Thursday, 17 May 2012

Jacinta Le Plastrier
Check this important article by NASA's James Hansen on why Canada's mining of its tar sands must not go ahead. New York Times 10 May 2012 ahead of this weekend's magnus G8 on fossil-fuel subsidies and the need for tax greening. Petitions can be signed at   Hansen was writing authoritatively (and in hindsight, accurately) on climate change issues in '81. Click link above for full article.


Game Over for the Climate


GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.”
Johnny Selman

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If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate.
Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. 

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