Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Incovenient Truth: Al Gore, the Holllywood Elite and Global Warming

I've been thinking about the global warming and "famous" people for a while and this past Sunday I began thinking through some ideas I could post. Just a warning, while reading this post please don't think I stand on either side of global warming, I am just trying to make a point.

Al Gore has a global warming agenda as documented by "An Inconvenient Truth" and the Hollywood elite are riding his coat tails and would love for him to run for president.

Let me ask this question. What are you doing personally to fight against global warming?

You can talk all you want about it but lets take a look at a few things.........

1. What about your house? I'm sure it's a large multi-million dollar property. How many square feet is it? I'm sure you have a/c to cool your house during the summer and surely you heat it during the winter months if you live somewhere it is cooler. The larger of house you live in the more energy it takes to either heat or cool it. How does that contribute to your global warming cause?

2. What about flying to your engagements? I'm sure you own your own private jet where only a few people fly on it with you? Is it really less pollution per person to fly in your own jet compared to a commercial airline?

3. What kind of car do you drive? Do you drive a hybrid or a vehicle with high mpg? Or do you drive a gas guzzler?

4. Do you use disposable or cloth diapers for your babies?

5. Do you really take the time to recycle? Or is throwing everything into one trash bin much easier for you?

6. What about drying laundry? Dryer or clothesline?

My list could go on for a while, I hope you are getting the point I'm trying to make. Why should I listen to anyone about global warming when they themselves aren't doing anything practical on an individual level to combat it. The people that get the most airtime speaking out about global warming have the best resource to do something about it on an individual level. They have the money to spend on eco-friendly products. Solar panels, hybrids, etc, etc, in general the things that cost to much for the average consumer.

In closing, it is easy to talk the talk, but can you walk it.

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