At time when there is huge controversy over fracking for natural gas, I have noticed a disturbing trend in advertising where they are trying to sell us on the use of natural gas.
The Hype For Natural Gas
At a time when there is a huge controversy over fracking for natural gas, I have noticed a disturbing trend in advertising where they are to sell us on the use of natural gas. In this publicity, they are even stooping so low as to say that fracking is safe technology. There is absolutely no truth in this advertising. It badly misleads the public into thinking that using natural gas will save our environment and protect us from global warming; something that it certainly will not do.
For anyone who has paid the least bit of attention to widely publicized scientific findings and paid attention to environmentalists, they should know that fracking is hardly safe. In fact, fracking for natural gas has been proven to be one of the most dangerous and polluting techniques ever devised. It has only come under heavy public scrutiny within the last several years.
In my opinion, President Obama should have advocated more strongly for the use of the wind and solar power. To his credit, he has supported the utilization of these things but just not strongly enough. By now, the “green technology” industry, which holds enormous potential for economic development, should have progressed much farther than it has. President Obama should have been more proactive in putting green technology into practice. If he had, there would be no dispute about its value.
The president has also been one of the strongest advocates for reducing greenhouse gasses, which cause global warming. If he is sincere about his desire to reduce greenhouse gasses, he certainly should not have advocated for increased use of natural gas, if no other reason than it uses fracking.
Even though natural gas is the least polluting of the fossil fuels, using it doesn’t come without a price. When natural gas burns, it releases carbon dioxide, another harmful greenhouse gas. Since CO2 emissions have increased over the last several years, the last thing we need is, even more, use of natural gas
Even though it sounds like I’m putting down President Obama, in truth, I applaud his efforts at giving us a cleaner environment. I hope the Democratic Party continues his against greenhouse gasses after he leaves office later this month. We all know that his successor, Donald Trump certainly won’t. Trump has shown himself to be not lonely at and for fossil fuels, but a “climate change denier,” just like most other members of the GOP.
In my opinion, President Obama should have been stronger in encouraging the use of solar and wind power. Donald Trump thinks windmills and other such “green technology” is ridiculous and unworthy of consideration. No environmental good will come from the Trump presidency. The only interest he shows in the environment is exploitation of it.
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