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Posted: 4/23/2007 5:54:18 AM EDT
Gore Refuses to Take Personal Energy Pledge

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” 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.

It has been reported that many of these so-called carbon offset projects would have been done anyway. Also, carbon offset projects such as planting trees can take decades or even a century to sequester the carbon emitted today. So energy usage today results in greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere for decades, even with the purchase of so-called carbon offsets.

“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.

Senator Inhofe then presented Vice President Gore with the following “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge:

As a believer:

* that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
* that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
* that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
* that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”

Gore refused to take the pledge.
Link Posted: 4/23/2007 7:12:45 AM EDT
If I sent this to my professor, she'd throw me out. She made us sit through that piece of shit movie and rages on about how were all going to die by 2040. I've pretty much destroyed all of her so called facts in front of the class and I think if I did it one more time shed lose it

The sad thing is all of the kids believe her crap and every chance they get they're talking about how we humans are destroying the earth and how brilliant Gore is
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