Stop pursuing a foola s golda in the oilsands: NASA scientist
Expansion of Albertaa TMs oilsands mining operations must be avoided if the world is going to dodge the disastrous effects of climate change in future, says one of the worlda TMs leading climate scientists.
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#1 Oct 6, 2010
"In order to achieve a safe level of carbon emissions, we cannot have more coal-fired plants, no more oilsands or shale oil," he told the hearing.
"Of course we need energy and this looks like a gold mine. But it's fool's gold."
So not quite so inflamatory as the subject line claims. Yet I believe that scientists of all stripes should stick to promoting the science and not the politics or economic decisions. He is not an expert in politics or economics. He is an expert in the consequences of 'global climate disruption' and should stay on message.
This is like James Wilkes booth trying to save the South by killing President Lincoln. Counter productive as the backlash will shut down debate from the moderate elements.
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