Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oil Sands and Potash OR Canadian Hockey?

A study recently came out indicating that as a result of climate change, the outdoor rink season in Canada has shrunk since 1950. I find this fascinating in the backdrop of our country's relentless pursuit of energy-intensive fossil fuels reflected in its recent fast tracking of environmental assessment plans and the Alberta Wildrose party's complete denial of climate change, a party that apparently reflects the values of a majority of Albertans. Perhaps the potential loss of our common past-time may be what is necessary to rattle the cage of Canadian imprudence to the reality of climate change and our massive role in its unfolding.

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