“We know emissions cause climate change. Until recently, assigning specific blame – establishing whose fault it is – wasn’t possible. But science is racing towards sure ways to clarify ‘whodunnit’ – and to what extent they did it.” (http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2986867/are_fossil_fuel_giants_violating_human_rights_the_philippines_will_decide.html)
The only way to get people’s attention is to make it a reality courtroom gameshow.
“A trillion dollars of investments in various oil and gas projects around the world are at risk – or stranded – due to the fall in oil prices.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2696475/investors_falter_as_fossil_fuels_face_perfect_storm.html)
However, “the current pipeline of renewables projects will be ‘more than adequate’ to hit the decarbonisation target” in Scotland. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/05/scotland-fossil-fuel-free-by-2030-says-report)
Bonus points for reusing the pipe.
“Methane emissions from abandoned [oil and gas] wells will increase total emissions to double that of the oil and gas industry’s current output. … Fossil fuel producers have run off with their cash and left the public purse to clean up their mess.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2677596/disused_oil_and_gas_wells_wells_a_major_source_of_methane.html)
Well – adverb; in a good, proper, appropriate way, so as to bring about a fortunate outcome.
“The tumbling oil price has led to a trebling of insolvencies among UK oil and gas services companies so far this year, while £55bn of further oil projects [are] reportedly under threat.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/15/uk-energy-firms-oil-insolvencies-price-tumbles)
Trebled insolvency despite liquid b-assets.
Despite 40,000 objections, “new laws will now be passed giving automatic access for gas and oil development below 300m.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/26/fracking-trespass-law-changes-move-forward-despite-huge-public-opposition)
“As the cleanest fossil fuel *gas provides a bridge to much greener future. … By removing barriers to deep underground drilling access, we are speeding up oil and gas and deep geothermal energy exploration.” (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-remove-barriers-to-onshore-oil-and-gas-and-deep-geothermal-exploration)
Like the old idiom, barriers (homeowners) will cross that bridge (fossil fuel) when it starts burning.
“Britain needs gas as part of its new energy strategy, both as a bridge to renewables and as a backup to intermittent [wind] power generation. If you have gas, why not use your own?” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/03/ineos-signals-move-fracking-shale-gas-grangemouth)
Sales of rubber tubing rocket.
(A worrying preponderance of the scatological this week)
“Championing the oil and gas sector and handing out tax breaks for fracking jars…” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6936)
Glass jars are are associated with fracturing, but there’s a fundamental flaw.
A government representative “dismissed concerns over water pollution from fracking in the UK, and the very small earthquakes caused … ‘It will not contaminate water supplies. It will not cause dangerous earthquakes.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/09/fracking-shale-gas-ed-davey-climate-change)
Just non-dangerous ones.
“Serious environmental damage has been caused by pumping water underground at high pressure to release trapped gas.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/24/lib-dems-damage-fracking-shale-gas-revolution)
A fartaclysm like we’ve never seen.