Thursday, November 26, 2009

Climate, A Child's Right Issue

Parents can be imprisoned for child abuse, couldn't it be said that polluting the air and water of children by big oil & gas the same as child abuse? Didn't Aruba knowingly sling toxic drilling mud all over the Ruggerios' yard? And doesn't their nine year old daughter play in that yard? Shouldn't Aruba then be charged with the knowing endangerment of a child? You think I'm kidding? I'm not the only one thinking along these lines.

Lord David Putnam, the Unicef UK Ambassador expresses his view in the Green Room, a weekly opinion piece in the BBC News.

" the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, Unicef UK is urgently pushing for the rights of the child along with those of future generations to be acknowledged in the UN climate change negotiations."

At the end of the article, people get to comment. I loved this comment:

"Lord David Puttnam's views are of no consequence. He hasn't a clue about the physics of climate. He, like the majority of GW'ers, is simply reiterating what a dozen or so fanatics have told him. This whole GW fiasco is a giant storm in a tiny teacup. Let's get some really unbiased scientists together and get a truly rational appraisal. The leader of this cadre should be Dr Bob Carter of Cook university in Austrailia."
Lenedwin, Seattle/ USA

Notice where the fellow who commented is from, yep...that's, I'm assuming Seattle, Washington. According to sources, Washington state is one of the "greenest" states in the union. This fellow doesn't live by compressors, oil & gas wells, strip mines, toxic waste dumps, open pits full of drilling waste, condensate tanks, sink holes...nope, this fellow probably lives in the cleanest little area of America there is. How unbiased is he? I bet he's an oil or gas executive. I've always wondered where the majority of them reside.


Jovan Gonzales said...

Me thinks this is awesome. I think we should go after the companies in whatever way we can since they go after our properties any way they can.

Seattle was named the 2nd cleanest city in the US after Miami.

I think all the oil people live in DFW and Houston. The Hunts live in Dallas. Think of all the billionaires in the world, they're prolly mostly from oil-rich areas. I think it would make sense for DFW/Houston to have so many execs since DFW has 30+ billionaires (not sure about Houston). Also, all the offices are in Dallas and Houston so they can't live too far from their paychecks, you know?

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Well, they may reside in DFW, but I'm guessing they have vacation homes in the "cleanest" areas not cluttered, littered with oil & gas trash.