Wednesday, April 04, 2007

why I dislike Al Gore

It's not the fact that he gained ridiculous amount of weight, nor his slooooow way of talking. I just can't stand this whole "global warming" being one of these nice fronts of the nuclear business and friendly mine companies...

1. Except for some crazy nuts, the climate change is evident. It's true that if everybody did their thing, some energy could be saved. However, does this mean that the majority of peeps will leave their SUVs, or use less water, or refuse packing materials (amen to the internet and online shopping), etc.? No. If there's a "energy crisis" on the horizon, most common unsuspecting folks would probably prefer some kind of "alternative" to the war and US "oil dependence"...Enter nuclear energy that today, all re-fashioned, claims that it's "safer" than ever before. So, post-Oscar winning, Gore set out on a global tour. And he's VERY EXPENSIVE.

2. Gore will descend in Santiago (Chile) -one of Americas most polluted cities- on 05/11. He'll stay for some hours (enough to make a speech) and briskly leave on his private airplane. He's charging $200.000 for it. Now, this is all cool. Have nothing against making a buck or two, but this "conference" is in part payed for by THE WORLDS LARGEST GOLD MINE COMPANY, our dear "glacier-killing machine" Barrick Gold Corp. (yep, the same that currently is using acid to remove annoying "frozen ice", as they call it). Barrick is famous in Chile and also the object of full-blown attacks by the newly-born environmental movement. When pictures of destroyed glaciers were put on the web, Barrick used, as a very suggesting argument, the global warming as their defense...Still, even after they put down tehir cash for the "conference", tickets are sold for above minimum wage in Chile, $180. No "truth" for ordinary people...

3. Gore has yet to reject his new patrons...

This is why I don't like Gore.

7 comments:

venus infers said...

not only bad hair, also an unholy marriage with barrick?! ghastly! apalling!!!!
well said m. ---v.

venus infers said...

an inconvenient truth, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Eso se llama "doble moral". Se debe informar, se imaginan que salga presidente!!
EM

Nancy D., Girl Detective said...
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Nancy D., Girl Detective said...

I am enjoying Gore in this new phase, but you have to ask why he wasn't talking about all this stuff when he was actually running for president? He didn't say anything about the environment above a whisper, but now he expects politicians to enter a new paradigm.

obamarama said...

Better yet, why wasn't Gore doing anything about this stuff when he WAS Vice President??

M. Nicolas said...

the point is that the mine industry is using global warming as a PR tool. And that someone like Gore (no poor soul himself) is lending his name and fame for the advance of this kind of things...

says a lot about ethics...and the power of the dollar...

if you read the links, he will "plant some trees" to make his flight "environ-neutral"...meanwhile, Barrick is doing what they do best, selling their image and so, saving their stocks.