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calendar   Thursday - January 08, 2015

frozen in place, all fracked up

Crivens, it’s COLD. Brrrr.

Must get going anyway. Things to do. Places to be. Shopping. Food. Bank. Gas. Stuff.




Gasoline has gone down in price here again, and is now hovering just over $2/gallon locally. I LOVE IT. I was actually expecting it to break $2 by the end of 2014, but no big deal if I’m off a week or three.

On that note - cheap gas - here’s the next FACE OF FEAR: fracking causes earthquakes.  We. Are. All. Gonna. Die!!! 

That’s right, the technology that’s literally opened up an entire world of recoverable energy is going to destroy the planet. Odd how the last 50 years of fracking haven’t done a thing, or how the mid-American plate area has had some amazing earthquakes in the past - fer instance, the New Madrid quakes of 1811/12 where more than 14,000 tremors rocked the land for months - but hey, no matter, why should we let facts get in the way?

And now it’s literally the end of the world, with a massive bottomless pit opening up in YouCan’tGetHereSki Russia, caused by Satan’s Double Whammy Combination of fracking and global warming. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.

http://grist.org/news/fracking-is-definitely-causing-earthquakes-another-study-confirms/
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000tcfw#summary

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting. Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations. In much of eastern and central North America, the number of earthquakes suspected of having been induced is much smaller than the number of natural earthquakes, but in some regions, such as the south-central states of the U.S., a significant majority of recent earthquakes are thought by many seismologists to have been human-induced.

So here we go again. Hey, what if we sacrificed eggs, salt, gluten, trans-fat, and the term “epic” to the earthquake goddess? Would that save us?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/08/2015 at 04:10 PM   
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