There is enough carbon in the tar sand deposit in Western Canada to send the Earth’s climate into an irreversible tailspin that would make life itself questionable in the coming generations for plants, animals and people.
Samuel Avery trusts that even if the protests against the Keystone pipeline fail, the movement will win hearts and minds and ultimately prevail. As the author of The Pipeline and the Paradigm, Avery investigates the economic, ecological, political, and psychological issues behind the Keystone XL pipeline. The book serves to introduce the people and explore the competing interests that power the environmental issue of the current generation.
Avery was educated at Oberlin College and the University of Kentucky.