Albertans reaped only about five dollars per barrel of oil equivalent from non-renewable resources in fiscal 2013.
In fact, the Government of Alberta suffered a deficit in fiscal 2013, even while transferring the bulk of the profits from Albertans' Heritage Savings Trust Fund to General Revenue.
The wealth of the oilsands is not for the benefit of the average Albertan.
"most environmentally devastating, mining operations."
The oilsands may be one of the largest mining operations, but hardly the most environmentally damaging compared to many many sites in The US., Russia, and the rest of the world.
At least Alberta has a reputation of cleaning up after itself.
The oilsands can be visually shocking, just as any mining operation anywhere in the world.
However, drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has caused massive environmental damage that cannot be remediated but is largley out of sight.
The Bakken in North Dakota is flaring vast amounts of natural gas, polluting the air and adding vast amounts of greenhouse gases. This is damage that is hard to see a few miles from the source.
The U.S. allows fracking with virtually no oversight. But then you can't really see the pollution of underground aquifers.
Ocean transport of crude oil from the middle east and Alaska has suffered spills that are hugely damaging but often out of sight.
War and civil unrest in oil producing countries cause tremendous environmental impacts. An example would be the burning of Kuwait.
The oil sands looks like a better choice
What really bothers me most is when the Prime Minister says that this is good for Canada, its in fact only good for a few investors who matter more than all the rest of us sharing this nation.
Mr. Daniel Grossman - Do you own a car? When you've rode the airplane, have you ever wondered where the fuel came from? Also research the other useful by products of oil. Canada export more than 90% of oil to the US and we are your biggest supplier. Qui bono?
i thought the Canadians had a reputation that valued the environment and it's wildlife. Out of greed it will ruin its beauty - and forever. In one generation Canada has the ability of destroying the planet or saving it.
No, I mean the usually less than 10% who determine primary election results in highly gerrymandered congressional districts.
Thanks Mick…you mean the 50% who actually pay for the ideology you so love?
The more behinds we elect to public office, the more behind we'll get.
The more we indulge in name calling and ideologies, the further behind we'll be.....
Finally Iraq can become the 3 countries that it was meant to be: 1.Kurdistan 2. Shialand 3.Sunniland.
Closer to home, it's more useful to know which Political Ideology attracts the most A**holes. You guessed right. It's the Repulsican Ideology!
The first law of thermodynamics claims that the total amount of energy and matter in a closed system (our Universe) cannot change but can only be transformed from one to the other. But what if our universe is not a closed system and accepts donations from outside systems occasionally? The big bang, for example. Also quantum physics accepts the principle that matter and energy can appear and disappear randomly any place any time anywhere. Magic!
If the sun is going to run out of gas and if the universe and the atoms are going to separate then it will come back together but it may or may not come back the same way it was all ready was formed before.
If all the matter and energy contained in the our existing universe came from a single point or singularity in space-time which most of the empirical evidence indicates, it may mean that matter and energy can be exchanged from other universes and dimensions which we cannot see because of our technological limitations.
The theory of Albert e. Looking at perpendicular universe. Wich allowed to explain the speed of expantion at a massive engagement between time and space
Reports, opinions, forecasts etc are all one sided! No one talks how the earth and its core will react as to how disastrous the sudden reaction which might occur at a given point of time.
If Expansive energy itself is not static and a matter experiencing continuous change why then changes that followed lead to creation?
How about a pin prick from an enormous black hole in another universe or another dimension?
if the universe was created in a single point of expansive energy.. but what caused it ??
There must have been something there to cause it .Be it subatomic particules..photons.. quarks or whatever.
basic causality cause and affect.you need something to make a reaction .
you cannot have a reaction out of nothing .and more importantly some where for it to happen .there must have been some thing before to cause it
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