56 days and counting

56 days since Senator Jim Inhofe challenged Al Gorius Maximus to take the “Personal Energy Pledge” – which states the following:

We know this about Gore’s energy consumption:

Gore’s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 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.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.

Gosh. You’d figure that with the need so urgent for us to all ‘do our parts’ to turn back the clock on “man-made global warming” that Al would commit to a pledge to use no more energy than the average household, just to show he’s not a hypocrite. :-"

The clock is ticking, Mr. Prophet.

Meanwhile, here’s some bad news for Al and the other gw profiteers:: Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming – Now Skeptics (hat tip: ST reader Steve)

Yikes! He doesn’t look too happy about this, doesn’t he? *ST backs away slowly from the The Goracle*

Prior today:

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