Boycott Coca Cola

Coca Cola (UK) has sold its soul to Big Environment, specifically WWF. According to a friend in London, the ads are fairly frequent and always state

The Arctic is being affected by climate change and sea ice is vanishing at a rate of around 11 per cent each decade

The company is fully into the  great polar bear scare. It’s ironic that Coca Cola is selling a product that releases vast amounts of CO2 if used as directed.

Well let’s help Coca Cola in its objective by not buying its products which are a great way of sequestering CO2.

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74 Responses to Boycott Coca Cola

  1. Infidel Tiger

    Pepsico is far left shiller too.

    Dr. Pepper is our only hope.

  2. Gab

    Yes those poor vanishing polar bears

    Polar bear numbers as estimated in 2009 by the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission: 20,000 – 25,000.

    Polar bear numbers as estimated in 2012 by the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission: 22,600 – 32,100.

  3. Cato the Elder

    The cognitive dissonance involved in liking soft drink and believing in the AGW scam is NO PROBLEM for the average Green teenager — until and unless you suggest that they stop drinking Coke.

    Fortunately both of mine think it’s crap, so I don’t have to cut off their supply. Not sure about a boycott, I think revolution might follow. :D

  4. .

    Pepsico is far left shiller too

    Really?

    I’m sure beer produced in Asia won’t play to these Surry Hills wankfests.

    Tiger may be our only hope.

  5. Rudiau

    Bbbut the poley bears love it … well they did.

  6. C.L.

    Boycott Coca Cola

    Sorry. Can’t do it.

  7. Iren

    I think revolution might follow. :D

    It would be a real sacrifice. Coke is the only soft drink I like and life just wouldn’t be the same without it.

    How about a write-in campaign instead to let them know that they’re alienating a lot of customers. What odds that when its a choice between profit and “the environment” they’d go for business over the planet?

    I’d bet a fair amount that the WWF association is nothing more than a publicity stunt to appear cool and trendy to their target audience – young people. Unfortunately, they’re waltzing with the devil.

  8. jupes

    Yea dunno about a boycott. The problem is that you like certain products but not the politics of the company, so you hope that a personal boycott may make them change their behaviour.

    More often than not though, it only hurts the boycotter. I boycotted Cadbury’s chocolate for a while because it had kowtowed to the Muslim lobby and paid for Halal certification.

    This lasted for a while but I noticed that everyone else was still buying it as much as ever. Then I notice Vegemite also had the Halal sticker and there was no way I was going to give that up, so I weakened and bought a block of Cadbury’s chocolate.

    It will take a few million (billion) more people than readers of the Cat boycotting Coca Cola, to make it change its stupid behaviour.

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I dislike companies that jump on the bandwaggon of some political issue.

    I didn’t even look at a Mercedes for my new car after the Alan Jones ‘die of shame’ advertising withdrawal fiasco. I was at the pointy end of purchase when it all blew up and others would have been too. Glad I got a cute little Audi anyway.

    I’ve calmed down on that fiasco now, as people do, and I am buying once more at Woolworths ‘cos I like their Select brown rice crackers in preference to anything else in that line.

    Coke should become more aware that less and less will poley bears fly.

    I only drink it with rum in it anyway which at least gives the bears lift-off.

  10. Louis Hissink

    Easy peasy, don’t drink any of the sugar bombs in bottules. Hydrogen dioxide is my tipple.

  11. stackja

    Drink water! Save the planet?

  12. Rabz

    Never drink the bloody awful crap anyway.

    Here’s a list of the products they sell in this country:

    Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Lift, Mother, Kirks-brand varieties, Mount Franklin water, Powerade, Pump water, Nestea, SPC and Ardmona packaged fruit and vegetables.

    They also distribute premium beers including Peroni, Pilsener Urquell and Miller.

    I am not giving up Peroni.

  13. Fred Furkenburger

    Ah but Louis Hissenk. Didn’t you know that Di-hydroxy Monoxide is a major pollutant in all our rivers and streams. We really need to band together and do something about it. A lot of greenies at least thought so!

    Stacka, Beer is far better. It makes lots of plant food in it’s production and is far better than water. Remember that fish have sex in that stuff!

  14. Rabz

    Apologies all – Miller is not a premium beer, it’s merely rebottled urine.

  15. Gab

    Stick with Schweppes. They’re owned by Asahi.

  16. Clancy of The Underpass

    How about a glass of Ben Ean?

