EppsNet Archive: Al Gore

Divorce is Bad for the Planet

2 Jun 2010 /
Moon Rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm

Al, Tipper Gore Shock Friends With Divorce Announcement

ABC News

As if the burden of divorce weren’t bad enough, people with failed marriages can be blamed for global warming, according to a study by Michigan State University.

Divorced couples use up more space in their respective homes, which amounts to to 38 million more rooms worldwide to light, heat and cool, noted the report.

And people who divorced used 73 billion kilowatt-hours more of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water than they would otherwise in 2005.

Dissolving a marriage also means doubling possessions, from the lowly can opener to the SUV. The report, however, did not estimate how many more natural resources the children of shared-custody parents consume by getting birthday and holiday gifts twice.

Nor did it count the greenhouse gases spent to shuttle kids between their pair of energy-hogging households.

CNET News

Emotional Rescue

5 Aug 2009 /
Euna Lee and Laura Ling

The two American journalists imprisoned for five months by North Korea came home to a tear-filled airport reunion with their families Wednesday morning following a dramatic rescue mission led by former President Bill Clinton.

In June, the North Korean government sentenced the journalists, who work for former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV cable channel, to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering the country.

I don’t know . . . these gals look very emotional to me. Emotional women are hard to live with. Or so I’ve heard.

I’m sure the husbands are happy to have them back though . . .


Gore Wins Nobel Prize, High Court Gives It to Bush

14 Oct 2007 /

Although former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work as a global-warming performance artist, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled early today that President George Bush would receive the gold medal, the diploma and the $750,000.