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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Gore's Math Apparently Stuck In The Lockbox

You remember the lockbox, the famous lockbox, that was in all AlGore's debate answers about Social Security. Well, he apparently put his carbon neutrality math in there as well.

It was great to see AP's tough story on Al's electric bill today, as the MSM picked up the story with gusto. Even greater were these snippets:
The Gores used about 191,000 kilowatt hours in 2006, according to bills reviewed by The Associated Press spanning the period from Feb. 3, 2006, to Jan. 5. ...

Utility records show the Gore family paid an average monthly electric bill of about $1,200 last year for its 10,000-square-foot home. ...

Gore participates in a utility program that sells blocks of "green power" for an extra $4 a month. Gore purchases 108 such blocks every month, covering 16,200 kilowatt-hours and helping subsidize renewable energy sources. ...

[Electric company spokeswoman] Laurie Parker...said Gore has been purchasing the "green power" for $432 a month since November.
Let's see. Gore's "carbon footprint" for electricity use at home is $1,200 a month for the electron juice the clan burns each month. For that, he buys $432 in credits -- $768 short each month.

Well, that's $768 short each month since November. Before that, he was $1,200 short each month. And that's just for electricity; we're not even talking about natural gas, gasoline or jet fuel yet.

Warmies say conservatives don't understand the concept of carbon neutrality. I say they don't understand the concept of math -- and here I thought math was at the core of global warming modeling.

(Also of note was this little bit:
The Gore home is also under renovation to add solar panels, [Gore spokesgal Kalee Kreider said.
Under renovation?! Gore's been laying guilt on us for years about global warming and he's just now getting around to adding solar to his house? He's made tens of millions of dollars since he left office, so his only excuse must be that solar is ... Inconvenient.)

Art: RSchultz

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