December 3, 2011

Y2Kyoto: A Dynasty

"Canada is kicking ASS in the Fossil Of The Day Awards! - Stan

In the past three days, Canada has earned itself two first place and two second place medals, including an impressive sweep on Day 1 in Durban. (The U.S. and Poland deserve honorable mention for their first place medals.) Canada looks on track to earn a 5th consecutive Fossil of the Year.

Now, time to head on over and gloat!

Posted by Kate at December 3, 2011 12:46 AM


Posted by: coach at December 3, 2011 12:36 AM

Wait, what?

We won the gold! Even BETTAR!!!!!!!111111111111111111111

We're number ONE! We're number ONE! We're number ONE! We're number ONE! We're number ONE! We're number ONE!

Posted by: Kenneth C. Finney at December 3, 2011 12:46 AM

Once again we own the podium!

Posted by: Sarnia Jim at December 3, 2011 12:47 AM

*snif*...As overcome as I am about our country winning these prestigious awards, I wish to thank my father...who taught me to challenge outlandish claims from leftist morons who wouldn't recognize real science if it hit them in the face.

Goota go now, time to light the celebratory bonfire and watch all of that life-giving CO2 waft up into the atmosphere...

Posted by: Bruce at December 3, 2011 12:50 AM

I think I'll go idle my truck for 15 minutes to celebrate. Didn't I read somewhere that Canada is a consumer of CO2 as opposed to a producer. Any new deal has to recognize that we maintain massive forests. Other countries have chosen to destroy theirs.

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 1:04 AM

Da! Da! Canada!
Nyet! Nyet! Euro-sh1t!

And until Australians start massively using air conditioning like in the U.S. I think God's winter home is going to enjoy gold-medal finishes for quite some time.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 3, 2011 1:09 AM

Maybe we can send more flat-panel TVs to Attawapiskat to goose our numbers even more?

Remember: you don't win the silver, you lose the gold.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 3, 2011 1:12 AM

Better than winning a Grammy, anyway.

Posted by: KevinB at December 3, 2011 1:20 AM

Nice scorecard here:

Needs more maple leafs though...

Does anyone have any good Earth Day pictures, maybe that would put us over the top?
The one with the heater inside the fridge might help.

Posted by: Stan at December 3, 2011 1:21 AM

16 points - English liberal democracies
6 - non-English democracies

They are merely being racists bastards. Why no dictatorships with air that kills people? Why the countries with the toughest environmental standards on earth? Because the people doing this are the lowest form of racist slime in the world.

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 1:32 AM

Those Berekely cats have no sense of satire at be expected...

Posted by: syncrodox at December 3, 2011 2:10 AM

I'll crank up the thermostat a couple of degrees and turn on even more lights to celebrate our win. Do we get a life-size tyrannosaurus erected in Drumhellar if we end up as victors at Durbageddon? What I'd like to see is some of the watermelon moonbats go to Yellowknife at this time of year and try to live a low carbon existance. Just solar power and wind power to heat their homes. At least their carcasses wouldn't start to smell until springtime.

The height of hypocrisy is to be lectured to by the chicoms who've increased their per-capita CO2 emissions by 200% over the last 20 years. I guess they're a 3rd world country when it suits them.

So glad to see that we finally have a government that is telling the watermelons what they can do with their totalitarian energy control plans. Maybe we should slap a $50/barrel carbon tax on any oilsands oil exported to China to punish them for their stand on Canada's scientifically correct position (just have to get that pipeline built across BC first).

Posted by: Loki at December 3, 2011 2:29 AM

No! What we have to do is keep a strong economy while doing our best to curb all pollution. If we did what our climate elites would have us do, we would eventually become one of poor nations that we are supposed to feel guilty about.

We cannot save the planet, if indeed it even requires our saving of it, through a policy of national poverty.

Besides, most of the poor nations have nice tropical climates.

Posted by: Abe Froman at December 3, 2011 2:53 AM


Let's not get carried away now. Remember to use a coaster.

Posted by: ∞ ≠ ø at December 3, 2011 3:00 AM

If I'm gonna f@ck the environment there isn't gonna be any coasters involved...sorry..just that way...

