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Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake?

Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than half of the wastewater injection wells being used by frackers in the state are within 10 miles of a recently active fault.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, March 17, 6:30 AM

The data from Ohio is quite concerning.  Not being a tectonic expert, I am not sure of their data.  But in quick overview, the stories that started emanating from the Buckeye State about two years ago certainly seem to suggest that messing with injection wells to the magnitude that modern dense tracking operations do is not a great idea.

 

But no need to worry.  We here in California NEVER have earthquakes.

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New Report issues a warning about humanity’s ability to survive without a major change in direction

New Report issues a warning about humanity’s ability to survive without a major change in direction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, by Jorgen Randers, launched by the Club of Rome on May 7, raises the possibility that humankind might not survive on the planet if it continues on its path of over-consumption and short-termism.

In the Report author Jorgen Randers raises essential questions:

 

The Report says the main cause of future problems is the excessively short-term predominant political and economic model. “We need a system of governance that takes a more long-term view”, said Professor Randers, speaking in Rotterdam. “It is unlikely that governments will pass necessary regulation to force the markets to allocate more money into climate friendly solutions, and must not assume that markets will work for the benefit of humankind”.

 

AN : some critical analysis of our current use of the world's resources is being addresssed here. Valuable and clarion call for concern and action.

 

http://www.clubofrome.org/?p=4211

 


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