  17. Fred Furkenburger

    Sorry Rabz but that’s putting a premium on it! Sadly though Peroni is not really that flash either. At least Pilsener Urquell is held up as a standard for the beer style pilsener around the world.

  18. Cold-Hands

    Stick with Schweppes
    They sell Passiona.

  19. Grey

    Ah but Louis Hissenk. Didn’t you know that Di-hydroxy Monoxide is a major pollutant in all our rivers and streams.

    No it isn’t

  20. Carpe Jugulum

    Stick with Schweppes. They’re owned by Asahi.

    Or beter yet, just drink Asahi.

  21. Harold

    Greenies are supposed to hate big business. Who’s selling out, Coke or the WWF?

  22. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Done! rape’em.

    Rabz:

    Peroni, Pilsener Urquell and Miller

    These are beer? Who knew? I always thought they were horse urine in a bottle.

  23. Oh come on

    Can it, Grey. You’re as dull as a rainy Sunday.

  24. maurie

    Labor just wishes everyone would shut up. They now have their lovely Scam Tax – so just be quiet.
    The ALP is soon to announce a wide ranging & ingenious method of purchasing their way back into the next government & if people will just shut up
    the flood & fire effected people won’t start screaming about Labor not using the Scam Tax money for its intended purpose – like flood mitigation for example – or even fire fuel load reduction!

  25. Carpe Jugulum

    I

    always thought they were horse urine in a bottle.

    I think you meant to write feral goat urine.

  26. Grey

    Can it, Grey. You’re as dull as a rainy Sunday.

    Would that be a dihydroxy monoxide day? No, I think not.

  27. Eyrie

    If you have a problem with polar bears may I suggest a Barrett .50 cal in the semi auto version is the best way to deal with them.

  28. lotocoti

    just drink Asahi

    And bring back Robocco.

  29. Carpe Jugulum

    And bring back Robocco.

    If it could only cook too. *sigh*

  30. High Treason

    Emotional blackmail is what it is. Beth-Din, Halal, PETA rely on emotional blackmail. May just have to send lots of emails in protest. It will be difficult to dump Coke-what will I have with Bourbon? Mind you, the stuff is not exactly an essential item. I regard it as black poison, so we boycotters will find ourselves better off without it.

  31. Louis Hissink

    No it isn’t

    Must be summartaahm, fishin is excellent.

  32. Adrien

    Coca Cola (UK) has sold its soul to Big Environment

    Coca Cola doesn’t have a soul it’s a firm not a living being. It hasn’t sold it’s soul it’s just launched a marketing campaign where it gets to promote goodwill and link it in with a ninety year old mascot type trademark.

    Big Environment?

    This post was really not worth writing.

    Maybe you coulda spruiked Pepsi but they’re on the wrong side of Israel/Palestine brouhaha. So hard being ideologically correct innit?

  33. kae

    Louis, yes, they’re certainly jumping onto the hooks.

  34. Aliice

    Listen Sam J

    You are being a bit narrow minded about Coca Cola supporting climate change…

    Dont you get it?

    Coca Cola dont give a flying fuck about your politics or beliefs and they just want to sell as much of their drinks as they can. If some people people believe in global warming and some dont Coca Cola doesnt give a rats.

    It wants all of you to keep buying its products so its also targetting the people who are concerned (you may not be one of them so tough).

    God there are some damn silly people here calling for a boycott of CC.

    How many companies are now advertising on the green sustainable thing…?? too many to count.
    Take that as a warning some people are onviously concerned. The market is way ahead of you boyo and is leading the way n’est ce pas?.

  35. Grey

    If you have a problem with polar bears may I suggest a Barrett .50 cal in the semi auto version is the best way to deal with them.

    So typical of righties – if it moves can we shoot it. If we can’t start moaning about greenie leftard swill.

    Polar bear, they say your race is run.
    Can we undo the damage that’s been done?
    And will anyone care when there’s no polar bear,
    Polar bear, tell us what went wrong?

    Must be summartaahm, fishin is excellent.

    I see, being so ignorant so as to not know what a hydroxy group is, is an example of the art of trolling. Clearly I am out of my depth amidst such brilliance.

  36. boy on a bike

    Coke? You’ll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

  37. Aliice

    Grey – you are not making any sense.

  38. “These are beer? Who knew? I always thought they were horse urine in a bottle.”

    Pilsner Urquell? Wash your mouth out with horse urine!

  39. “Grey – you are not making any sense.”

    Why start now?

  40. Rabz

    a beer-pouring robot

    That’s what I call a “must have”!

