Huffington Post: “He is a flawed character,” Stephen Lacey, editor-in-chief of the magazine GreenTechMedia, said on his podcast “The Energy Gang” last month. “We’re in an era of backlash against elites, so Gore, a guy who bought a 6,500-square-foot seafront home in California for $8.8 million, and who hangs around with other celebrities who talk big on climate but who live lavish lifestyles, is the perfect target at this point in time.” ...
“Many people out there simply cannot compartmentalize and say, ‘I loathe and detest Al Gore the politician because of his liberal politics, but when he talks about climate change, he’s got a real point,’” Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, told HuffPost. “As a messenger, he makes it too easy for conservatives to reject the entire concept of climate change, let alone the policies that might address it.” But by not addressing his wealth head-on, Gore does little to assuage critics who may not be partisan but read mendacious motives into his climate gospel.
Editorial by The Richmond Times-Dispatch: 'Maybe climate change isn’t so dangerous after all — at least not enough to make any personal sacrifices...So Gore, despite his sermons about how others should live, is quite the energy hog...The report did not explore the electricity use of Gore’s other two homes, but did note that, at the Nashville place, he “burns through more electricity to heat his pool each year than the average home uses in six years” and that the 33 solar panels Gore installed at his home a few years back — to much media acclaim — produce just 5.7 percent of the property’s annual energy.'
'The former vice president might be a lot more convincing if he practiced what he preached.'