As former Vice President Al Gore preached about the dangers of greenhouse emissions inside a sold-out seminar in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Monday, outside the Volvo that delivered him to the seminar sat empty and idling — for more than 20 minutes.
“It is difficult to understand the brittle shell that protects humanity and the planet,” Gore told the audience. “It is therefore very important that we start taking these two issues very seriously.”
Make no mistake: Gore takes the issue seriously. While it’s easy to write him off as a nut for his obsession with anthropomorphic global warming (the idea that global warming is caused by the activities of man) despite a lack of evidence — and proof through the Climategate scandal that the science behind it was contrived — Gore’s compulsion is economic. He stands to make billions when companies he’s invested in get government subsidies through Cap and Trade legislation.
Gore regularly tells his audiences to get to his events by walking, bicycling, use of public transportation or other “climate-friendly” means. Meanwhile, he arrives via a large jet and personal vehicle followed by an entourage of body guards, hangers-on and a masseuse or two, leaving a carbon footprint that only an elitist could love.
It’s a common refrain for him. In July, 2008 while speaking on global warming in Washington, D.C., two limousines awaited him outside, idling for 90 minutes. His Tennessee home is said to consume as much energy as a small town; whether Gore is at home or not.
Don’t buy into the global warming lie. Were there truth behind it, the elitists that preach to us about how we’re destroying the planet wouldn’t be behaving as envirohypocrites. Gore doesn’t really care about being green. He just wants more green in his pockets.