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The true cost of oil

TED Talks What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.

 

This is a visually stunning portrayal of Canadian landscapes.   He shows incredibly gorgeous photographs of the ecosystems of the boreal forest, indigenous cultural landscapes and natural scenery.  This is unfortunately the backdrop for the impacts of industrial extraction of oil from the tar sands of the Athabasca in Canada.  Collectively, this makes for a jarring justaposition of environmental landscapes.


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This presentation is very moving on the emotional side of the plight of Canada’s natural resources.  When it comes to oil production no matter where it is it will be dirty, messy and fraught with problems that impact the environment.  The idea that everyone wants oil but they don’t want to mess up their own country to get it is an interesting problem.  Frankly the more developed countries like Canada are more likely to mine the resources responsibly then a country that has little or no environmental protections.  This speaker gives a very impassioned presentation but he offers no alternatives to oil.  Getting oil from a country that has environmental protection laws is cleaner and better then getting it from a country that cares nothing for the environment; it is less accountable and more environmentally damaging to get it from somewhere else.  Pipelines are cleaner ways of moving oil as they seldom leak and don’t crash and spill.  The debate over oil and environmental responsibility will continue until a viable source of clean energy is created. 

Louis Mazza's curator insight, January 28, 2015 12:37 PM

this video shows the beauties to be found in world, and the negative effects that mining for oil can do to these areas. in one region it was home to a type of deer but all they could be found was the deers antlers. that showed that mining for oil was killing all the deer. all these regions are under threat. the largest toxic wastelands on the planet are being created.

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General Mills: "The Big G"

Anthony Mason takes us inside the history of General Mills, the sixth-largest food company in the world. What began 150 years ago as a flour mill, and whic
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Intro to Soc: Agents of Socialization!

Learn about how it is that we are socialized into the upstanding members of society we are today---and how socialization is a lifetime process! Table o

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iPhone 7 review: how good can a phone be if the battery doesn't last even a day?

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Two years after the iPhone 6, should buyers upgrade to the waterproof, headphone socket-free – and most expensive - iPhone yet?
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Ad of the Day: Pine-Sol is clueless, except when it comes to cleaning, in 19 fun pre-rolls

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"Most folks won't be floored by these brief, humorous Pine-Sol vignettes. But that's probably OK with the venerable brand, which set out to display its versatility and show viewers that its grease- and stain-fighting action works on lots of household stuff, not just floors ..."


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Weird Social Networks and Why They Failed

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For every Facebook, there's a Capazoo.
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Snapchat reveals its $130 Spectacles and rebrands as Snap Inc.

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"Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has finally taken the wraps off the company's long-rumored glasses project, Spectacles ..."


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Setting classroom expectations and developing learning goals collaboratively puts students at the center of the learning process. Learn more here.
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DT10: Clothing. An installment of the Digital Trends’ weekly series that examines how tech has changed every aspect of our lives.

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"No longer just a means for protecting us from the elements, tomorrow’s clothing will be stronger, lighter, more comfortable, custom fitted to us, and even smart enough to interact with our gadgets ..."


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