Postmedia Mike De Souza’s piece features a trip to northern Manitoba by some corporate PR flacks sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund.
Here are some nauseating quotes from it:
- David Moran, director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola Canada “It’s such a heart-wrenching way to learn a very hard lesson about climate change. We’ve used the polar bear in our marketing material for over 80 years. So for us, the polar bear has a particularly warm place in our hearts. You know that they (polar bears) are virtually starving because they need the ice to hunt”
- Andreas Souvaliotis, chief impact officer and general manager of Air Miles for Social Change, a division of the company that focuses on promoting greener lifestyle choices. “It kind of felt like a little bit of a punch.You are just seeing such a dramatic degradation in terms of what these poor bears have to live with.”
- “One executive from LoyaltyOne, the parent company of the Air Miles reward program, said he was also left speechless by what he saw, even after being trained by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore to raise public awareness about climate change”
- “An insurance industry executive said he’s hoping that images and stories he brought back about the trip will also inspire employees and customers to start changing their habits and prepare for more changes in the climate that are already affecting his sector”
After reading this stunningly one-sided article, I clicked on De Souza’s Twitter page linked at the bottom of the article and lo and behold, 20 out of his last 20 Tweets had to do with the “climate” (see here) and a quick Google search confirmed this reporting forte.
De Souza’s title is listed as “National Affairs Reporter for Postmedia News”… I’m curious if anyone can tell me if Postmedia has another “National Reporter” employed whose sole job is to discredit the global alarmist movement?