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Alberta's Oil Sands

Planet Earth!Posted by Jean Dar Thu, November 17, 2016 21:45:15

This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein didn't think climate change was her issue but when she realised the close link between environmental destruction and inequality, everything changed.

In Naomi's home country, the Canadian government granted virtual free rein to companies seeking oil in Alberta's tar sands, creating a boom town in Fort McMurray. Like large numbers of activists across the world, the indigenous population in Alberta protested the environmental damage. How can we connect the dots among movements around the world to tackle climate change and inequality at the same time?

Alberta's oil sands are the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world, next to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The Government of Alberta seeks to enhance Alberta's role as a world leading energy supplier as Oil sands production is expected to increase from 2.3 million barrels per day in 2014 to 4 million barrels per day in 2024.

Read more on how much of earth's wilderness is destroyed by humans here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/08/humans-have-destroyed-a-tenth-of-earths-wilderness-in-25-years-study



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