  41. The funny this is that Coke, like all soft drink companies, don’t use the CO2 that is a by-product of industry, as it is, not surprisingly, not of food grade standard. Instead, they produce CO2 especially for use in soft drinks, and most beers.

    As for most mass-produced swill beer, rather than add malt or sugar for bottle-fermenting, they carbonate the beer with CO2. Fortunately anthropogenic CO2′s impact on globull warming is negligible.

  42. boy on a bike

    So typical of righties – if it moves can we shoot it.

    Beats the crap out of being eaten by it.

  43. Old Fridgie

    Never drink the bloody awful crap anyway.

    Here’s a list of the products they sell in this country:

    Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Lift, Mother, Kirks-brand varieties, Mount Franklin water, Powerade, Pump water, Nestea, SPC and Ardmona packaged fruit and vegetables.

    They also distribute premium beers including Peroni, Pilsener Urquell and Miller.

    I am not giving up Peroni.

    Don’t confuse Coca Cola with Coca Cola Amatil, two very different companies.

  44. People are more loyal to drug dealers than anything else that is why we have a virtual duopoly around the world for cola or caffeinated water with sugar and a little CO2.

  45. Rabz

    Don’t confuse Coca Cola with Coca Cola Amatil, two very different companies.

    Here are Coca Cola’s brands – most of the drinks reappear.

  46. Rabz

    From the Coca Cola website – all brands, Australia:

    Bonaqua/BonaQa
    caffeine free Coke light/Diet Coke
    cherry Coke
    Coca-Cola
    Coca-Cola Zero
    Crusta
    Diet Coke/Coca-Cola light
    diet Lift
    diet Vanilla Coke
    Fanta
    glacéau vitaminwater
    Goulburn Valley
    Goulburn Valley Dairy
    Hi-C
    Lift
    Mother
    NESTEA *
    Neverfail
    Peats Ridge
    POWERADE
    POWERADE LIGHT
    Pump
    Pumped
    Relentless
    Sprite
    Sprite Zero/diet Sprite/Sprite light
    Vanilla Coke

  47. Rabz

    Bloody hell – there is not a single product on that list I ever buy.

  48. Don’t confuse Coca Cola with Coca Cola Amatil, two very different companies.

    It doesn’t matter can just use another reason then. CC Amatil employs David Gonski who has thought of new and inventive ways to spend our taxes so boycott them for this then.

  49. Clancy of The Underpass

    Bring back Lemon Coke.

  50. Gab

    Wish they’d make a sugar-free Cherry Coke.

  51. Aliice

    I dont any of those either Rabz but my other half cant go a week witout drinking a carton of coke a week.
    Given my father used to clean his car engine with it I do wonder whats its doing to my hubby but there is just no convincing him now (there never was any convincing him anyway).

  52. Carpe Jugulum

    Clearly I am out of my depth amidst such brilliance.

    Yes Grey, yes you are.

  53. Coke has sold out to Big Environment but of more concern to me is its push to impose Systems Thinking on everyone. That we are all interdependent. That people that think of themselves as individuals are selfish. That we must put the Common Good as told to us ahead of what the facts around us tell us actually matters.

    When I wrote this post http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/second-order-change-why-reform-is-a-misnomer-for-the-real-common-core/ on what Otto Scharmer and Peter Senge were pushing on business executives and teachers and administrators all over the world, it was partly based on a 2005 book they wrote called Presencing. It talks a lot about Coke’s efforts globally and makes them sound like pliable fools accepting every bit of propaganda thrown their way. But they have power in these countries because of the amount of water it takes for a bottling plant. They can change the development priorities of an entire region and that’s apparently exactly what GreenPeace and WWF and Senge and Scharmer push them to do.

    About a week ago I wrote about something called the International Human Dimensions Programme and its work with Paul Ehrlich’s Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior.MAHB. Supposedly to transform human behavior globally. More than a little hubris there. The IHDP documents lay out how to use education to get there and they cite Senge and Scharmer as among those futurists actively engaged in transformation towards a desired global vision. All tied in with the UN as always.

    Coke then is among a large number of global corporations using their economic power to shift all of us towards a vision we have never even heard of. The laws of unintended consequences mean we will not get where we are being propelled to but these naive or worse clowns are altering the future. In quite pernicious, collectivist ways.

  54. I stopped buying all Coca Cola products since the company endorsed the silly claims that polar bears are endangered; but I tend to boycott any product or chain whose advertisements annoy me.

