Al Gore's New Mansion: What Message Does This Send Kids About Global Warming?


al gore Pictured is Former Vice President Al Gore’s new $9 million ocean-view villa property in Montecito, Calif., which kind of makes me want to ask “How ’bout that ‘carbon footprint,’ Al?” What message does this send to our kids about the seriousness of global warming when its most visible activist talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk? It says to our kids, “Do as I say, not as I do!”  And I do enough of that on my own without Al Gore piling it on.

Gore’s book has been adapted for the youth audience. From his web site: “‘An Inconvenient Truth – Adapted for A New Generation: An Inconvenient Truth adapted for the most important audience of all: today’s youth, who have no choice but to confront the climate crisis head-on.'”

Here’s the inconvenient truth: The two-story Italian-esque villa boasts five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and six fireplaces. Complete with high ceilings, a wine cellar, terraces, and an exquisite outdoor pool, the property itself is 1.5 acres. Other Montecito inhabitants include talk show giant Oprah Winfrey, Michael Douglas, Christopher Lloyd, and golfer Fred Couples.  Another view of the mansion next.  What do you think — Is Al Gore living his global warming message?

Photos: Pacific Coast News