Oil, Water and the Future of Alberta


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Essay #: 071754
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Oil, Water and the Future of Alberta
This paper will be devoted to the ironic aspects of the relationship between the petrochemical industry, the province of Alberta, and the larger balance of nature as displayed in the readjustment to changed circumstances that we refer to as global warming or global climate change. The irony lies in the fact that while Alberta has tried to give its petrochemical industry every advantage possible, at the expense of both the environment and the people of Alberta, its encouragement of oil sands development entails consequences that will make that development more and more difficult. One of the necessary ingredients for extracting oil from the tar sands, water, is already in short supply, and as global...
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