Al Gore was a guest of Capitol Hill, saying we're all doomed. But Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) called him out on his hypocrisy, asking him to sign a pledge to reduce his energy consumption to that of the average U.S. household.
Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from “An Inconvenient Truth” where it asks viewers: “Are you ready to change the way you live?”
Here's the pledge:
As a believer:
· that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;
I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.