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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

Huffpo. Al Gores Stupendous Wealth Complicates His Climate Message. That Can Change.

Al Gore has long been a knight of the movement to combat climate change. But when he returned to the national spotlight last month with his latest documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” he did so in gilded armor.

The former vice president ― who boasted a relatively modest net worth of $1.7 million, held mostly in family farm assets, when he ran for president in 2000 ― has become a media mogul and financial titan over the past decade, with a personal fortune valued at upward of $200 million. His big comeback comes months after a populist wave swept President Donald Trump to a surprise election victory, setting the stage for the most aggressive rollback of environmental and climate policies in history.

If Trump’s billionaire status bolstered his appeal to voters, Gore’s business acumen might amplify his warnings at this moment.

“The world faces an extremely serious financial risk due to the $22 trillion in subprime carbon assets that are going to lose value at some point precipitously, just as the subprime mortgages did,” Gore told HuffPost in a 14-minute phone interview from London last week. “Of course, that’s what triggered the credit crisis and the Great Recession.”

But for some people, the best person to imbue climate change with the urgency it needs may not be a rich, banker-friendly liberal who rode shotgun in a White House that brought about trade deals so vilified that Trump won over traditionally Democratic Rust Belt workers by vowing to renegotiate them.

“He is a flawed character,” Stephen Lacey, editor-in-chief of the magazine GreenTechMedia, said on his podcast “The Energy Gang” last month. “We’re in an era of backlash against elites, so Gore, a guy who bought a 6,500-square-foot seafront home in California for $8.8 million, and who hangs around with other celebrities who talk big on climate but who live lavish lifestyles, is the perfect target at this point in time.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al-gore-wealth_us_599709f2e4b0e8cc855d5c09?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:45 AM

1. Typical lefty hypocrisy

 

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Response to Aldar (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:50 AM

2. Duh!

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:59 AM

3. Gore invented the carbon credit and trading scam to make himself rich.

He has made a lot of money off of it but apparently not enough and he is back pushing for more.

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