(Plan for a future without oil, Matthew Claxton’s Painful Truth column)
Matthew Claxton asks, “ Is there more to this story?”
Yes much more. There are an estimated 6,000 products made from petroleum. To name a few: heart valves, anaesthetics, dentures, antihistamines, cortisone, artificial limbs, antiseptics, contact lens, water pipes, roofing, tires, etc., etc.
Not only Alberta but the world has to “ wean itself of the demand for petroleum based products. New ones are being invented everyday.
There would have to be “ re-employment” for all the people employed making these products as well as well as some way of making these needed products.
Cheryl Katnich, Maple Ridge