Tar Sands as a Weapon of Mass Destruction


Timms Centre Lobby, U of A, EdmontonRicardo Acuna and Diana Gibson, Parkland InstituteThere are many ways the tar sands qualify as a real weapon of mass destruction. These include: the fastest growing area of climate change emissions, the vast tailings ponds, their voracious appetite for natural gas and water, acid rain, pipelines, fuelling unsustainable consumption globally and especially in the US, fuelling the US war machine, and hollowing out the Alberta economy. How can Canada be a global leader and follow a different path?International Week 2007January 29 - February 2"Beyond Terror: The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction"Full program is available at www.international.ualberta.ca/iweek