“There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example by reducing their energy usage if you did. Don’t give us the run-around on carbon offsets or the gimmicks the wealthy do,” Senator Inhofe told Gore.
“Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?” Senator Inhofe asked.
Senator Inhofe then presented Vice President Gore with the following "Personal Energy Ethics 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.”
Gore refused to take the pledge." (source)
(Pledge H/T: Brutally Honest)
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