Shale Goes Global
Good News for Greens: Chinese Fracking Ahead of Schedule
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  • free_agent

    You write, “on public health and economy alike”. Do you mean “on public health and environment alike”?

    • B-Sabre

      No, since as widely reported the level of smog in some Chinese cities has caused shut-downs similar in effect and scope as some of the major winter storms that have been socking the US, with burning eyes and nostrils thrown in. All that mandatory ceasation of activity to keep breathing comes at an economic cost.

  • emersonushc13

    American beatniks only care about American crimes against humanity and Mother Earth. They call it Nuance.

  • Andrew Allison

    There you go again, with “And for greens, to the extent that shale gas displaces coal, China‚Äôs
    success or failure with fracking will have a large impact on climate
    change.” There is no, repeat no, evidence that this statement is true. May I remind you that, despite a two orders of magnitude increase in atmospheric CO2 over the past hundred years there has been NO increase in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather events, only in their cost. For example, despite the accelerating increase in CO2, US landfalling hurricane frequency has been trending down since 1941 (

    • Dan

      Stop It Stop It Stop It!! Your facts are ruining my ideology!! (shakes fist, runs away sobbing)

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