I am wondering if it possible to have a mature debate over something so emotive.
In the U.K. Fracking (http://simple.wikipe...g/wiki/Fracking) is BIG news right now.
There is a ton of hype about how good it is for us (mainly from those who have a vested interest in saying so) and an equal amount of negativity surrounding the topic.
I really am concerned that it just seems wrong to be fracturing the earth and feel we haven't learned our lessons from the past and that we should be nurturing the hand that feeds us rather than biting it off in chunks.
O.K. That's my opinion but I am totally ignorant as to what the real effects may or may not be in both the long and the short term but that's just me. Or is it? Does anyone really KNOW what effect this is going to have on the planet not just our country, after all we hear of nuclear missile tests and there never seems to be any (public at least) knowledge of any damage whatsoever and they are supposed to be pretty destructive things.
I do also believe that whatever we do nature will always win and we are totally helpless in the grand scheme of things to alter anything much when the whole universe is taken into account. So is it such a big deal?
I don't really know. I just have an uneducated opinion but I am interested in what you think?