Posts Tagged ‘oil industry’

Oil Spill Threatening The Gulf Coast

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

CNN’s Gary Tuchman travels to a string of Louisiana barrier islands as the oil slick caused by the Beyond Petroleum oil spill approaches. Found at CNN.

Oil Is Blood Documentary

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The title of this eight-minute documentary is Oil is Blood. I subconsciously, automatically appended "Money" to the title, when I first read it. It’s kinda hard not to, considering our current state of affairs in the world. It’s from the and provided at by the . It was produced by in newsreel format complete with triumphal music and a narrator extolling the virtues of abundant petroleum but also the importance of wartime rationing:

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An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

‘s documentary film fom Paramount about global warming, , opened yesterday. Gore was right. He did, after all, literally write the book on the subject. Hell, . I’m no tree huggin, granola crunchin, scruffy beardin environmentalist–I happily drive a Jeep, fer chrissakes–but you’ve got to be absolutely insane to believe that global warming is not real. We Minnesotans have to wait till June 9 to see it at the Uptown. Here’s the trailer:

And here’s Gore being interviewed by on (from Atrios at ):

Here’s Gore’s campaign ad from 2000 (from waltisfrozen at YouTube):

But, of course, trots out , oil industry spokesman, to slam the movie and compare Gore to Nazis (from PragmaticChaos at YouTube):

And something called the "Competitive Enterprise Institute" is currently running these ads in response to Gore’s movie (from CEIdotorg at YouTube):

I love the classic Bush logic at the close. State a fact and assert the the polar opposite is true. "Cabon dioxide. They call it pollution. We call it life."

Really?!? Well, lot’s of luck with that.

And, finally, here’s a bonus vid of a between Al Gore and (from carbulo at YouTube):

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