Fracking – the Chase for Fool’s Gold?

Some years ago, before the Conservatives came to power, I saw George Osborne at a talk by James Lovelock on the environmental dangers facing the Planet.

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The New, Extraordinary Claims about Fracking

The subject of fracking has left the front pages, for now, but the announcements and discussions of Monday have left me troubled.  Government and industry supporters have spoken airily of the financial benefits and the American experience, of the limited impact on communities and the resulting energy revolution, but their accompanying admissions, which largely went unnoticed, were extraordinary.

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Water – the Forgotten Essential for Fracking

As heat waves assault many parts of the world, even here in the heart of Wales I see river levels drop not just from evaporation but from increased extraction, mostly for farming and some development. Other than the sun, water is the most precious planetary gift we have, but so often we take it for granted and forget that it is a finite resource.

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Abusing Gaia through Fracking

A new report on gas extraction through fracking claims the process itself is not liable to cause significant earthquakes, and the media coverage focuses on the fact that fracking has been declared safe.

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Fracking: a Problem and an Opportunity

Gas extraction through fracking, increasingly controversial in many countries, is another example of the separation between understanding of the perfect balance of our perfect world and the desire for cheap and easy power at whatever cost, and also of the scientific society from the truth about our multi-dimensional, magical totality.

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