The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.
At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources.
Curated by mokiethecat
Daniele Ganser talks about Peak Oil and Resource Wars at student seminar on sustainability, 2009. What's the solution when demand is going up and availabiity is going down? It's only been 150 years of the oil age.
EarthSayer Daniele Ganser
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
My Water's On Fire Tonight
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Climate Change and Nuclear Energy by Anthony Giddens
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Peak Oil and Resource Wars by Daniele Ganser
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Conditional Use? Fracking Frontline by Barbara Arrindell
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
The Last Mountain
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS 2009
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
GasLand by Josh Fox
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Gas Drilling (2006) : Stories From the Front Line
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson