Alberta’s oil sands create more CO2 than 145 nations

Canadians’ concerns over Alberta oil-sands development centre largely around its impact on climate change.

And for good reason. In a list of 207 nations ranked by greenhouse gas emissions, Alberta’s oil sands come out higher than 145 of them.

And that comparison is based on 2007 emissions. Under its proposed “intensity” caps to fight global warming, the Harper government predicts a near doubling in oil-sand emissions by 2020.

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