  55. stackja

    Fred Furkenburger 4 Feb 13 at 7:08 pm fish sexy water

    Sounds nutritious!

  56. Up The Workers!

    If Greenies REALLY, REALLY, want to do their bit to help Earth Mother Gaia by stopping all that deadly killer gas, evil carbon dioxide, I would suggest that just like the famous “Suicide Squad” of the “Peoples Front Of Judea”, they gather themselves in some public place and on the count of 3, all pull a tight-fitting plastic bag down over their heads.

    About 5 minutes should do it.

    Then the rest of us can go about our lives as normal.

    Ho Hum!

  57. Chris M

    Used to have Coke years ago but shifted to ice cold water now. In fact I have no soft drinks or fruit juices at all. For flavouring a dash of scotch or bourbon gives the water a lift.

    Cheers me that I’ve not been supporting this greenie company, might grab a glass of water to celebrate…

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Polar bear, they say your race is run.
    Can we undo the damage that’s been done?
    And will anyone care when there’s no polar bear,
    Polar bear, tell us what went wrong?

    I think this is possibly the worst poem I have ever read.

    And I have read some humdingers in my time.

  59. Polar bear, they say your race is run.

    A slightly different polar bear song,
    Climate Change Is Responsible for All the Things That Have Ever Gone Wrong”:

    Polar bears numbers may be on the rise,
    we know what to blame whenever one dies.
    See rivers inundate each sun-baked plain
    for global warming brings more and less rain;
    farms will be barren or covered with mud
    as all crops suffer from a drought or flood;
    more dearth, devastation, much more death—
    we poison the world with every breath.

    Climate change is responsible for
    all the things that have ever gone wrong. …

    You’ll hear the eloquent wind in the trees:
    “our weather will spread more nasty disease.”
    Across the mountains see a want of snow;
    and early this morning I stubbed my toe.

    Climate change is responsible for
    all the things that have ever gone wrong. …

  60. WhaleHunt Fun

    Since no damage whatsoever has been done, yes we can simply do nothing thereby reversing the nothing done.

    Sooner the bloody oversized garbage rats die out, the sooner people’s bins will still be in one piece at week’s end.

    They contribute nothing to my welfare so are a waste of precious oxygen, just like greenies

  61. WhaleHunt Fun

    No, its AbbotAbbotAbbot that causes all the bad stuff.

  62. Oops; forgot to add that an alternative chorus is:

    Tony Abbott’s responsible for
    all the things that have ever gone wrong.

  63. .

    I blame the MAD MONK Mr Tonee Ryabbit and his relentless, wrecking negativity for the current fake crisis.

    The ALP and Greens have become a meme unto themselves.

  64. johninoxley

    Grey, your out of your depth in a glass of water

  65. John A

    Lizzie B. you must have read too much Vogon poetry!

  66. Token

    Drink water!

    This is the essence to the problem with Coca Cola’s (and Pepsi’s) business model.

    They’ve tried diversifying to other drinks, but the move by consumers to drink more water is hurting the company.

    TCCC had to buy favour by associating the brand with bleeding heart causes to overcome the problems of a changing market.

  67. Grey

    I think this is possibly the worst poem I have ever read.

    And I have read some humdingers in my time.

    It is a cross species variant of a song by Galapagos Duck from their album Endangered Species – quite possibly somewhat mangled by my memory.
    Whatever gratitude they might have felt for the plug will be certainly overwhelmed by the contumely shown towards them by the as yet unpublished Lizzie – but who is universally agreed to be a rare literary talent.

    Meanwhile for extremely bad polar bear poetry, I offer this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKDakrjmwJc

  68. Michael

    I think that the Australian Coca Cola Amatil is the direct, wholly owned, descendant of W.D. and H.O. Wills, which became, proudly, British Tobacco. I still remember those heady (and smelly) days in the mid 50s, at Sydney Boys’ High, in Moore Park Sydney, where the wind brought Wills’ tobacco odour, ACI glass works dust, Resch’s beer cooking flavours and Mauri Bros and Thomson vinegar air and for good measure, after the Easter Show, centre of Anzac Pde, horse stable mucking outs as garden fertilizer. The 6d bottle of Pepsi, tasted great each morning before school.

  69. Merilyn

    No problem, never touch the stuff, since seeing a painter using it as a paint stripper.

  70. Ken

    You chemists ought to know that it’s Hydrogen hydroxide you are maligning/praising gossiping about not dihydrogen monoxide.

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