Posted by: syncrodox at December 3, 2011 3:27 AM

Can't seem to register on that site, but if I could this would be my response (if someone else wants to post it for me, they are welcome to).

"Poor, poor American progressives. Their O'messiah is at the controls and is quite occupied with tasks such as creating new ways to tank the economy and finding whose ass to kick over spilled oil (a genuine environmental disaster). A spill which would have been far less severe if their Narcissist in Chief were not too proud to accept help when it was offered by those within the oil industry (the Dutch specifically) who had expertise in controlling offshore spills (the Dutch specifically).

Not sure if he ever decided on whose ass to kick over that, but perhaps during one of his long gazes in the mirror the light bulb will go on. Not that I'm suggesting he might have difficulty making the decision, or any decision for that matter. Just the other week he showed off his amazing decision making ability by not making a decision about the Keystone pipeline until after the next election. By the way, what do you suppose the odds are of an offshore oil spill being created by the Keystone pipeline?

Those who are hard working, freedom loving Americans must now look north for inspiration. The land once ridiculed as a haven for socialism has become a beacon of light for free enterprise and has an economy that is outperforming every other G20 country to show for it. Canada is also rapidly taking actions to reverse previous government incursions on individual freedoms as well. One shining example is the imminent (within the next few days) scrapping of the long gun registry.

... and the UN one-worlders who shelter the likes of Mugabe are aghast."

Posted by: Mark R at December 3, 2011 4:26 AM

Family Cow : 1 , Sack of Magic Beans : 0

Posted by: rg at December 3, 2011 4:37 AM

Aghast is what they deserve..nay...crave...too bad aghast is beyond their vocab...a realization too capacity for ghast..ghastless in every sense..persona non ghasta

Posted by: syncrodox at December 3, 2011 4:54 AM

On the upside...about time the family cow won one...Larsonesque no less...

Posted by: syncrodox at December 3, 2011 5:10 AM

Desmond Tutu made a bubu.

Posted by: Peter O'Donnell at December 3, 2011 5:54 AM

Funny eh, when Mommy sticks an extra 'h' in your name, you are more or less doomed to become an effette little hand-wringer.

Posted by: Jamie MacMaster at December 3, 2011 6:49 AM

What?? No Participation award just for showing up? Peter Kent - the man who dared to say, "The green emperor has no clothes." Go Canada!

Posted by: G's Friend at December 3, 2011 7:12 AM

Maurice Strong has now joined Brian Mulroney and Paul Desmarais in investing the Asia Power Group's $100 million venture capital in "small coal-fired power plants being built in the south of China". They are also looking at "larger projects in northern China, as well as in Malaysia, the Philippines and India." The Asian economies are expected to spend $1 trillion [US] on essential infrastructure, of which an estimated $400 billion [US] will be on power generation. Chinese and Asian labour costs are low - as low, in China, as $45 per month - and potential profits are high.

The Nov/Dec. 1993 issue of David Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations' publication FOREIGN RELATIONS contains an article, THE RISE OF CHINA, in which we are warned that China will begin to use more energy than the United States within a few decades, massively straining the world's energy supplies. Most of China's energy comes from the burning of soft, high-sulphur, highly- polluting coal. In 1991 alone, 11 trillion cubic meters of waste gases and sixteen million tons of soot were emitted into the atmosphere over China - and it has only just begun its long process of increased energy generation!

The suphur in this coal causes acid rain. The burning of the coal releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the most efficient "greenhouse gas" in the global warming process.

Trudeau,Chretien and Paul Martin were all Powercorp flunkies.

Posted by: RFB at December 3, 2011 7:25 AM

OK, the key to winning is China. If we can get their vote, the rest of the slow countries will follow. Let's tell 'em they won't get a drop of our tar sands oil unless they kick the rhetoric up a notch, from "bad example" to "environmental criminal".

Posted by: nick at December 3, 2011 8:02 AM

Here in the Great White North, we like to think of oil as "Gaia's Gift" of highly concentrated liquid sunshine.

