Then let's follow the money trail ... Because there's Big Money in global warming propaganda these days!
Last year Mr Gore's venture capital firm loaned a small California firm $75m to develop energy-saving technology.
The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants, the New York Times reports. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts.
The move means that venture capital company Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years.
The New York Times has lifted the lid on how Al Gore stands to benefit to the tune of billions of dollars if the carbon tax proposals he is pushing come to fruition in the United States, while documenting how he has already lined his pockets on the back of exaggerated fearmongering about global warming.
As is to be expected, the article is largely a whitewash and takes an apologist stance in defense of Gore.
However, the NY Times' John M. Broder does reveal how one of the companies Gore invested in, Silver Spring Networks, recently received a contract worth $560 million dollars from the Energy Department to install "smart meters" in people's homes that record (and critics fear could eventually regulate) energy usage.
"Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years," states the report, highlighting the fact that Gore is "well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes."
Boy ... These anti-market types sure do like making themselves boatloads of money!
You see, they aren't really anti-market. They're just anti-market for you! Yet MORE propaganda ... and in your church!
"I've done a Christian [-based] training program; I have a Muslim training program and a Jewish training program coming up, also a Hindu program coming up. I trained 200 Christian ministers and lay leaders here in Nashville in a version of the slide show that is filled with scriptural references. It's probably my favourite version, but I don't use it very often because it can come off as proselytising," Gore tells Newsweek.
Al Gore sure does love burnin' him some fossil fuels too!
Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya (emphasis added)
I pulled up to Al’s house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48pm – right in the middle of Earth Hour. I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on.
In fact, most of the windows were lit by the familiar blue-ish hue indicating that floor lamps and ceiling fixtures were off, but TV screens and computer monitors were hard at work. (In other words, his house looked the way most houses look about 1:45am when their inhabitants are distractedly watching “Cheaters” or “Chelsea Lately” reruns.)
The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gore’s mansion.
I [kid] you not, my friends, the savior of the environment couldn’t be bothered to turn off the gaudy lights that show off his goofy trees.
Al Gore is just another example of the rampant crime and corruption in what has become our Political Class. There's no global warming folks. It's nothing but a big scam on "we the people."
- Al Gore, Carbon Billionaire
- The AGW Payoff For Al Gore
- Barbara Boxer’s eco-power grab
- If your doctor invested millions into a pharmaceutical company, could you really trust him when it comes to prescribing medication?
- Al Gore’s going greed: The NY Times notes a laundry-list of Gore’s conflicts of interest ...