April 25, 2007

The Gore pledge

This is great. US Senator Inhofe has been asking Hollywood’s Global Warming Activists if they are ready to change the way they themselves live.
Senator Inhofe challenged celebrities to do what former Vice President Al Gore refuses to do – live up to their environmental rhetoric by reducing their home energy usage to the level of the average American household by Earth Day 2008. Global warming Hollywood activists such as Laurie David, John Travolta, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Madonna – to name a few – continue to alarm the public about fears of catastrophic global warming and demand that Americans change the way they live. The question remains however, will these same Hollywood alarmists reduce their own energy consumption by giving up their multiple houses and private jets to change the way they live? At the very least, will they pledge to reduce the energy usage at each of their multiple homes?
Note this is not a pledge that Gore made - it is a pledge that Gore refused.

Hollywood activists, Inhofe says, should make personal energy sacrifices themselves before demanding others do so.
“It is my hope that journalists will ask these Hollywood celebrities point blank: ‘will you take the Gore Pledge to reduce your home energy usage to the level of the average American?
The pledge the Senator put to Gore - and which Gore refused - was

As a believer:

-that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;

-that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;

-that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and

-that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

-I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by one year from today.

A useful "Gore pledge" to put to other trendily concerned celebrities.

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