Posted by: nick at December 3, 2011 8:09 AM

Due to the plethora of divergent political interests, and the amount of bad faith that is self-evident in the world, its refreshing that Canada is finally pointing out the obvious.
Its not so much that you can't have a global agreement unless it applies equally to all, its the fact that due to the point above that a truly global agreement is just not achievable.
Of course using the cover of wanting a global treaty for a noble cause, is handy if what you really want a global tax regime.

Posted by: Joseph at December 3, 2011 8:23 AM

This is rich: From the LEGAL PLANET: The Environmental Law and Policy site:

"The official government news agency of China, Xinhua, reprimanded Canada for setting a 'bad example.'"

LOL! Being reprimanded by China for being a bad example??? That's when I finally clued in that this UCLA Law blog wasn't a tongue-in-cheek parody of the Fossil of the Day Awards. The idiots actually agree with China. (Remind me never to engage a UCLA-"educated" lawyer.)

Durban and the AGW cheerleaders are the Fossils, not just of the day but year 'round.

Posted by: batb at December 3, 2011 8:48 AM

Our first award,s! Thank you all in the tin foil hat brigade and thanks to all the Berserklians 30 fathoms down for the post.

Posted by: Beaver Ismeat at December 3, 2011 8:48 AM

A word of caution. We should not let this go to our heads. As the Japanese satellite data have shown, we Canadians, yes, that's you and me, we are net absorbers of CO2!!! It's this country's dirty little secret. No wonder people in the third world are upset with us. They're cranking it out, and we're sticking it away in our boreal forests like little CO2 pigs. It's time to do something about that folks. Ask yourself not what CO2 can do for you, but what you can do for CO2. In light of that, I propose the SDA national CO2 challenge. Drive, heat, light a fire, run an extra km -- whatever it takes to make Canada a giver, not a taker of this life-giving, greening gas. It's a lifestyle choice. The world will thank you.

Posted by: DrD at December 3, 2011 8:52 AM

My comment: "Personally, I think every Canadian should have a fossil award to put on display in our living rooms every winter, when we have the furnaces fired up to the max to keep warm and toasty when it's -50 C outside. BRING - IT - ON!!!!

Oh, and maybe one to hang from the rear view mirror in our gas guzzling vehicles, especially those that have a block heater installed that has to be plugged in overnight when it's colder than -20 C, otherwise they won't start in the morning, and we won't be able to see through the windshield because the cold air has frosted/fogged it all up.

And I won't even mention how far we have to drive to get from point A (where we live) to point B (where we work) after we get the damned things started when it's -50 C throughout the month of January and part of February. But it's a good thing we do get to work, cause without that income, how could we send all that foreign aid to backward countries spewing CO2 into the atmosphere.

But that's a Canadian thing. We're a hardy lot. We like it.

Anyway, I want my fossil award!!! And I want it now!!!!"

Posted by: Louise at December 3, 2011 8:57 AM

Canada is doing an exceptional job exposing the lies and corruption of the IPCC and using Durban to drive a stake through the cold green heart of the Great Global Warming Ponzi Scheme.

"Ding, dong, Kyoto's dead, the ponzi scheme is dead.'

As a proud member of the Canuckistan tribe, I am intensely proud of those Fossil of the Day awards. A true measure of political honesty, of now bowing down to the Gaia extortion racket being run by Greenpeace and the WWF et al.

I have a message for the Eco-Greenie Grifters and Scammers from Canada.


Posted by: Fred at December 3, 2011 8:57 AM

I need a mantle to display by Fossil Award, damn I don't have a fireplace with a mantle I guess I'll have to go cut down a tree to make one.

Love that "Common but Differentiated Responsibilities". Orwellian for some of us get to pollute but others can't.

Truthfully. I've never been prouder of Canada for it's decision to stand up and say, 'this is a scam and we'll not be part of it.'

Posted by: Rob at December 3, 2011 9:24 AM

We da best!!!...We da best.... gunna burn Suzuki & Gore in effigy, idle my truck for an hour, and go down to Sears and turn on all of the electric appliances to celebrate. We da best....!!

