Oil and gas industry's right to profit vs. the right to live.
Vancouver Observer, May 26, 2014
View of Alberta tar sands plant in Canada. Creative Commons: National Wildlife Federation.
Telling Canadians to increase the extraction of fossil fuels in the age of climate change is like telling a drug addict to boost his usage because he's already dependent. How can the federal government vehemently oppose assisted suicide on the individual level yet promote self-inflicted destruction on the collective level?
Whether you call it euthanasia, assisted-suicide or self-deliverance, end-of-life care on the individual level is vehemently opposed by the current federal government. Yet ironically, on the collective level, self-inflicted death is precisely what this government is doing in its push for more carbon emissions and rapid energy extraction from an already overextended planet.