Whitehall’s fracking science failure: shale gas really is worse for climate than coal

The UK government claim that fracking is a ‘clean’ energy source rests on the conclusions of a single scientific paper, writes Paul Mobbs. And now that paper has been conclusively invalidated: it uses misleading figures that understate the methane emissions from fracking, and subsequent findings have left it totally discredited. Yet the paper is still being quoted to justify fracking, and the fool the public on its climate change impacts.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2988975/whitehalls_fracking_science_failure_shale_gas_really_is_worse_for_climate_than_coal.html

 

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