The Great Pipeline Hoax

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John Feldsted
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The Great Pipeline Hoax

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Have you ever wondered why pipelines are considered a horrible environmental blight in Canada, but nowhere else in the world?

The answer is simple. Canada cannot market its oil and gas products without pipelines. If some people want to keep Canada out of participating in the world petroleum markets, demonize pipelines, makes it impossible to extend or build new pipelines to seaports and domestic markets and the mission is accomplished.

The highly successful environmental push to block Canada’s petroleum industry growth and with it a booming economy, full employment and billions for research into more efficient and effective ways to burn petroleum products more cleanly is a highly successful public relations campaign that has very little basis in truth.

It is not the first time we have been hoaxed by industrialists and investors protecting their profits and influence. Consider alcohol advertising prior to our adding up the carnage on our streets when inebriated drivers take the wheel. Think about tobacco advertising before we connected smoking and lung cancer. Consider advertising for a diabetes medication that was prominent for years until it was linked to deterioration of kidney functions.

Advertising (public relations) campaigns are designed to shape our views and thinking. They are aimed at our feelings and sensibilities rather than at our logic and reason. It is incredible that adult Canadians accepted that 17 year old Greta Thunberg brought an important message respecting climate change to us. Have we become that incredibly gullible?

An instinctual hatred of pipelines is a conditioned response to the wider public relations campaign of vilifying carbon products, not because they are harmful, but because we are much more easily manipulated, regulated and taxed if we are convinced that we should be fearful for our future.

As the years pass, and the dire predictions of global warming / climate change catastrophe fails to materialize we are beginning to realize we have been deceived. That is fraught with difficulty as no one cares to admit that he or she has been hoodwinked.

During the last couple of weeks, we have seen a variety of indigenous and academic persons interviewed respecting pipeline protests. If we listen carefully, we can identify the scripts that form part of any full press public relations campaign. The people motivated by the campaign must stay “on script” for the campaign to succeed, hence activists are armed with talking points. One giveaways is that when an activist or academic is asked a question he responds with the talking points he has memorized.

If you choose to believe that a half-dozen traditional (hereditary) indigenous chiefs in northern British Columbia created the arguments they put forth respecting traditional indigenous sovereignty without spending large sums of money on research, organized a cross country media campaign to keep their message front and center and have dominated the national and international news outlets for all but the first six days of February, you are welcome to your delusions.

Maintaining a public relations campaign for more than a few days is prohibitively expensive. When something looks suspicious to us, follow the money. Where is the money coming from that drives this public relations campaign? Who stand to gain by keeping Canada out of the world petroleum market?

Claims by our government that it is committed to reducing world carbon emissions are rubbish. While our government is complicit in keeping Canada out of the world petroleum market, Canada has no control over petroleum demand and supply or more accurately energy demand and supply.

Developing nation, who outnumber developed nations need energy to grow and prosper. It takes energy to light houses, provide a water supply, pump sewage, build highways and rail networks to move raw and finished goods to market, distribute imports, run mills and factories. Much of that energy comes from coal. Burning diesel or even better, natural gas reduces carbon output.

Like most ideologues, our federal government is hoist on its own petard; Canadian oil and gas can help to reduce carbon emissions overseas by replacing coal plants and our clean technologies can even further reduce harmful industrial output. The environmental public relations effort is highly misleading in its zeal to demonize carbon while excluding and ignoring all other emissions.

Carbon dioxide is an odourless, colourless gas that does not cause or contribute to the smog that is choking many cities. Canada’s clean technologies can help to alleviate industrial and public service emissions and reduce smog. However, we need the robust economy development of our resources will produce to develop, improve and export those technologies.


Food for Thought

When cities reach a certain critical size, heat output causes a local weather inversion effectively creating a bubble over the city that prevents emissions of noxious gases and particulate matter from escaping into the atmosphere. Residents trapped in the bubble are forced to breath “smog”.

No city or nation has come up with a plan to effectively deal with the weather inversion. The best they have done is to shut down industrial plants which reduces smog intensity but harms economic output and does not change the inversion.

Nations that are unable to deal with city weather inversions and smog have been convinced by the environmental lobby that they can manage climate change. Climate change is real and ongoing. The cataclysmic climate change of the environmentalist public relations lobby is based on fiction to induce fear in our society and make us beg our government to save us without regard to cost.

The truly frightening thing is that it very nearly worked.

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RememberPeleliu
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Re: The Great Pipeline Hoax

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These obstructionist have no idea what it takes to keep our economies running. They want 9 out of 10 of us gone, because that's what would happen if their ridiculous agenda is put in place more fully. Poverty and starvation. 10 years ago, I was at a conference where the Alyeska Pipeline general manager reported that the oil flow in the pipeline was getting so slow that the pipeline would need to be shut down in 10 years, which would have choked a source of energy for the US significant enough to seriously impact the economy. Fortunately, vast new reserves have been found to keep the pipeline flowing for decades to come, thanks to the policies of the current US administration. These pipelines are marvels of engineering, and the companies running them are mindful of being good stewards of the environment. Now the US courts are shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline, not recognizing the financial harm that is done by going down that path, even temporarily while environmental review is underway.

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