Al Gore and Wal-Mart
That’s right. Al Gore is heading to Wal-Mart. He is going there to convince the retailer giant to be even more environmentally friendly than they have thus far.
Now some of you may remember that Wal-Mart has began to have "green Roofs". This means, for those of you who do not know, that the roofs of some of the Wal-Marts around the country will have living roofs. Plants, trees, etc. I believe they already have many if not the majority of the stores with "Solar lights." Which is basically sky lights.
But Al Gore will be going to talk to them about "global warming". He will be speaking at Wal-Mart headquarters to executives seeking to make the world's largest retailer more environmentally friendly, according to a company spokesman on Friday. He will talk to a quarterly conference of Wal-Mart managers working on ways to implement Chief Executive Lee Scott's plans to make the retailer a leader in cutting emissions, energy use and solid waste and selling more environmentally friendly products.
He will be one of the "experts" to talk at the daylong meeting on Wednesday at Wal-Mart's Home Office in Bentonville, Ark. Each of the 14 individual groups works on specific areas, such as logistics or food, to put into practice a broad environmental initiative launched by Scott last October.
Just recently, Wal-Mart has taken steps including doubling the number of organic food items in its stores, reducing fuel consumption by its fleet of 7,000 trucks and installing energy saving light bulbs for the early morning and evening and over night hours in their stores.
Wal-Mart is having quite a few problems as of late. From hiring illegals, to complaints of how they treat their employees. No lunches, pay difference between store levels and Distribution Centers, not to mention Management, and health benefits. They have decided to get behind this "global warming" thing early.
Let’s face it folks. You can like or dis-like Wal-Mart. You can shop there for convenience and price, or you can shop elsewhere. But you have to understand that them being the largest company in the world and most successful retailer in the world, you have a BIG target painted right on your chest.
The problem I have with this whole thing is this. One, I wonder if Al Gore is doing this for free. I doubt it. His movie tanked. His slide show that has been around for 15-20 years says we have ten years before encountering MAJOR problems in the environment. Not to mention there are new reports out that says that the average global temperature has actually DECREASED a 10th of a degree in the last ten years. A lot of very predominate scientists are saying that there is NO SUCH THING as global warming. There is such a thing as cycles.
But you cannot blame Gore. He has found his niche and is settling in. He is having fun. If there is an audience out there for him, which there is, and he can continue to make the insane money he is making from all this, why not? At least, the Left may have to find a new face..