Saturday, December 01, 2007

An inconvenient mess

Oh the irony...

The eco-cruise ship which belongs to Al Gore's buddy Bruce Poon Tip and sunk in the Antartic, is fast becoming a huge eco-disaster - Sunken Antarctic cruise ship leaves oil spill, threatening 2,500 penguins (MS Explorer).

13 comments:

Tom said...

If this was any other commercial venture there would be outrage and the story would be front page news. The double standard is despicable.

And I'm supposed to feel guilty for the sin of taking a commercial flight down south this winter?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Exactly! Where are the eco-warriors on this file?

Greg from Hespeler said...

Too bad the ship doesn't run on olive oil. A little sea salt, a little olive oil, and voila, Penguin ala gore. Probably tastes like sea bass.

Gabby in QC said...

"Where are the eco-warriors on this file?"

They're all packing their suitcases while singing "I'm going to Bali" - battle fatigues swimsuits and Tilley wear de rigueur.

Anonymous said...

"They're all packing their suitcases while singing "I'm going to Bali" - battle fatigues swimsuits and Tilley wear de rigueur."

Actually I picture them in the Sailor Moon bathing suit and outdoors they only wear Gore-Tex:0)

paulsstuff

Gayle said...

Not sure what point you are trying to make here, but i can tell you I know someone who was on that ship and he is NOT an "eco-warrior" - he is just a guy who wanted to see the Antarctic.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Gayle, 'eco-warror' is a phrase from the CPF link:

(None of the eco warriors aboard MS Explorer were identified in weekend media coverage).

Where is the outrage among the Greenies about this despicable desecration of Mother Earth?

Gayle said...

I know where you got it from Joanne - I was questioning your source, not you.

And for the record, I am as outraged about this as I am about any such disaster.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Gayle, I can't speak to the authenticity of the CFP link. However, if your friend was only there on a sight-seeing tour, then the story has been exaggerated. How did he happen to hear about the trip?

liberal supporter said...

Google "adventure tours". You will find "GAP Adventures", the owner of the ship to be the second hit. I recall receiving alumni letters years ago arranging such things.

Supposedly these adventure tours are for those who are tired of generic package tours where you stay in a resort hotel on a tropical beach.

They have, however, become kind of generic in themselves. You still travel someplace, stay in reasonably livable accommodations, and go sight seeing.

It's becoming a problem in some places, such as Mt. Everest with its lovely litter cap to go with the snow cap.

Anonymous said...

All those eco-warriors will be in Bali doing it on the beach cause saving the world from capitalism is stressful. (real conservative)

Kunoichi said...

Actually, the article did not say that all 154 passengers and crew were "eco-warriors" - just that "none of the eco-warriors" were identified. I'd had the impression they were only a small group among the passengers.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Kunoichi, good point. Thanks for that.