For someone who says the sky is falling, he does very little. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)
Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.
You see rich elite people. Either scions like Mr. Gore or folks like Streisand who become paragons due to their vast fortune advocating this life style but never following it.
In otherwords the costly lifestyle of saving the planet is for the "little people." it is also not surprising that these folks advocate soaking the rich in social-economic policies in ways that tend to hit those people whose wealth comes from labor and leads to social mobility.
Likewise they advocate population control in countries with "brown people" but would always accuse their political opponents of racism.
Enviromentalism in folks like Mr. Gore is their way of ensuring they remain on top of society and that the little people only see them as they fly in their private jets to their SUVs as they have confrences about the needs of the little people.