A lot of people think Global Warming is actually just "hippie propaganda".<br><br><br><br>
They don't believe because they don't want to. Gawd forbid they get guilted into exchanging their their luxury SUV for a compact car! NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
Or ... they'll learn that the meat industry is a leader in environmental pollution. How's that for a kicker?<br><br><br><br>
People want to indulge themselves in pointless luxury. That's why they call it fake. It's stupid, but it's humanity all the same.
Is this a discussion about what we think of Al Gore? I think that in all, Gore has been supporting and addressing environmental issues for years. I am glad he's redirected his campaign from self to earth. It's probably a better use of his skills and talents.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't seen an Inconvenient Truth yet, but thanks for reminding me I want to.<br><br><br><br>
There has been a lot of criticism lately, some group posted his electricity useage for his 10,000 square foot home in Tenn., it was something like 10,000 kilowatt hours per month of useage.<br><br>
for comparison my house is just below 2000 sq feet and we use on average 700 kw hours per month.<br><br>
and my dh thinks thats too much.
I think Al Gore is sexy. Even now that he's out of shape.<br><br><br><br>
I was a big fan of his since I was in high school around 1990 and was pleased when he was chosen by Bill (whom I'm not too crazy about).
Not sure what to make of him. I'm watching his film this week but I reckon he was a bit of an idiot to not have fought for the presidency as there is no denying more people voted for him and that he wouldn't have taken us down the road that we are down now.
I'm Canadian, so I didn't really follow Al Gore during his political campaign, but I was incredibly impressed with An Inconvinient Truth. I think he is a wonderful speaker, and I admire his passion to pass along the message of Global Warming.<br><br>
I was incredibly happy when he won the Oscar for that movie.<br><br>
I wish he would run for Presidency and Win. Could you imagine the impact that would have on the whole world?
I thought 'An Inconvenient Truth' was a very interesting and good film. He makes it very easy to understand. I think globabl warming is real, and I'm glad Al Gore is doing these things to try to prevent it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
I'm disappointed by all the recent controversy about his energy use, which seems to be an attempt by some folks to discredit the message by discrediting the messenger.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
We should all live in mud huts.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
But seriously, to be "fair" the average US citizen needs to cut our energy use to 1/5 our current use. But we don't even know if this fairness is sustainable, ultimately.<br><br><br><br>
I have not managed to cut my energy use to 1/5 of the average. So I am just as bad as Al Gore.
I do think many of us can cut our energy useage, i know i can. and in the case of Gore, i like him but lets be realistic, even though he can afford it ......do he and his wife NEED to live in 10,000 square feet of house?? using that much electricity to run the home.......that alone is a waste of energy. 2 people using that much just is wasteful to me.
Al Gore might not be perfect in many ways, but at least for a politician he has tried to do some good things since being out of office. i think that Al would make a far better president than he does a presidential candidate. if he actually got elected i think he would be good for the USA. but, he probably will never get there. so, i hope he keeps on working on environmental issues....and buys a smaller house! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:">
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Obladiblada</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I like him. I voted for him.</div>
<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Same here.</span>
I voted for Nader...<br><br><br><br>
Actually I wanted Gore to win, and I had no pretense that Nader had a shot, but I knew that Hawaii was definitely gonna vote Dem (it did) so Gore didn't need my vote. Nader, otoh, needed as many votes as possible to establish some credibility for the idea of a 3 party election.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I really really like Al Gore. I do feel he's a bit heavy-handed with his self-promotion, but so what. I think he would have made a fine president.<br><br><br><br>
As for the electricity he uses, I agree it's a lot, and he could be setting a stronger example (Ed Begley), but he does purchase "carbon credits" to offset his energy usage. <a href="http://www.carbonfund.org/site/" target="_blank">http://www.carbonfund.org/site/</a><br><br><br><br>
It's a start.
when my housemate and I saw Inconvenient Truth, we both looked at each other in stunned amazement during the credits.<br><br><br><br>
"Just think if he had won the election, what a different world this would be..."
I thought that Inconvenient Truth was well researched and well done. I'm happy that Al is using his public stature to draw attention to this important issue. Too bad he didn't get the office he rightfully won, I think the world would have been a better place if he had.
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