Avatar Director James Cameron Isn’t Liking The Alberta Tarsands – GREEN NEWS – Cornwall Ontario – April 23, 2010

Cornwall ON – Avatar Director James Cameron isn’t happy with the Alberta Tar Sands.  The Billionaire fimmaker, pride of Kapuskasing Ontario recently discussed the environment.


“I think it’s bad, I think it’s the wrong solution for us to be doing greater and greater environmental damage pursuing a dead-end paradigm, which is fossil fuels, instead of spending those billions … on building wind turbines,” Cameron said Tuesday from his home in Los Angeles.

“There’s a danger of coming off as a kind of overnight expert but I have been studying this stuff for a long time, really for 20 years and I’m pretty up to speed on all the issues. I actually think that as an artist and as an activist I’ve got something to say and there’s been a lot of people reaching out to me from various groups around the world to see if there’s something I can do to help them in their causes.

Well everyone is entitled to their opinions and it’s always good to see someone who’s benefited so much trying to give back.

What do you think Canada?  Post your comments below.

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  1. This is probably the most niaive, shallow comment coming from a Hollywood billionaire I’ve ever heard.

    So we’re supposed to run our cars on wind turbines?

    Oil is not used to generate electricity. Wind turbines are not used to run cars. This guy is just spouting off something he heard at a cocktail party.

  2. Hi, M Anderson:
    Are we supposed to run our cars on wind turbines? No, not directly, although some creep will probably come up with a fancy looking windmill for the top of your car to harness the energy from your wind speed, just as they sell you kits so your car will run on water. The time will come, however, when you’ll be very happy to plug in your hybrid-electric to a windmill.
    As for generating power from oil? Lots of northern communities rely on diesel generators. Lots of middle east countries, such as Saudi Arabia, do in fact fire their generators by oil, rather than natural gas or coal.
    As for oil itself, we’ll see the end of it, perhaps within my life, certainly within the lives of my children and grandchild. It’s very simple. There’s only so much left in the world, and we’re using it at an ever increasing rate. China is increasing its consumption at an almost obscene rate; India and other under developed countries are following suit, populations are exploding in these countries, and we’re not cutting back, conserving, or looking seriously for renewable replacements.
    Think about what’s going to happen, in 20 to 30 years from now, when oil prices are $500 a barrel. And good luck, you’ll need it.

  3. admin, I agree…though Cameron doesn’t appear to have ego problems, if he’s willing to give back, that’s great. Destroying the planet for oil is a zero-sum game. The human imagination is capable of better solutions. That means giving our support to creative people, not quick-fix, short-term-gain privateers and politicians. With respect, M Anderson, cynicism, resignation, and knee-jerk dismissals are not an option.

  4. Hear Hear, James Cameron, Richard Komorowski, and PJR!

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