Thursday, January 3, 2013

Al Gore, Hypocrite of the Century

For months, Al Gore has been telling us "dirty energy [oil] causes dirty weather."

But, just as Mr. Gore flies around in private jets, owns seven homes, and a yacht, the rules don't apply to him when it comes to making money from "dirty energy."

According to yesterday's New York Times
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar.
For Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, the acquisition is a coming of age moment.
The article goes on to tell us that Gore will personally receive $100 million from the purchase.

Where does the government of Qatar get its money? According to Wikipedia,

Petroleum is the cornerstone of Qatar's economy and accounts for more than 70% of total government revenue, more than 60% of gross domestic product, and roughly 85% of export earnings.

So, as usual, Gore believes the rest of us should sacrifice while he becomes even richer from "dirty energy." Does the NY Times point out this bit of hypocrisy? Of course not.

With world temperatures stable for the last decade and a half, it increasingly appears that the "leaders" of the catastrophic global warming movement don't even believe it any more. If they aren't willing to sacrifice, why should we?


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