Originally posted by FabianFnas
Every barrel of oil brought up to the surface will be burned eventually. Meaning that the atmosphere will be injected with a certain amount of CO2 for each barrel.
Exactly! So, even if, hypothetically, all the usual environmental concerns raised about fracking are simply all wrong without exception, fracking damages the environment anyway; just like any fossil fuel power.
I personally think we should stop fracking, not because of the usual environmental concerns raised about fracking are valid, they may or may not be valid, but rather because whether those particular environmental concerns are valid is irrelevant because why spend money on research and development of something that we really should soon stop using and when that money could be spent on other things? (like extra money for renewables )
I actually strongly suspect that at least of the environmental concerns raised against fracking are simply wrong (I have spotted logical flaws in some of their augments ) which would mean the protesters against fracking are right for the wrong reasons!