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NASA’s leading scientist says Big Oil fostering climate denial

Posted by mhudema on June 30, 2008

NASA’s Leading Climate Scientist Says Corrupt Politics is Covering Up the Truth About Global Warming

James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is widely respected as one of the world’s leading climate scientists. He says the public is being lied to and duped by special interest groups about the severity of the threat that global warming poses. He also claims that policy makers and big oil executives are sacrificing public interest to line their own pockets.

“The problem is not political will, it’s the alligator shoes – the lobbyists. It’s the fact that money talks in Washington, and that democracy is not working the way it’s intended to work,” says Hansen.

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It offend me deeply….

Posted by mhudema on June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

“It offends me deeply to hear people say dirty oil” – Iris Evans

Oh yeah? Well it offends my rights and that of billions of humans and countless species that people like Alberta Finance Minister Iris Evans (originator of the title quote) encourages the production of dirty oil.

Alberta politicians and oil
producers are fighting back at a resolution passed by U.S. mayors calling for a boycott of fuel from Alberta’s oilsands. At their annual meeting in Florida, the American mayors passed a resolution that urges major American cities to ban the u
se of fuel from the oilsands in municipal vehicles.

The mayors claim that producing oil from the oilsands emits three times as much carbon dioxide into the environment as conventional oil production.

Even though the boycott will not make much of an immediate difference to Alberta oil companies since it would be difficult to enforce and too easy to slip by, the longer term effects will pack a huge punch. To have US mayors declaring Alberta oil dirty and harmful to environments, public opinion shifts more in favour of plans which truly reduce emissions.

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