Green Lantern battles BP's Gulf Oil Crisis

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Actor and now-activist Ryan Reynolds contributed to today’s Huffington Post discussing his discoveries in Louisiana in comparison to his homeland in Canada.  Some segments follow.  Video is below.

“A few weeks ago, I flew over the Deepwater Horizon site and saw what looked like the opposite of all the news reports: it looked more like somebody had spilled water into a Gulf filled with oil.

“I didn’t grow up in Louisiana, and I can imagine those who did are even more passionate about cleaning up this mess than the rest of us. I grew up in Canada, where we have a similar tragedy being carried out right now: the ancient boreal forest in Northern Alberta is being destroyed to collect dirty tar sands oil. Oil that generates three times the global warming pollution as regular crude. As a result, entire ecosystems and indigenous communities are being devastated.”

“When you see what’s happening in the Gulf and the boreal, you realize we’re willing to stop at absolutely nothing in order to get our fix. And it seems to me like it’s time we recognize we have a problem. A major, major problem.”

Reynolds is a fine actor, and while I usually frown upon green-friendly celebs telling us what to do…. this time, well, he seems sincere and so kudos to Van Wilder.

To read the full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-reynolds/post_706_b_687682.html

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