Can’t’nada wins fourth
straight Colossal Fossil award
December 10, 2010 For immediate release
(Cancun) After tallying up 6
fossil of the day awards over the course of the Cancun climate talks, Canada
has been dishonored with the Colossal Fossil of the Year award here in Cancun. The
Fossil of the Day is an award voted on and given by over 500 leading
international organizations to the country who has done the most to disrupt or
undermine the UN climate talks. The Colossal Fossil award is awarded to the
country that has won more Fossil of the Day awards at the negotiations than any
other country. For this honour - its fourth in as many years - Canada is being referred to
in these hallways as “Can‘t”nada.
The text of the award is as follows:
In Fossil terms, today’s
winning country is building a dynasty. Day in and day out, it gives 110% in the
battle for fossil supremacy. It blocks, avoids, delays, and fakes -- and its
emissions simply never stop growing. Its tar sands sector is truly among the
global elite, an all-star of greenhouse gas pollution.
Please welcome the New York Yankees of Fossils (or as we say in Canada, the
Montreal Canadians): 2010’s Colossal Fossil is the country we’ve come to know
This is Canada’s fourth Fossil victory in as many years. So despite an overall
record of climate futility, Canadians should rest assured there’s at least one
thing here that Canada is really, really good at.