David Suzuki is taking his oversized ego and equally huge carbon footprint on a zig-zagging junket across the world's second largest country to warn us all about the dangers of using fossil fuels.
Suzuki will be joined by some of Canada’s more prominent environmentalists — like Pam Palmeter, Avi Lewis, and Maude Barlow — as part of something called the Leap, a group that in their whistle-stop tour of musty United Church basements will be promoting “a green new deal”, an idea too crazy for most United States Democrats.
The video promoting the event, featuring Lewis, is full of fear-mongering images of a coming doomsday apocalypse and insinuations that Canada’s oil and gas advocates are raging racists, using video clips of the United We Roll Convoy to Ottawa.
Seems scary enough to the uninformed, but how serious are these people about their end times countdown? Based on their peculiar travel itinerary, not very serious at all
Their scolding townhalls started in Toronto. After lecturing the Center of the Universe, the Air Miles collectors of the green movement head east to Montreal. After that, the high flying hippies head back west to Ottawa. Then, the hypocrites head all the way back east to Halifax. From the east coast, the next city on their hit list is Edmonton. After annoying the City of Champions, Lewis, Suzuki and their entourage head west again to Vancouver. From the west coast, the last leg of the tour brings everyone to Winnipeg.
These carbon-intensive pretenders are crisscrossing the country instead of moving east to west or west to east in the most cost-effective and energy-efficient manner. Not the travel plans of people concerned about the wasteful use of fossil fuels.
Tickets for the events run anywhere from $10 to $15, hardly enough to cover Suzuki’s $30,000 per hour, especially when the venues are small, dying United and Unitarian churches.
So who is paying the bills?
According to the Leap website, which I spent way too much time on today:
“...each evening will feature amazing speakers, art and music, and close with a “barnstorm” led by 350.org.”
Researcher Vivian Krause has pointed out that over half of the US$10 million that the head of 350.org received for his associated campaigns came from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Suzuki’s latest venture is bought and paid for by the enemies of Alberta.