Lecture Notes - Environment & Business as a Complex Interaction

Lecture Notes - Environment & Business as a Complex Interaction

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Environment and Business as a Complex Interaction An example is Alberta oil sands, which can be a source of debate among different individuals. One view (film maker) : tar sands = real name. Gooey substances locked in the sand, and they found a way to get the substance out of the sand then get refine it into crude oil. This process requires extreme amounts of fresh water, carbon dioxide, boreal forest destruction, and generally not environmentally-concerned. Community downstream of the oil sands were the first to say they aren’t telling the truth. People were dying (increasing cancer rates). Conclusion : discuss this matter, learn about it, and take action. – mojo.com. Another view : industrialized countries need energy to sustain their lifestyles. With demand rising, conventional supplies are declining. The answer is our backyard – Alberta oil sands. It would be possible to produce 3 million barrels per day by 2020. Shell is the major operator of the oil sands. It currently produces 155 000 barrels per day.
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course ENVIRONMEN 102 taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '12 term at Waterloo.

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Lecture Notes - Environment & Business as a Complex Interaction

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