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Does Al Gore Benefit From Global Warming? Al Gore's personal wealth

Updated on September 11, 2016

I just started thinking about people like Al Gore. Al Gore, in spite of being a former Vice President, has become famous for his Nobel Peace Prize after making the movie "An Inconvenient Truth". I saw the movie and it was well made, however, many of the facts of the movie have been and are continuing to be disputed. I'm not here to discuss those facts (although I think that the belief that global warming exists is just that, a belief). I would like to discuss Al Gore's plan for the world, how he will benefit from that plan and his own personal carbon footprint.

Al Gore would like to see Global Warming stopped. I think that is fair statement. Now, whether Global Warming is really happening is another story. How, Al Gore would like to stop Global Warming is by imposing a carbon tax upon every single man, woman and child in the world. According to Wikipedia a carbon tax is an environmental tax on emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. It is an example of a pollution tax. But articles have been written accusing Al Gore of supporting these measures because he will directly benefit from them. According to Newsbusters.org on March 1, while speaking at the TED Conference in Monterey, California, the Nobel Laureate admitted to having "a stake" in a number of green "investments" that he recommended attendees put money in rather than "sub-prime carbon assets" like "tar sands" and "shale oil." Moreover, Canadafreepress.com has also accused Al Gore along with Maurice Strong of advancing the alarm-ism of man-made global warming in order to cash in on the lucrative industry.

Not only does it appear that Al Gore is benefiting from his crusade but what really bothers me more than anything is that he personally doesn't do what he preaches. According to samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com it seems that Gore’s energy conservation does not apply to the rich, or at least not to him. In the past year, Gore’s home burned through enough electricity to power 232 average American households for a month. In fact, Gore’s Nashville home consumes 20 times more electricity than the average American household. Since this information surfaced last year, he did a “green” overhaul of his home last June. Now that his home is environmentally friendly, it uses 1,638 kWh more energy per month than it did the previous year. Gore has seen his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100, 000,000.00 ($100 million) since he began pushing global warming hysteria. This doesn't even take into account all the jet fuel he uses to fly from lecture to lecture advocating against Global Warming, no Al Gore is no Gandhi! I think I would have some semblance of respect for him if he, at the very least, did what he preached.

Finally, I wrote to Al Gore to ask him why he wasn't advocating for the Air Car that runs on compressed air in France, all I received back was a form letter. So much for St. Al!

As an update to this article the Los Angeles Times reported on the most recent purchase by Mr. and Mrs. Al Gore...an 8,875,000 dollar beach house! So much for rising tides! I simply cannot believe how utterly blatant this man is in his hypocrisy. Not only does he not believe his own lies but he has just increased his own carbon footprint by a milestone.


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    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      3 years ago from Manhattan

      I'll look into it.

    • Larry Fields profile image

      Larry Fields 

      3 years ago from Northern California

      " . . . a scam to steal more of our money."

      And to make people miserable, in the twin spirits of misanthropy and schadenfreude. You may want to check out the youtube video, The War on Humans.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      3 years ago from Manhattan

      The whole thing is a scam to steal more of our money.

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      Ron Gawthorp 

      3 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      Brie, I haven't thought about this Hub subject for a while but there are some details I haven't been able to gather. My understanding was that a certain number of high-powered insiders, including the Obama's before they went to the White House, were given sweetheart deals to benefit from the company (..nies) that would "monitor" industry on behalf of the government. Those companies were supposedly connected to Gore. Apparently the plan was (or is) for Gore's company to be legally licensed to become the official monitor of the program and he could subcontract to other companies.

      Even if global warming is a threat (?) I can't see any reason any high powered ex politician should get the power, prestige and clout of being the chalkboard monitor. We've had enough high-powered insider trading.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      3 years ago from Manhattan

      Yes, I am sure it's much more now..he's a pig.

    • Larry Fields profile image

      Larry Fields 

      3 years ago from Northern California

      Hi Brie,

      You mentioned Big Al's worldly fortune as being $100 million. This was at the time you wrote the article.

      I'm not sure when this happened, but Gore's share from the sale of Current TV was an estimated $100 million. (Wikipedia)

      By the way, I wrote a long, take-no-prisoners hub about the Gorebull Warming Monster.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      5 years ago from Manhattan

      That's fine "Gawth", I'm glad you like it.

    • Gawth profile image

      Ron Gawthorp 

      5 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      Doing a little research on Gore's recent sale of Current TV. Nice Hub. I might refer to it it mine if that's ok????

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      5 years ago from Manhattan

      I don't care if IT is real, paying carbon taxes does NOT make it go away..it's just a ruse to shake down the people.

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      blueskies121 

      5 years ago

      I think it should be noted it was not Al Gore who 'founded' the environmentalist movement, nor did he establish the science behind AGW. The latter had been talked about in scientific circles long before Gore became famous for his Inconvenient Truth (the latter which has been thoroughly substantiated on most of its fundamental points, including the 'infamous' hockey stick graph).

