It’s the battle of the ugly surnames.
This first bit is actually back from 2006, but given the recent attention being given Christopher Monckton, it’s well worth another read (or a first one).
Is this why Al Gore has refused debate since?
Good, found it. It disappeared off our page for a while.
Via David Horowitz: Lord Monckton Trashes Al Gore’s Global Warming Nonsense
And, as David notes:
As a politician, Gore speaks warmly of transparency. But as GIM chairman, Gore has not been forthcoming. Little is known about his shadowy firm’s finances, where it gets funding and what projects it supports.
This time, Monckton ups the anti.
“Al, Baby. If you really think that you want to raise the profile of this issue, then why don’t you agree to debate with me on international television – the fees we’d earn, apart from anything else, and I know you’d love that, because money seems to stick to you very rapidly – I want you to face me in a debate about global warming, and if you don’t dare, I want you to remain silent about that subject forever from now on. Are you a coward, or will you step up to the plate? Are you an armchair quarterback, or are you going to get suited up and get onto that field?”
November 3, 2009, 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm
Former Vice President Al Gore thought he had spotted a winner last year when a small California firm sought financing for an energy-saving technology from the venture capital firm where Gore is a partner.
The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient. It came to Gore’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, looking for $75 million to expand its partnerships with utilities seeking to install millions of “smart meters” in homes and businesses. Gore and his partners decided to back the company.
The deal appeared to pay off.
November 3, 2009, 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm
Folow the money eh?
I love the way his “not for profit foundations” happen to promote what he will make millions off, pure coincidence Im sure….
November 3, 2009, 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm
The above post shows Gore’s Green Investment interests.