Friday, 12 October 2012

On how Al Gore became a rich man

Gore's real passion is using taxpayers' money  to enrich  himself

The myth: 
“Maybe there’s someone as knowledgeable and passionate about climate change. I just haven’t met that person,” said Orin Kramer, a leading New York hedge fund manager, friend of Gore and top Democratic campaign bundler. “His schedule is intensely busy, and my sense is he lives a life that profoundly reflects his values and passions.”

The reality:
"Just before leaving public office in 2001, Gore reported assets of less than $2 million; today, his wealth is estimated at $100 million."

"Fourteen green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of President Obama’s historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money."
Read the entire article here

1 comment:

Sue said...

Here's something that will not surprise you....

"Norwegian scientists have claimed that electric cars may be just as bad, or even worse, for the environment than traditional automobiles.

The news comes via a recent study conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and published in the Journal of Industrial Energy.

In the report, researchers said that if coal is used to produce the electricity needed to run electric vehicles then greenhouse gasses would see a sharp increase over current levels.
Moreover, research revealed that toxic byproducts created and re-deposited into the soil amid production and at the end of the life of an electric car creates a more pronounced effect on the environment than that of standard automobiles, the authors claimed.

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