A tale of two houses: Who do you think is greener? Bush v Gore on the environment.

Al Gore’s house

House #1 A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated by
natural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. per month. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern ‘snow belt’ area. It’s in the South.
—————————— ———————————————————————————————————————-George Bush’s houseHouse #2
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every ‘green’ feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground.
The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.~~~~~

HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode of
the ‘environmentalist ‘ Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas;

It is the residence the of the President of the United States ,
George W. Bush.

An ‘inconvenient truth.’

You can verify it at: http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/house.asp

Hat tip to a reader for sending this to us.


9 Responses to “A tale of two houses: Who do you think is greener? Bush v Gore on the environment.”

  1. 1 Kathi
    March 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    This is a rhetorical question

  2. 2 Betty
    July 21, 2008 at 8:21 am

    The pictures are not pictures of either man’s house. The Snopes data is outdated (March 2007). Al Gore’s 80 year old house has received the second highest rating for energy efficiency from the US Green Building Council. This story is a dishonest smear.

  3. 3 Mark
    July 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    So, based on the statement, Gore’s 80 year old house still hasn’t achieved the highest rating? Why? Al Gore is promoting a green environment. I really don’t see a smear. The article was apparently not outdated when it was written.

    This article, to me, is just another example of a self appointed figure head that wants people to do what I say and not what I do.

    The truth that everyone is seeking is so convoluted by political agendas, that no one will ever be provided unbiased reports. Statistics can be manipulated, adjusted, and tweaked, to provide any perspective the person spouting the stats wants to provide.

  4. 4 Anne
    August 4, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Earth will have the last word on climate.
    It will either continue to cool as it has for the last few years and if it does we could he headed for a mini-ice age.
    If it returns to heating then I guess we are in for a warmer climate which is not all bad for those living in the densely populated northern European/Asian countries where they would benefit from a longer growing period each year. We in the southern hemisphere would find it hotter…

    The questions are: Is carbon released from sea water in response to warming of Earth due to hotter sun – or – is the higher carbon causing the earth to heat.

    It is time for the economists to back off and let the real climate scientists have a chance to work the science out and debate their findings.

  5. August 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    He hasn’t got the highest rating (which would be LEED certified Platinum, rather than Gold) is this:

    There are only 14 LEED certified residences in the USA, Al’s is the only LEED certified house (silver,gold,platinum,anything) in the state of TN. LEED certification is done by a points system, wait……you already knew all of this right? I assume you already did your research before you commented about “figure head”s didn’t you? Oh and

    “The article was apparently not outdated when it was written.”

    Is the dumbest statement I’ve ever read. Just go ahead and think about that statement for a minute and it’ll come to you. …or not.

  6. 6 Drew Nutter
    September 4, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    “The article was apparently not outdated when it was written.”

    In context, this is not a stupid statement. Betty was relating the fact that it is outdated to the fact that it is supposedly a lie. Mark was merely saying that when it was written it was up to date, the writer was not using outdated material to formulate a deception. Maybe you should read deeper into his meaning before you criticize him for how one of his sentences sounds out of context.

  7. 7 Alex
    September 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Is that an environmental friendly wood fence or is it vinyl?

  8. 9 Jon
    July 30, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Democrats live like republicans, they are just scamming you all. Find me a democrat leader that is gay, an evolutionist, a union member ever, used public education or prefers it for their kids (they preach against the evils of private education all the time why do they use it then??), The Clintons eat meat, own a dog, never had any abortions, fly a private jet around. So do all democrats. This isn’t news. And Al gore only updated his house wen his shenanigans got on the news. his carbon credits, more than half the money goes right into his pocket. Save the world, plant a tree yourself.

    Democrats are not a single thing they claim to support about special interest groups. Their tax policies never effect people of their own richness, their policies in office reflect that they completely ignore their special interest groups once elected and use their positions to further large government and Marxist ideas. America, you have been duped.

    And for the record, Obama’s birth certificate is classified by the governor of Hawaii. It’s impossible that it was shown on the news casts that have been bashing republicans for asking about it. Reports that it has been produced for public record are a myth. The shown document is a fake for a lot of reasons, zoom in the words are crisp and the seal is not. There are many tells that his is not a scanned document. http://www.lust-for-life.org/Lust-For-Life/BarakObamaForgedByRockefeller/BarakObamaForgedByRockefeller.htm

    This is what a real scanned copy of a real birth certificate from hawaii looks like.

    Democrats must think we are all stupid as hell. Oh, I’m a just a “conspiracy theorist” republican, I “don’t let facts get in the way” as they put it on TV talking about this while they show an obvious fake.

    Google can probably convert most democrats. Find a copy of the Honduras constitution. It wasn’t a coup. Obama supports a Marxist x president self declared dictator who illegally tried to rewrite their constitution. Thats getting sung all wrong in the news too.

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