The 14 Fossil-Fuel Projects Poised to F*ck up the Climate
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• The estimate for shale gas (fracking) in the U.S. may be low. The report estimates a methane leakage rate of 3.9 percent. A recent NOAA study put it at almost 9 percent. If the higher-end estimates are proven out by further research — and much research remains to be done — then fracking could look a lot more dangerous than it currently does.
• Drilling in the Arctic is a horrible idea. But we already knew that.
And finally, a broader and perhaps more optimistic thought: Lots of these projects are stoppable. It may not seem like it, but they are. Human beings are making these decisions and human beings are subject to social, political, and economic pressure. It is possible for passionate groups of citizens to create that pressure. It’s happened before!