Go figure… Gore wins the Oscar on Sunday night for “An Inconvenient Truth” and within hours the baseless smears begin from the right wing: Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”.
Think Progress has Al Gore’s response to the baseless smears:
1) Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100 percent green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.
2) Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — a concept the right-wing fails to understand. Gore’s office explains:
What Mr. Gore has asked is that every family calculate their carbon footprint and try to reduce it as much as possible. Once they have done so, he then advocates that they purchase offsets, as the Gore’s do, to bring their footprint down to zero.
Memeorandum has all the buzz in the blogosphere here.