Credits: What can anybody tell Obama about the Keystone XL?
Visual Essay Credits
“What could Anybody tell President Obama about the Keystone XL?” © 2013 Franke James; All writing, photography and illustration by Franke James, with exceptions and details below. Photos of the bus shelters in Washington, DC by Logan Mock-Bunting.
Details and Sources
1. Hey President Obama: photo-illustration by Franke James. Source images – Official Photo of President Barack Obama Wikimedia Commons: Pete Souza, The Obama-Biden Transition Project; Franke James in front of bus shelter in Calgary: Photo by Billiam James
2. Big Decision photo-illustration and No Keystone XL Bus shelter poster by Franke James. Photo of shelter and bus by Logan Mock-Bunting. See Oh No Canada! for more details on art show in Washington, DC.
3. “What we need in this fight…” mixed media illustration by Franke James. Inset quote and photo of Barack Obama from Georgetown University speech, June 25, 2013, US Government open source.
4. Dire predictions illustration by Franke James
5. Extreme Weather illustration by Franke James. Quote from President Obama’s State of the Union address, Feb.2013.
6. “Act before it is too late” illustration by Franke James. Quote from President Obama’s State of the Union address, Feb.2013.
7. You have a plan illustration by Franke James. Quote from President Obama’s Georgetown University speech, June 25, 2013.
8. Canada is rooting for the carbon polluters illustration by Franke James. See Canada reveals climate stance with praise for Australian carbon tax repeal
9. Animated CO2 toaster by Franke James, Billiam James, Michael McGee. Get the widget.
11. “Canada is the Dirty Old Man” Bus shelter poster by Franke James. Guardian UK Dirty Old Man quote. Photo of shelter and people by Logan Mock-Bunting. See Oh No Canada! for more details on art show in Washington, DC.
12. Dirty truth screen: “Canada is the Dirty Old Man” Bus shelter poster by Franke James. Guardian UK Dirty Old Man quote. Photo of shelter and people by Logan Mock-Bunting. See Oh No Canada! for more details on art show in Washington, DC.
Statistic: Producing Tar Sands Oil is up to 350% dirtier than conventional oil.
FAIL: How the Keystone XL Tar Sands PipeLine Flunks the Climate Test
Page 6: “extracting and upgrading oil from tar sands can be as much as 4.5 times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than oil from other conventional north american crude sources.”
Stockman, Lorne. “Petroleum coke: The Coal Hiding in the tar sands.” Oil Change International. January 2013.
Page 3: “It is a well established fact that full exploitation of the tar sands is a grave threat to the climate. Emissions from tar sands extraction and upgrading are between 3.2 and 4.5 times higher than the equivalent emissions from conventional oil produced in north america.”
13. Canada is the Colossal Fossil illustration by Franke James
14. Never point fingers illustration by Franke James (istockphoto fingers).
16. Reducing US carbon pollution illustration by Franke James
17. Keystone XL would Triple the Tar Sands illustration by Franke James
19. Censoring and blacklisting photo illustration by Franke James: National Press Club Panel October 11, 2013. Features Bill Burton, David Suzuki, Franke James, Tzeporah Berman, Tim Gray – photo by Billiam James. News about Oh No Canada! art show in Washington, DC.
20. Do Not Talk about Climate Change Bus shelter poster by Franke James. Photo of shelter by Logan Mock-Bunting. Oh No Canada! art show in Washington, DC. Internal quote by Canadian government spokesperson Jean-Bruno Villeneuve, released under Access to Information laws.
22. Piss Off Canada illustration by Franke James
23. Unfriendly Actions Eagle and Flag illustration by Franke James
25. U.S. Eagle Calamity illustration by Franke James. U.S. capitol building open source Wikimedia.
America’s Dangerous Pipelines YouTube Video by the Center for Biological Diversity. Visit NoKeystone.org
References – “U.S. consumers are not likely to see any reduction in pump prices; after all, the whole reason for building the Keystone XL is to raise the price that producers get paid.” 24/7 Wall Street
References – “Oil-sands developers are counting on Keystone XL to lift heavy crude prices by connecting them to the world’s largest refining market in the Gulf Coast as they double production by 2025.” Pipeline rejection could set precedent
26. Winning the Climate War illustration by Franke James
27. Changing Lightbulbs illustration by Franke James
28. Driving Cleaner Cars illustration by Franke James
29. Saving Energy illustration by Franke James
30. Scoff at Anybody who thinks they can fight climate change illustration by Franke James
31. Using Dirty Tarsands Oil illustration by Franke James
32. Drive the biggest gas guzzlers illustration by Franke James
33. Waste energy heating Monster Homes illustration by Franke James
34. Anybody can say illustration by Franke James
35. Refuse to condemn the next generation illustration of President Obama’s quote by Franke James