Thursday, February 17, 2011

An Inconvenient Gore

I wrote this back in October 2010 on another blog but I just couldn't let it die there...

It’s been decided that Al Gore’s little movie An Inconvenient Truth be part of the Australian school curriculum.


Personally I see no real benefit in scaring little kiddies with movies telling them that the world is coming to an end. That shit really scares the little bastards.

I also have a problem in believing that Al is somehow the poster boy for saving the world. The man lives in a mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, and the word mansion makes me think it’s a sizable joint we’re talking about. Reducing one’s carbon footprint my fat ass! Allegedly the power bill at Al’s place was in 2006 was 10 times the local average!

It’s not the only sizable joint he owns by the way! He apparently shelled out $9 million on an ocean-view villa. Kind of makes me wonder about those rising ocean levels he keeps talking about you know. I’m just saying…..

So if Al’s place draws a lot of power and is not all the eco friendly, in comparison, take this place, described in an article by the Chicago Tribune in 2001:

"The 4000square ft house is a model of environmental rectitude. Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300ft deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in summer. Systems such as the one in this 'eco-friendly' dwelling use about 25 per cent of the electricity traditional heating and cooling systems utilise. A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks."

Who lives there? A man who’s been called an environmental criminal by the likes of Al…wait for it...George W. Bush! That’s who! Not that I like him either. The man’s cuckoo crazy in a way that makes me really scared to think of him having ever had as much power as he did when he was the president over there in the US of A. It made many of us feel very uncomfortable indeed knowing he had his hand on “the button”.

Back to Al!

When Al recently went to an environmental lecture in Gothenburg, Sweden, he apparently left his rental car idling outside for the length of time of the entire lecture. Local legislation prohibits any car idling for longer than 60 seconds. All distinguished guests had been asked in advance to use public transport if possible in other to minimize CO2 emissions by the way. Judging from the outrage the incident seems to have caused I gather that the lecture was longer than 60 seconds.

I just can’t help it. I just can’t help to think that since Al didn’t get to be president he needed to make himself notorious in some other way. It had to be a way that had way more impact on the average global Joe than having been elected the president of the United States has. With some good marketing he hit us right where our fears live and told us that our own little rock in space is doomed unless we repent and stop emitting CO2 at the rate we currently are. He got paid well do it and no doubt is still earning a decent dollar off it.

I just wish I had the brains and resources to pull something like that off. I really do!

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