Berman on the oil sands and decarbonization


in Canada, Economics, Politics, The environment

Tzeporah Berman’s comments to the Alberta Teachers Association are well worth reading.

She highlights how Canada keeps operating with an outdated notion of how usable and competitive the bitumen sands are, and that the case for new pipelines collapses when you consider what the world as a whole needs to do to address climate change.

She also discusses the tone of the debate, which she sees as unhelpful, while acknowledging that civility itself cannot produce an answer. Canada is going to learn a hard lesson about the billions we wasted on the bitumen sands. The hope now is that we won’t waste billions more.

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. October 24, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Tzeporah Berman, Rachel Notley face off at teachers’ conference

To invest in Alberta’s oil industry or back away slowly was the question at the crux of a rift between Alberta’s premier and environmentalist and policy adviser Tzeporah Berman.

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