“Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?” Senator Inhofe asked [of Al Gore]
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 March 21, 2008.”
Gore said no to the stunt. Why would he take such stupid pledge? The rather witless proposition from Inhofe is that people taking their emissions outputs to that of average output will lead to an lower average. But more importantly, energy use is not the problem - it is the energy source, and if Al Gore wants to use more than the average American household, especially more green energy, good luck to him.
This a skirmish in what has become apparent as the War on Gore; Sen. Inhofe did not let Al Gore answer in full after asking for the pledge. He had his EPW website press release in mind.
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