Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The worst threat to the environment on Earth

By far the single best demonstration that business is about profit, not any sort of social or environmental responsibility, is the Alberta Tar Sands. Billed by Greenpeace and others as the largest industrial and energy project, the biggest capital investment and the worst environmental crime on earth, it really does have to be seen to be believed.

For a first-hand view, click here. Right now.

The real point? That tar sands make no environmental or social sense at all. Imagine someone replacing Florida with a slag heap - that's the new Alberta.

But for business? Lots and lots and lots of money. A no brainer, really. Say goodbye to Alberta now, children - and don't worry about the mess. No, I don't ahve any plans to clear up after me, but always remember - Daddy Business knows best.

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