Remember Al Gore? A picture of him accompanies this post in case you’re forgotten the name.
If that doesn’t help, here are a couple more facts to jog your memory: Gore is the guy who made the Oscar-winning “documentary” titled “An Inconvenient Truth.” That was in 2007. ABC News reported another inconvenient truth shortly after Gore’s acceptance speech: His annual utility for heating his 20-room mansion and pool house runs $30,000 a year. His gas and electric usage consumed nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.
Gore began to assume a lower profile after an ugly divorce and word of his hypocritical carbon usage began to spread. But he recently mounted a comeback campaign, which will include a climate change workshop in late June (h/t Weasel Zippers). There is no charge to attend the leadership training session, but you will need to provide your own travel and lodging.
Oh, did we neglect to mention that the event is in Australia? Gore’s group, Climate Reality, tweeted the following:
— Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) May 24, 2014
In case you’re wondering, the airfare from New York to Sydney starts at $1,525. That’s a super-cereal amount for the average shnook to pay. Even more cereal is the amount of carbon a 10,000-mile jet flight spews into the atmosphere.
Hypocrisy much, Al?