Inconvenient Truth or Inconsistent Practice?


Three days ago the Tennessee Center for Policy Research published an article stating that the energy usage at Al Gore’s personal residence is “20 times the national average”. In 2006 the Gore’s electric bill averaged just under $1200/month, and his natural gas bill was $1080/month.

In the Tennessean Gore’s spokeswoman Kalee Krider defends her boss and lists several expensive but environment friendly modifications that the Gore’s have made.

Is the inconvenient truth that greenhouse gases are trapping heat next to the earth, causing a changing climate with melting ice caps and more violent storms? Or is the inconvenient truth that wealthy people can burn all the fossil fuels and emit all the greenhouse gases they want, as long as they purchase blocks of “green power”, install solar panels to their house, and drive hybrid SUVs?

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Happily married. Blessed to raise three young men. Associate pastor of Rodgers Baptist Church.
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3 Responses to Inconvenient Truth or Inconsistent Practice?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Studies have shown that cows release more methane gasses than humans do so we should all do our part and eat more beef. I blame the vegatarians of this world for not doing their part!
    Massdog

  2. Travis says:

    Massdog,
    I certainly do my part to reduce bovine emissions.

  3. Mary Uht says:

    How does one home have a $1200 per month electric bill? Especially one that is not in California????

    I can see that the Gore’s have more electrical equipment at their home than the average American, simply because of their former occupations and political status … 24/7 security systems, electrical gates, intercoms, etc., but come on… turn the lights and the TV off once in a while!

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