When you mention ‘Global Warming’ I am sure that one name comes up in your mind – Al Gore. You would think that as one of the leading Global Warming elites (he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his Global Warming ‘work’) he would put his money where his mouth is, right? you would think that as much money as he makes off all his appearances, books, and movie (An Inconvenient Truth) that he would be able to afford a “Green” House, right? Well, you were wrong.
As it turns out, President Bush is far more Green than Gore is. Pardon my language, but how the hell is that possible? Bush gets wanked on all the time for not being environmentally friendly enough (remember Bush and the Kyoto Treaty?) and Gore gets praised for being so eco friendly. So what is the justification for this kind of behavior all you Gore-is-the-eco-god peeps? How does someone with all the means to be entirely eco friendly get away with doing the exact opposite of what he advocates? Heck, I am sure people in the industry would give him crap for free just beacause he is such a high profile!
Below is the snopes article and TRUE verification.
LOOK OVER THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING TWO HOUSES AND SEE IF YOU CAN TELL WHICH BELONGS TO AN ENVIRONMENTALIST.
HOUSE # 1:
A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and
natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern “snow belt,” either. It’s in the South.
HOUSE # 2:
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every “green” feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.
HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.
HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas. Also known as “the Texas White House,” it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.
So whose house is gentler on the environment? Yet another story you WON’T hear on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC or read about in the New York Times or the Washington Post. Indeed, for Mr. Gore, it’s truly “an inconvenient truth.”
Thanks to this site for bringing this story up.