I suppose this means that Al Gore is 99.44% hypocrite ...
He calls it "Bio-Solar One." The boat supposedly runs entirely off solar power and biodiesel-powered engines. Yet the fellow who snapped the photos of the boat observed that the 100 ft. behemoth was mysteriously plugged into power outlets at the dock. Hmmmmm.
The boat's manufacturer, Bill Austin of Sparta, TN, claims that at full cruise speed, the boat only uses 2 gallons of fuel per hour, and that Gore can cruise for "two or three years" on the boat's 500 gallon tank.
But there are a few problems ... first, no one anywhere near the boat dock sells biodiesel -- so where is Gore going to get it, particularly if he runs low on fuel while the boat is out of the dock? Secondly, 2 gallons per hour? C'mon! Was Gore so stupid that he fell for such a nonsensical claim without researching it, or does he think that we are so stupid that we won't research it ourselves -- a much smaller 60 foot houseboat burns approximately 10 gallons of fuel per hour. It's also a good bet that the Seadoo on the back of the boat burns regular gasoline.
So add this to the energy-sucking mansion, the fleet of Lincoln Towncar limousines left idling during speeches, and the thousands of miles of travel in private jets that Gore apparently has no problem with.
As others have said, I'll believe there's a carbon crisis when Al Gore and his disciples start acting like there is one.