Posted by: kevin at December 3, 2011 9:38 AM

What can I say; I'm just a little speechless now; but I can honestly say our team always gives 110% and probably everything they've got and at the end of the day nothing is left in the tank. Wow this is just too much.

Posted by: nold at December 3, 2011 9:40 AM

I can't be bothered to sign up for Twitter just to post on that wanker's blog.

Think I'll go burn some tire rubber off my truck instead.

Have I mentioned I'm really enjoying our new Conservative majority? ~:D

Posted by: The Phantom at December 3, 2011 9:48 AM

When the people are united and they are all igniting, Canada wins! Watermelons lose!

Posted by: Sgt Lejaune at December 3, 2011 9:52 AM

"Desmond Tutu made a bubu."

A racist simpleton. If it's white it's bad. Recommendation to South - Africa the last white to leave should shut out the lights. Normally archbishops quit using the term when they are no longer an archbishop unless they are full of $h!t windbags.

I used to be a strong supporter of the Dalai Lama until he chose Communist China over Alberta. At least I no longer have to spend a second worrying about him and his ethnically cleansed people. A word of advice to Tibet - learn Chinese and join the Communist Party.

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 9:58 AM

“More importantly though, Canada’s international reputation will be tarnished.”

The $6.7 billion cost of complying with Kyoto..


Canada just saved almost 7 billion,

Tarnishment is good

Posted by: Fearless Leader at December 3, 2011 10:00 AM

Well, one should always do one's best. Harper deserves the thanks of all mankind.

Posted by: small c conservative at December 3, 2011 10:01 AM

YAHOO,it's about time we quit pouring money into this b.s.Suzuki and gore should be publicly flogged and urinated on for their years of fraud and lies.!!!1

Posted by: Dusty at December 3, 2011 10:05 AM

Oh poop!!
First is first and second is nowhere.
Second is the first looser.

I'm so disheartened.

Posted by: Horny Toad at December 3, 2011 10:16 AM

This is great news. Three cheers for PM Harper and Minister Kent.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 3, 2011 10:17 AM

flogged and urinated on-



Posted by: Fearless Leader at December 3, 2011 10:21 AM

The Chinese government has got it right. Go to Durban, make environmentalist noises, and build those coal-fired power plants. Canada, not so subtle, but we get there anyway.

Describing the Durban propaganda show as "negotiations" is idiotic. Real negotiations are done quietly and behind closed doors.

Posted by: John Lewis at December 3, 2011 10:36 AM

Canada is being the best example it could be in Durban! This fraud needs to be exposed for what it is. China is angry because under Kyoto it wants the $$$ money. Wouldn't anyone on the end of that money pipeline be mad at the payers to pull away from the payees??? That includes Russia, China, India, Africa, etc. etc. Canada sits on a vast reserve of liquid gold that the world needs to power itself economically. We are also one of the coldest nations on earth and require energy to preserve the good quality of life that we now enjoy so more power to Canada. I hope that Canada will take every stupid fossil award from here on out and shove it in those detractors faces. I also hope that Canada will take the lead on the world stage by withdrawing support both monetarily and otherwise from the shill organization of the UN.

Posted by: GB at December 3, 2011 10:47 AM

Let's not be too confident just yet. The judges just awarded Brazil a gold and Canada bronze.

Over at the Climate Action Network they're apalled that we're not playing their game; even worse, we're playing them.
"When Canada’s fossils were announced in the House of Commons, a round of applause broke out. Is the Canadian government laughing about death, starvation, and displacement?
If Peter Kent were in Durban right now, he would know that no one is laughing here... Canada is leaving the world no choice but to leave them behind here in Durban.”

Posted by: WalterF at December 3, 2011 10:49 AM

"When Canada’s fossils were announced in the House of Commons, a round of applause broke out. Is the Canadian government laughing about death, starvation, and displacement?"

If this is true, I have renewed respect for the Conservatives. The Canadian government is laughing at the idiots handing out the medals. Is that not obvious to the idiots?

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 11:00 AM

What Ken's said!

(And, Scar, much as I hate to take Tutu's side on anything, archbishops, like American presidents, do, indeed, keep their title after retirement. But there are lots of other things to excoriate this idiot for: Good Lord, deliver us!)

