Environmental Impacts

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What could be the lesson objectives?
Lesson objectives:
To examine the environmental impacts of the increased
demand for and production of oil.
[From Global Interactions] To be able to discuss the
environmental consequences of increasing international
demand for oil (one raw material).
What is the connection?
Oil
Plastic
Radioactivity
Oil
Upstream:
Exploration
Production
Downstream:
Consumption
refining
processing
distribution
marketing
At which stage could
environmental impacts take
place?
Where could geopolitical
impacts take place?
Examples?
Unconventional oil?
examine the environmental impacts of the increased demand for and
production of oil.
What are the environmental impacts ?
What are oil sands?
Impact
What is the relationship between increased
oil demands and increased production of oil
sands?
http://oilsands.alberta.ca/
Alberta oil sands
Location:
Quantities:
Evidence
Canadian Oil Sands
Resources to use: Groups of 3
• http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/201
3/may/19/tar-sands-exploitation-climatescientist
• http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/
canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text/4
• http://oilsands.alberta.ca/resource.html
• Do you think there is a link between increased
oil production and increased carbon dioxide
concentrations?
• Explain?
• How do you know?
Discuss the links between this issue
and increased oil demand
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