Impact of burning Alberta’s oil sands

According to a new paper in Nature Climate Change, the impact to global temperature of burning all 170 billion barrels of proven reserves from Alberta’s oil sands between 2012 and 2062 would be a rise in global temperatures by just 0.02 C to 0.05 C.

A co-author of the paper is Dr. Andrew Weaver, Canada Research Chair in Climate Modeling and Analysis at the University of Victoria, and a lead author with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Read the story in the Edmonton Journal here.

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