Posted by: lookout at December 3, 2011 11:00 AM

My fave comment at the linked site,is 'Own the Podium!'

Posted by: Sammy at December 3, 2011 11:09 AM

"archbishops, like American presidents, do, indeed, keep their title after retirement"

I knew they kept the title of bishop.

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 11:11 AM

Peter Kent needs to step up his game, third is just not good enough. Push it for the win, Peter!

Posted by: dwright at December 3, 2011 11:18 AM

"Peter Kent needs to step up his game, third is just not good enough. Push it for the win, Peter!"

But to be fair there are too many countries populated by English speaking white people to blame us for everything. In real terms we are tiny polluters. It is only fair that the post-colonial inferiority complex spread its hate evenly on the white English speaking world.

Posted by: Scar at December 3, 2011 11:33 AM

Kick yo' ass: Lord.

"That is what Canada and America want, and one or two other countries," he said."

Go see Lord's finger-pointing.


"Lord Prescott: 'Conspiracy against poor' at climate talks"

Posted by: maz2 at December 3, 2011 11:35 AM

"This just in Elizabeth May, Canadian MP for Saanich and the Gulf Islands has just had a heart attack after accepting the Fossil Awards for Canada in Durban. By-election to be held in the early spring, late May or early June." Well we can hope can't we!!!!

Posted by: Antenor at December 3, 2011 11:45 AM

Berekely....the weirdest of the weird.

Posted by: Joey at December 3, 2011 11:57 AM

From Bloomberg Story/Comments by Mis May the Green Hog Wallower..."Penalties apply in the second commitment period,” said Horne. “More importantly though, Canada’s international reputation will be tarnished.”

The $6.7 billion cost of complying with Kyoto compares with an estimated C$75.9 billion ($74.8 billion) in combined budget deficits projected through the fiscal year ending March 2015. By rejecting the accord, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is putting the country’s economy at risk, Elizabeth May, leader of Canada’s Green Party, said in an interview.

“We’re condemning ourselves to rising costs from extreme weather events as well as opportunity costs like the failure to have a renewable-energy industry,” she said. “The world would be grateful for Canada to be constructive instead of the government consistently repudiating Kyoto.”

Posted by: RFB at December 3, 2011 12:03 PM

"The award is judged by 700+ member organizations of Climate Action Network."

Yep, no agenda there whatsoever. It's obvious in the name that "Climate Action Network" is not a lobby group -- it's a group of objective scientists doing a blind review on Canada's environmental policy.

Sounds to me like they could even be Conservative activists -- "Fossil of the Day Award" sounds kinda cool, sorta like an Indiana Jones adventure discovery!

Maybe we should award something special to the Suzuki Foundation and the Al Gore's of this world as well, such as: "Wealthy Eco-fascist Jet-Setters and Carbon Emitters of the Decade Award".

Posted by: ricardo at December 3, 2011 12:09 PM

I'm gonna go out and cut down some trees for firewood to celebrate. According to these kooks that's carbon neutral so it's ok.

Posted by: James at December 3, 2011 12:13 PM

Watts, McIntyre, Ball, Adler and Kate should receive honourable mention.

BTW, Kate is mentioned on page 153 in Mark Steyn's new book "After America". A round of applause and a toast will suffice.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 3, 2011 12:14 PM


"“We’re condemning ourselves to rising costs from extreme weather events"

Why has the period of higher carbon been characterized by moderation in weather severity? My climate model says increased levels of CO2 moderate temperatures. It's obvious from actual climate data, not the anecdotal crap.

Posted by: scar at December 3, 2011 1:07 PM

OUR CBC wins the Suzuki AGW Moral Award, survey says, experts agree, critics confirm, stats show.

You westerners "created the problem", CBC's proxy says. Out to lunch with Paul who is a favourite leftist pump of Mikey Harris, CFRA.

"One thing Heinbecker underlined was the need to get the protocol signed calling it a “moral issue.”

