Vice President Al Gore, right, chats with television host Bill Nye “The Science Guy” during an Earth Day ceremony on the Anacostia River in Washington Tuesday, April 22, 1997. Tuesday marked the 27th anniversary of Earth Day. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

 

 

Kudos to Al Gore on his recent win.

The man behind the documentary An Inconvenient Truth — and possibly the internet upon which I write this — just snagged the coveted Climate Hypocrite Award by Republican Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Runner-up was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, cowfart fighter of the Green New Deal fame.

Here’s what Jim had to say about that:

“Today’s award goes to proud socialist and Democrat standard-bearer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is well known for bad ideas but also for climate hypocrisy. Despite claiming, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ she doesn’t seem to have any problem frequently utilizing rideshare apps or airfare over ‘eco-friendly’ public transit and walking. Her radical Green New Deal would put countless Americans out of work — it would end America as we know it — but AOC doesn’t think twice about living lavishly in her luxury apartment building, taking a car one mile to work, and believing her $174,000 taxpayer-funded salary should be higher.”

Nice.

And now for Numero Uno, who’s no stranger to living dangerously — in 2007, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research revealed the great global warming activist lived such an extreme lifestyle that the utility bills for his Belle Meade mansion totaled $30,000 per year.

A similar exposé was delivered by a Nashville newspaper a few years before that.

And in 2010, the Gores added another house to their collection, in Montecito, California.

As reported by World Property Journal:

The couple spent $8,875,000 on a gated ocean-view villa on 1 1/2 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, according to real estate sources familiar with the deal. The Italian-style house has high ceilings with beams in the public rooms, a family room, a wine cellar, terraces, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms in more than 6,500 square feet of living space. … The 93108 ZIP Code, which includes the coastal hamlet, was ranked as America’s seventh most expensive area last year by Forbes.

As for Big Al, Rep. Inhofe linked to an article by the National Center for Public Policy Research, which provided the following rundown:

In powering his home, Gore still greatly outpaces most Americans in energy consumption. The findings were shocking:
• The past year, Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month.
• Gore guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years.
• In September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month – as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.
• During the last 12 months, Gore devoured 66,159 kWh of electricity just heating his pool. That is enough energy to power six average U.S. households for a year.
• From August 2016 through July 2017, Gore spent almost $22,000 on electricity bills.
• Gore paid an estimated $60,000 to install 33 solar panels. Those solar panels produce an average of 1,092 kWh per month, only 5.7% of Gore’s typical monthly energy consumption.

Congratulations on a trophy well-won.

-ALEX

 

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