|Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize?
Author: Crystal Stone PM
shocking, huh?Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 770 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10-27-07 - id: 2431345
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Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize?
Congratulations to Mr. Al Gore for his latest accomplishment: Mr. Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007! Yes, everyone congratulates him and commends him but has he really deserved such kudos?
Al Gore flies around the world in a private jet airplane preaching about the links between our vehicle's toxins and our planet's health. While he is preaching about such dangers, his private jet plane is emitting four times as many toxins as a regular commercial jet plane does per person. He is telling us to beware of how much we are poisoning our planet through such air pollution, but is he aware of how much more he is harming the planet with his plane than normal people are with their cars?
According to News Busters, Al Gore owns three houses. The largest of his houses is 10,000 square feet with 20 bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The second house he owns is 4,000 square feet. The third one, although it is unknown how large, exists. At the end of 2006, his electric and gas bill totaled around $30,000. An average homeowner owns one house, around 2,000 square feet in size and has an electric bill around $100 per month. Al Gore's electric bill was estimated to be about $1,200 per month. His yearly bill is actually a little under the average American's salary. There was a moral for that fountain of information. All of these things luxuries that he partakes in would fit into the category of excessive consumption of energy. Excessive consumption is one of the things that he says is a link to global warming. Should we really worry about conserving energy when the majority of families do not consume nearly the amount that he and his wife alone consume?
An argument in favor of Al Gore that one may present might be about the carbon credits that he has purchased to offset his extreme lifestyle. In general, carbon credits are simply ways for the rich to escape the inconvenience of watching their use of fossil fuels by balancing it out with a payment for services such as planting trees. For someone such as Al Gore, a preacher of the controversial issue of global warming, it is a rather hypocritical and devious thing to do. If one were to care as much as Al Gore claims to, he would sacrifice such luxuries for the benefit of the planet. But if one still does not see any problem with his purchase of carbon credits, I will continue. He purchases his carbon credits from his own companies. The companies that are funding him, and providing him with work, are the same ones that his money is helping. Do his carbon credits really balance out his excessive consumption of energy then?
The issue that Al Gore informs the world about is controversial and his acceptance of the award should raise even more controversy. The people who awarded Al Gore with the prize said that he was given it because he is informing the world of an issue that could create future controversy between countries. Future controversies that they predict are over things such as water. They are predicting some water sources to evaporate in coming years. Should Al Gore's cause be considered at all, when he, the man who preaches passionately against excessive consumption of energy and educates the world about carbon footprints, does not follow what he is telling us to do? And even if his cause is accepted, should we accept him?
Most people have not heard such appalling things about Al Gore so they find believing my argument a difficult task. Al Gore is a Democrat and the media tends to be more left-winged, too. As a matter of fact, just the other day, people were being accused of starting the California wildfires on purpose. A Democratic leader said to the press that the fires were caused by global warming but when asked if he really believed it, he was said to have appeared to, "back away from his comments". One can be assured that the thought of the wildfires being intentionally started will be swept under the carpet, if in fact it was a public ploy. Nonetheless, information regarding Al Gore and his cause is available for the public to see if they look hard enough. So again I ask: did Al Gore earn the title as the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner when he is not practicing his beliefs that may not even be real?