Hmmm….seems like Al Gore perhaps wants to have his cake and eat it, too. Per this article from the Toronto Sun.
MONTREAL – Five months after saying the exploitation of the tar sands was “one of the most serious threats to the human race,” former U.S. vice-president Al Gore came back to Montreal this week with financial backing from Investors Group, a Power Corporation affiliate that is indirectly involved in Alberta’s oil industry.
So, the Goracle himself is hooked into oil?
The man behind the documentary An Inconvenient Truth will participate Thursday in an international conference organized during the 2010 Millennium Summit. The event will also include Sarah Ferguson, duchess of York, and actress Kristin Davis of Sex and the City fame.
The event’s main sponsor is Investors Group, a Power Corp. company owned by the Desmarais family. The Desmarais family and their Belgian partner, Albert Frere, are the largest shareholders in oil company Total, which hopes to take three billion barrels of oil from the Alberta tar sands over the next 30 years.
But the Goracle said…..
During a trip to Toronto at the end of November, Gore said the exploitation of the tar sands is the “largest source of polluting energy on earth” and represents “one of the most serious threats to the human race.”
“The oil pulled from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the carbon footprint of a Hummer,” Gore said at the time, after blasting the Canadian government for its soft position on the exploitation of the tar sands.
So, it appears the Goracle talks out of both side of his mouth. As long as he’s getting paid for it, it apparently doesn’t matter where he gets his bucks from. He’ll evidently take money from anyone, regardless if they’re causing global warming or not.
Remember though, poor Al has the $20,000 + per month energy bill to pay for his house in Tennessee, and now he’s got to pay for his $8,875,000 9 bathroom mansion he just bought in Montecito, CA.
Poor Al……..him and Tipper kind of remind me of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker for some strange reason. I wonder if their dog has an air conditioned dog house?
Yet more CO2 Insanity.
Source: Toronto Sun