Al Gore thinks he can explain away his outrageous use of energy by “buying carbon offsets”. He thinks florescent bulbs will save the environment. Maybe, he houses are really big and probably have hundreds of lightbulbs :-).
There is a home in Texas that sounds like the home Al Gore SHOULD have if he really cared for the environment. This house “has 25,000 gallons of rainwater storage, gray water collection from sinks and showers for irrigation, passive solar, geothermal heating and cooling. “By marketplace standards, the house is startlingly small,” says David Heymann, the architect of the 4,000-square-foot home.”
Is it owned by one of the Hollywood enrivo-activists? No. A climatologist? No. A George Soros wanna-be? No. This home is the Crawford, TX ranch owned by President George W. (I’m an Evil, Environment-Hating Conservative) Bush. Congratulations to George Bush for doing more than paying for offsets. He actually conserves energy and other resources. Sadly, this gets NO coverage by the press. Why? Is it an inconvenient truth that could destroy the image of him they have created?
Here is the problem: most people can afford to buy offsets like Al Gore. And most people couldn’t afford to build such an environmentally-friendly home either (though, note he didn’t build it as big as most people with that kind of wealth). You used to get a tax-break for installing solor panels, a long time ago. So, what is the average American supposed to do?
(HT: Glenn Beck)