A dazzling video has hit the Internet in response to a promotional ad by Enbridge that omitted about 1,000 kilometres of islands along B.C.'s Douglas Channel.
The Enbridge animation is supposed to illustrate the marine route for oil tankers. It's part of promotional materials for the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, which would see oil sands bitumen piped from northern Alberta to Kitimat on the B.C. coast, and then shipped to Asia.
A breathtaking new video called "This is not an Enbridge animation" fires back at the energy giant's erroneous campaign. It features time-lapsed panoramas of actual locations along the proposed route, including mighty Kinuseo Falls, unrippled Burns Lake and the scenic coast of Kitimat....gives me serious goosebumps and tears. wow." As usual, it simply boggles my mind that nobody seems to notice that more than half the trees in these scenes are completely DEAD!
I guess if people can't even recognize a dying forest when they are WATCHING A VIDEO OF IT then it shouldn't be so surprising that they don't notice dying trees in close proximity, perhaps because they are too busy staring at their iphones to notice - or maybe they just forgot what healthy trees look like - never mind wonder what it is that's killing them (hint: O3, and if you don't know why yet, read the book, it's free!). I imagine the endless squabbling amongst bloggers (the most recent spate - there are many more examples - perhaps instigated by Guy's clarion call to GIVE UP already) about how fast the collapse will transpire could be settled if any of them bothered to bestow just a lingering glance upon the actual condition of the ecosystem around them. Enjoy the "dazzling, breathtaking" video and hell, sign the petition...why not?
*This is not an Enbridge animation from Shortt and Epic Productions on Vimeo.