Well, the Al Bore story just got worse (for the enviro-wackos anyway). Turns out the President (George W. Bush, in case you forgot) has a more enviro-friendly house (in TX) than the ex-VP does (in TN)! Yes, this is the same President that opposes Kyoto and its mandates for conservation compared against the same ex-VP that won an Oscar and is buying his way out of conservation:
“Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into purifying tanks underground – one tank for water from showers and bathroom sinks, which is so-called ‘gray water,’ and one tank for ‘black water’ from the kitchen sink and toilets,” it said. “The purified water is funneled to the cistern with the rainwater.”
In addition, “the Bushes installed a geothermal heating and cooling system, which uses about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and air-conditioning systems consume.“
Oh, by the way, the enviro-worshipers don’t like that their main evangelist has been attacked. David Roberts, a commentator in the enviro circles was noted in an interview:
It was unfair, he said, to compare Gore’s electrical consumption to the national average, which “includes apartments and trailer homes and is an average across all climatic zones, some of which are quite temperate.“
Gore and his wife, Tipper, “both work out of their house” and “have special security measures for an ex-vice president, all of which naturally increases the electricity use in the home,” Roberts added.
Sounds like we’re trying to justify the great sin of the enviros…..
Moreover, Gore “pays almost a 50 percent premium to buy the ‘green power’ offered from his electrical company,” which generates its voltage from hydroelectric and nuclear power rather than coal, he said.
“If every national leader did as much as Al Gore does to ameliorate their impact on the climate, the world would be a much better place.”
And now Gore is “holier than thou.” At least Mr. Roberts was able to concede (ironic, isn’t it?) that President Bush has a “fantastic” enviro-friendly house. The TN watch-dog report was defended by TCPR spokesman Drew Johnson:
“All of the niceties he may have and all the extra people he may have running in and out of his house still shouldn’t mean that the person leading this environmental charge should have 20 times the electrical consumption of the average American,” Johnson charged.
Marlo Lewis, Jr., with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which praised the President’s house, had this outlook on the ex-VP’s compound:
The CEI’s Lewis said the disparity between Gore’s message on global warming and his power consumption reflected an “elitist mentality.”
“The average soccer mom can’t afford to plant trees in the rainforest in order to remain carbon neutral,” he said.
“All these jet-setters’ lives consist of going to conferences in other countries by burning jet fuel and staying in posh hotels where they keep the lights on all day and so on in order to tut-tut about how wasteful the rest of us are in our use of energy,” he stated.
“They always make an exception for themselves because what they’re doing is so important.”
Just remember, so long as you are alive, you can never be carbon-neutral, unless
- you can go through life only inhaling, or
- you are rich enough to plant a tree for every time you exhale.
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