TED Talk. The True Cost of Oil
The video below is a TED Talk filmed in November 2011 (that’s a link to the actual website where I got the video. Other great TED Talks can be found there if you are interested). Garth Lenz is the speaker and the title of the presentation is “The True Cost of Oil”. It is a detailed look at the size and scope of the Alberta Tar Sands project, its impacts on the northern Alberta wilderness (and the First Nations people that live downstream) and the risks that the expansion of the Tar Sands poses.
I truly hope that you will take the time to watch it – it’s just over 17 minutes long. And when you are done, if you feel so inclined, I would appreciate that you share this video with some of the folks you know.
Certain people work very hard and spend a lot of money to keep the rest of us in the dark about the Tar Sands. Shedding some light on the subject is the best thing we can do.