Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Oil Sands and the Banana War
Oh. My. Monkey. It looks like Chiquita Banana is giving Canada's oil sands the cold shoulder.
The Canadian oil sands industry is facing an unlikely adversary in Chiquita Brands International, the banana company.
The Ohio-based company said it will work with environmental organization ForestEthics to eliminate shipping of Chiquita bananas with fuel from refineries that use Canada’s oil sands.
Which of course had Great Banana Republic Leader stewing in his own fumes.
“We will continue to work hard to get the real information out there. Obviously, this is misinformation. And the fact of the matter is the emission from our oil sands are comparable to other heavy oils and that the industry continues to invest and continues to find ways to reduce those emissions,” Harper told reporters in Toronto.
Harper said it is absolutely clear that the need for Canada’s oil is “just overwhelming.”
No doubt preaching to his fruity base.
According to a recent international poll, Canada has the highest number of citizens (22 per cent) of any economically advanced country who deny that human activity causes global warming. We can fairly presume the vast majority of this 22 per cent are in what we might loosely call the conservative world in Canada.
While Ezra Levant, the high priest of that ignorant rabble, was going...um...bananas...
Vowing NEVER to eat a Chiquita again, even if its fried in "ethical oil." While swinging from the roof of the studio. And no doubt blaming the CBC.
As for me I don't know what to say. An organization with a dubious past going after another with a dubious future. How ironic eh?
Except get used to it. Because now that Canada has proudly declared itself to be an environmental rogue nation, we're ALL going to pay for it.
A right-wing country full of climate change deniers, that is prepared to sacrifice the future of the planet for its short term economic interests, makes a real easy target.
Good one Cons. You idiots.
All hail Lord Fruitcake...
Play it again Chiquita...