The American media ThinkProgress writes: “We're fracked.”
“Toxic wastewater from fracking jumps 14-fold from 2011 to 2016 — and it may get 50 times bigger by 2030.”
“We’ve known about the dangers posed by fracking for years, but an alarming new study out of Duke University sheds new light on just how severe the practice is. Researchers found that “from 2011 to 2016, the water use per well increased up to 770 percent.” In addition, the toxic wastewater produced in the first year of production jumped by as much as 1440 percent.
In other words, we are losing potable water forever in many semi-arid regions of the country, while simultaneously producing more carbon pollution which is driving ever-worsening droughts in those same regions.”
On one side, we have local newspapers printing letters from selfmade energy experts such as Lindsay Brown who warns us about closing businesses and Australia becoming a Third World country unless we start fracking for gas. issuu.com/starnewsgroup/docs/2018-08-10_gee_421
Who will quickly send a letter to Geelong Indy at email@example.com to let the paper's readers know why many of us are actually grateful for the Victorian government's decision to protect our groundwater from fracking chemicals?
Considering the 524 researchers’ gloomy status on the state of the planet, maybe we should even be happy if it was true, as Mr Brown falsely claims, that there is a gas shortage on its way, because there is a need for stronger incentives to turn down the flames now and invest heavily in non-polluting ways of generating electricity such as solar and wind energy.
524 researchers from 65 countries recently released the report ‘State of the Climate 2017’, which is the 28th edition of the annual report, published by the American Meteorological Society. According to the report, greenhouse gas emissions have never been higher. The global average CO2 content in the atmosphere has now reached the highest level in 800,000 years.
Pakistan hit the world’s warmest temperature record in May 2017: 53.5°C degrees. Overall, the average temperature for 2017 was 1.6°C degree higher than in the period 1981 to 2010.
“Yes, the prospect of runaway climate change is terrifying. But this dead world is not our destiny. It’s entirely avoidable. As the authors of the paper have argued in response to the coverage, implying otherwise is the same as giving up just as the fight gets tough. Take a look at the leading sentences from some of the most widely-shared reports…”
Join us to discuss how to shift to sustainable energy and save money doing it. What impacts climate variability might have on food production, economic, animal and human welfare and how we can move to a sustainable future. We are interested in exchanging ideas.
WHEN: 7-9pm Thurs 13th Sept WHERE: St Brigids Hall, Crossley
Speakers: • Tim Forcey - A Chemical Engineer and energy market analyst with over 35 years of experience in the oil, gas and electricity industry. • Luke Shelley - Bureau of Meterology, specialist in climate variability & food production. Followed by a Q and A
Free admission. Supper provided for $7. (It is a mistake that it says $5 on the poster)
This event is sponsored by Protect the West (a group of farmers, teachers, nurses, doctors, artists and local landowners) ... See MoreSee Less