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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:07 PM

If this is what fracking is doing to animals - what is it doing to people?



Published on Dec 4, 2012
Elizabeth Royte, The Nation Magazine, Author of "Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash" joins Thom Hartmann. Sticking to environmental horrors...Is fracking responsible for killing off an alarming number of livestock around the nation? Authors of a new report looked into 24 different case studies in six different states where hydraulic fracking is taking place, to find out why livestock is getting sick and dying. Their conclusion: it's the fracking chemicals! For example in Louisiana, the study found 17 cows that died after being exposed to spilled fracking chemicals for only one hour. In central Pennsylvania, after 140 cattle were exposed to fracking chemicals, half died. And in western Pennsylvania, after a nearby pond used by pregnant cows was contaminated with fracking chemicals, half the calves born were dead. And if this is what fracking is doing to animals, what might it be doing to people?


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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. far too many millions a week being made off this mass poisoning for most of those in power to care

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:22 PM

2. This has nothing to do with climate change!

 

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

3. This video is about water contamination, but natural gas does also add to climate change,

both in the burning of it, and in the drilling of it.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. Sure it does!

 

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:44 PM

5. That is so annoying.

Fracking Would Emit Large Quantities of Greenhouse Gases
"Fugitive methane" released during shale gas drilling could accelerate climate change"
Scientific American, Jan 2012
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fracking-would-emit-methane

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. It's annoying for me to hear that we are causing climate change

 

because I do not believe it. Deforestation, yes, CO2 no. However, pollution is bad without question. I agree that fracking is bad and that it should be stopped. That is all.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:03 PM

7. Is there any evidence that you could see that would convince you? And if so what would that be?



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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:42 PM

8. A past industrial civilization

 

producing too much CO2 and it caused the earth to warm and caused mass extinction would work.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:55 PM

9. So even if 100 percent of climate scientists told you it was real, you still would deny it.


Is that correct?

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:28 PM

12. That hasn't happened and never will.

 

You know that right?.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:44 PM

13. Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real

Jun 22, 2010

This data comes from a new survey out this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The study found that 97 percent of scientific experts agree that climate change is "very likely" caused mainly by human activity.

The report is based on questions posed to 1,372 scientists. Nearly all the experts agreed that it is "very likely that anthropogenic greenhouse gases have been responsible for most of the unequivocal warming of the Earth's average global temperature in the second half of the twentieth century."
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As for the 3 percent of scientists who remain unconvinced, the study found their average expertise is far below that of their colleagues, as measured by publication and citation rates.

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via http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/06/scientists-overwhelmingly-believe-in-man-made-climate-change/1

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:31 PM

14. 98, 99

 

100. Nope 97 is not 100%.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:02 AM

15. Remember when researchers were saying smoking is dangerous,

and the tobacco industry lined up a few experts to claim smoking is perfectly safe? All they did was deny the truth for a little longer.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:47 PM

16. Well, you know what my mama says ..........

stupid is as stupid does. Name any civilization in history that polluted on our level.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:23 AM

10. Its annoying to me

when people deny it. Were even.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:41 AM

11. No one's answering the question, "If this is what fracking is doing to animals...

...what is it doing to people?"

See the documentaries, "Gasland" and "Divided Estate" & you'll see exactly how countless victims are suffering under the scourge of the filthy and vile practice of fracking.

Also see this current thread in LBN:

National Anti-Fracking Group Launched...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014328254

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