Fracking might post-pone peak oil, but given the sheer growth of working class jobs in fracking in America (and America’s addiction to cheap hydrocarbons) it will be *impossible* to prevent a climate catastrophe. There’s just too much momentum in the economy towards more and more gas.
As the Guardian reports with…
“Barack Obama noting in this year’s state of the union speech that fracking was likely to support 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade and that the US now had enough gas to keep it supplied for the next 100 years if current consumption patterns were maintained.”
What is Fracking? A refresher.