Monday, 22 October 2012

TAR SANDS OIL.


   Some years ago I visited Canada and went to the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta. It was an awe inspiring visit, the whole area was a wilderness of beauty on a grand and rugged scale. It was probably the most impressive part of the whole visit. 
   However, this is corporate capitalism and that area is just another source of wealth for the corporate greed machine. Tar sands oil, big bucks, so 54,000 square miles of that wonderful rugged beauty is now the biggest shit pan on that continent. This is planet destruction on an unbelievable scale, and it will go on and grow until they suck the last possible dollar out, and what was a wonderland of rugged beauty will have gone forever, transfered into some fat corporate body's bank account.
   Take a few minutes to look at these pictures from Business Insider, this is the money men at work, plundering and destroying the planet that we all need to survive.
    Canada's economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness. Development of the world's third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion annual paycheck to the Canadian government and 75,000 immediate jobs. But many are aghast at the project, which is also the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas in Canada.
    When you see the pictures, you may feel the same. We're not saying the project is good or bad. We're just saying the scale and severity of what's happening in Alberta will make your spine tingle.
Read the article and view the photos HERE:

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