There is a story (said to be true) about a holy man of recent times who demonstrated that he could change plain water into oil. So convinced was an entrepreneur, he said to the holy man, "Why not convert the whole ocean, and then we can make a fortune?"
It (surely) does not take too much savvy to work out that such an idea is foolish nonsense. It should not need explanation that the oceans help to balance the life on planet Earth, and greatly contribute to weather conditions. etc. etc. We don't apply this kind of idea as it would (most likely) simply and quickly lead us to a doomsday situation.
That being the case, can't the same kind of logic be applied to fracking? It seems to me that the fracking concept is also capable of bringing about a doomsday situation. There is a great concern that our water supplies could be affected, and some have even suggested that water is a communications system in its own right; equivalent to the blood supply in our own bodies.
The website http://www.alternet.org/environment/energy-companies-want-judge-dismiss-historic-lawsuit-over-oklahoma-earthquakes (December 18, 2015) states:
[The USA state of] Oklahoma has been a hotbed of frequent and ongoing earthquakes ever since the state's fracking boom kicked off in 2009. Before 2009, Oklahoma had two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater each year, but now there are two a day. In the past year alone, there have been more than 2,100 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater.Are we not alarmed, therefore, that our own UK parliament has casually (yes, casually) passed regulations to allow the exploration of fracking to take place under our National Parks?
In the past week or two, not only has fracking gained an easy green light, but there has also been a world-wide consensus agreement on limiting climate warming. As I wrote last week, though Climate Change must be a reality, the notion of warming being the root cause is questionable.
It seems, therefore, that the notion of true democracy being in existence should be knocked on the head. All the consensus agreements that have been reached (including the most recent UN resolution on Syria) all seem to miss key issues. We should consider ourselves as being misled. Why are we being misled, I wonder?
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