Canada’s black gold and the environment’s dark future

Before and after? The Boreal Forest and a tar sands site in Alberta. Photo: The Co-operative on flickr.Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area and well-known for its dramatic nature, wildlife, and world renown hockey teams. However, Canada is also known for being the first nation in the world to have withdrawn from the Kyoto protocol on climate change and for having the world’s third largest oil-reserve known as tar sands. These ‘Tar Sands’ or ‘Oil Sands’ are described by some as a vital part of the Canadian economy, while others refer to them as ‘Blood oil’.

by Lovisa Klason