by Michael dEstries
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Ah, the problems one faces when Al Gore comes over to hang out and play some Guitar Hero. For U2 frontman Bono, it induces paranoia to show how eco-friendly his home is.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gore and Bono were part of a panel discussing climate change and poverty. The singer/activist decided to inject some fun into the proceedings by saying how paranoid he gets when Al Gore visits his home.

“He’s been round my house and there was a little bit of, ‘Here’s the recycler, Al!’ I’ve got a posh car but, ‘It runs on ethanol, Al!’ “There’s a little bit of that (when Gore visits)”.

I’d be a bit more concerned if Ed Begley Jr. were visiting my house than Gore. He would probably chastise me for not running my toaster with a bike or cooking my food in a solar oven. Not that he’s necessarily that extreme, but he certainly lives the green life a bit more than Al.

[UPDATE] Apparently, Bono also thinks Gore is a green priest of sorts. In his words, “It’s like being with an Irish priest. You start to confess your sins. Father Al, I am not just a noise polluter, I am a noise-polluting, diesel-soaking, gulfstream-flying rock star. I’m going to kick the habit. I’m trying father Al, but oil has been very good for me – those convoys of articulated lorries, petrochemical products, hair gel.”

Check out the video below for an excerpt from Davos.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Rose Wanstall

    HAVE YOU EVER VISITED ALL OF AL GORES HOUSES? HOW GREEN ARE THEY? I HAVE NOT HEARD GOOD THINGS!!! WHY DON’T YOU CHECK IT OUT BONO AND SHARE WITH US WHAT YOU FIND. WOULDN’T THAT BE INTERESTING?!!!