      Instead of focusing on Gore, however, you should focus on the science. Do you doubt the findings of mainstream science? Gore merely summarised these, and yes, he got it wrong on two or three counts. But if you are unbiased fighters for truth and reason, then stop insulting Gore and tell the world why you think the science is wrong. Climatologists have not ignored natural cycles, they have carefully investigated each potential cycle and discovered the observed warming of our continents and oceans could not be explained in terms of any such cycles. Climate responds to forcings (eg volcanoes, or sunspot cycles, etc). However, another such forcing is the presence of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Would you agree that CO2 traps heat? Are you aware that atmospheric CO2 levels have increased by a staggering 40% in just the past 120 years? What could have caused this? Could it be the 32+ billion tons of CO2 we pump into our atmosphere each year? Are you aware that Greenland is losing 286 billion tons of ice each year (this was 3 years ago, it's now probably around 350+). Are you aware that Antarctica is also on the melt? 246 billion tons each year (and accelerating just as rapidly). Did you know that 11 of the 12 hottest years on record are all post-2000? The other year was 1998, ironically touted by skeptics as the year the earth started 'cooling.' Yet we've now had 332 consecutive months that have been warmer than the 20th century global temperature average. And so one could go on. Clearly something is happening, and mainstream science (including nearly every single scientific institute of any repute) is nearly unanimous in its verdict - we are the reason. And unless we do something about it, and fast, our grandchildren may not have much of a world to live in.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      To Everyone who has commented in the last 2 months: For some reason my email notification was off so I wasn't notified when you wrote your comments. Thanks for commenting and I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond in a timely manner.

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      gary h 

      8 years ago

      Al made the mistake of thinking that America was stupid(I did not have sex with that woman)There will always be someone who will check the facts And AL got caught trying line his pockets, Masterful plan undone by a few interested people..

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      8 years ago from Manhattan

      Thanks Keith, I will look into the book...sounds interesting.

    • Keith S profile image

      Keith S 

      8 years ago

      Brie,

      Very well put. I am not a beliver in man made global warming. Could the earth be warming from natural causes. Why not? It has in the past. If the earth warms will it all be bad? I think not. I would probably invest in Canadian or Siberian Tundra Land. If global warming is true, the two largest land masses in the world are going to warm.

      Even if one believes in global warming s/he should read Carbon Folly by Donn Dears. You can find a link to it at his web site, www.tsaugust.org . Donn points out one thing that cap and traders never mention. They want carbon reduction by 80 percent of 2000 emissions by the year 2050. However it is estimated the population of the US will grow by 140 million (46%) during the same time period.

      The global warming cult is going to have to cap a lot of emissions in order to reach their goal. Me thinks collection a ton of bubbles will be an easier task.

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      Sufidreamer 

      9 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Still struggling on the job front - that is harsh. I hope that things work out for you. Mind you, a bright, sassy and articulate lady like yourself could make a living as a freelance writer, although it is a slow process.

      I think that we agree about governments!

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      9 years ago from Manhattan

      Yeah well, Manhattan is not being so nice...I'm still looking for work. Hopefully, you'll have a better summer over there in Greece. I am so gun ho on green technology, I think that the government should be subsidizing that instead of wars, but then of course, we wouldn't need them and I don't think that's what they want!

    • Sufidreamer profile image

      Sufidreamer 

      9 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Hi Brie - I hope that Manhattan is treating you well!

      It looks like we are on the same page - there are many other good reasons to reduce the use on oil, but both sides of the argument manipulate data. Sadly, there is often a partisan element to this, which is not productive.

      I like green technology - we have to save a little more money and then we can buy solar water heating. Very cost effective! Mind you, we are having the wettest winter in living memory - so much for the Greek sunshine! :(

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      9 years ago from Manhattan

      Hi Sufidreamer..on the other side of the pond! Yes, I agree. Personally, I think that it might be happening as well I just don't think that it is because of humanity. HOWEVER, I do think that we should stop using fossil fuels anyway because they make us dependent on foreign oil and because they polute the air and earth. I think that green technology is the way to go. Unfortunately, people like Al Gore just want to tax the public so that he can benefit personally from it. He is using this to further his agenda.

    • Sufidreamer profile image

      Sufidreamer 

      9 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Good Hub, Brie

      Anthropomorphic global warming is far from a cut and dried issue, and the polarization of opinion is not helpful.

      I walked out of that movie after about 20 minutes - what a waste of my time.

      Had to put not sure in your poll - Gllobal Warming is happening, but it is unclear whether humanity is having a measurable effect upon the process.

    • Brie Hoffman profile imageAUTHOR

      Brie Hoffman 

      9 years ago from Manhattan

      Thank you for your comments, I agree with you completely.

    • ReuVera profile image

      ReuVera 

      9 years ago from USA

      I always wonder how people like Al Gore can look into the mirror on their own face. Does he feel any disgust for himself, if anything decent is still present in his spirit? He himself knows all the truth, he isn't a fool. He is just making other people look like fools to buy all his insinuations.

      I have no respect for him. Not a bit. I don't think he cares, though.

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      Dave 

      9 years ago

      gORE IS A BLOWHARD

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