If we have the U.S., and presumably other nations, generating oil and gas from unconventional sources of tightly held fuel, then this generates a new array of environmental consequences. Sticking to the subject of climate change, some of these sources of oil have very high carbon emissions. Also we introduce new challenges in the management of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. Therefore, this revelation of the technology to gather more oil and natural gas does not have obvious climate benefit.
RickyRood, • 2:58 AM GMT on November 27, 2012
I ended my last article with the idea that our motivation to address climate change would likely be a series of climate disasters. Each hit will be a blow, and each blow will cause us to accumulate a bit more climate fatigue.
RickyRood, • 5:00 AM GMT on November 19, 2012
People already have proof from the present disaster that what they did was not enough. Therefore, it is logical that if they decide to persist in the same place, then they need to take climate into account in a different and more important way.
RickyRood, • 7:19 PM GMT on November 12, 2012
The world is changing in ways that we do not control, and it will not be good if we are the ones reliant on burning stuff for our way of life.
RickyRood, • 5:55 PM GMT on November 04, 2012