100 CDN scientists call for oilsands moratorium

These are not crackpots - these are learned professionals who would not take a stand that they did not believe was backed up with solid evidence.

You'd think that the powers that be should seriously consider this. 

Economists, biologists, climatologists and political scientists have all signed the text, which has been sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and all members of Parliament. The signatories include 12 fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 22 members of the US National Academy and a Nobel Prize winner.

They are careful to include in their warning all high-carbon energy sources, including coal and other types of unconventional oil, but it’s focused on the oilsands.