Why Is Solar/Wind/Renewables So Much Cleaner and More Desirable Than Tar/Oil Sands

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I have to confess that I do not know half as much about tar sands as I do about solar energy source.  But 350.org’s planned event on Nov. 18, 2012 (posted in Nov. 12, 2012 of http://www.sunisthefuture.net) compelled me to learn  (never let a learning opportunity slip by) more on this topic.  If you’d like to learn more about the environmental impact of mining tar sands, please allow me to share the video and  two links below:

This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest dam in the world. The extraction plant is just to the right of this photograph and most of the mine is to the left.(Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Athabasca tar/oil sands (northeastern Alberta, Canada) on the banks of the river, c. 1900 (wikimedia)

1.  Oil Sands/Tar Sands (wikipedia)

2.  Why You Need To Know About The Canadian Tar Sands

Definitely, without the consumption of huge amount of water, carcinogenic byproducts, greenhouse gases emission, nor negative impact on wildlife, solar/wind/renewable energies are far cleaner/safer/less costly in the long run than tar sands as energy source.  I only wish that solar and wind had been more prevalent energy sources because that would have diminished the need/desire to look to tar sands.

So, let’s step up the Solar/Renewable Initiative ! I will do my part and, please, that you will do yours.  A reminder of our Nov. 8, 2012 post at http://www.sunisthefuture.net .

gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker.

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