Posts Tagged by Environmental Extremists
|December 14, 2011||Posted by Beth Shaw under Issues|
Well over eight million people became devoted fans of the BBC documentary ‘Frozen Planet’, only to now find out that it wasn’t so much a documentary as it was a movie. ‘Frozen Planet’ faked polar bear footage to advance their claims of the effects of global warming.
Mixing real Arctic shots with zoo scenes, documentary makers fooled the audience into believing the footage was gathered by intrepid cameramen in the brutal sub-zero wilderness.
It was actually filmed from the comfort of a wildlife park enclosure using bears in a man-made wood den.
During the carefully worded Frozen Planet commentary, Sir David Attenborough’s script failed to explain how the moving scene was made.
The movie’s narrator, Sir David Attenborough explains that the fake footage was done for the pleasure of the viewers, for the atmosphere of the movie and for the sake of the animals involved.
“The question is, during the middle of this scene when you are trying to paint what it is like in the middle of winter at the pole, to say ‘Oh, by the way, this was filmed in a zoo’.
“It ruins the atmosphere, and destroys the pleasure of the viewers and destroys the atmosphere you are trying to create.
“It’s not a falsehood and we don’t keep it secret either. But to say actually in the middle of that sequence, I mean how far do you take this?
“Do you say this is a penguin, but actually it was a different penguin colony than this one and this one is a different one? Come on, we were making movies.”
Yes, even though the ‘documentary’ professed to have been filmed in the Arctic, large portions were actually filmed in a German zoo using fake snow.
If you are devoted to a certain belief system, do you let the truth get in the way of promoting that belief system? Apparently not as evidenced by recent revelations of bogus poll data being used to promote opposition to the Pebble Mine Project and Dr. Ann Maest ignoring her own data to promote environmentalists claims against mining.
Really, are there any lows to which the environmentalists won’t go? Can we believe any of the propaganda they put out? They seem to believe their the ends justify their means. In reality they are just producing propaganda to move public opinion towards their position. Its nothing more than that.
|August 25, 2011||Posted by Beth Shaw under Energy|
Environmental extremists continue to try to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada which would help provide oil for both Canada and the United States. Once again standing in the way of American energy independence. As we have noted before if the pipeline from Canada is stopped, the Canadians have the option of selling their oil to China. In turn, we would have to buy our oil from China at a higher price, both in terms of money and our increased dependence on them for our resources. It’s beyond me how this makes sense even to the greenies.
In the Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) “onearth” blog, Andrew Nikiforuk lambastes Canada for a Calgary-based company’s attempt to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands oil (“bitumen,” a type of petroleum) from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico—bringing upwards of a million barrels of oil per day to refineries in Texas. The construction of the pipeline needs approval from the U.S. State Department, sparking a two-week protest at the White House that landed 110 people in jail over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the lack of a domestic supply of oil has left America dependent on the Middle East and subject to the market fluctuations brought about by unrest in the region. The result? Americans paying over $3 per gallon for gasoline while struggling with 9.1 percent unemployment. And yet there sits in the Canadian wilderness a resource that could help America ensure its energy security.
Read more here.