Al Gore’s daughter got married last week and apparently the event was so sacred it called for eating one of the world’s most endangered fish: Chilean sea bass (which is not actually a ‘bass’). Now Gore is justifiably under scrutiny by the media and charged with eco-hypocrisy.
The D.C.-based National Environmental Trust launched the Take a Pass on Chilean Sea Bass campaign in 2002. Maybe Gore was still busy treating the wounds after the ill-fated 2000 campaign, but really: how can someone so in tune to the problem of global warming be so in the dark about Chilean sea bass?
Even Randy I’m-still-eating-fish Olson found this to be a shocking PR blunder by Gore.
**update**: A sigh of relief from all Gore supporters: the Telegraph ran an updated story today (July 19th) that Al Gore’s dinner turned out green. Shifting Baselines will have more on this subject tomorrow…