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The whole blame-everything-on-climate-change thing is not working out. Ice caps are growing; sea levels are not rising; temperatures are not soaring; it's bad out there.
Big Oil blamed instead.
Either way, Republicans, conservatives, capitalists, SUV drivers, and humanity in general are a pestilence and a bother.
Why can't everyone be a vegan environmentalist and live in a tree, like Anon1152 and me?
More: for a fair and balanced leftist view, try this.
... Toronto Star's energy reporter Tyler Hamilton (July 26, 2010) has called most industry estimates of natural gas supply "a gross exaggeration." He wrote: "Some petroleum geologists say the ‘probable' supply [in North America] is less than 20 years, and that shale gas represents maybe seven years of that supply."Meanwhile, one of the commenters below eschews heating his home and walks everywhere!
In other words, the drilling and fracking endanger the groundwater, deplete rivers and lakes, and threaten earthquakes all for a quick payoff to industry, after which the local taxpayers are left with the consequences.
In February 2010, while discussing Schlumberger's proposed merger with Houston-based drilling specialist Smith International, Schlumberger CEO Andrew Gould said that shale gas production is characterized by "brute force and ignorance." That seems a fair appraisal of the entire shale gas "revolution."