A bizarre headline, I know. But even stranger is that someone actually made that comparison.
Speaking about China’s demand for Canadian tar sands at a conference in Beijing earlier this month, a Chinese energy researcher compared unused tar sands to “unmarried single women.”
“It’s the same situation as the leftover single women. … It will be the same for the oil sands, they will be outdated just like unmarried single women,” said Chen Weidong, a chief energy researcher at the CNOOC Energy Economics Institute.
That sparked a new piece of satire from the folks at Deep Rogue Ram, the creative group behind the rogue weathergirl series. One of the people who produced the video, Heather Libby, also wrote another great skit comparing the Keystone XL pipeline to an annoying ex-boyfriend who won’t take “no” for an answer.
Watch the Tar Sands Love Line: