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Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)

Marsden, William
Publisher:  Vintage Canada, Canada
Year Published:  2008   First Published:  2007
Pages:  250pp   ISBN:  978-0-676-97914-5
Library of Congress Number:  TD195.P4M38 2008   Dewey:  333.8'23214097123
Resource Type:  Book

As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, and carpet bombing its southern half with tens of thousands of gas wells.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: We Have the Technology

Part I Technology and Mutual Destruction
1 Highway to Heaven
2 Manley Natland's Fantasy
3 Early Signs of Madness
4 Breaking Alberta's Atom

Part II The Politics and Business of Oil
5 Washington's Doomsday Politics
6 Roll Call
7 Getting the Jump on the Energy Game
8 The Mauling of Big Bear

Part III Alien Invasion
9 Life on Mars
10 Hello! Is Anybody Out there?
11 Heaven on the Moon
12 Down North
13 The Last Cowboys and Cowgirls

Epilogue To the Last Drop
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Index

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