Tuesday, February 27, 2007

An Inconvenient Talking Point

I should have started a pool on how long after An Inconvenient Truth's oscar win we would hear this little gem.

Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES)...blah blah bah...etc etc etc...
Three things you probably will not hear in the repitition of this mostly accurate story.

1. It's an old one. It's been around forever and some right wing sites have risen the zombie once more in an attempt to embarass Gore.

2. Gore buys carbon offsets. These waivers allegedly balance the cost created by the emissions. Having said that, I don't approve of carbon offsets. The point is to remove the amount of crap we are putting in the biosphere. Not to create a system where rich folk can "buy" there way out. (Just so you don't think all conservatives will leave this out, Capt Ed brought it up first thing. He also reflects my point.)

3. Most importantly, none of this hoo-hah does anything to invalidate the science behind climate change.

1 comment:

The Truffle said...

You'll notice these wahoos have never made an issue over the Bush royal dynasty's ties to Big Oil. Hmmmmm. Wonder why this is?