That was Imperial College of Science and Oxford-educated Iain Murray, senior fellow in energy, science and technology at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, delivering a Heritage Foundation lecture April 29 on his new book, “The Real Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You To Know About — Because They Helped Cause Them.”
You can read all seven catastrophes in the book, but as for one of them, Mr. Murray addresses Al Gore’s “crusade” against global warming and as an aside examines whether the former vice president practices what he preaches. He does, doesn’t he? “Of course not,” says the author. “At the end of ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Al Gore outlines some things the individual can do to ‘make a difference’ about global warming. First and foremost among these is cutting the energy you use at home.
“The Tennessee Center for Policy Research performed a home energy audit on the former vice president and revealed him to be a Class A hypocrite,” Mr. Murray states. “In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) — more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh — guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year.
“As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.”
Kilowatts don’t lie: Former Vice President Al Gore is a “Class A hypocrite” when it comes to cutting energy use, says Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.