Al Gore is a dork - everyone knows this - including Democrats, so why take a verbal shot at him? Because he's a big hypocrite and he's about as carbon neutral as Chevron Oil.
What does Carbon Neutral mean anyway? Sound stupid to you - it is.
The same Al Gore that's being celebrated as some great conservationist uses an estimated 1000% more energy than the average American. He has one home in Nashville that uses 20 times more energy than the national average. His other homes... I bet they use a little more than the average too.
When Gore flies around the country speaking on the dangers of using too much oil do you think he flies commercial airlines or private jets? When he drives (or is being driven) do you think he rides in an economical hybrid vehicle or a beefed up Suburban that gets 11 miles to the gallon?
Gore claims to be Carbon Neutral by buying Carbon offsets. A carbon offset is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.
So basically in order to BE conservation minded... you simply need to have money. Al Gore isn't conserving energy more than anyone else in this country. Does he turn out the lights when he leaves a room - I bet he does... but he uses more energy than 99.99% of all Americans, in fact more than anyone else on the planet.
What makes this really awful? He talks about everyone else conserving and tells us the earth is dying because of our actions... and he doesn't walk the talk.
Gore's position is that the average American and American Business needs to do more to conserve, yet he'll keep living high on the energy hog. What's his contribution? Money. He'll give money to plant trees and build wind energy, but he won't ever change his habits.