KING: Gas prices -- we've only got a minute left.Well, I don't love the Lexus Hybrid. It's one of these muscle hybrids where the engine's efficiency is really just used to give more horsepower. But whatever - Gore says he buys carbon offsets.
KING: Gas prices going to go down?
GORE: Well, I've seen a number of -- over the last several decades I've seen this happen several times, where they spike and then they do come back down.
But each time they go to a higher plateau. We almost certainly are at or near what they call peak oil, defined as having recovered a majority of the oil reserves at a certain price, affordability range. And so with the new pressure on the consumption side from China and India, if they come back down, they won't stay down long.
KING: What do you drive?
GORE: I drive a hybrid. Tipper and I got a Lexus hybrid. And we have a couple of Priuses in the family with our children. And I encourage people to make environmentally-conscious choices because we all have to solve this climate crisis.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Al Gore, I wish I could quit you
Right about climate change, right about peak oil. Is there anything Gore can't do? From Larry King last night: