Wind Turbines May Blow Earth Out of Orbit, Coal Lobby Warns: The Onion (Video)

This Onion spoof on the fossil fuel industry's attacks on clean energy made the rounds a few months ago, but it somehow eluded my radar. Usually, in these cases, I'd simply curse the blog-gods, and let it join the graveyard of viral videos that have completed their arc through our inboxes and Facebook walls. But this is too effing funny.

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In The Know: Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit

The video was shown at Poptech 2011, right before the President of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson, took the stage to talk about how his nation weathered the financial crisis and embraced clean energy. I'll have a report on his talk soon.

For now, enjoy the Onion's hilarious satire of the fossil fuels industry -- which has indeed proved itself willing to go to nearly any lengths to attempt to discredit clean energy.

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