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Canada branded 'Colossal Fossil' at climate talks
Agence France-Presse via National Post ^ | 2009-12-18

Posted on 12/18/2009 10:38:41 AM PST by Clive

COPENHAGEN -- Green groups on Friday named Canada "Fossil of the Year" -- an award that carried the additional honorific of "Colossal Fossil" -- for what they said was a strategy to sabotage efforts to tackle climate change.

"Canada's 2020 [emissions] target is among the worst in the industrialised world, and leaked cabinet documents revealed that the government is contemplating a cap-and-trade plan so weak that it would put even that target out of reach," said Climate Action Network International and Avaaz.org.

"This government thinks there's a choice between environment and economy, and for them, tar sands beats climate every time.

"Canada's emissions are headed nowhere but up. For all this and more, we nominate Canada for the Colossal Fossil."

Tar sands are a bitumen deposit, containing heavy oil, that has very high levels of carbon, which is released as a heat-trapping greenhouse-gas when burned.

The mock award is a colourful feature at the two-week annual conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: canada; canadians; hopenhagen
It it with a sense of pride on behalf of my country that I post this article.
1 posted on 12/18/2009 10:38:42 AM PST by Clive
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2 posted on 12/18/2009 10:39:31 AM PST by Clive
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To: Clive

Well, good for the Canucks!

They’re showing more spine than their southern neighbors!


3 posted on 12/18/2009 10:47:33 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 12/18/2009 10:48:18 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Clive
... for them, tar sands beats climate every time.

Works for me!

5 posted on 12/18/2009 10:48:46 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Crouching Tiger. Hidden fire hydrant.)
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To: Clive

Don’t be too proud. I’m not convinced that pseudo-conservatives like Prime Minister Harper and Alberta Premier Stelmach won’t drink the GW Kool-aid after the U.S. caves. The only world leader who has any integrity on this issue is Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic. Klaus remains unrepentant in his dismissal of the GW cult as the new Socialism.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 10:48:46 AM PST by littleharbour
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“Tar sands are a bitumen deposit, containing heavy oil, that has very high levels of carbon, which is released as a heat-trapping greenhouse-gas when burned.”

Whoever wrote this doesn’t know jack - which is about par for the course for most journalists when it comes to anything scientific or technical. Not that I think it matters, but CO2 emissions from the tar sands bitumen are high relative to lighter crude oils due to the energy used in processing it - the final product doesn’t produce any more carbon emissions when consumed than any other petroleum product.


7 posted on 12/18/2009 10:51:11 AM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Clive
Clive, 70% of Canadians DO support the AGW scam. Harper himself does not believe it this scam, but he is sheepish to speak up. Perhaps he understood clear message sent to him by the fascists and posted on Liberal Party web site.

Canada is net producer of Oxygen, our footprint is NEGATIVE (i.e. Canada consumes more CO2 then emited),yet the scum want to tax us for breathing.

Greens are the fascists of 2000's.

8 posted on 12/18/2009 10:53:27 AM PST by DTA
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To: Clive

And I thought Marxism was the colossal fossil!


9 posted on 12/18/2009 10:57:02 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: DTA

Read the Rio Accords. They are a Goerge Soros/Maurice Strong (fear him more than Soros) manifesto. It declares that government’s purpose is to protect the environment from the people.


10 posted on 12/18/2009 10:57:21 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Clive

Thanks to “The Great White North” - O Canada !


11 posted on 12/18/2009 10:58:55 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Clive
“Tar sands are a bitumen deposit, containing heavy oil, that has very high levels of carbon, which is released as a heat-trapping greenhouse-gas when burned.”

A truly moronic statement — that reveals the breadth and depth of ignorance of the average eco-fascist.

12 posted on 12/18/2009 11:06:09 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (Just another colossal fossil)
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So the Canadian presence at this conference WAS a success. This, in conjunction with the news that PM Harper was NOT invited to the attend the closed door meeting, hosted by Maobama is fabulous news. Harper is showing some spine....Do you all realize that this is actually the third snub that Maobama has landed on Harper? It must be coming clear to Harper that he is simply not liked by the man..... and that is by implication, a good thing.
13 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:57 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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So the Canadian presence at this conference WAS a success. This, in conjunction with the news that PM Harper was NOT invited to the attend the closed door meeting, hosted by Maobama is fabulous news. Harper is showing some spine....Do you all realize that this is actually the third snub that Maobama has recently landed on Harper? It must be coming clear to Harper that he is simply not liked by the man..... and that is by implication, a good thing.
14 posted on 12/18/2009 11:10:24 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Clive
How does it feel for the Copenkibosh to come from a long-time U.S. ally for a change?
15 posted on 12/18/2009 11:18:52 AM PST by danielmryan
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To: Clive

Go Canada!
Together with China and India, you may yet save us from us...


16 posted on 12/18/2009 11:27:48 AM PST by Little Ray (Cheney / Norris in 2012!)
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To: littleharbour

without tar sands, nickel smelting, and a few other high-carbon activities, Canada would not be able to pay for its Socialist health care or any of the other Social Benes it has become famous for. (I just love it when Libs have to confront that conundrum)


17 posted on 12/18/2009 11:31:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clive

Amazing. The cleanest places are always vilified as being the worst,, here, Canada,,etc,,


18 posted on 12/18/2009 11:34:14 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Clive
an award that carried the additional honorific of "Colossal Fossil"

We'll light bonfires to celebrate..

19 posted on 12/18/2009 11:55:35 AM PST by Snowyman
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To: Clive

Canucks bitched about the US and Kyoto.

Then abrogated their commitment.


20 posted on 12/18/2009 12:12:16 PM PST by NoLibZone (If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote. Pure Conservative™ know it's better to have Obama, Ayers & Soros.)
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Thanks for the ping, Clive.


21 posted on 12/18/2009 1:38:48 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Clive
Green groups on Friday named Canada "Fossil of the Year" -- an award that...
Canada branded 'Colossal Fossil' at climate talks

Does anyone really care what Green Groups say or even think?

Aside from politicians, the unemployable, the welfare leeches, the insane, the parasites of society and government bureaucrats, that is.

22 posted on 12/18/2009 7:14:33 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Redbob
They’re showing more spine than their southern neighbors!

I disagree.
Spine is not in short supply south of the border, with the possible exception ef Republican politicians.

The difference I perceive is Canadians exhibiting more brains.

Just saying.

23 posted on 12/18/2009 7:48:35 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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