The Fox4kc headline spells out the global warming conundrum ahead, “Challenging a record low!” The temperature Friday morning is expected to bottom out at 53 degrees. Indeed, if the forecast holds Kansas City will have experienced an extraordinary streak of 23 consecutive days of below normal temperatures, the last 15 of those six or more degrees below the norm.
Of course, it is notoriously difficult to predict the weather 15 days ahead; 15 years ahead is another story. That said, the nation’s predictor-in-chief, former vice-president Al Gore, does not seem overly concerned about the apocalypse he has made a fortune predicting.
According to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy Research, warming guru Gore uses a whole lot of electricity. The Center managed to secure Gore’s electricity usage information through public records requests and direct communication with the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
What follows are some of the Center’s findings:
• The past year, Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month.
• Gore guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years.
• In September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month – as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.
• During the last 12 months, Gore devoured 66,159 kWh of electricity just heating his pool. That is enough energy to power six average U.S. households for a year.
• From August 2016 through July 2017, Gore spent almost $22,000 on electricity bills.
• Gore paid an estimated $60,000 to install 33 solar panels. Those solar panels produce an average of 1,092 kWh per month, only 5.7% of Gore’s typical monthly energy consumption.
This is, of course, one Mr. Gore’s several homes. Just a few years back, he bought a $9 million beachfront home in California, which suggests he is not overly worried about global warming and/or rising sea levels. The word “hypocrisy” does not do justice to the epic boldness of Gore’s scam. The word “audacity,” we think, is closer to the mark.