The global warming effect of extracting gas from shale

Just because you can, does not mean you should. We need energy in the world and we are constantly looking for new sources of producing fuel for energy which are more benign and less polluting that the traditional sources of oil, coal, gas and nuclear fuels. We rush into things which are new and appear to save emissions but because our understanding of new things is incomplete we make mistakes and sometimes end up producing more emissions from new sources than we would have produced had we stuck with the old sources and concentrated on using them more efficiently and les intensively. Continue reading