Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tar Sands, Pipelines and the Future of the Land

 Wade Davis, Sacred Headwaters, Stikine River, mining, Royal Dutch Shell

Wade Davis, Canadian author, activist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence gives a passionate speech about the repercussions of routing the tar sands pipeline through British Columbia. Some great comments on how we view species and our land, how resource capitalism works, marketing, what it means to inherit the land from our ancestors and how to be good stewards, which makes it applicable viewing to all of us near and far from the proposed pipeline. Before you shy away and think that 30 minutes is too long, think about what short-term corporate profit and decisions without public consultation mean compared to long-term environmental damage. 


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