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?