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Should he be forced to legally change his name to "Al Whore"?
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Book details Al Gore’s quest to become world’s first ‘carbon billionaire’ – ‘Lavishly’ profited off climate lobbying

By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot

Book Chapter Excerpt:

Making Out like a Bandit

And it’s not just universities, professors, and green organizations
that have reaped financial benefits from the climate panic. Former vice
president Al Gore has done quite well for himself, too. As Bloomberg
News reported, “In the last personal finance report he filed as vice
president, Gore disclosed on May 22, 2000, that the value of his assets
totaled between $780,000 and $1.9 million.”

Buy by 2007, Gore’s wealth had skyrocketed. By that point he had a
net worth “well in excess” of $100 million, including pre–public
offering Google stock options, according to an article at Fast Company.
MIT scientist Richard Lindzen declared that Gore wanted to become the
world’s first “carbon billionaire.” After the Obama administration
bloated climate and energy stimulus packages, Gore was on the path to
that achievement.

By 2008, Gore was so flush that he announced a $300 million campaign
to promote climate fears and so-called solutions. And he just kept
raking it in. According to a 2012 Washington Post report, “14 green-tech
firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more
than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of Obama’s
historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public

The Post explained that Gore “benefited from a powerful resume and a
constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And
four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an
incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds
on alternative energy. The recovering politician was pushing the right
cause at the perfect time. Gore’s orbit extended deeply into the
administration, with several former aides winning senior clean-energy

Republican Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, the chair of the
Energy and Commerce Committee, has been a critic of Gore’s profiting off
the taxpayer funds using his government connections. Gore’s portfolio
“is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the
president [Obama] have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars
and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to
spend stimulus cash.”

Gore was essentially either a founder, a member, or a partner in a
whole wide range of groups that were profiting or poised to profit from a
green energy stimulus and federally mandated carbon trading schemes if
they became law. Gore would have personally benefited if the carbon
cap-and-trade bill he supported had become law. The media never treated
his Congressional testimony in support of the climate bills for what it
actually was—a former vice president supporting legislation that would
make him richer. These reports prompted one sarcastic skeptic to
suggest, “Maybe Al Gore Should Be the Subject of a RICO Investigation.”

The power of carbon trading schemes to enrich politicians and corrupt
politics is one reason that environmental guru James Lovelock has
slammed carbon trading, declaring, “Most of the ‘green’ stuff is verging
on a gigantic scam. Carbon trading, with its huge government subsidies,
is just what finance and industry wanted. It’s not going to do a damn
thing about climate change, but it’ll make a lot of money for a lot of

In 2013, Gore sold his Current TV network to the Qatar-funded Al
Jazeera for a reported $100 million. The sale inspired this headline at
my Climate Depot website: “AlGorjeera—It’s Official: Al Gore Is by Far
the Most Lavishly Funded Fossil Fuel Player in the Global Warming Debate

I asked if the media would now accurately label Gore an
industry-funded activist every time they reported on him. Gore had
literally sold out to big oil and gas: Al-Jazeera “received its initial
funding through a decree from Emir of Qatar, and Qatar gets its wealth
from its vast oil and natural gas reserves.”

The freshly laid off staffers from Current TV did not hesitate to
lash out at Gore. “Gore’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and
just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current
never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells
to the emir?” declared one former staffer, according to the New York
Post. Another staffer commented, “He [Gore] has no credibility.”

Not So Smart

Warren Buffett’s vice
chairman Charlie Munger told a small meeting of investors in 2017 that
Gore is “not very smart” and “an idiot” but he was still able to amass a
personal fortune in the investment world. “Al Gore has hundreds of
millions [of] dollars in your profession. And he’s an idiot. It’s an
interesting story.” Munger added, “he’s not very smart. He smoked a lot
of pot as he [coasted] through Harvard with a gentleman’s C.”


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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