are just blown off by his believers as politics as usual. This is a scientific issue folks, not some kind of high dollar, Hollywood reality show-debating game. It may be a game to the people profiting from this charade, but to you and me, ordinary taxpayers who are going to pay the bills, this is very serious stuff.
Don't let them scare you with pictures of cute polar bears, they're going to do just fine. Of course nobody wants filthy, poisoned water, and food, or air that kills you to breathe it. We all love a clean, healthy environment. That is not what this is about at all. Let's get that straight, can we? This entire man-caused global warming scare is a hoax. If we allow it to continue it may be the greatest hoax and con-job of all time. If Al Gore is already laughing and half-way to the bank, that doesn't bother me at all.