Al Whore, ooops, I mean Al Gore is now getting backing from a chemical firm for his clean water awareness campaign. Just guess which chemical firm is behind the clean water campaign?
Al Gore, the self-styled squeakiest-clean and deepest-green (are they talking all the cash he rakes in?) politician in American history, has some explaining to do this weekend. His environmental organisation has taken money to raise awareness about the need for clean water from a controversial chemical company
Dow Chemical, the US firm, is sponsoring Life Earth events in 150 cities today. The event aims to raise money for clean water programmes. Research by environmental organisations has found dangerous levels of highly toxic chemicals in rivers, lakes and other water supplies close to several other factories owned by Dow and its subsidiaries in countries including the United States, Brazil and South Africa.
-Dow's factories at its global headquarters in Midland, Michigan, have been accused of contaminating the region, including the Tittabawassee River floodplains, with high levels of dioxin
-Then the , Bhopal scandal, where 25 years after the 1984 disaster at the plant (then owned by Union Carbide) thousands of villagers are still forced to use contaminated water which causes birth defects, cancer and skin disorders.
-Who can forget Agent Orange?
For the hell of it, I am going to throw a search engine link page here, check out the search for Dow Chemicals pollution
Dow Chemicals and clean water? Oxymoron? Or just plain moronic to believe that this company has anything to do with clean water ?
Campaigners claim the sponsorship deal is part of its wider strategy to exploit business opportunities in water scarcity.Problem, reaction, solution.