Thursday, February 26, 2009
Michael Ignatieff and the Clean Dirty Oil
Well by now we all know how Michael Ignatieff set off to woo the West and ended up loving the Dirty Oil Sands.
"National Geographic is not going to teach me any lessons about the oilsands," he said.
"This is a huge industry. It employs Canadians from coast to coast. We have oil reserves that are going to last for the whole of the 21st century. We are where we are. We've got to clean it up, and we've got make it a sustainable place to work and live."
But somehow forgot to mention how we might do that. Which is hardly surprising because the only way to clean up that big black ugly hole that is torching the planet is to fill it in, cover it with manure, and hope that a thousand years of evolution will bring it back to life.
Because not only is carbon sequestration a monstrous fraud.
The ministerial briefing notes, initially marked "Secret," say that just a small percentage of the carbon dioxide released in mining the sands and producing fuel from them can be captured.
It could also be DANGEROUS.
Huge quantities of carbon dioxide stored underground or inside a mountain could suddenly leak out and smother entire communities. And if you don't believe that, just ask the people of Lake Nyos.
Look I know that Iggy is determined to waste his time trying to woo the West, but on the question of the oilsands he is either a liar or a dangerous idiot...who needs all the lessons he can get from National Geographic.
But definitely NOT a leader. just another Oil Pimp.
Just another phony trying to sell "clean dirty oil."
Like this guy sells "clean coal."
Interestingly enough that video was made by the Coen brothers. Trust them to see the horror ....and the comic potential.
Too bad Iggy doesn't see it that way. But what do you expect eh?
The oil sands are a real horror story.
And he's a real joke...
h/t Runesmith's Canadian Content