02 Dec '11, 7pm

Durban dispatch: Climate deniers rip Tutu #cop17

Durban dispatch: Climate deniers rip Tutu #cop17

Canadian climate deniers gave Archbishop Desmond Tutu flack for speaking out against Canada's oil sands. Photo: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . Activists used hundreds of LED emergency lights to spell "climate fail " across the Canadian Parliament lawn in huge, illuminated letters to send Prime Minister Stephen Harper the message that he must listen to people, not polluters. Canada's right-wing National Post said Archbishop Desmond Tutu "should shut his trap when it comes to the oil sands," calling his criticism "unwarranted hysteria from naïve environmentalists." Canadian climate denier Rex Murphy attacked the Durban conference , saying Tutu "should be ashamed" for criticizing Alberta tar-sands mining. Canada's Northerners are already witnessing the effects of climate change, and world leaders should heed their warnings , says a...

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