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Now This Is An Inconvenient Truth

>> Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Or just joyous irony...

WHICH BELONGS TO AN ENVIRONMENTALIST?

LOOK OVER THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING TWO HOUSES

SEE IF YOU CAN TELL WHICH BELONGS TO AN ENVIRONMENTALIST.

HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Addona
pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In
ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American
household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural
gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we
checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national
average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern
"snow belt," either. It's in the South.


HOUSE # 2:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this
house incorporates every "green" feature current home constructioncan provide.

The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is
nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in
the households geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes
sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the
house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such
as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the 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 collectedwater then irrigates the land surrounding the
house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the
surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville,
Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas.
Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the
President of the United States, George W. Bush.

And just to be sure that I wasn't spreading incorrect information I checked this on Snopes (click here to link).

sigh I love irony...

6 comments:

Fantastagirl 5:25 PM  

I can't wait to share this with my favorite Democrat...thank you for sharing!

Tamara 5:28 PM  

ah, the truth is in the details...

Wendy 8:31 PM  

LOVE IT!

WILLIAM 7:53 AM  

I love it.

aka_Meritt 1:07 PM  

I was getting ready to type what I truly just said; "AHH! I LOVE IT!" but I saw the previous two posters said that! Whhhhhaaa~ They copied me!!!!

so I'm saying it anyway.

Marie 1:20 PM  

Yep. We've been following this too!

And Mr. Inconvenient Truth is JUST NOW getting around to installing solar panels on his house... you know, because he's been concerned about the environment for so long...

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