Showing posts from December, 2012
Why fracking in Boulder County would be a tragedy...
[This is rather last minute plea that I submitted to the Boulder County Commissioners on December 4, 2012, the day that are to announce their decision on what to do about fracking on Boulder County land.]

Dear Boulder County Commissioners,

Today you will decide on how fracking will be allowed on Boulder County lands -- whether to extend the moratorium, regulate it as an industrial activity or ban it outright. 
I would like to make you aware of a newly published report by no less than the World Bank -- a rather credible source of information. 
Titled "Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century", (which you can read here) it conveys a strong and stark message: we must begin to switch the energy basis of our economies from fossil fuels to non-polluting alternative energy sources within the next 15 years, or else suffer increasingly extreme weather events -- so dire that the collapse of human civilizat…