End of an Era
Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences.
This was an astonishingly nauseating display — even for the likes of Gore.
Gore’s Greendom Starving The Poor
As Al Green Gore stands and stares at his salt water tropical fish tanks, people around the world are STARVING because it has become so expensive to send them food.
Al Green thumb is out of touch with everyday reality:
“Governments that were quick to switch to biofuels are just as quickly having to think again.
Biofuels were promoted as an effective weapon in the battle against climate change, but some blame the increased demand for them for a world crisis in the cost of food.
Earlier this month a doubling in the price of rice caused riots in Egypt and Haiti, and the World Bank has warned the increased cost of food will push 100-million people deeper into poverty.
But aid groups say that although biofuels have played a part, they’re not the only reason that food prices continue to rise.
Paula Kruger reports.
PAULA KRUGER: It now costs $800-million more to feed the world’s poorest than it did a year ago.
The head of the United Nations World Food Program Josette Sheeran says the rising cost of food is a silent tsunami.
JOSETTE SHEERAN: The price of rice for example has risen from March 3rd at $460 a metric tonne to over $1000 a metric tonne just last week. So in seven weeks we’ve seen a doubling of prices for us to purchase food to fill this cup. This is really a crisis for the world’s most vulnerable.
PAULA KRUGER: The doubling of the price of rice prompted protests and violent riots in Haiti and Egypt earlier this month. There has also been food riots in several other African countries along with Indonesia and the Philippines. The violence is expected to spread as the crisis continues.
But what is causing the massive surge in food prices? New laws have just come into effect in the UK requiring that all petrol and diesel be at least two-and-a-half per cent biofuel. That target is expected to increase to five per cent by 2010 as part of efforts to make transport fuels more environmentally friendly.”
Going green on an UNPROVEN THEORY of global warming is GUTTING THE POOR.
Which threat is immediate and killing people as I write?
Starvation because of the price of biofuels or global warming?
People are DYING daily because of the price of wheat, rice and other assorted grains as Al Gore and global warming cult followers stare at tropical fish and push a THEORY.
Global warming is a THEORY, NOT FACT.
It has been discredited by a number of scientists and no one can hear them over the global warming CULT screams.
And people are STARVING TO DEATH over a Global Gorey Theory.
A global warming movie showing a detaching iceberg was a STYROFOAM FAKE.
People starving TODAY is a FACT.
A top weather scientist in my state was demoted by our democratic governor for debunking global green geeks….
Now go figure.
“Although ethanol was once promoted as a way to slow climate change, a study published in Science magazine Feb. 29 concluded that greenhouse-gas emissions from corn and even cellulosic ethanol “exceed or match those from fossil fuels and therefore produce no greenhouse benefits.” By encouraging an expansion of acreage, the study added, the use of U.S. cropland for ethanol could make climate conditions dramatically worse. And the runoff from increased use of fertilizers on expanded acreage would compound damage to waterways all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.” [Emphasis added]
SCIENCE MAGAZINE is the official publication of the American Association of the Advancement of Science http://www.aaas.org/, a peer-reviewed academic journal with very high scientific prestige equivalent to NATURE, so Al Gore cannot claim it is under the control of the evil oil industry.
“Development specialists have also joined the fray. “While many are worrying about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs, and it is getting more and more difficult every day,” World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said in a recent speech.”
Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism
As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it’s only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, food prices up 83% and starvation, the political reality surrounding ethanol may change quickly. Read this from the Heritage Foundation: “Second Thoughts On Ethanol”. MOna Charen chimes in with this article that questions at what price will we try to solve the so-called crisis of global warming.
I’m thrilled to announced that our petition opposing the coming $1.2 Trillion global warming tax (vote expected in June) and Al Gore’s climate alarmism just crossed 100,000 signers in just over a week. As we discover the real cost of climate alarmism (oppressive taxes, rising food and gas prices, global food shortages), perhaps 2007 will be remembered as the high point in Al Gore’s climate crusade.
Is Oil King or is Food King?
As a friend of mine said recently, the rise in food prices was somewhat predictable, as if the currently popular idea that oil is king inevitably gets challenged by the reality that food is fundamentally more important. He noted to me that the last huge spike in fuel prices (1970s) was followed by a quick rise in food prices as if the markets will not let oil get too far ahead of food in real value.
My interview with Rep. Jones on the border fence
Rep. Walter Jones (NC) recently joined me for an interview to discuss the current status of the border fence. As you may know, Congress and the President recently gutted the Secure Fence Act, removing the double-layer fence mandate and giving DHS final discretion as to where, when and how to build the fence (if any is built at all). Earlier this week, DHS scrapped its highly touted virtual fence as a failure. Maybe it’s time to build the fence that works — the double layer fence. Please listen to my interview and then let members of Congress know what you think.
Sculpted from Styrofoam and later scanned into a computer, the ice shelf “flyover” looks real.
the shot is a digital image. She was glad Al Gore used it in the documentary since “It is one hell of a shot.” Both movies use the shot to convincingly portray global warming, but it is left to the audience to decide if this created image can both entertain and educate us about our changing planet.
Al Gore Continues to Demand Special Treatment
March 20, 2007
From behind the scenes on Capitol Hill: Former Vice President Al Gore, despite being given major preferential treatment, has violated the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s (EPW) hearing rules.
Gore first demanded to be granted an unprecedented 30 minute opening statement to the Senate EPW Committee for Wednesday’s (March 21) global warming hearing scheduled for 2:30 pm ET.
(See “FULL COMMITTEE: Vice President Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming” )
The GOP minority on the EPW committee agreed to the 30 minute opening statement.
But then Gore demanded a waiver of the EPW committee’s 48 hour rule that requires all witnesses before EPW to submit their testimony in advance. The GOP minority on the EPW committee then agreed to waive the 48 hour rule in favor of allowing Gore to submit his testimony 24 hours before the hearing.
But in a breaking news development on Capitol Hill — the former Vice President has violated the new 24 hour deadline extension by failing to submit his testimony – even with the new time extension granted to Gore.
As of 8pm ET Tuesday evening, the testimony still has not been received by EPW, a clear violation of committee rules.
The word on Capitol Hill says not to expect Gore’s testimony to the Senate EPW committee until Wednesday (March 21) — the day of the hearing.
It appears that Gore does not believe the same rules apply to him that apply to every other Senate EPW witness.
The question looms on Capitol Hill: Is Gore delaying the submission of his testimony until the very last moment because he fears it will give members of the EPW committee time to scrutinize it for accuracy?
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