Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn't talk oilsands

Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn't talk oilsands

Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn't talk oilsands

"It's something I'm definitely scared of", she said.

But this time there were counter-protesters representing the massive number of men and women who work in the country's oil and natural gas industry, and whose jobs depend on the infrastructure that powers Canada and countries around the globe.

"We would like to reassure the citizens of the Edmonton that the EPS is working to ensure sufficient resources are in place to manage the demonstrations", said Inspector Jonathan Coughlan with the EPS Field Response Branch in the release.

"We're not doing this because it's fun or because we have a special interest in the climate or because we want to become politicians when we grow up".

"We are doing this because our future is at stake", Thunberg said. Alberta has the world's third largest oil reserves in the world. A 2018 Stanford University study ranked the Canadian oil industry's upstream emissions as the fourth largest in the world.

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What we found I was so thrilled with and there would be days I would get in the trailer and I'd be like, "Oh, there she is". I am always amazed and proud of her. "I've got people around me pushing me and I'll be kicking and screaming", she said.

However, while some shouted their support for Thunberg, who's been the face of the struggle against political inaction on global warming, counter-protesters who affirmed oil manufacturing traveled into the city to produce their distaste for Thunberg understood, blaring their horns as she talked. An hour west of the Edmonton protest, Premier Jason Kenney attended the inauguration of a new gas pipeline at a TransAlta facility, saying its opening marked "a good day for the environment". Late last month, Thunberg led a rally in Montreal that attracted 500,000 people and met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Friday's march, organised by indigenous and environmental groups, came as Canada prepares for a tight federal election Monday in which climate change and the future of the oil and gas sector are hot topics.

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