Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household, by Drew Johnson.

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. …

Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths. …

Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year. …

Al Gore

Not counting the $432 a month Gore spends on his Green Power Switch indulgences, the green extremist shells out about $22,000 a year to pay his electric bills.

Spending more than $1,800 a month on an energy bill would sink most Americans, but it’s pocket change to Gore. He has manipulated environmental concerns into a big business. When his term as vice president ended in 2001, Gore’s net worth was less than $2 million. Today, Gore is worth an estimated $300 million. …

Gore also owns at least two other homes – a penthouse in San Francisco and a farmhouse in Carthage, Tennessee – so his carbon footprint is even larger than it appears.

The former veep has become a prophet of environmentalism, a religion he helped create. But he is a false prophet. He appears to exploit his followers for recognition and money, and it’s unclear whether he actually believes a word he says.

Glenn Reynolds:

I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who keep telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.

I don’t want to hear another goddamn thing about my carbon footprint.