For your information…

I received this from a friend yesterday. It was taken on a mobile phone in Copenhagen where world leaders are meeting today in, as one newspaper amazingly put it, “the most important international meeting since World War II”. “Brad Pitt is saving planet Earth in Copenhagen” is printed on the side of a 20 ft long reflective metallic trailer parked in the streets of Copenhagen.

Here is another image of this monstrosity from (of all places) the Flickr photostream:

The caption?
“Brad Pitt is Saving Planet Earth in Copenhagen”… a fun experimental project that will feature 12 non-Brads dressing up like the megastar to promote climate change action.

Yes, this comes from a US government social media account.

On the other side of the trailer is a web address which reads “”. When I checked the website, I found this awesome image:

In other decidedly non-warming news, Copenhagen was hit with a blizzard last night dumping 4 inches of snow on the Danish capital.

Copenhagen, December 6th 2009

Copenhagen, December 17th 2009

Drastic climate change in our lifetime.

Do I have to tell you about the ice caps of Mount Kilimanjaro?

“We created the country you live in. Never forget it”

In this collection of clips,

1) Ignatieff seems to forget he’s in Canada.
2) An example of Ignatieff’s I, I, I problem
3) A declaration that the election is, to Ignatieff, about the Liberal Party reclaiming its place in Canada.
4) Not a hint of arrogance (because he says so)
5) A tired old attack line.

Ruby Dhalla speaks out

on the status of women.

From “Ruby TV”, posted May 5, 2008

In this clip from a year ago, Ms. Dhalla speaks about:
– the rights of women from her riding
– how it is the Conservative government that has failed women in her riding
– about how Stephen Harper has “broken his promise” to “women who advocate on the behalf of other women” like Ms. Dhalla (or “Miss Ruby” as she’s known to the help at home)
– about how Stephen Harper has failed women that “actually speak up”
– We learn that the wage gap is “still alive and well”.

h/t: Jim Richards