Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm not singling out Bob, and I'm certainly not out to defend Al Gore, but the charge that his home energy "... consumption would power 232 normal homes" is a bit misleading, as they're referring to Gore's ANNUAL energy use and comparing to the MONTHLY energy used by a so-called normal home.

In other words, apples to apples, Gore's energy use is around 20 times that of a normal house, not 232 times the rate. Not exactly what you'd expect from a global warming role model, but not as damning as the impression created by comparing ANNUAL and MONTHLY energy usage.