Monday, December 14, 2009

From the "I wonder who did that" file.

Environment Canada hit by 'damn clever' climate stunt

Canada is red-faced at the Copenhagen climate-change conference as a result of a spoof news release purporting to be from Environment Canada announcing Canada was bringing in bold new emissions reduction targets.
The authentic-looking release, which was announced on a fake Jim Prentice Twitter account, caught many observers off guard and a fake story about it landed on a fake Wall Street Journal website - all an elaborate ruse to embarrass Canada, which is being considered the "dirty-old man" of the conference for its intransigence on negotiating better targets...
The prank continued with another legitimate-looking statement from Environment Canada attempting to contain the damage...
But that statement, too, proved to be a fake. The elaborate and damaging spoof comes just a week after Greenpeace activists embarrassed the government by climbing the roof of Parliament buildings to protest Canada’s leadership on his issue.
Contrary to Kermit the Frog's assertion, sometimes it's not easy, NOT being green.

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