“The people who created the problem are the people in the West,” he said, adding that asking less industrialized nations to take on equal billing is the equivalent of “inviting people to your dinner and then asking them to split the bill.”

(Sorry for the billion$ link to OUR CBC)

Posted by: maz2 at December 3, 2011 1:32 PM

Scar just to be clear, in my post. I am quoting Mis May from a Bloomberg article here. This is her Green Marxism showing.

Posted by: RFB at December 3, 2011 1:50 PM

"Scar just to be clear, in my post. I am quoting Mis May from a Bloomberg article here."

Yep. I got it just after I posted.

Posted by: scar at December 3, 2011 1:56 PM

Hey, seems to me we should have a Fossil Pride Parade in front of the rub and tug shrine to Jack on Dundas street. What better way to bring the hardware home from Durban.

Posted by: biaced at December 3, 2011 1:59 PM

Im puzzled.
If part of the Kyoto agreement is a penalty if you don't achieve the target, how can a country be penalized if it pulls out of the agreement?
The economist in me seems to think not being in an agreement with an unattainable target, hence a no win deal and a licence to print money for the I I PC makes good economic sense.

Posted by: Joseph at December 3, 2011 2:01 PM

Feeling better eh, Kate! Good!

Posted by: CRB at December 3, 2011 2:22 PM

Feeling better eh, Kate! Good!

Any bad day for the Lizzy is a good day for me. Makes my blood pressure drop noticably.

Posted by: CRB at December 3, 2011 2:24 PM

Really, the fossils are the ones who still believe in this AGW nonsense....that's the old way of thinking.

Posted by: Soccermom at December 3, 2011 2:41 PM

The Alberta Oilsands are proud to accept the Fossil Awards at any time. Since it is through the Fossil we get 'The Fossil Fuel' .

CLIMATE Negotiating Positions of Top Emitters

Posted by: Jen at December 3, 2011 3:49 PM

Dizzy May says: "We’re condemning ourselves to rising costs from extreme weather events..."
Poor Dizzy May, like so many eco-freaks, doesn't see the fallacy in that argument. We may very well be seeing "rising costs from extreme weather events" but that could just as easily be because we have much more human habitation on the ground, now. A hurricane or a tornado ripping through a big populous city causes far more devastation and damage than a hurricane or a tornado ripping through open countryside. But, don't count on eco-freaks to entertain any scenario other than a doom and gloom "it's all our own fault for warming the planet" scenario.

Posted by: Louise at December 3, 2011 4:39 PM

"The official government news agency of China, Xinhua, reprimanded Canada for setting a “bad example.”

That's rich.

Posted by: Dino Might! at December 3, 2011 4:40 PM

On behalf of the people of Canada I would like to thank the honorable members of the board who worked so hard at determining this years winner.

In conclusion I would only add my dearest wish: Would you oil companies please STOP BURYING all the plant food! Its hard enough growing a forest without you clowns making its food disappear.

Think of poor Bambi. sob sob sob

Posted by: Joe at December 3, 2011 6:51 PM

Go Canada Go!

Without CO2 in the atmosphere and water all plant life dies. Shortly after that all animal life dies. I am doing my part to supply the atmosphere with more 'liberated' CO2 every day to promote plant life but I can only afford so much fuel.

Next earth hour I will have every vehicle idling in the driveway, all the lights on and a bonfire going.

Posted by: Al_in_Ottawa at December 3, 2011 7:09 PM

But do these outweigh the 'Coprolite Research Association of Paleoscatologists' certificates put out by - if memory serves - the student association of the Colorado School of Mines? Not in my books.

Posted by: Frances at December 3, 2011 10:20 PM

The fix is in unless we win the gold.

6.7 Billion - that's about $200 bucks each ... not bad money for not being stupid.

Posted by: ∞² at December 3, 2011 11:18 PM

Makes you proud to be Canadian.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at December 4, 2011 2:31 AM

Makes you proud to be Canadian.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at December 4, 2011 2:33 AM

Louise - "Poor Dizzy May, like so many eco-freaks, doesn't see the fallacy in that argument."

In all fairness, she is a moron.

Posted by: Black Mamba at December 4, 2011 7:25 AM