Former Vice President Al Gore has been a busy man since he left office. One failed presidential bid later, and he has shied away from the idea of winning public office ever again from the looks of things. What he has done though, is completely embrace the idea of climate change and what it can do for him.
Consider how many billions of dollars his company has made selling Carbon Credits to companies who pollute too much. Or, helping those who pollute less than his company says they are allowed to sell their extra pollution in “Carbon Credits” to those who need the overhead in their figures. Is it any wonder he is still pressing this issue harder than Hillary Clinton is pressing the presidency?
During a pre-taped “Meet the Press” on July 24th, Gore decide that the tragedy of Uvalde hadn’t been ridiculed enough, and he needed to use it to push his climate change agenda. This man has no lines or scruples about how he pushes this topic.
“Climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all of those almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams, they heard the gunshots, and nobody stepped forward. And God bless those families who suffered so much. Law enforcement officials tell us that’s not typical of what law enforcement usually does.”
Naturally, Al wasn’t done there.
Getting caught up in his elegance, he continued. “And confronted with this global emergency, what we’re doing with our inaction and failing to walk through the door and stop the killing is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings. We do have the solutions, and I think these extreme events that are getting steadily worse and more severe are really beginning to change minds.”
While Gore does have a small point about the Uvalde police sitting there, just waiting while the innocent were being killed, and their killer allowed to look for more victims, the extreme use of this to talk about climate change is simply horrific. What he fails to recognize or admit is the fact that America is down in its pollution substantially. Places like China and India are still doing far more than their fair share, and yet little to nothing is mentioned about them.
Perhaps for Gore, this is a personal thing, and not like revenge.
His massive house was originally using enough energy to power dozens of normal homes each day. The pool alone would have powered four homes during the swimming season. His claims of buying local carbon credits to help with the problem were laughable at best. He knew exactly the type of home he had built and how badly it would burn through electricity.
At the end of the day, he really doesn’t care about this like he says he does. Instead, he cares about the way his business can push carbon credits and pollution monitoring on people and companies. His belief that he is the solution to climate change if others would just listen to him is nothing more than shortsighted rhetoric. He just knows that he can sell more credits by making himself out to be a bigger advocate for the trees and bunnies.
While this belief isn’t wrong, he isn’t being honest with his motives or where he sees things going from here. This fallacy is something the voters could always see through. It’s something the American taxpayer sees through, and as a nation, we are done with this kind of nonsense that he keeps trying to force on us. Just like his former White House companion Bill Clinton, Gore cannot see the difference between right and wrong on sensitive topics.