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The fun part is the local TV station, satellite link, National Guard, oil company and reporters from media around the world, culminating even with two Russian icebreakers, all trying to record, help and ultimately save the whales. Mainly because it's good PR. The only ones doing it because they should do it were really the Greenpeace worker and two inventors who had created a water fountain to stop ice closing a hole.
Rose shows many sides and histories to round out his story. He's quite cynical, talking about oil having stopped the whale hunting on an industrial scale, but never mentions the immense subsidies given to oil extraction and refining companies. If oil had been more costly to produce than whale oil, believe me there would be no whales left in the sea. The Iceland capitulation into ending whaling is explained as an outcome of this story, while the Japanese are described as hunting them for 'science' but Rose doesn't know what study is carried out.Read more ›
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