Random House and ForestEthics join forces at Bali climate talks



    "Now's the time for some eye popping bedtime reading"

    TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Random House and ForestEthics are joining forces
next week during the start of the UN's climate negotiations in Bali, Indonesia
to highlight the global environmental impacts of developing Alberta's oilsands
especially in the wake of Canada's increasing isolation from international
efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
    ForestEthics co-founder Tzeporah Berman is hand-delivering 100 copies of
Stupid to the Last Drop - donated by publisher Random House Canada - to heads
of state and environmental ministers meeting in Bali.
    "It's unbelievable that Canada continues to develop the largest fossil
fuel project in the world and isolate itself internationally," said Tzeporah
Berman of ForestEthics. "My hope is that by delivering copies of Stupid to the
Last Drop to government delegates in Bali that a few lightbulbs might go off.
If ever there's a time for eye popping bedtime reading, it's now."
    Stupid To The Last Drop, by Canadian investigative reporter William
Marsden, reports how Alberta is drilling itself to death, impacting the
environment in an ongoing bid to feed the US hunger for oil with no thought to
conservation or Canada's long-term needs. The book looks at the increasingly
violent geopolitical forces that are gathering as the world's gas and oil
resources dwindle and the Age of Oil begins its inevitable slide.
    Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher of Knopf Canada and Random House
Canada, says, "William Marsden has revealed just how shocking and urgent the
situation is-and the degree to which Canada is right now responsible for
wreaking colossal, uncontrolled environmental damage-leveling the northern
Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, digging, drilling and blasting our way
to oblivion for the sake of greed and the energy business."
    With books in hand, Tzeporah Berman is also in Bali speaking about the
climate change impacts of logging Canada's Boreal forest - the world's largest
terrestrial carbon storehouse - during the weeklong meeting.
    "Canada has an opportunity to change course and be a climate leader by
committing to absolute emission reduction targets and supporting new UN forest
rules that recognize the importance of conserving the planet's major carbon
storehouses, Canada's very own boreal and temperate forests."





For further information:

For further information: Tzeporah Berman, ForestEthics, (604) 313-4713
(also number in Bali); Lesley Horlick, Publicity Manager Random House, (416)
957-1563

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