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Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta Is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)

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A bestselling investigative journalist takes a tour of the Alberta oil and gas industry, revealing how Canadas richest province is squandering our chance for a sustainable future.

In its desperate search for oil and gas riches, Alberta is destroying itself. As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, and carpet-bombing its southern half with tens of thousands of gas wells. In so doing, it is running out of water, destroying its range land, wiping out its forests and wildlife and spewing huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, adding to global warming at a rate that is unrivalled in Canada or almost anywhere else in the world. Its digging, drilling and blasting its way to oblivion, becoming the ultimate symbol of Canadas - and the worlds - pathological will to self-destruct.

Nowhere has the world seen such colossal environmental destruction as is being wreaked on Alberta. At one point the province even went so far as to consider a scientists idea of nuking its underbelly to get at the tar sands. Stupid to the Last Drop looks at the increasingly violent geopolitical forces that are gathering as the worlds gas and oil dwindle and the Age of Oil begins its inevitable slide towards oblivion. As Canadians deplete their energy reserves, selling them off to Americans at bargain-basement prices, no thought is given to conservation or the long-term needs of the nation.

In this powerful polemic, William Marsden journeys across the heart of a province seized by the destructive forces of greed, power and the energy business, and envisions a very bleak future.

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About the Author

William Marsden is co-author of the international bestsellers Angels of Death and The Road to Hell. He is an award-winning senior investigative reporter for the Gazette in Montreal.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780676979145
Author:
Marsden, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books Canada
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 BandW IMAGES THRUOUT
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.90x5.20x.70 in. .65 lbs.

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