Oil Sands Essay

789 WordsOct 29, 20104 Pages
The importance of oil in our society is so great that it affects developed and developing countries. It is a huge contributor to economic growth and environmental destruction. Although the Alberta Oil Sands has destroyed acres of local and global (indirectly) ecosystems, it has achieved and ensured that Canada stays as an economic power. The economical, cultural, and political benefits the oil sands give to Canada makes it an irreplaceable asset to our nation and our global community The oil sands have always been Canada's major contributor to our economic activity. The oil industry has benefited other industries as well such as business services, manufacturing, retail, finance and insurance. The economic impacts of the oil sands are…show more content…
Due to the unequal global distribution of oil deposits, the Alberta Oil Sands has a high value in the world market. In fact, the oil sands make Canada a leading nation on the world energy market. The prosperity if Canada also generates in more subtle ways. With help of treaties and agreements, even poor, developing countries can get a fair share of the products of the Oil Sands. It promotes economies partnership and can be used to create agreements with other countries. If possible, the Alberta Oil Sands could be an ideal sanction against rising, aggressive powers. the long term effects that the Oil Sands has promoted or contributed to globalization also includes technological breakthroughs, the reduction of cultural barriers and the interdependence of global nations. Many critics argue that oil has had too big an impact to our society that we have become too dependant on it. The fact that oil is a non-renewable resource makes us more vulnerable for the inevitable change in the future. However, oil is arguably the best energy provider in our generation. It is cheap and easy to develop and transport. It is highly efficient (compared to alternative sources of energy). To simply discontinue the development of the oil sands would leave huge consequences. The global economy would suffer, as well as, possibly, the quality of lives of people. The unlimited "need" for oil in our society cannot be limited by government decisions. Rather than changing an
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