Just in time for the premiere of Al Gore’s new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which follows on the themes of apocalyptic climate change ravaging the planet first presented in “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Washington Times reports on a study of the energy Gore’s Nashville mansion. It turns out that the climate change crusader is not leading by example.

The energy usage of the Gore residence

It turns out, according to a study by the National Center for Public Policy Research, Gore’s mansion uses 21 times the amount of energy that the ordinary American home uses.

Moreover, the solar panels that Gore had installed at the 20 room, 10,700 square foot mansion only generates 5.7 percent of the electricity that the home consumes. The rest comes from the grid, which generates power from nuclear, coal, and natural gas sources. Gore, by the way, maintains two other homes, in San Francisco and Carthage, Tennessee.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ tells some very convenient lies

The National Review has an excellent review of “An Inconvenient Sequel” that describes it as a series of visual anecdotes with a number of statements that do not hold up to objective reality. Gore presents the movie audience with a montage of storms and people suffering therein with the breathless pronouncement that these are all being caused by climate change.

However, there has not been an upsurge in extreme weather as the result of climate change or any other causes, hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy notwithstanding.

Moreover, there seems to be a lot of evidence that the purpose of films like “An Inconvenient Sequel’ is not so much to sound the alarm on climate change as it is to promote Al Gore and to line his pockets.

He has a financial stake in such companies like Solar City, the Elon Musk company recently folded into Tesla. Which he heavily promotes in the movie.

Al Gore a target of mocking

Gore, who exudes an air of smugness when he talks about environmental issues, has been the target of mockery from various quarters. No one can forget his depiction as the frenzied hunter of “Manbearpig” in an episode of South Park.

Gore’s comparison of his crusade against climate change to every social movement of the last century and a half, including the fight for civil rights, is particularly hard to take. Considering his lavish lifestyle, his admonishments that the rest of us must cut back on our energy consumption and production in order to save the planet ring hollow. His list of failed predictions concerning sea level rise and the vanishing of the polar ice caps show that he is not someone to be taken seriously.