Oil is a ver important commodity and will be extracted until we run out of it. With the rapid growth of China, India and several other countries plus our own continued growth here in the US, oil will be extracted from the earth.
There is tremendous amount of damage being done to Canadian Boreal Forest by the extraction of tar sands oil. which is actually DilBit (diluted Bitumen) and not oil as we are used to thinking. These important forest as well as the Tropical Rain Forest that are being removed will affect climate extremes to a greater extent than we realize.
As said before, I don’t know all the answers, but since I have done some investigating, I have found lots of other sites on the internet that I find are well written and very informative. I will try to post the best links.
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