Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Why the Gore Story Matters Why the Gore Story Matters

Ecotality: Why the Gore Story Matters points out some more problems with Al Gore and his claim to be carbon neutral, despite his house, use of a private jet, limos, etc. One big problem that it points out is that Gore is making money on this - it turns out that the company that he is buying his carbon offsets from happens to be one that he helped found, owns stock in, and is still chairman of.

Indeed, this criticism can be (and was here) extended to his entire Global Warming prosetylizing. After all:
The Goracle is chairman and a founding partner of Generation Investment Management LLP, a boutique international investment firm that invests other peoples’ money, for a fee, into the stocks of ‘green’ companies. … So when Al beats the drum for possible future global warming, he’s also drumming up business.
In other words, his environmental activism and his "Inconvenient Truths" movie can be seen as merely sales gimmicks to drive up the value of the stocks that his fund puts investors' money in.

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