by William Teach | May 9, 2010 9:11 am
As Gore follows the rule to never let a good crisis go to waste, remember this picture of the new McMansion that Gore just purchased
Oh, and don’t forget that Al Gore is deeply invested, and has been for a long time, in the oil business – The Crisis Comes Ashore: Why the oil spill could change everything
The continuing undersea gusher of oil 50 miles off the shores of Louisiana is not the only source of dangerous uncontrolled pollution spewing into the environment. Worldwide, the amount of man-made CO2 being spilled every three seconds into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding the planet equals the highest current estimate of the amount of oil spilling from the Macondo well every day. Indeed, the average American coal-fired power generating plant gushes more than three times as much global-warming pollution into the atmosphere each day–and there are over 1,400 of them.
Just as the oil companies told us that deep-water drilling was safe, they tell us that it’s perfectly all right to dump 90 million tons of CO2 into the air of the world every 24 hours. Even as the oil spill continues to grow–even as BP warns that the flow could increase multi-fold, to 60,000 barrels per day, and that it may continue for months–the head of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Gerard, says, “Nothing has changed. When we get back to the politics of energy, oil and natural gas are essential to the economy and our way of life.” His reaction reminds me of the day Elvis Presley died. Upon hearing the tragic news, Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, said, “This changes nothing.”
Don’t you love being lectured by someone who is one the mega-big individuals who is dumping massive amounts of C)2 into the atmosphere, not to mention his links to the oil industry? Someone who refuses to walk the talk, and instead uses his bully pulpit to reap massive amounts of money to pay for the carbon offsets to cover his decidedly un-carbon neutral lifestyle?
Humorously, Gore whines about the transfer of wealth to the Middle East, while simultaneously calling for a reduction of drilling at home. Everyone stop driving, OK? Except Al, who needs his limo’s after taking a private plane to fly between mansions.
The profound risk to our national and economic security posed by the prospect of the world’s sudden loss of access to Persian Gulf oil contributed greatly to the strategic miscalculations and public deceptions that led to our costly invasion of Iraq, including the reckless diversion of military and intelligence assets from Afghanistan before our mission there was accomplished.
I am far from the only one who believes that it is not too much of a stretch to link the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and northwestern Pakistan–and even last week’s attempted bombing in Times Square–to a long chain of events triggered in part by our decision to allow ourselves to become so dependent on foreign oil.
NO BLOOD FOR OIL. Except to ferry Gore around and light his mansions up.
On page two, he mentions the rising seas, which, based on his new mansion’s proximity to the ocean, even he doesn’t believe in for real. Globull warming is to blame for everything, including
Increased large downpours of both rain and snow–with a steady shift from snow to rain–resulting in an increased frequency of large floods on every continent.
Got that? Warming causes snow. He also blames the Nashville flooding on AGW. Anyway, you have to read the whole thing, as there is just way too much to mock, unless I make this post very, very large.
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