Big oil’s boy, Al 5/1/2013
On the subject of hypocrisy, no one’s ever been able to trump Al Gore, owner of carbon devouring mansions and private jets.
Fat Albert ensures his lead in the double standards stakes remains unthreatened.
In 2008, Al Gore, US Vice-President under Bill Clinton and climate change crusader, posed a question during a speech at an energy conference in Washington. Referring to renewable energy sources such as solar power, he asked: “What if we could use fuels that are not expensive, don’t cause pollution and are abundantly available right here at home?”
One answer, in light of Mr Gore’s decision to sell his Current TV channel to Qatar-financed Al Jazeera, is that it would cause sleepless nights for his new friends in Doha, who make their money by selling fossil fuels to the world. Their success had made them very, very rich – and also given Qatar the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world.
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