Al Gore’s carbon footprint is the size of Godzilla’s, but to hear the liberal New Republic magazine’s Emily Atkin tell it, it really “doesn’t matter.”
But it doesn’t really matter only if “do as I say, not as I do” has become the credo of Gore and his fellow climate change alarmists.
The size of Gore’s carbon footprint has become an issue with the Aug. 4 theatrical release of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” his 2006 global warming horror film.
Inconveniently for Gore, the sequel is bombing at the box office after receiving mixed reviews from film critics and moviegoers alike. The new film has grossed a meager $2.3 million domestically as of Aug. 13, according to Boxofficemojo.com.
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As the foremost Chicken Little of the movement warning of impending doom from the burning of fossil fuels that will supposedly cook the planet if the world doesn’t act faster and more furiously to rein in carbon emissions, the former vice president should be leading by example in reducing his own energy consumption.
Yet, according to a report earlier this month from the National Center for Public Policy Research, “Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality,” the former vice president is still living la vida loca at his Nashville, Tennessee, estate.
While warning of the dire consequences if the rest of us don’t urgently dial back our energy consumption, Gore has not made those same sacrifices himself.
According to the report, compiled from public records requests and information from the Nashville Electric Service, Gore’s 20-room, 10,070-square-foot, Colonial-style mansion consumed an average of 19,241 kilowatt-hours per month—more than 21.3 times that of the U.S. household average of 901 kilowatt-hours monthly.