Does anybody recall hearing of the toxic materials cleanup that was needed after James Cameron and his crew struck the Titanic set at Rosarito Beach, Mexico?
James Cameron has been touring the oil sands projects in Alberta, Canada recently (as well as being a vocal critic of the Deepwater Horizon disaster).
Seems to me he may not be the best spokesman. The pot calling the kettle black, as it were.
No, I don’t recall the story and it’s likely because that it was a small mess. The Athabasca oil sands project is definitely not a small mess. It is a huge disaster and a very small group of people that no one in Alberta wants to hear from, have been trying to raise attention to the issue to protect their water supply. If James Cameron hadn’t gone there to raise awareness of this communities problems, no press would be telling the story.
Now just how is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black?
This came up on a few blogs without much to substantiate the claims when Cameron was brought into discussions on how to fix the Deepwater Horizon spill. Got facts?
I am all for having every spokesman we can drum up to raise awareness of the enviromental crime taking place in Fort MacMurray, Alberta.
However I do have a problem if that spokesman is responsible for environmental crimes of his own.
Where is the scientific evidence to support the Rosarito Beach thing? Until I see that, the whole issue is just internet backbiting. Although, even is this were true, this hardly disqualifies him from voicing opinions/offer potential solutions/drawing attention to these kind of issues. After all, even if this were true, as a polluter he’s nowhere near in the same class as BP, etc.
regardless Cameron is a huge douche.
Al Gore’s estate is one of the top 5 users of energy in the United States.
Does that contradict and make unvaluable everything he says in An Inconvenient Truth ?
No, but it does allow somebody to respond to Al Gore by saying, “Hey, take some responsibility yourself.” Indeed, as the environment is concerned, pointing fingers is only half the work. The other half is each individual, regardless of public or private sector, taking responsibility for their own messes.
James Cameron’s work on Titanic developed in him a passion for the sea which he went on to document in Ghosts of the Abyss and purportedly wants to return to with an Avatar sequel. At the time of making Titanic , he may have made a mess and he should have cleaned it up, but at least he has subsequently brought awareness of that part of the ecosystem to audiences as well as worked to help clean it up, I would imagine moreso than people on this thread who would criticize him for making a mess in the first place.
After all. Waterworld was “a toxic mess” (hee, I kid), but Kevin Costner has inundated his own money into a flood of research and development for preserving the ocean environment, and was right on board during the BP oil spill. It’s so easy to criticize from a distance, so hard to pick up the tools and go to work for good onesself. Personality, like Cameron being a douche, doesn’t fix the environment, but neither does calling him a douche.
“Al Gore’s estate is one of the top 5 users of energy in the United States.”
Where did you get this information from?
Oy, old article from several years ago. Let me try to go find it, it was shared by a friend of mine on his blog, I’ll be back.
Edit: Aha, even better: proving my specific example wrong by proving my point right:
I love Snopes.