The drama queens at Greenpeace have pulled another stunt. This time they were in Norway with an $82,000 Steinway Piano.
Greenpeace collaborated with Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi. Einaudi wrote a song called Elegy for the Arctic as part of Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign. They called their catchy little ditty a “funeral song for the Arctic”.
So the activists flew in a Steinway grand piano and set it and their fancy Italian composer sailing on a pre-constructed platform in front of a glacier. That’s a photo-op and a half, right there!
The fancy composer proceeded to tinkle that expensive ivory for the glacier behind him. A funeral song for ice? Yes. Ice that was all around the composer, in the water and everywhere, in late June. Usually things have to die to have a funeral. Not for these people.
In one of the media friendly pictures released by Greenpeace to celebrate their hypocritical fossil fuelled stunt, you can see the Arctic Sunrise. That’s Greenpeace’s 2500 horsepower former whaling ship that the activists use to chug all around the world making trouble.
I compared the amount of diesel used by the Green team’s love boat to the amount of diesel used by a mid-sized Canadian drilling rig.
The Arctic Sunrise uses about twice as much. I guess you need a lot of diesel to protest … diesel.
Just another environmentalist protest, brought to you by fossil fuels.
Photo credit: Greenpeace