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December 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Stop building pipelines for oil and bitumen

We are depleting a finite resource

Whatever the conventionally measured benefits of building more pipelines to distribute a dwindling and more remote amount of oil or bitumen, the costs of continued global warming are colossal [“New high-tech maps detail wildlife habitat in West,” Online, Dec. 13].

Profiting from perhaps a few more decades of depletion of oil and tar sands may not be very advantageous if the global biosphere is wrecked when the anticipated profits are fully counted.

Putting more gas in your car when the biosphere is spiraling downward is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


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