coalmeister wrote:This guy is making a fortune preaching but not living it, what a fraud
It goes beyond that, he is heavily invested in the industries that will bring you these "changes for better". From my understanding ethanol is one particular industry . I don't deny the man the chance to invest, that's everyone's right however when you you use your power and prestige to spread fear amonnst the people then you have crossed the line.
REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE
THIRD ANNUAL FARM JOURNAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
.......I was also proud to stand up for the ethanol tax exemption when it was under attack in the Congress -- at one point, supplying a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to save it.
The more we can make this home-grown fuel a successful, widely-used product, the better-off our farmers and our environment will be.........
Gross Negligence [Noel Sheppard]
As the international food crisis makes its way onto America’s front pages, climate realists have watched in amazement the groundswell of finger-pointing at ethanol. In the last 30 days alone, over 3,000 news reports have discussed the biofuel’s connection to rising prices and grain shortages across the globe.
Yet, with all this overdue attention on the folly of turning food into fuel, Nobel Laureate Al Gore — who has advocated the expansion of biofuels for decades, and is himself invested in companies at the forefront of such technologies — has thus far escaped scrutiny.
Making matters worse, the venture capital group Gore joined in November, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, also has investments in Amyris and AltraBiofuels. One of the key partners of this firm, John Doerr, is advocating legislation that would expand biofuel usage at exactly the time when we should be rethinking this entire process.
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