Friday, June 18, 2010


Oh, look, it's 1979 all over again: That was Then, This is Then (The Rachel Maddow Show). Top kill, top hat, junk shot... it's all there. Heck, there's even an Alaskan pipeline burst. (Why aren't we hearing about that on the news? Is there a reason why oil spilling in pristine wilderness isn't "news"? Perhaps because it's "business as usual"?) Apparently the only thing that's changed is that now we're drilling in deeper places, with no better technology to stop spills.

Why, oh why, won't the Harper government stop the drilling in the arctic? I shudder at the thought of what will happen when (not "if", "when") a blow-out happens there.

I saw a program ("H2Oil") the other night on TV, about the Alberta tar sands.

It feels like the world is going to hell in a hand-basket.


Anonymous said...

Rachel Maddow is fantastic (did you know her mom was Canadian?)! I've been thinking about posting this video on my blog about climate change.
But don't despair - despair has the same result as apathy - nothing changes.
You might want to check out:

Cheers - nice blog.
ps I was at the Forks on Saturday, too. What an amazing couple of days!

noricum said...


My dad sent me the link... this was actually the first I'd heard of Rachel Maddow. (I just googled her, and I'm pretty sure she's on a channel I don't get... I'm only paying for basic cable.)

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. :)