what the frack? – hydrofracking

Hyrdrofracking. It sounds like a funny swear word. When I saw it in the subject line of one of my email messages, I thought it was just another joke email circulating around. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. It is a process to obtain energy. A horrible stew of pollution and environmental destruction that yields natural gas.

Oh it’s safe, safe, safe, it’s proponents say. It’s just that those whacko environmentalists are ill-informed. And their opponents site facts and reasons and theories of it’s devastating potentials for damage. It is obvious to thoughtful people that something as serious as a technology that impacts the drinking water of millions of people is a subject that demands great caution. The pros and cons must be carefully considered.

Modern societies have allowed a certain amount of environmental destruction as a trade off for obtaining energy. Thankfully, that allowance has gotten progressively smaller as our realization of the impact of it has grown larger. It is my perspective that hydrofracking represents a move backwards into ignorance and that a great change is needed. We can all agree that change is needed. We elected a president on that intention. But, just what is that change imo?

Real-izing that there is another way of doing things. Yes, not just either/or. Another way entirely. Real-izing, bringing into real time, real world, real effective, real alternative solutions to our energy supply and demand.

The old ways of trading horrible environmental destruction for energy are no longer necessary.

This is the truth. When adopting this perspective you rise above all the name-calling and finger-pointing and start spending your time finding effective solutions instead. This view bypasses the need for years of experiencing dwindling resources while waiting for the necessary environmental impact studies, investigations etc, to be completed on something as potentially horrific as hydrofracking. With this as a starting point, we do not have to tolerate trading the futures of children and nations and the earth itself for energy. There are other ways to obtain energy-alternative  ways.

“If this is true,” you might ask,”Then why don’t more people know about these new alternatives? Why aren’t we using them? What stands in the way of their development?”  The truth is that there are so many alternatives that it boggles the minds of those just beginning to look into them. There are so many alternative ways of providing energy that are just waiting to be developed into practical use but are being held up from that by….money. It is that simple. There isn’t money currently available for many of these technologies to be researched and developed. There isn’t funding to hunt out the many patents for efficient energy production that have been bought and buried away from public use by those whose interests they would not serve.

What is needed is a change of perspective and a re-ordering of priorities. People need to change their acceptance of the status quo of  “either/or” choices regarding energy production and the environment. People need to begin to demand a stop to tieing up billions of dollars in researching environmentally damaging ways of providing energy. People need to demand instead that money be used to research and develop alternative ways of providing clean, abundant and efficient energy sources

Inform yourself. Be a part of this new movement of change. A good starting point is the website maintained by Sterling D Allan called  PESwiki where there are hundreds of pages of factual alternative ways of producing, storing, and investigating energy.  There are flights of fancy and conjecture here also, but as anyone who has looked into the technological progress of humanity knows, that’s where the good stuff is.

Steorn.com.The video is an introduction to their groundbreaking technology called Orbo.  This  company is involved in the creation and production of free clean energy.

For an introduction to another discovery that promises to open up our understanding of energy into virtual limitlessness supply, see my article on Marko Rodin.

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