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.