Large truck convoy of oil workers give teen climate zealot Greta Thunberg horn-honking reality check

(Video screenshot)

A large truck convoy of oil and gas workers honked their way through the Canadian city of Edmonton on Friday to deliver a message about the “real world” to teenage climate change zealot Greta Thunberg.

Thunberg, 16, appeared in Edmonton, the capital of Canada’s Alberta province, on Friday to deliver another speech about the need for society to essentially restructure itself from top to bottom so as to stave off an allegedly imminent “mass extinction” event.

This restructuring would, of course, mean the elimination of the oil and gas industry — a fact that neither local oil and gas workers nor their compatriots worldwide appreciate.

Watch as local oil and gas workers repeatedly honk their horns while passing through Edmonton. According to reports, the convoy passed through as Thunberg was on stage speaking:


(Source: Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel Media)

The convoy was reportedly organized via a Facebook page dubbed “United We Roll.”

“We in the province of Alberta are tired of celebrities coming into our province and trying to tell us how to run our oil and gas sector,” a post on the page reads. “I am asking everyone connected to the oil and gas industry to come out in unity to show Greta we do not need her yelling at us.”

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION. We in the province of Alberta are tired of celebrities coming into our province and trying to…

Posted by United We Roll For Canada on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

“We’re proud of our oil and gas industry, we’re proud of our clean resources, we’re proud of the hardworking Canadians and it’s a point of pride actually. We’re taking the opportunity to show that we champion Canada’s resources,” Haley Wile, one of the event’s organizers said to the Calgary Sun.

She added that the group hoped to use Thunberg’s event to its advantage.

“We’re taking it as an opportunity. Hey, there’s gonna be cameras, there’s gonna be people there, let’s show how proud we are. There’s a big number of people who are proud of what we are doing in Canada, we should be proud,” she said.

More footage of the convoy may be seen below:


(Source: Min Dhariwal of CBC Edmonton)

The sentiment maintained by members of United We Roll is shared by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who believes that activists like Thunberg need to stop living in a “dream world” and start living in the “real world.”

“Folks should learn a little bit about real practical measures that industry is taking in order to reduce emissions for the power that they rely upon every single day,” he told reporters this week.

“Here’s the truth: The climate strike and the extinction rebellion manifestos are opposed to progress like this,” he added, referring to a newly opened gas pipeline in Alberta that he’s claimed, “will significantly cut CO2 emissions by converting coal power plants to low emitting natural gas.”

“Converting power production at the Keephills and Sundance plants from coal to clean Alberta natural gas is a major long-term win for the environment,” he noted.

“It not only promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 50 percent but also dramatically to reduce NOx (Nitrogen Oxide), SOx (Sulfur Oxide) and particulate emissions down the road, which means improving air quality.”

He continued by pointing out that projects such as this pipeline strike “the right balance between economic opportunity and environmental responsibility.”

The projects sought by Thunberg and those who support her would instead sacrifice all economic opportunity and progress for the sake of forestalling imminent doom.

But not everybody within the oil and gas industry is against Thunberg, including one supporter who in fact works as a machinist for a company that provides equipment to the industry.

“It can definitely be terrifying when somebody is threatening your job the way that they feel that Greta and other climate activists probably are,” the supporter, Stephen Buhler, said to The Globe and Mail.

Buhler is reportedly a member of Climate Justice Edmonton, one of the far-left groups responsible for organizing Thunberg’s appearance in Edmonton on Friday.

“What we’re calling for is not an end to their jobs, but a transition away from an oil and gas economy and transitioning into a zero-carbon economy that supports workers and makes sure that no one is left behind,” he added.

While that may be his goal, a growing body of evidence suggests it’s not the goal of other climate change activists, including those allied with Extinction Rebellion and U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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