I confess the weather has been pretty messed up lately. I don’t deny the fact that weather patterns are definitely changing. Most importantly I’m all for leaving a smaller foot print on Mother Earth. However there’s just something about Al Gore that makes me call bullshit.
So you flew around the world and talked to a bunch of people who think the polar ice caps are going to melt, we are all going to drown and the world will be over; but why make a movie about it? Actually making a movie isn’t so bad, making me pay for the movie is pretty bad. After all, I’m supposedly going to see a movie that will influence me to help save the world so shouldn’t I see it for free? I don’t really care what you plan to do with the money after words because I don’t trust anybody with my money to begin with, so seriously why not make the movie free?
How about the idea that not everybody agrees with you? After all we really don’t have enough historical data to constitute such a panic stricken attitude towards an increase in the global temperature. In fact as Jeremy Clarkson pointed out, cows produce more atmospheric pollutants than cars. Is Al Gore going to sponsor putting gas chambers onto cows now?
Al Gore was on Oprah a while ago, promoting his bullshit movie. They did a touching piece about how we need to do more to protect trees by recycling and by reducing our dependence on the cutting down of trees. That short clip was followed by another one. This one, since this was before the holidays, was giving out tips on how to stay green over the holidays. One of the tips was trying to convince people that in fact buying plastic Christmas trees hurt the environment more than getting a freshly cut one. Maybe I’m alone in this, but that seems like a direct contradiction to their “save the trees” clip. Their argument was that plastic trees spend much more time in landfills because they are made out of plastic. However, who throws out their plastic Christmas tree after one year? Aren’t they meant to last longer? Like maybe 3-5 years …
Apparently Al Gore and Oprah didn’t think that quite through. Great advice!
That was just the tip of the iceberg because as I found out today, Al Gore has been nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. As soon as I saw that I knew I had to bitch about it here.
“The fight for the global climate is a fight for peace, say members of parliament B ørge Brende and Heidi Sørensen, and they have nominated former US Vice-president Al Gore for a share of the Nobel Peace Prize.“
To be nominated for a Nobel Peace prize don’t you need to make some sort of physical contribution? Flying around the world preaching about your movie and book isn’t exactly scientific either. Yet somehow he is being nominated and the majority of the world remains in crisis. I wonder when these scare-tactics will stop playing their role on people. When will be fed up enough to not let douche bags decide.
The problem is not that we deny the need for higher environmental standards (much higher), but the problem is that there are people who have something to gain from scaring people into thinking its our fault. While that is true for those who are rich enough to not care about their gas or power bill, most people are already quite conscious about the environment. After all the environment is something that our kids will have to live in. It is a sacred resource and we are reckless but please don’t parade around like you’re a saint.