Canada’s tar sands contain some of the world’s dirtiest oil. That doesn’t mean energy companies aren’t interested in excavating it, though. We’ll talk about the effect that drilling for oil in Alberta will have on climate change with Neela Banerjee, who writes about the topic for InsideClimate News. We’ll also get the perspective of Alan Jeffers, Exxon mobile media relations manager, about the company’s role in the dialogue about the risks of climate change.
The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica casts a shadow on the ice while traversing the Northwest Passage through the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Friday, July 21, 2017. For several decades, satellite pictures have shown a dramatic decline in Arctic sea ice that is already affecting the lives of humans and animals in the region. David Goldman/AP Photo