The Pipeline and the Paradigm
Keystone XL, Tar Sands, and the Battle to Defuse the Carbon BombBook - 2013
Explores the political, social, economic, and ecological issues that underlie the Keystone XL pipeline project, an endeavor that would release enough carbon into the atmosphere to drastically hasten climate change.
Independent Publishing Group
This thoroughly researched and wholly engaging book investigates the economic, ecological, political, and psychological issues behind the Keystone XL pipeline—a project so controversial it has inspired the largest expression of civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. With enough carbon trapped in the Canadian tar sands to plunge the Earth into irreversible climate change, it is the Keystone XL pipeline that will set that carbon free. The debate rages on over whether this 2,100-mile long steel pipeline is a vital piece America’s energy future or the conduit for global climate disaster. From the enormous tar sands mines in Alberta to a tree-top blockade in Texas, this book introduces the people and explores the competing interests that power the environmental issue of the current generation.