Warning labels at the pumps? Climate-change activist wants to stick it to gas retailers

Our_Horizon_Robert_Shirkey_006_GP___ContentMembers of the Bronte Creek Project hosted a free public lecture on climate change, featuring Robert Shirkey a Toronto-based lawyer and founder of the environmental not-for-profit Our Horizon. Source.

An activist wants climate-change warning stickers — claiming effects from at-risk caribou to sick children — made mandatory on every gas nozzle. To the surprise of gasoline retailers, some Canadian municipalities are listening.

City council in West Vancouver, B.C., unanimously voted to support the placement of warnings, similar to those found on cigarette packages, about species extinction, ocean acidification and respiratory problems in children on every gas nozzle…

…The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and the city of Moncton, N.B., have voted to support the recommendation…

…Rob Shirkey, a Toronto activist and lawyer, founded Our Horizon in 2013 and has been travelling across Canada, presenting the idea of warning labels as a simple fix that can change the world…

WTF?  People are going to stop driving over this? Who is going pay for this new project?

Maybe people have to drive to work?  Maybe there is no other alternative?   Maybe businesses have to drive to keep their business going?  

How are we supposed to ship food from farms to tables without driving?

Even if climate change does eventually kick in (and it hasn’t yet) these activists just have not thought this through.  Our entire society would collapse if fossil fuels were suddenly banned outright.

There have been warning galore, the price of gas is high* and few people drive just for fun.

*BTW, why is the price of gas still so high after the cost of crude has collapsed?

  • J. C.

    “City council in West Vancouver…”
    Well that explains it!

    P.S. – Isn’t this the same bunch that recently banned door knobs??? Bunch of f*ckin’ retards… *shakes head*

    • Origanalist

      Is that for real?

    • Alain

      Probably another one paid for by Tides pushing the UN’s Agenda 21. Screw him – I am being bold in assuming that it is really a him.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      That was City of Vancouver. Separate municipality. I know, it gets confusing. But they’re all much the same gaggle of lefty enviro-freaks.

      • J. C.

        Thanks for the clarification! 😉

        But yeah, they’re obviously all of the same hive-mind…

  • Origanalist

    “There have been warning galore, the price of gas is high* and few people drivejust for fun.”

    Doesn’t matter, this guy has to feel like he’s “doing something” to save the planet from us dirty evil humans.

    • Because it’s all about him.

      China mines heavy metals that cause tumours in children.

      But why not go for easier Western-based targets?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I have long maintained that the oil companies in Alberta are cleaning up one of the most serious naturally occurring environmental disasters in Canada.

        • Petey

          OMG! That’s going straight into my quotes file. I love it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Spread the word.

        • And the eco-twits are trying to stop that.

        • Alain

          Bang on!

    • andycanuck

      “doing something” short of topping themselves that would be the logical thing for them to do. I bet he has kids too.

  • I’m sure motorists will read these warnings.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Why do all these pricks have beards and act fag?

    • David

      Cause if they ain’t, their the next worst thing to it.

    • Xavier


    • Origanalist

      Not fag, metro-hipster kinda fag-)

  • Ken

    “…Rob Shirkey, a Toronto activist and lawyer, founded Our Horizon in 2013 and has been travelling across Canada, ”

    Travelling across Canada is he? On his bicycle I hope.

    • andycanuck

      On foot would be the only non-hypocritical option. (No shoes; no backpack.)

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      But the tires of a bicycle are made of petroleum products. Better he hike it. 😉

  • barryjr

    Thankfully these elected fools are municipal and can be disregarded.

    • Minicapt

      … municipal taxes?


    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Our elected municipal fools here in The People’s Happy Democratic Republic of Burnaby spend more on bike trails than on cops in an average year. Hard to disregard that. 🙁
      On the other hand, burglars apparently find the paths great for making their getaways (on bikes of course). All very green.

  • Tokenn

    Road trip!!

  • Gary

    Better yet, on the door Entrances to the private jets used by wealthy White Liberals in Hollywood and in the Global Warming industrial Complex like Al Gore, Suzuki, Naomi Klein , Liz May , the Kennedy’s, Neil Young , Leo di capra , Obama and Michelle , Justin and his Benz .

    After 18 years of Global Cooling the Politicians like Wynne still fete Gore and push the AGW to Kids in school as a FACT.
    You would think that after 18 years of a Snake-Oil not curing the Cold or cancer that the Government would hall the makers into Court for fraud .

  • Hard Little Machine

    About 20% of all oil and oil products are used in the production, processing and transport of food. Greens should at least unilaterally reduce their food intake by 20%.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I think all these self-righteous douchebags should be shipped off to some remote island somewhere where they can have their own Utopia living in the trees. Suzuki can be their high priest, Lizzie May can be their fairy queen and they can leave the rest of us to live in the 21st century.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” … few people drive just for fun.”
    Well, I always enjoy my Earth Day cruise. I just drive around sort of aimlessly, AC blasting of course, tunes … 🙂